I wanted a cheap and cheerful overnight stay after a long and tiring ride on a motorcycle rally around Wales.
The hotel is in the centre of town and is alongside the Ibis. The F1 reception was uninviting and a note pinned on the wall said to go the Ibis to book in. Here the staff were friendly and checked me in despite me dripping water all over their bar area. Top marks to the Ibis guy that booked me in.
Once in the F1 via a swipe card entry I was met by a security guard behind a desk who showed me to my room. My neighbours seemed to be factory workers using the hotel as a doss house rather than travellers. I got this from the notes taped to their doors. Although I was a late arriving, the noise from the corridors of drunken women shrieking kept me awake until after 3am.
To be honest for £23 a night you can't expect much and this F1 was shabby with worn and dirty carpets, cigarette burns on the window ledges. The bedding although clean was riddled with cigarette odour.
This might seem harsh, but nothing I didn't tell Accor hotels in their post stay survey. I have stayed at many F1's across France and Belgium and none have been this bad.
- Also Known As:
- Formule 1 Coventry City Hotel Coventry
- Formule 1 Hotel Coventry