Upon arrival, first impressions of the Minister View where ok, friendly Landlord who found me a parking space very quickly and seemed eager to please. This place is directly opposite the minister, lovely setting, outdoor seating area, large TV’s in the bar with sports on and a pool table. The décor is very dated and scrappy but clean enough for the most part.
We was lead to our room through a tangle of poorly signed corridors by the Landlord, our room contained a single bed as well as our double; for which the land lord apologized but this wasn't problem for us. The room was very basic but clean with a large modern TV. Clean towels but no towel rail, no toilet paper (but this was sorted when I reminded them), no hair drier or Bible! The bed sheets where clean, although the mattress was very warn and uncomfortable. Tea and coffee facilities was available in the room.
The shower cubicle in the en-suite was not cleaned very well, hairs from previous guests still wrapped around the outlet. The shower itself did not provide any hot water, plenty of cold but simply refused to heat up after 10 mins of waiting. Also, there was no one around, no number to call to ask for assistance.
The biggest disappointment was the breakfast, a very messy and frankly horrible dining room. There was a table in the corner with a few cereal boxes on it mixed together with a broken microwave, empty mucky condiments, no cutlery, milk, juice, napkins or anything. The cook/waiter was lovely though, and couldn't have been more polite and clearly tried very hard with the ingredients he was given.
Upon leaving, the landlady took our cash in her nightgown, I was waiting for her to ask our opinion on our stay, or at least if everything was OK but no, nothing, just took our £60 without so much of thank you.
In summary, the Landlord and the cook are very helpful and polite, but the facilities are simply awful. There is no sign of any redecoration anywhere, despite the other reviews.
- Also Known As:
- Minster View Hotel Howden, Yorkshire