We followed the hotel description from the internet booking system and those from the hotel directory. At the end of our stay we thought we were in a nightmare. The rooms the hotel manager put to our disposal offered us a trip to the past. The rooms are not refurbished, especially not the bathroom of the double bed room for my wife and me - a really trip to Britain in the time of the forties. It was conspicuous that the room are only superficial cleaned; the table in the room was completely sticked and the shower curtain was full of mould! The bathroom window, or better to say those what a bathroom window may be, was also mouldy and has got the last painting after the Battle of Britain. Both rooms were choking with an unidentified smell of airfreshioner, offered tired tatty furniture and poorly lit. Historical was also the condition of our mattress, but we had refused any further examination.... I will expect such a hotel in Mumbai but not in the Cotswolds! In the restaurant we found the next morning similar conditions: the table hasn't been cleaned from the former guests, everything was sticking. The restaurant room looks like arranged from the last auction - we found six different types of chairs around the tables and the praised English breakfast proved as a bad joke with burned mushrooms, scrambled eggs from the fast food collection and toast which might be from the day before. This stay was really a journey to the past. It was the most creepily hotel stay we ever had! P.S. Although I have paid the hotel by cash the management debited my credit card with the room rates. I have kindly asked the management to explain this "mistake" twice, but I haven't received neither a reply nor an apology - Sherewood forest is close-by, prehaps we have met some of the sheriffs relatives. Who knows....
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