Hotel lies on the main road in the middle of town and parking for the hotel is a cross the road in a public car park. When we arrived our check-in was a tad disorganized as there was minimal staff and the check-in lady was no-where to be found. Still it all worked out all right in the end thanks to Julian the barman.We had booked 2 single rooms and were given:
Room 1 - at the rear of the hotel. Room was dim but well appointed with a great big double bed, flat screen TV ( but reception was poor with some channels to jumpy to see), tea/coffee making facilities + biscuits and also bottled water. Room was of a reasonable size with plenty of hanging space but limited "laying out" space. En-suite had a toilet, shower and sink and came with handwash and moisturiser. I looked at the shower head and thought it might be underpowered - but boy was I wrong - there was a lot of water pressure there. Room had a nice "smell" to it but I could't place what is was, however.. There was some mould in the shower and a bit of wall paper falling off the roof. The room was the first I slept in - in the whole week that had "BLACKOUT curtains" - magic!.
Room 5 was pretty much identical but it faced the road and it had a bath/shower. Mum said that there was little road noise at night.
The bar/restaurant was quite busy and if you are "into" whisky there are just under 300 bottles for sampling. I liked the fact that they did whisky tasting trays. We ate in there and both thoroughly enjoyed it.
Breakfast is a help yourself affair in a small room near the kitcken. The room could do with a makeover. It was a help yourself affair but you could have a cooked breakfast on request. Coffee is Nescafe - if you want proper coffee you have to go down the road to a local cafe!
During day/evening meal service the staff were running around like banshees keeping everyone fed and watered. Boy were they working. I single out Julian for his excellent service, helpfulness and generally very positive attitude. Well done Julian.
Bearing in mind where you are and what is available - I thought this place was OK and yes I would stay there again.
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