It's a very good example of how a very old building can be sympathetically converted to a very modern standard without losing it's essential character.
We had booked back in february & asked for a room with a sea view
We were given "Merton" room...
First of all the Room is very well appointed. Fantastic Bathroom a 6' wide bed and all mod con's. A slight niggle was that the desk/dressing table that had the hairdryer fixed to it had no mirror.!! I don't know of many ladies who enjoy doing acrobatics whilst drying their hair in order to see into an adjacent mirror. Luckily there is a mirror above the table where the tea/coffee things are, so very handy if you want to see yourself at that particular moment!!!!! That was annoying.
The most dissapointing thing about the room was that although the room had two good sized windows, one was largely obscured by an enormous ventilation duct from the kitchen.
In both cases I seriously doubt that the windows have been cleaned this year. So although I had paid for a sea view room , the view was compromised by the filth on the windows. Of course we all understand how difficult conditions can be on the sea front room so in that case why is this not addressed?
The sound of the ventilation duct is present throughout the day from 7.30 until the kitchen closes at 21.00 so if you are planning on spending any time in your room (we did not) trying to enjoy the sea view then you will have a constant drone of theventilation duct to contend with.
There was also a very slight smell of fried food in the room which was not altogether pleasant.
Breakfast the next morning was cooked to our personal tastes but why oh why did we constantly have to ask for a refill of our coffee? Surely if you are serving coffee from a jug instead of giving us individual coffee pots then for goodness sake keep an eye on your customers and keep the cups topped up!!
However, that is not to say that the waiting staff were not attentive on the whole, polite and courteous.
With just a couple of niggles I would cetainly not hesitate to stay again at the Royal. Perhaps trying a room which overlooks the road the next time.
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