Just returned from a 2 night stay on business. First impressions of reception were good, modern, funky and clean. Overnight receptionist was a very polite and friendly guy, so far so good.
However, the room was not to my taste at all. It seemed to have been decorated in an ironic retro vibe but they haven't got the style right so it just comes across as dated. The minimal retro grey and pink furniture is more dodgy 80's formica rather than the fashionable retro vibe which I assume they are going for.
The bathroom needs a refurb; it was grubby, mouldy and the shower head was full of lime scale. Cleanliness was poor. The towels though were very good quality. The carpet in the room was really low budget and I didn't feel comfortable walking on it without footwear as it didn't seem hygienic.
The bed was comfortable with good quality linens and extra pillows. The fleece throw was an unnecessary addition as it appeared grubby. The curtains were outrageous - skanky matted fake fur: weird. Single glazing meant that I hardly slept, it was noisy outside and this was a weekday.
Breakfast was good for the price. My main conclusion is that I would rather pay more money and have the place feel a lot more hygienic and a little less quirky. There's a lot to be said for a "sterile" atmosphere in a budget hotel, it gives a better impression of cleanliness. This place, in its current form, is not for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Big Sleep Hotel, Cheltenham, is a 59 bedroom 'limited service' Hotel in the heart of Cheltenham, offering value for money, great customer service, innovative design and an exciting experience away from home. The Hotel is fresh, simple and VERY modern, with a wide range of bedrooms and suites at different prices to suit everyone - from the business person or overseas traveller, to the family on the run. All bedrooms have flat screen TV's, broadband access (chargeable), room safes, hairdryers, tea & coffee making facilities and the latest technology in inter-floor personal security. Although we are a limited service Hotel, we do offer some light meals and snacks either in the Bar area or served to your room. We also provide a complimentary Buffet style Continental Breakfast with 4 hot options of Sausages, Bacon, Baked Beans & Hash Browns, or if you have an early start and not enough time to eat, we offer a 'Breakfast to Go' to then eat at a more convenient time for you. We now have three meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 30 people in The Malkovich Suite, 20 people in The Meeting Room and 12 people in Room 301, depending on the layout of the room. We do have car-parking facilities; these are VERY limited and strictly on a first come first served basis and is chargeable at £6.00 Per vehicle overnight and at £1.00 Per hour prior to check-in and post check-out. Additional parking is available in close proximity to the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Big Sleep Cheltenham
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