Of course it goes without saying that this was a very expensive stay for us... for the most part everything was wonderful... The hotel is very grand and almost offensively opulent - it has nothing of the traditional about it and has been recently modernised to resemble any hotel anywhere in the world.
The room was clean and well equipped however the shower temperature was inconsistent, there was no plug on the sink.
Our room overlooked the hotel reception/ lounge area - on our last night they had a live rock band perform in the bar - which is attached to the reception/ lounge and so our room overlooked this too... unfortunately this rather heavy rock band didn't stop until about 4am and could clearly be heard in our room.
Dinner was poor - waiting time was long, service was not terribly enthusiastic and the food overcooked and lacking in flavour - obviously overpriced - eg)£24 for a burger.
Breakfast was excellent with a broad selection available.
Leisure facilities were good - although no pool.
We happened to be there for a conference and the facilities there were also wonderful, the dinner provided as part of that was great too.
Parking facilities are available (at extra cost), the car park is located below the hotel but access is not easy - in order to get into the car park you have to pull onto the wrong side of the road whilst the door opens (this is a taxi rank and we did upset a few drivers doing this). Pedestrian access to and from the car park is only through the same route as vehicles which is a little inconvenient.
Although it wasn't a bad experience I wouldn't stay there again.
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