Such a shame that a grand old building like this has not been cared for and brought up to date. I am not suggesting you change the character or alter some of the original design features but a lick of paint, new carpets, new beds/furniture and new bathrooms would be a great leap forward into this century! I stayed here for a few nights on business, found the staff helpful and the dining area for breakfast pleasant but anything beyond that in terms of positives would be hard to find.
The noisy bus depot at the rear of the hotel is not helped with the lack of acoustic control both via the old windows and what can only be described as the thinnest hotel walls I have ever experienced. I tended to keep my socks on in my room as the carpet was in very poor condition as was the flooring in the bathroom, things didn't improve much in the hallways or the stairwells.
If I had paid out of my own pocket to stay here I would have been very dissapointed and definitely changed hotels, however from what I could see the choice in Worthing is limited and standards appear similar to those of the Chatsworth.
Shame, this place has potential to be a decent hotel once again but it seriously needs a birthday first!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking