Spent 3 nights at the hotel in May and was very underwhelmed. Whilst the location is very good, I found all other aspects of the hotel very average.
My room (on the 1st floor) - was very small and noisy. It overlooked the front of the hotel and the noise from traffic went on until the small hours. There was no wardrobe - Just a bar with a couple of hangers and very limited drawer space. This wasn't that important as I was only staying for 3 nights on my own, but would have been a major issue if with my partner for a week or so.
I also had issues with the in room safe - I put my netbook in the safe but then couldn't get it open. Maintenance was called and they opened it, but then informed me the reason the safe wouldn't open was that my computer was too large and not to put it in the safe again! Not very useful.
Breakfast was chaotic on 2 days - The Hotel works with the cruise lines and when a ship is in port the Hotel seems to be full of pre/post cruisers, which the breakfast room did not seem to be able to cope with.
The highlight of the hotel is the restaurant on the top floor - Mikla. The views are spectacular and the food and service were very good. It is not cheap, but it is definitely worth it.
I would suggest staying elsewhere and visiting Mikla for dinner.
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