I stayed at the Albert Hotel as a last minute thing - big mistake! The place is a throwback to the old 70s B&Bs - full of house rules, shoddily furnished rooms, badly maintained and giving the guest a sense of being there on the sufferance of the management.
The room I was in had no bathroom, (that was two floors below), two thin and totally inadequate towels, and not even a bar of soap was provided in the room. It was a twin bedded room yet there was only one very small bedside lamp between the two beds. The furniture - what little of it there was - was cheap and mismatched. The mattress was cheap and lumpy, the bedclothes cheap and nasty.
And then there was the miserable service - breakfast was only served 'between 8 and 9am' (a whole hour - wow!), and then you had to vacate the premises by 10am or, you were warned, you would be charged for another night's stay! The place is plastered with signs from the management - everywhere you look there are signs telling you to do, or not to do, various things. The whole atmosphere of the place is unwelcoming and even adversarial.
Which wouldn't be so bad if they were providing a great service, or nice accommodation. But they're not. It's awful, substandard, and totally inadequate to meet the needs of the contemporary traveller. And to add insult to injury they £40 for the privilege of staying in this shabby room! Incredible really that such a place is still in operation in this day and age.
Avoid at all costs................
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Albert HotelFamily run Bed and BreakfastCity Cenre LocationFree Car ParkFree Wi-Fi ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Albert Hotel Gloucester, Gloucestershire