This is exactly what we did as I had read all the reviews complaining of noise and one thing I hate is being woken up when you are paying for a nights sleep! Anyhow ask for rooms as I suggest and you will have a super quiet stay and a great sleep as we did. You can also just turn off the radiator in these rooms if you are too hot. Food is lovely in the Tempus restaurant and breakfast was great too.
An absolutely fantastic stay with one caveat -
The only thing that concerned me slightly is that anyone seemed to be able to wander into the hotel from the street and the station concourse and access the floors with the bedrooms on with no security at all on the stairs or in the lift, and it's not exactly a salubrious area.
Also from the public bar and restaurant - anyone could wander upstairs from these and all this made me quite uneasy particularly as the reception area would have no idea who was resident and who was just a random from the street in a hotel that size particulalrly when there are huge functions going on and the bars are open to the public. There is no security at all anywhere, except for the staff on the reception desk and the concierge who never once asked us if we were resident. You can easily access the lifts and the main staircase totally unchallenged/unchecked and there are literally hundreds of people coming and going in an evening.
Anyone could follow you up to your room if they wanted from the street as far as I could tell. Maybe I am wrong and maybe this is what all city centre hotels are like - I just haven't experienced this before. It did make me feel a little vulnerable to be honest.
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