We had initially booked a four night stay and requested we have a room with wifi. (This is only available on the first floor -apparently..!)
..in less than 7 hours, we'd checked out of the hotel and found another one for the remainder of our time in Bradford.
We arrived at 1am, and the car park wasn't very well lit, so I felt uneasy about parking there. The man at reception desk was relatively helpful but clearly more interested in hanging out with his friends -who we later realised, were smoking cannabis inside the hotel!!!
We were shown to our room and were instantly disappointed! It looked nothing like the pictures on their website.. The bedroom doors looked like they had been broken down a few times, window was left wide open (it was a cold and damp night.), there were no radiators, no hot water, cobwebs all over the walls and ceilings, and a filthy kettle with out-of-date coffee & cream sachets. There were also no bedside lamps, a shortage of plug sockets and the whole of the first floor had a very strong smell of cannabis, ..the receptionist made no attempt to conceal this.
The bed linen looked like it had seen better days and was possibly dirty, the mattress had springs sticking out of it, pillows were flat and the towels definitely hadn't been washed!
Upon inspecting the bathroom, we found no soap, shower gel or TOILET ROLL! Instead, we found a used bar of soap in the shower!! -further evidence that the room had not been cleaned.
Needless to say, we didn't get any sleep and spent most of the night looking for another hotel to stay in!
When we tried to explain our reason for leaving early to the receptionist in the morning (different man) he wasn't fazed about the cannabis and said this happens regularly. He also mentioned they had issues with their linen service and so sheets and towels weren't being laundered at the moment. LOVELY!
I do not understand how this place can be called a hotel! Unless you're looking for a drug den ..or a brothel I wouldn't advise anybody to stay here! -Yes! We later learned that this 'hotel' is also a brothel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly Purchased in Aug 2010, The 14 en-suite bedroom hotel on the outskirts of Bradford City Centre overlooking the award winning Lister Park. We also have a relaxing bar with a function room that is ideal for both social and corporate events. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lister Mansion Hotel
- Lister Mansion Bradford
- The Lister Hotel Bradford, Yorkshire