The check in time was supposed to be 1PM but it was more like 2:30 by the time we could get in our room after it had been cleaned. The room we had booked was supposed to be a twin, for two friends sharing; we got a double, so not a good start.
The bed didn't seem particularly comfortable but I slept surprisingly well, though I was considerably tired. The room was pleasantly warm when we got back to the hotel at midnight, which was one of the better points. While I wouldn't say the place was unclean, there were marks on the walls and scuffs on the carpets everywhere. Two hangers were in the wardrobe, the metal one had been bent to resemble a diamond, which is no use to anybody.
The shower gets very hot but it takes a while and it's hard to get a temperature comfortable between scalding and cold, the shower head leaked where it connects to the pipe. The plastic shower caddy needs incinerating. For some reason there was no hand towel. The towels provided had been washed, but they didn't look too clean, fortunately I had brought my own with me.
The "full English" breakfast was toast, beans and two fried eggs, it is not what I call a full English breakfast.
The hotel is just over the road from Harringay train station, which is very handy and there is 24 hour access. Keys have to be handed in if you leave and can be picked back up when you return, this is good from a "can't lose my key if I get pissed" point of view, however it does mean someone can say "room 12" please and without any sort of check to see who you are (when receptionists change shifts), anyone could get access to your room and your belongings.
The guy on reception stops mid-sentence to answer his phone, with no apology. He is very friendly when you leave though.
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