Stayed for 3 nights and disagree with some of the comments made by some previous visitors. We stayed on the second floor and our room was okay. Bed linen was clean and room tidy and clean with fresh towels everyday. There were a few bits that would have improved the look, some quick repairs, lampshade not fitted properly and bit of wallpaper coming off the wall which wouldn't take long to fix. should have mentioned to staff the sensored light in the doorway is a nightmare as if you get up in the night to go the loo the bedroom lights up like blackpool illuminations not good in the middle of the night which made be very tired and grumpy.
Some idiot has blocked the fire alarm on the ceiling and i mentioned it to reception twice and someone cam and removed the paper. Not the hotels fault but maybe they should have seen it but request dealt with eventually.
The TV was an old set and the casing was broken which doesn't look very good and if you are trying to make an impression you need to change it but we were still able to watch although variety of channels rubbish.
The hotel can be a bit noisy as we found but not from the nightclub but from people who slam doors in the early hours of the morning or have phone conversations in the corridors which is very rude to other people (aslo what we thought was the fire alarm when it went about 2.30am in the morning which had us looking for our coats but then it stoppped) found out next morning that it was a door alarm but we didn't know this.
We did book in January and weren't given room near friends even though the rooms booked together we weren't even on the same floor and reception really not that bothered just told us they were busy and the hotel was "full", will check that if we book somewhere else as naturally assumed if we booked 2 room they would be near each other.
Breakfast okay and the one waiter in the room was a very busy man, very polite and helpful and although the breakfast was a help yourself it was hot and didn't go hungry.
The location is easy to find and lovely views across the bay. We had a car and used the hotel as a base to visit the surrounding area and we didn't use the restaurant.
I would use the hotel again and think for the price we paid was good value for money
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