Not sure where to begin.... Room so tiny that the door brushes the desk when opened, and we needed to move a lamp to store a carry-on sized bag; hard, stiff mattress in which one feels every single pointy achey spring; 8 channels of TV (only 4 of which actually come in); now, given that we paid only about £55 for a night here, I actually could probably have lived with that. Small rooms, I can deal with, especially in the UK and Europe, and I've had poor TV programming every time I've gone to Vegas. The bed, however, was really sub-standard; memory foam topper would probably help (or perhaps a chiropractor now).
But the kicker was the wave after wave of Partiers/clubbers singing in the hallways as if it were an X-Factor audition. Having been woken up 4 times between 12:30-3 am, I'd have to say that you can hear every little thing that happens in the halls.
Oh and no air cond which I also know is common in Europe but if there's no AC could the window kindly open more than 2 inches?
Memorable for all the wrong reasons. If you are looking for a cheap place to crash after a night on the town, then this is your ticket. For anything else, try the Premier Inn up the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, where Victorian charm meets modern comfort in Leicester city centre. Enjoy a fabulous meal at Marco's New York Italian, our onsite restaurant by prestigious celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, or relax in the bar and lounge and catch up with friends over a cocktail or two. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Leicester Hotel Leicester
- Ramada Leicester
- Leicester Ramada