Our coach trip turned out to be a disaster from start to finish.All feeder coaches met at Woodall Services. Our coach picked up at 0425am arrived at 0640am and the last coach of 10 feeder coaches at 0905am and we finally departed at 0930am (Some pick ups weren't till 0800 am).A great start - who is the logistics Manager ! Consequently we missed our slot for the ferry arriving in Metz at 1100 pm.There was only room for parking for 1 coach and a different company had already taken this. There was only enough room in the dining room for 1 coach load at a time hence we had a late breakfast and a late start & with traffic delays did not arrive at the Park Hotel until 1000 pm. The coach driver did ring ahead and the hotel said late arrival would be OK but on arrival the driver had to plead for them to put on some soup & salad.The soup was OK the salad was only Lettuce,sweetcorn & carrot -no meats or fish(The hotel restaurant was baking fresh pizzas for the restaurant customers as we passed through). To drink we were offered only cheap wine or water - this is supposed to be an all inclusive deal. The keys to our rooms were given out by torchlight in the car park and on opening the door to our room you could smell the damp.The all inclusive drinks consisted of a local canned beer, a cheap white or red wine,a soapy tasting cola and a can displaying an orange but tasted of grapefruit.These drinks were in a fridge in the dining room where you had to help yourself from 6pm to 10pm. If you wanted anything else to drink you had to get the receptionist to leave her desk. From Wednesday evening they had no ice. Tea & coffee were meant to be free all day. It took until Tuesday before this happened for us as we were asked to pay on the Monday. By Wednesday they ran out of teabags & only had fruit tea left. The meals were the worst I have ever been offered in my many years of travelling with selection & quality very poor. As one passenger commented we were made as welcome as "woodworm in a walking stick".The patio areas outside your rooms were mudded areas and with heavily overgrown.
The journey home went reasonably well until we went to drop 2 passengers at Peterborough and the coach that was meant to pick them up had been and gone.Our driver managed to contact him and he returned but this eventually cost us an hour in getting back to Woodall services for our final leg home.Donn't go to the Park Hotel with National Holidays
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