I don't like giving bad reviews but I have to share my night here in the hope it makes improvements. I walked in to the reception area and straightaway it was like stepping back in to the early 80's. The receptionist was pleasant and helpful but the appearance and decor is very very dated.
My single room was seriously in need of modernisation, right down to the metal built in radio and light controls in the headboard. Every floorboard creaks, and the bathroom, well.. The shower is an over the bath type, with the rubber/plastic fittings on the bath taps. The lino on the floor has been resealed many times and there are permanent stains around the toilet part of the floor. The room door has no 'double lock' so i didn't feel safe leaving my belongings there.
The noise of other guests coming in at 3.30 to 4.00am didn't help either, very noisy plus every floor board outside my room creaked!
I appreciate that this was a budget hotel, but at £54.00 for a single bed room (plus £8.50 for breakfast) it was a similar price to a chain hotel but much worse. The whole hotel is shabby looking and its a shame, as it's handy for the city centre and a big enough site to do something good with. I'm surprised it's not been taken over by a chain and modernised. I was visiting friends who are locals and when I told them where I was staying, they raised their eyebrows. I was only staying for one night, and luckily only needed a bed and shower, because the thought of having to spend time in the room would've been unbearable.
I really hope it improves for it's own sake. On the plus side, the two members of staff I spoke to on reception were very friendly and efficient.
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