I was met at reception by a rather brusque northern girl, who more or less barked her orders at me to fill in the register which was rather off putting before i got any further!
the wood chip walls do rather date this place and when i got to my room i found they had 'upgraded' me to a double room which was a nice surprise as i had only been able to book a single room on-line.
i have to say that although the room was very dated, it was spotless.
the tv was of the old fashioned type which had a free view box plugged into which is fair enough but the free view box had a remote control whereas unfortunately the tv it self didnt. So just at that point when you are falling asleep and want to zap it off, you had to crawl out of bed to turn the tv off with a button!
lets face it though, that's no big deal just unexpected in this day and age.
the bathroom really let this place down though for me.
a big pink corner bath, bidet, toilet and sink. very dated with the public loo type floor tiles. not very nice. the bath had a Jacuzzi feature which i wouldn't use even in the most expensive hotels. No shower!! even if i would have used the bath, i didn't have time to use one - i was rushing to get out so i had to forego a proper wash and just wash at the sink.
having said all that, there was plenty of hot water & clean towels.
it sounds like from the other reviews posted that they are refurbishing some rooms so maybe i was just unlucky and got a room they hadn't done yet (room 2)
breakfast was nice but the same gruff girl that met me on reception was hiding in the kitchen and politely told me off when i had to go to the kitchen to find someone to take my order
would i stay again?? probably not out of choice but i wouldn't totally rule it out if i couldn't get a more modern place to stay.
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