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Sun Hotel and Tea Rooms
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

My partner booked this hotel as a surprise and I wasn't disappointed. The manager greeted us with big smiles and was very helpful. We stayed in the Sun Room which is above the main street: yes it was a little noisey with the usual drunks leaving the pubs but you would have to expect this staying in a hotel which is in the centre of town, two seconds walk from the entrance to the catherdral. The jacuzzi was lovely and worked perfectly. The four poster bed was very nice too. We had no problems with dirty sheets either and the TV which has freeview worked fine. As we went in the second week of Jan it was very quiet and we were the only people eating breakfast. The breakfast was good but not the best i've had. (No offer of cereal, no brown toast, they forgot teaspoons for the tea and the sausages are the thin french style ones-not a massive issue if that's what you like). I think this might have been exasperated by the newly employed French waiter whom has just arrived in the UK and was only trying his best. Overall I would go back- however it wasn't me that paid and the other half thinks it wasn't quite worth the money. And I liked the decor: a matter which is cleary subjective and down to personal taste, I wouldn't judge the hotel negatively on this aspect.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Maz213
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Reviewed January 5, 2010

Ok, let's start with the one star we've awarded: they had a room at the last minute (we phoned from the car on the motorway and other places were fully booked - was that a clue?). The location is fantastic (but noisy on a Saturday night!).
Now the four stars it didn't get: the decor is appalling. The hotel is centuries old, but the furniture and decor is tasteless and not in keeping with the building: not stylish, contemporary or modern and not traditional either - just cheap and tacky. Don't be fooled by the pictures. This place is tackorama (they boasted of a recent redecoration). The Cathedral view room looks over a shopping street with a few inches of the Cathedral spires visible. Very disappointing. We were promised a jacuzzi, but it was a standard bath. Then there was the shower that had no hot water (despite hot water coming out of the basin taps) and no heat in the heated towel rail. But the piece de resistance was the 'clean' bed linens that were stained by a previous guest's period (yes, they had been washed and put back on the bed). Not what one expects for £180 per night!
We don't recommend this to anyone!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank TwoGoMadInDorset
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Reviewed December 15, 2009

My wife and I stayed here for our wedding night in October. We took the Sun Room with a jacuzzi and an amazing 4 poster bed. The greeting we got was excellent, the manager went out of his way to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed despite us rocking up at about 12.30am.

The room and indeed the rest of the hotel was a slightly weird combination of old and new but we liked it! There was a fair bit of street noise outside (Saturday night) that kept on going until about 4am so we didn't get much of a peaceful night's sleep.

However, breakfast was very nice and the manager again was very helpful sorting us out with a cab in the morning.

All in all, the Sun Hotel is a very welcoming if slightly odd place with a couple of little niggles but with heaps of character. We would certainly recommend it to anyone wanting something a bit different!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank doubleeddie
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

Lured by the idea of a 4 poster and a jaccuzzi we stayed here and I must say those 2 features were excellent. However the rest of this so-called hotel, more like B&B, is unrateable. The luxury of the ancient four poster did not fit with the other modern Habitat furniture, the greasy breakfast, chipped teapot, soggy toast, no jams, no hairdryer, not working lights, the on mostly-flickering-off TV, or the less-than-cosy cafe downstairs. For the price we paid I expected a lot better quality.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank HoneyMoaner
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

Stayed here at the weekend, small but cozy room. Great location in the city centre, might be loud on a Friday/Saturday night though. Room was functional, TV picture was a bit off, shower worked okay once it had woken up. Breakfast was unspectacular. Staff very, very friendly. Would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank brianjclifford
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