This hotel has the grandest facade when seen from the outside. An impression not diminished when you enter the foyer to be greeted with very genteel surroundings complete with plush old leather seats. It certainly retained it's olde world character.
However once the get through the foyer and into the stairwell, that old charm is replaced with just "plain old". Let's start with the elevator. Seriously old fashioned, complete with "moving wall" technology. Don't let your kids trap their fingers between the wall and floor!!!
The first impression upon entering my room is "OK, but old". Complete with exposed plumbing, cabling, and "pre-war" light switches, you feel like you've gone back in time by about 50 years. The separate toilet and shower rooms, and "victorian chairs" complete the picture. However the bed is very comfortable, there's free Wi-Fi and the TV works. On the minus side, it's easy for your room to get too hot, and in the summer time I think I'd insist on an east facing room. Traffic noise is ever present with windows closed, but rarely does it bug me.
The breakfast facilities are self service, and excellent. Though the automatic kitchen doors are bound to slam into you while you're serving yourself some milk or juice from the dispensing machines.More