I stayed here in August 2013 as part of a stag weekend. I payed £170 for the whole weekend (including events), so I guess the hotel didn't cost a lot for the two night stay.
"Just as well!" I thought, having read some of the previous reviews on here. I certainly arrived feeling a certain amount of trepidation about my stay.
However, apart from one incident (my friend, after trying to make a coffee in his room and finding that the milk was curdled, asked at the breakfast room for a coffee at 8:25 a:m, and was told by a rather stroppy lady (I'm assuming the owner) that he would "have to wait till breakfast started at 8:30 a:m, and that the milk in his room was "probably curdled because it isn't used very often") the rest of our stay was what you would expect of a budget stag weekend hotel.
Some key points;
-The rooms weren't the cleanest
and were in need of a little TLC,
but were ok as a base for the
weekend. The beds were comfy,
if lacking in the cleanliness dept'.
The bathrooms were also clean
and after the initial "orange water"
from the taps, things cleared up.
The showers were also warm, if
lacking in pressure (if you have a
mate with an electric shower, use
theirs). I'd also recommend taking
your own towel as the hotels
(whilst clean) had seen better
-The public areas were clean and
tidy, and I was particularly
impressed with the tourist
information on offer in the
reception area. The restaraunt
area was also clean and tidy as
was was the bar area. The
garden area off the bar was well
-The food (breakfast only) was of
an acceptable standard and
although the portions were small
there was a varied choice of
cereals, fruit, and juices as well
as well as ample toast, tea, and
-The staff (apart from the one
Incident above), were fairly well
presented. Contrary to other
reviews, our £25 deposit was
asked for politely and the
receptionist (although a little
quiet), was polite and
professional. The young lady who
served us breakfast was friendly,
attentive and a credit to the hotel,
and even (I'm assuming) the
owner had a smile on our last
All in all, this isn't a hotel I'd visit with my family, or spend any length of time at.
As a short stay base for stag and hen parties, it probably hits the nail on the head though. Just spare a thought for the staff who, with this in mind, probably have their fair share of problems to deal with.
LUCKY OUR GROUP WAS ONE OF THE QUIET ONES
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