Got checked in by the landlord Joe who came down to reception after i'd waited a while in the busy bar [there was football on]. Joe was really friendly and instantly put me at ease as after a long journey I just wanted to get to my room.
Sadly the hotel needs a bit of love. I was in room 1 and the windows were wide open when I got in there. After I closed them I realised why, it had the smell of a person who'd just come back from running a marathon. The floor couldn't have been hoovered either. To add to this decor was worn & dated and the TV buzzed really loudly when it was turned on. On the plus side, the bed was comfortable, there was free wifi in the room and there was ample hot water but other than that I wasn't too impressed. The breakfast was ok (cooked buffet, fresh coffee & juice) but as I was late down (I got there 10 mins before it shut) they'd already cleared most of the other stuff away. I've definitely stayed in worse hotels but for £54 i thought it was a little over priced.
The Grand Vic is a big old building that was probably very impressive back in its heyday. Unfortunately it doesn't look like a lot has been done to it since said heyday and until they do it's not a place i'd really recommend. The bar was ill lit & busy when I arrived and it seemed to be a popular with a Wetherspoon type crowd. They have a happy hour from 12pm to 7pm. As for parking - there's no car park to the hotel but there's street parking available so long as (randomly) you don't park between 10am & 11am and between 2pm & 3pm as then it's permit holders only!
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