I literally cannot express my disappointment enough at how awful this place was.
The positives: Breakfast was okay, prices were fair, and I didn't catch any horrendous illnesses from the highly unsanitary conditions.
The negatives: Everything else. Everything.
Walking in to my room, which I can only assume Mike thinks is a tardis, I was horrified to find 2 small beds crammed in to the tightest space ever, meaning a friend and I might as well have been sharing a double bed. There was a sad looking wardrobe in the corner, that I wouldn't have dared risk storing any clothes in as even the woodworm were refusing to live there. The kettle was safely stored on a shelf above one of the beds - which is fine if you enjoy waking up to a good scalding, which I unfortunately do not. When boiled, there was also a distinct smell of urine, so I can only assume the previous guests had urinated in the kettle, and that this had not been noticed.
We'd read that there were TVs in the rooms, but this was not the case. The bracket and wires were still on the wall, so I can only imagine the TV threw itself out of the window wanting to escape the awful confines of The Residence.
Now the beds - Oh my. The bedding wasn't filthy, but certainly wasn't very clean. Perhaps the cleaning budget had been spent on the horrible collection of antiques sat in the bar. The mattresses were solid, and I can only imagine that they were either filled with concrete, or lead piping. Worst night's sleep I've ever had, even when having to spoon with my friend in the adjacent bed.
The bathroom - Toilet was leaking, and generally smelt awful. Shower was about as useful as being stood under a watering can, and just as warm.
I know I'm being very negative, but I have nothing positive to say about my stay at the residence. Avoid this place like the plague, although contracting that would be more satisfying than ever setting foot here again.
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