I travelled to Coventry to attend a conference held at the University of Warwick. On-campus accommodation had been offered, still, the proximity of the city to the campus, as well as the good bus connection (Number 12) have prompted a stay in the city, rather than on a pleasant, yet of necessity artificially sculpted university campus.
The ABC-Motel had been found on the Internet, and I would encourage potential travellers to persevere beyond the somewhat less-than-expected facade of the building. It was very difficult to fall in love with at first sight. However, the Hotel has proved to be everything it did not promise in its appearance. The staff were lovely, friendly, and efficient throughout my three-day stay. A map of the city centre was offered, and the locations and routes to the historic amenities readily illuminated. The city centre is literally five minutes away from the front door, as is the bus station, and a well-stocked Sainsbury's. The latter is relevant, as the Hotel is a self-catering establishment, something that had been overlooked at the time of making the booking, and was a delightful surprise upon arrival. The microwave, the refrigerator, the ample kettle and the sparkling kitchen sink made for an easy solution to meals.
The bed was comfortable, the shower generous and warm, the heating in the room could be controlled by the tenant, not somewhere remotely, and was very efficient, and cleanliness was remarkable throughout.
The only shortcoming to comment on is the inadequate sound insulation between the rooms. If the tenants next door raised their voices, the effect was as if they were in one's own room. This did interefere with sleeping, but I suppose there was nothing the staff could have done to eliminate the problem, such is the design of the building.
Also, calling a taxi early in the morning was very easy and downright pleasant, a car, with a most polite and helpful gentleman driving it, arrived less than five minutes after the receptionist lady phoned to order one.
Overall, I was very pleasantly surprised, and won over, it seemed that the Hotel was indeed run for the sake of the traveller's convenience, over and above. A big thank to you to all.
- Also Known As:
- Abc Hotel Coventry
- Abc Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ABC Motels has 45 apartments catering for every budget and requirement, from budget double rooms, to twin, family, 1 bedroom suites and at the top end 2 bedroom suites. Size wise all most rooms are significantly larger than usual budget hotel operators with the added benefit of a dining area and equipped kitchenette for basic cooking and the usual en-suite facilities. ... more less
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