Upon arrival of the pub-sorry 'hotel' we checked our confirmation time of 3pm and decided to head inside! When finally greeted by a man behind the bar we were told that our room was not ready as they had not made the bed. We were told this would take a few hours! Im no genuis but a few hours to make a bed is pretty slow going, especially when the check out time is 11am so how does it take more than 4 hours to hoover and change the bed covers? Crazy! Anyhow we were visiting Harry Potter world so decided to head there first and check in later. Harry Potter world is amazing!! When arriving back at the hotel we weres told parking was at the back of the hotel then showed us our room. The room was good sized and the bed was lovely! The cleanliness was far from great as the bin still had make up wipes in it and the bathroom was thick in dust! Oh there was only one bulb in the bathroom which meant you were guessing where the toilet was! We were told there were tea and coffee making facilities and there was a lovely arrangement of tea bags, coffee and sugar but no kettle :( strange as again it took hours for our room to be ready you would thought that they would have the time to realise the kettle was missing! When in the bed which was very comfortable we checked our bedside table to discover an opened pack of condoms! Very handy if you need them, much better than a kettle in the eyes of others i suppose! We was up early the next morning but we thought 9:15 was an appropriate time for breakfast and to leave, except there were no breakfast insight? Instead there were an iron gate padlocked so you couldnt enter the main bar which were closed as it were morning and a nice sign on the door 'visitors please make sure the door is shut after you leave' we took this as a hint to leave out key in the room and too leave :( so we headed for the toby carvery not too far down the road so head there! Anyway it was ok for a roof over your head but will not be staying here again! Chin up!
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