Looked a big hotel, slightly shabby and it felt very empty. I really thought it had closed down and it felt that our Shearings coach party was the only customers it had.
The rooms were okay, plain and a tad shabby but we were only there for the one night. Didn;t like the odd shaped, small balcony (which seemed to be a small, wedge shape large enough for just one chair).
The bathroom was a good size but the oddly placed wc, right up against the outside wall meant they had to push the wall out under the window so you could use it. How odd!
The layout of the hotel was 'interesting'. The reception was at ground level. The two levels above, one had a large lounge and the other the restaurant. So the rooms on the first level were in fact on the third floor.
The breakfast was served, not in the large restaurant but in the smaller room opposite the reception desk. Obviously more convenient for serving drinks and snacks it was also useful for serving breakfasts from two small side tables and issuing the teas and coffee from the bar.
I had the feeling that this was a really good hotel some 30 or 40 years ago, but it really does need a bit of refurbishment and updating.
There was free wifi here, which was nice.
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