I've stayed here for a couple of days in June 2014 on Business.
* Location is great (city centre & train station close by)
* Staff was (with one exception but everyone has a bad day) very friendly and helpful
* Room itself was always very clean
* WiFi worked great the whole time (but requires a one-time registration)
* Food was okay, not good, not bad, had lunch and breakfast
* Noise from the train station could be heard but surprisingly quiet so not too bad
* Kitchen closes 21:00
* There's no lift
* Maybe this was just my room but I didn't have any easily accessible power sockets which is annoying when basically everyone has something to charge these days
* The hotel is old and it shows, windows for example are very old and dirty (the kind of dirt you can't clean easily, paint coming off etc.)
* There is no air conditioning and it got very very hot (see other reviews for the exact same complaint), you can get a fan at reception but it was the dirtiest I've seen in a long time, how one can't take the time to clean them before handing them out I don't understand and it only helps so much
* Walls are thin, TV from the next room could be heard easily
Verdict: I'd definitely not go here again. When you're on holiday and want to save some money this is probably okay but when you rely on a good nights sleep (e.g. for business) then you'd better pick a different hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Iconic Victorian Railway Hotel, recently refurbished to enhance the elegance of this stunning hotel at the heart of the city centre. A warm welcome awaits.Please be advised that our rooms are not air conditioned, and there is no lift on the property. ... more less
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