This review is based on room 709 only. Therefore I cannot vouch for any of the other room.
We went in Leeds last year and stayed on the Novotel.
This year we decided on the Discovery Inn for around £10 less.
We booked on line, and selected a quiet room, when asked.
Never stayed in one before so didn’t know the concept of not having your traditional foyer/reception area, bar or restaurant.
The man on “reception”, was very polite indeed.
On entering our room the first thing we noticed was a notice on our window informing us the sash/secondary glazing windows do not stay open.
Wrong. The windows were already slightly open, and couldn’t be closed.
As it was a nice hot day, this didn’t bother us too much. So we never mentioned at the time.
As the room overlooked a main and side street, it seemed a trifle noisy, but wasn’t to worried as it was a late Saturday afternoon when we arrived.
The rest of the room looked like it could have done with a good cleaning. Whilst it wasn’t “filthy”, a good dusting wouldn’t go a miss. A lick of paint is needed to. The shared bedside lamp was covered in cobwebs, and the trim was hanging off. No radio/alram clock.
The mattresses on our beds have defiantly seen better days. No actual springs coming through, but you get the feeling, any day now. No pillow protectors either. My pillow had a slight indefinable aroma about it.
Whilst the bathroom was huge pro rata to the bedroom was clean, it lacked simple things like a floor mat, or somewhere to hang a dressing gown. Small things. But for the price we paid things should be standard. One bath towel had black marks on, so I had to use the other one.
When we got to our room later in the evening, we noticed the noise coming from the streets outside, was very noticeable, this didn’t subside till around 4 in the morning. Not being able to close the windows, and requesting a quite room, meant neither my wife nor I got much sleep. Then around 5am a scaffolding company turned to erect scaffolding on the building opposite. Not the hotels fault of course, but wouldn’t have been a problem, if we didn’t have the issues mentioned already.
All in all, we’ve stayed in cheaper and far better B&B’s, and hotels around Britain.
Will be staying at Novotel again next year
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