We have just returned from a planned 2 night stay using a groupon voucher. First, the good bits!
Friendly welcome with a delicious afternoon tea...warm scones with cream and jam, chocolate cake and coffee. Eaten by a lovely warm log fire in a tastefully decorated dining room! The bedrooms are in an american style motel block accessed by stairs away from the main reception. Our room was large, very clean with a somewhat dated but ok ensuite and a regular sized comfortable bed. Kettle and coffee /tea facilities were fine! We went out and returned late evening and then discovered that the walls were incredibly thin. People coming up the stairs to the room next to ours sounded as if they were in our room and everytime the people beow us used the toilet/ moved about we heard it. Our neighbours were talking at a fairly quiet level into the night and we could hear every word. Traffic, despite thick curtains, was very noisy. A terrible night's sleep. In the morning we went down to breakfast and the usual cereals, yoghurt, juice were available. You ordered your egg choice but then had to collect it from the breakfast bar and select the rest of your full english. This lead to chaos as nobody really understood the system and a whole gang of visiting workmen unknowingly took everyone elses eggs and most of the sausages/bacon/beans!!! The waitress was running around trying to help but there was a long wait for everything and you had to pounce on your egg before anyone else!!! Having said that the quality of the food was high when eventually you had it! After thoroughly enjoying our day out on returning to the hotel that evening we decided to check out before our second night because we really couldn't face such a disturbed night. We explained our reasons for leaving and were told that there was going to be party that night so we made an even more hasty retreat All in all, if you are deep sleepers you would have a great stay, but otherwise go elsewhere.
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