We booked a double room online, the day we were intending to stay. I rang to check our confirmation at tea-time and the staff were happy to accommodate our late arrival (22:30).
At £49 for the room including B&B it was a reasonably priced to book via the web, prices quoted in the hotel were £10-15 higher per room, although the website does say from £49.
The hotel is situated at the North East end of Pearson Park in Hull. This is close to both Beverley Road (a main road into the city), "The Avenues" a conservation area with lots of Victorian style houses and Princes Avenue with an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants.
We were visiting friends and know the area well, but the hotel and Pearson Park itself are not the easiest to gain access to by car if you don't know the route. Parking outside the hotel is plentiful, with both a car park and on-street parking.
Our room (number 19) overlooked the park and was large and clean with an en-suite with a bath with a shower over. All the regular amenities were provided - hair dryer, kettle etc, although we did have to hunt for a bath towel and found one in the wardrobe!
We couldn't fault the place for being clean and tidy, with the guy in charge being welcoming and friendly. Other staff were a little tardy when it came to service e.g. there was no hint of a smile and no ice at the bar, although the bar still looked interestingly busy at 23:00 for a hotel away from the city centre.
The breakfast was decent, with a choice of cereals, toast and a Full English. There were a variety of herbal teas, jams, marmalades and instant coffee.
The decor does seem a little dated, especially the taxidermy animals, patterned carpets and mahogany woodwork. The card machine was out of action also - we just paid in cash.
Overall, when compared to similar priced hotels, it is a good option, especially if you want breakfast included and to be nearer to the University rather than the city centre. I would look at this as an option again, for ease of booking, basic comforts, cleanliness and its location.
Just note this hotel is not what I would class as a romantic get away ... especially as it clearly attracts contract workers (builders in white vans) who chat loudly over mobile phones next to you at breakfast! Although we traveled as a couple I have ticked family as this would be more appropriate. Rooms would easily accommodate a travel cot or additional bed, and it looks like there are also bedrooms on the ground floor. The park is great for kids with a play area, duck pond and plenty of space for picnics.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Pearson Park