Our first impression of the Chequers from outside, was that it looked a bit run down but we were willing to give it a go, it did cost £100 per night! We were 'checked' in at a busy bar by the barmaid in between her serving other customers drinks and then were shown our room which was up an external staircase and through a fire door which began to alarm as soon as it was opened. We asked if the alarm would be silenced and was assured it would be. We started to unpack and noticed cobwebs extending from the window to the nearby chair. This prompted a closer look around and found several cobwebs in the light fitting. The hangers in the hanging space (not long enough for desses) were so dusty my jacket was covered. My partner went to ask a member of staff to come up and in the meantime i checked the surfaces of the bed side table and TV table, all were covered in dust. The lady came up and told us she had polished the room that morning, and that we should expect a little dust in such an old building!! There must have been a volcanic cloud over the room for that much dust to have collected in a couple of hours! Needless to say we didn't stay. The website pictures give the impression of a smart boutique hotel - reflected in the price - but the reality was dissapointing to say the least. The aarm was still going off when we left too!
- Also Known As:
- The Chequers Royston Hertfordshire