The beautiful gates and entrance hall give reason to be hopeful that the rooms/restaurant will be equally charming. Unfortunately, it did not live up to expectations. Whilst the rooms were clean and spacious, the decor was decidedly strange. I reminded me of the late 1980's trend for black furniture, with the only prints on the spacious white walls being two black profile silhouettes. It made the room seem cold ... and oh so dated.
Service at reception was exemplary, but was absolutely appalling at breakfast - with staff stood in the corner, looking grim, willing you to leave. Breakfast included a good selection of cold meats and a few cheeses, but the fruit was hard and sour (every day of our three day stay) there were no cereals, and we only discovered they had a hot menu on our final day (a reflection of the service).
The location is absolutely fantastic, close to the centre, and an easy walk from the train station (provided your bags aren't heavy or can be pulled).
To sum up our stay, I'd say don't go here expecting a fantastic charming old hotel - my high expectations left me disappointed. If you want a great location, and spacious room, its perfect - but for the price I'm sure you can do better.More
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