The hotel I normally stay at was being refurbished so I was directed to the Old Mill. I had been promised a confirmatory email that never materialised so I was initially pleased to find I was booked for the evening. On entering the room I was impressed. I did wonder why both toilet rolls were on top of the toilet as opposed to one being on the badly installed holder but later on, having a shower, I realised the amount of condensation in the windowless bathroom caused the wall to become soaked, thus making the toilet roll very wet. There was a shaving light that didn't work in the bathroom. As mentioned by others, the mini bar was not cheap, about £8 for a half bottle of wine... There was a modern TV on the wall but it was not on a adjustable bracket so made viewing a bit difficult. As mentioned by others the thin blankets were of little use and more suited to an antique shop perhaps. I became aware of the radiator failing to provide any heat. I pointed this out to reception to be told it has a thermostat that can be adjusted. Perhaps if I was accustommed to old blankets I may have avoided the introduction of the thermostat many years ago. However, having entered the modern world a while ago this only irritated me further. I was told it would be looked at while I was having dinner, the radiators were off in the restaurant as well.... I pointed out a while later there was still no heating. I was told the boiler would be looked at, another 30 mins and the boiler was eventually looked at. Looking at other posts, I suspect the heating may be turned off? The most annoying aspect was a regular noise of a high pitched nature that I found loudest around the shower waste pipe. It ws fairly frequent, about every 10 mins at times, and lasted about 2 mins. I have a recording of it to remind me of a very bad stay. I complained to reception but was told the hotel was full so couldn't be moved but having spoken to other guests they had the same noise in their rooms. As others comment, I started to help myself to the buffet breakfast and was told not to, very annoying. Needless to say I will never stay in this hotel again and will have the memory of it every time I use the toll bridge. I will also listen to my recording of the high pitched noise if I need further bad memories.
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