A mixed bag. The hotel is worn and in need of a jolly good sprucing up. It just looks like it has seen better days and hasn't had the TLC that I'd expect of a traditional hotel in 2013. The carpets should be grey, but haven't been that colour for a while! The bathroom, along with much of the rest of the place is in need of modernisation. Worst of all, there was an overall smell of cooking fat, that was a little overpowering.
The staff were incredibly accomodating and very pleasant and chatty. The service was attentive. I slept like a baby and was not overly aware of the road outside my window, so don't see that as an issue at all. The dining room is an impressive oak clad throwback to more stately days! Cheap and cheerful.
- Also Known As:
- Hardwicke Arms Hotel