Beautiful day in lovely Bournemouth and a below average hotel made for an unpleasant stay.
I'm not sure how many rooms this hotel has, but the parking is wholly inadequate, I guess around 15 parking spaces and even then unless you have a smart car, can't fit in it.
One person on duty when we checked in and didn't seem clued up on how things work. Unhelpful.
It was as clean as it could have been, but very dated and tired looking.
Unfortunately the most important bit of furniture also happened to be the worst, the bed.
We booked a double and had two single beds pushed together, which is very unpleasant. Also both mattresses had collapsed and on many occasions during the night felt myself 'rolling off' the bed. Neither me or my GF slept a wink....for all the wrong reasons :(
Very small TV, but other than that it worked well enough.
The kettle still had 'old' water in it and would be better suited in a museum, old and noisy. The tea and coffee was as budget as you can find, horrible.
We only had a shower, no bath. The smell of old damp made the entire room smell so we had to leave the bedroom window open with the bathroom extractor running for the evening whilst we were out.
The door gets locked at 11pm, but we were given a front door key, which is a good idea.
Overall the hotel was reasonably quiet, but the lack of apparent staff was evident.
Was adequate and tasty, but a child's portion. 1 each of sausage, bacon. half a tomato, half slice of fried bread and one poached egg.
We both found the breakfast waiter to be aloof and almost to the point of being rude , calling me " and you.." No ketchup, had to ask. At no time asked if we wanted more coffee or tea in the smallest cups in the world .
Was lovely and close and even with my poor knee were on it within 10 minutes walk., lovely and relaxed.
On arriving back to the hotel from our walk found the maid already in our room a good hour before we checked out, all our stuff was still out and found this very intrusive, especially as we were only staying one night. The hotel was NOT busy so find the need for the rushed room cleaning unnecessary.
We put the key on the desk and the 'deputy manager' didn't even ask how our stay was.
VERY glad to leave and get home.
In all honesty the best part of our stay here was the perfectly cooked poached egg....yes really.
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