I stayed here for one night in a single ensuite room. Let's get the negative stuff out of the way first.
Cons: Only one - the décor. Old and worn carpets, anaglipta wallpaper which had had quite a number of coats, over the years. This place could do with a lick of paint.
Pros: Free parking. Most of the hotels in Leicester centre do not have parking facilities and you have to pay for parking at a NCP or other car park. This hotel had plenty of free parking spaces.
The check in procedure was quick and the receptionist was very pleasant and helpful. He even asked me if I would like my bag to be taken to my room. I declined as I had only one small bag.
I had a single, ensuite room which was small but more than adequate. The bed was very comfortable. There was a flat screen TV, tea & coffee making facilities, free (and fast) wi fi, and radiator. The ensuite bathroom (consisting of shower, toilet and wash basin) was small but suited me and was not a problem. The whole place was very clean.
They also had a reasonably priced bar, which I didn't use.
The breakfast was freshly cooked and tasty.
This hotel/guest house is not right in the centre of Leicester but is not far away. It is at the top of London Road (and very close to various university campuses) but there is a bus service (nos 31 and 31A) that will get you into the city centre within 4 minutes.
The hotel is within 5 minutes walk of a great little pub (The Old Horse) where one can get a decent pint of beer and a meal (they also have free wi fi). London Road is about a 10 minute walk and there are lots of restaurants, bars, pubs and takeaways there.
To put it in a nutshell: friendly and helpful staff, place was very clean, free parking, very close to city centre and public transport.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this establishment to friends and family.
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