We stayed at the Grand whilst attending a function . As a local to this area we were very familiar with the establishment but have never ventured into it until now. The function facilities were ok and the bar staff really accommodating and friendly so 5 stars to you guys. But that is where the positives end. Our standard double bedroom at the rear of the hotel (£111 per night B&B ) was small with a reasonable sized bathroom, the wardrobe facilities were very limited and if you were staying any greater than a couple of nights you would struggle for storage. The rest of the furnishings inc. bed and carpets were tired and the bed small for a double as I am only 5ft 5 and my feet met with the base board. The trouser press in all 3 rooms we and our friends were in did not work . Finally the walls between rooms must be wafer thin as you can actually make out conversations in neighbouring bathrooms so don't plan a romantic stay. Breakfast was also poor ,basics like natural yogurt and muesli were not available and the mixed fruit looked awful and clearly straight from a massive catering tin as they were swimming in congealed syrup, whilst we could choose from a varied menu this fell down as the wrong orders arrived nearly 15 mins later and it took another reminder 15 mins later to get the last two missing breakfasts as they had been "forgotten". My advice to the management would be stick to a buffet style as this would be far more user friendly.
In all an ageing bedroom, poor breakfast and an expensive rate. We have stayed at better B&B establishments for half the price. My advise if you are attending a function here book elsewhere (you can stay at the Hilton for £99 and get a set fare taxi (£11.50 foxhunters taxis ) for a much better experience and surroundings. Sorry Grand must do better!
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