On first impression I was dissapointed with my "prison cell" style small single room. The bed was wedged against one wall with a small bedside table alongside. A small T.V was positioned atop the closet. The bed turned out to be surprisingly comfortable, the room was exceptionally well maintained and the selection of tea & coffee was accompanied by a kettle with a well stocked supply of milk. The walk-in shower had a large, directly overhead showerhead with great water pressure. The free wi-fi is a welcome surprise.
I had dinner & drinks at the bar, staff were friendly and I thought that it was reasonably good value. Food is not available until 7pm and this is a drawback as there is a big rush for the restaurant upon opening. A 6pm start would allieviate this.
I had a meeting at a nearby business park the next morning and left my train ticket on the bedside table. I called the hotel & the helpful staff located the ticket and kept it at reception for me, when I arrived back at the hotel I enquired about a taxi to the train station (minimum fare is 10GBP) whereupon the manager,Tony offered me a lift directly there. As it was cold & raining I greatly appreciated this offer. I made my train on time and for this gesture alone I would rate this stay a pleasant experience and great value.More
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