I have used this hotel over a number of years for eating in (bar and restaurant), but have never stayed there. People I work with have stayd there. Because if their comments and how the food used to be good I said there.
The room (room 3) was extremely clean (as were all the other rooms I got to see). Room 3 was large and had recently been decorated. Unfortunately there were a number of things wrong. Who ever painted the rooms needs to be sacked. They are incompetent. Who ever plumbed the bathroom needs to be sacked. The water pressure was useless. I had to run around under the shower for half an hour to catch the three drips that came out (exaggeration, but you get the idea). To use the toilet you must only have one leg, a left one at that. So no two legged persons or people with just a right leg can use the toilet sitting down. Room 9 hasn't been renovated as yet; or at least I don't think so. Water pressure was much better. Unfortunately the shower head wouldn't say up in the rail/ stand so you had to hold it.
The rooms might have double glazing, but you would not know it. It is really poor. You can forget having room doors. Certainly no use as sound proofing. I could hear everything in the corridors and was woken up each night by noisy people in the corridoor. Mind you, I find this a common problem in many, many hotels I get to stay in.
Now, to redeem all that, the staff are very good and try very, very hard to do their best. It may be difficult to get hold of a member of staff sometimes, but when you do they really are Good, and deserve much praise.
Quality of food is variable. I do know the main chef who worked there is no longer there. That is a shame as void quality was very good. Quality of food is extremely variable now. For what was paid (breakfasts, lunches, dinner) I didn't expect much. Even then I was let down, as were the others I was with.
The burgers are apparently specially produced for the hotel. Avoid them like the plague. Think of pig slurry. That is how the smell. The texture is even worse. I would recommend that Allerton Court get their burgers, bacon and cheese elsewhere. I have never, ever had such an apalingly bad burger in my life. This was not just once either. The steaks were fine, as were prawn cocktails, vegetables, onion rings an much more. Some one really does need to teach chef how to cook chips. Though Double cooking chips is a great idea, unless you mess it up every single time so you have cold, slimy, greasy, burnt, black chips. The desserts are somewhat hit and miss (lemon posset a massive failure, ice cream okay - if you like sweet, sickly UK style ice-cream). I suggest that chef stick with pub grub until they learn more. They are good at that.
Yet again, service in the bar and restaurant are extremely good. A bit difficult to get hold of staff, but extremely amenable and willing.
Breakfasts are okay, if variable. Having said that, they do toast very well and brilliant poached eggs. Coffee is horrible.
Would I say here again? Yes, but eat elsewhere, take ear plugs and don't stay in room 3. The price is okay generally for what is on offer.
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