We have stayed before and generally the hotel is OK. This time we had a room on the third (top) floor. It was up in the roof with a great sea view ( at no extra cost). The room looked OK on first impression but we soon found thinks wrong.
The curtains were light and very thin. As soon as the sun came up it was totally light in the room. OK if you want to read in bed at 6 am but not if you like to sleep.
The bed was a standard double and soft enough but the duvet was really horid. It was warm enough (10.5 tog) but made if some stiff cardboardy stuff that was not very comfortable.
The bathroom was quite small. The loo would not flush efficiently; it was necessary to try about 4 times to clear a few sheets of loo paper. The wash basin only had a tiny glass shelf so there was no where to put your wash bag and stuff so you have to put it on the floor. I hate that. The shower only made a pathetic dribble, I guess this is lack of water pressure on the top floor.
When you have washed your hair the hair drier is on a very short flex so that if you dry standing up you will be holdind the drier, the flex plus the holder the drier sits in.
There was somebody on reception when we checked in and that was done well. Every other time we came in and went to reception for our key there was nobody there. We had to go looking for the erception persion who was to be found serving in the bar. So you have to wait while they finish that and then they can come and get your key. I can understand the economy of having the receptionist do two jobs but just don't expect me to like it.
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