From the moment I entered the front door I realised this place did not resemble the on-line hotel I had booked. If there was an award for clever photography this place won hands down. The best part was leaving. You enter 3doors before you get to a stairwell. at the top of the stairs is the reception or for want of a better description an office through a serving hatch. OK the receptionist was present but you wouldn't know he was a worker, cleaner or just a passer-by. No uniform and well the ensemble of all the staff throughout our stay was deplorable. Given the keys to our first room we opened the door to what can only be called a walk in fridge. Cold more like sub zero. trying to close the door and you realised it was hanging off its hinges.
Cleanliness carpets you wiped your feet on leaving the room rather than on entering.
Windows that had more draft than a weatherspoons pub. Looking out of the window through the grime you spied an old milk carton with its contents half gone amonst the cigarette ends of previous occupants who have obviously flouted the no smoking rules or failing that the were left over from an era before the ban.
We complained about the cold and were assured the system was on a timer and was due on in minutes. So we waited coats on in hope. Eventually an hour later we requested a room change.
Change of room to room 2 oh the heat was heaven but the room was in a worse mess than the first room. But the heat we accepted the change just for the heat.
We started to unpack but when we saw the condition of the cupboards and draws we lived out of our bag.
We then went out for a meal and there are a lot of places near by to eat and drink a plus point. Fed and watered we returned to find the heating not working. So again we complained only to find the reception smelt like a take away and the staff eating an evening meal. Don't they have staff facilities? Heating restored (they turn it off as you leave knowing you will be back, can you believe that? )
In short the room had a window with no handle. UPVC double glazed half open at one end totally ineffective against the drafts and during the night boy did you feel it? oh yes ! they turned the heating off and the bed is right next to the window.....
The carpets had more stains than the previous room. The walls were holed and partially filled with polyfilla. the bedside cabinet was so marked and stained with draws that matched. The wardrobe had holes, screws and nails poking through so mind your fingers and a back that was hanging off. The DVD player mentioned in the description was non existent. Radiators had boggies on it a wet-wipe cleaned them off. A lovely looking bathroom was spoiled by the fact the toilet had excrement on the seat and bowl. Mind you the loo roll
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Halifax Hotel Inn is located in the heart of Halifax's town centre. We offer comfortable, individually styled en-suite rooms with LCD TV, free internet access (Wi-Fi) and simple continental breakfast for additional £5 (kids eat free). All rooms are en-suite with either a bath or shower. Halifax Hotel Inn is family friendly hotel, provides 4 large family rooms for 2 adults and 1-2 children. Also as a only hotel in Halifax area we offer TRIPLE room with 3 single beds for min 3 adults. Halifax Hotel Inn has a great location, in the centre of Halifax, within easy reach of the main roads and just 500 hundred meters from the railway station and 400 meters from bus station. In our premises our guests can enjoy Indian cuisine in Syhiba restaurant which offers over 50 meals in buffet menu and soft, hot and alcohol drinks in the opening soon own bar in Breakfast room area.The hotel is an ideal base for business & worker travelers for Halifax and surrounding areas, ideal location for a weekend visit for the theatres & nightlife of Halifax centre, or a family shopping or sightseeing trip to the Yorkshire Area. ... more less
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