Was amazed at the amount of things that this room had wrong with it:
The bed needed to be put into a skip. It was old and passed its sell by date. The mattress was dirty and occupied by silverfish.
There was a massive hole in the ceiling with a bowl placed underneath which housed a dirty, smelly wet tea towel on top of the wardrobe - more about that later - to catch the upstairs occupants dirty shower water. The owners had thoughtfully disconnected the power supply to the second light switch because the wiring went through the middle of the shower water damaged hole and may have been a tad dangerous.
To get to the sink to wash your hands you had to climb into the mould ridden shower.
To close the door into the toilet and shower we had to put our fingers through the louvre door lats to pull the door to in order to preserve our dignity. There was no door handle on the inside or lock to use. For health and safety reasons the exposed screw had been tastefully covered with packing tape.
Back to the hole in the celing. This became fondly known as our wake up call due to the noise of water dripping into the bowl every morning. The wardrobe rail was only able to take the weight of 2 or 3 shirts due to stability issues caused by lack of fixings. Thankfully due to the efficiency of the staff the bowl never overflowed and ruined what few items could be safely stored in the wardrobe.
The carpet was suffering from age related problems, was dirty and sticky with black shiny patches and a retro 70's theme going on.
Fire safety rules were simple, the escape was literally a ladder up to the window, which unfortunately only opened about 3 inches.
The entertainment facilities were provided by Sky, if you had brought your own viewing card and were able to lipread as there was no volume on the tv. This was just as well as the constant drone from the generator/cooler outside the bedroom window was deafening all through the night and earplugs had to be worn in order to sleep at all.
On a positive note breakfast was ok.
- Also Known As:
- Middle Earth Tavern Hotel Whitby