I only read the reviews on this hotel a few hours before I was due to check in, "people just like to complain, be positive". my other half said, so here is my positive review:
The bathroom & sheets were clean and the receptionists polite. The receptionist was not lying when she told me twice that porridge was available for my marathon running partners breakfast, she was just mistaken, anyone can make a mistake. It was a good idea to make everyone pay up front on arrival, some people just like to complain & refuse to pay. The ice cream tub on the floor in the reception to catch the leak, wasn't very full.
Room 21: The bath only leaked a little bit when we showered. We didn't actually need the bathroom door to close and lock. I have used a shower that does not hook on the wall a few decades ago when in Greece, the multi tasking & contortions necessary to wash your hair & shower using one like this, did eventually come back to me. The hole in the outside of the bathroom door wasn't very big. Perhaps the plumber had an off day when he tried to fit the bath, there was only a gap between the bath and the wall in one place.
Some people like paint on the top of embossed wallpaper and mocha brown doesn't show the dirt, let's face it not everyone can paint in a straight line. The sunlight streaming through voile type curtains wasn't a problem as it was October and we needed to get up early. Perhaps I was being over cautious in making sure my bare feet did not touch the carpet. Also we could get one channel on the TV, so it's not as if it didn't work. Some people like satin 'effect' throws and cushions on the bed. of course that type of fabric tears easily and cannot be washed for every guest. The bright red cables across the white ceiling to the smoke detectors were an eye catching feature.
The marathon runners were promised breakfast at 7am, although there was no one there at breakfast time, the door from the dining room into the staff kitchen was not locked, so we managed to take cartons of milk and a kettle so that we could make our own instant coffee and have cereal, this had been left out for us along with fruit. We did eventually find the light switches, so we weren't sat in the gloom the whole time. There was only one cupboard door in the dining that was on the floor. At 7.30 am a Scottish lady (the owner??) with muzzed up bed hair and smudged make up under her eyes, did appear. She must have been tired, the poor thing, not her fault we had already helped ourselves. As we had been required to pay on arrival there was not a lot for her to do, she could have gone back to bed really. Could you say a little more about it? - Yes I would hesitate to call the ice cream tub a swimming pool so I won't give the swimming pool a review.
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