I chose the P&J Hotel for its location half-way between Nottingham city centre and the University campus (both are a 20/25-minute walk from the hotel). Although on a busy road, the hotel is quiet inside due to very effective double-glazing. Check-in is available from a generously early 13:00, but even arriving shortly after this time we found that we had to queue and the small car park was already full.
I had booked a single room but was given a room with a double bed, although there wasn't a great deal of space around it. The room had some good-quality furnishings, such as the curtains and cushions, but mostly contained a tasteless mixture of old and out-dated furniture. The en-suite bathroom was two steps down from the bedroom and was basic but functional, featuring a shower cubicle but no bath. The toiletries provided were very basic, consisting only of liquid soap and shower gel. The bathroom walls were obviously very thin, as it sounded like people in neighbouring rooms were clunking around behind a curtain. On the whole, the room was pleasant but rather basic for the price.
On the ground floor, the hotel provides a guest lounge with bar and pool table, as well as a breakfast room. Full English breakfast was included in the room-rate. I wanted a cold breakfast but there were very limited options, and I just had cereal and toast. The breakfast staff were inattentive to guests, but polite and efficient when they were actually there.
My stay in this hotel wasn't a bad experience, but I feel that this is little more than a reasonable B&B. I paid £75 for a single en-suite room, which I think was rather on the high side for what I got (even if they did give me a small double). In general, I feel that the hotel is vastly over-priced, especially when considering that this is not a city-centre hotel.
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