The hotel was ok but is in desperate need of an update. The reception area, pool and fitness quite were all of a high standard, but the room required severe attention. The room itself was tired and dull, and the walls were marked and dated. They were in desperate need of a lick of paint, and the furniture and decor need updating (the small sofa in the room was a horrid colour and was old and tired). The bed itself was hard and uninviting and the ironing board and iron were just stuck on the wall instead of being hidden from view. Two of the tiles in the bathroom had been replaced but sadly not with the same white tiles... not what I expected of the Hilton.. Similarly, in the stair well the paint work and wallpaper was drab, tired and in desperate need of a repaint!
The fact is, it is a perfectly reasonable hotel had I paid half of what I did. There are other cheaper hotels such as Premier Inn & a Days Inn nearby, and I don't feel that we gained anything extra for the £75 odd difference in total price. We could of had a whole extra night had we gone with the cheaper option, and no doubt this would of included Wifi and probably breakfast!
As other reviewers have mentioned, the parking charge is an extra £5 per night, and to charge £15 for Wifi seems extreme in this day and age. Breakfast would of been a hefty £17 (+£5 for room service) so we ate nearby and both had breakfast for less than £17...
I wouldnt recommend this hotel as it does not offer any hint of luxury at all. You'd be better off paying half the price and staying in a budget hotel.. as this is the feel that this Hilton has - budget!
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