You cannot take it away, it is a majestic building, but with retaining that and its features, comes a price. I value sleep on a holiday, without a good nights rest you start grumpy and tire quickly during the day. The noise from the above room was horrendous every footstep heard. The neighbouring rooms turned on their bathroom light and their fan kicked in and the toilet and shower could quite clearly be heard when used.
The final dripping tap moment was the wonderful crescendo of repeated banging of the external window shutters against the walls, which felt like we had a subwoofer repeatedly playing the same bass beat every 20-30 seconds.
So aside from the noise, the staff were awesome, the rooms clean and buffett breakfast food was good, they need to cook the scrambled eggs longer though... not sure they should be swimming.
Location wise it was all we could ask for, close to ferry, shops, cafes and restaurants.
- Free Wifi