We only stayed at Great Expectations for one night, which was fine, but more time there might have been a bit of a trial.
The 'hotel' is really just rooms above the large bar area, with breakfast taken in the bar. Some noise filtered up from the bar below in the evening, but we were disturbed more by occupants in the neighbouring room as some of the partition walls seem very thin. It is, I accept, a budget hotel, so you get what you pay for. However, I was quite suprised that the decor of the room was so tired (large bleach stains on the carpet and some curious brown gunge down the front of the chest of drawers) There were no toileteries at all provided in the bathroom, apart from one single tiny bar of cheap soap. I can't remember the last place I stayed where there wasn't at least some shampoo provided.
The front of house staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was fairly good. Others have commented about the lack of a lift. It didn't cause a problem for us, but I could understand that others who are less mobile or have heavy bags might have difficulty. The location is very handy for the town centre and The Oracle.
Overall, Great Expectations was OK, just don't go there having 'great expectations'!
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