I stayed here for one night several weeks ago and was a bit hesitant looking at the outside and the area. Upon entering the building I was pleasantly surprised as the reception and bar area are of a high standard and expected the same quality of finish in the room. However, I was somewhat disappointed. Once I had checked in, I was shown to my room on the second floor (203) The corridors were dusty, there were bare light fittings and the window at the top of the stairs was cracked and held together with Duct tape ! First impressions of the room were quite pleasing, lovely clean bedding and towels and the room itself was quite bright. Unfortunately on closer inspection, I noticed there were quite a few problems with the room: the window handles were broken (one had only one screw and the other had been bent so far back, it looked as though it was standing to attention!) this was irrelevant however as the whole window opening had dropped from the frame making it impossible to close - fortunately it wasn't windy that night! The glass shelf in the bathroom was extremely loose and couldn't take the weight of anything without throwing it into the sink below. The bathroom radiator was extremely hot and so close to the sink, I burnt my elbow while brushing my teeth. The toilet handle did a 360 degree turn before attempting a feeble flush and there was a cracked floor tile resembling a jigsaw piece I had to try and remember not to step on every time I used the bathroom. Not expecting anything fantastic after the room, I decided to try the food.. I had the Steak and Ale pie - absolutely delicious and a good serving, as was the breakfast next morning! The staff and locals were friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A shame the room let the experience down otherwise this could be a good hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Hotel has recently undergone a huge refurbishment and has just reopened in April 2013 - and feedback has been incredible! See the photos showing the gorgeous bar area, and the beautifully refurbished bedrooms and new bathrooms in place. We have a excellent chef on site creating some fantastic evening meals and a Sunday lunch service. We offer free wifi and for long term stays a free laundry service too. We have a function room available to hire for your events and can cater for buffets and other food requirements for your event. ... more less
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