This was an one night stay booked by my employer so I had no say in the choice.
On arrival the reception area was very dark and dimly lit which seems to be the theme of this hotel. The receptionist was polite and efficient and I was soon in my room, again this was very dimly lit even with all of the lights on and the curtains open.
There was very little clothes storage, so lucky I was only staying one night.
The bathroom though smart on initial view, it only had a shower and no bath, also the finish on the fittings was poor with the hot & cold tap symbols no fitted square on and barely visible, also the toilet seat was very cheap and extremely flexible. Also the lighting in the bathroom though better than the bedroom it was not particularly bright.
The free WiFi was a surprise however in my room it only worked if I sat by the door on the floor due to the poor signal (on my laptop & phone).
After a long day travelling and working I decided to eat in the restaurant, which again was dimly lit. The menu was not particularly extensive and very expensive with vegetables & potatoes each charged on top of the main dish. There appeared to be a lot of waitresses and service was generally swift, however even though there were very few diners the food took about 40 mins to arrive. It was very pleasant and as far as I could tell all cooked to order with the dessert made in house but in my opinion not worth the cost.
Overall a trendy hotel with attentive staff, but I'd prefer to be see what I'm doing rather than sitting in a cave and have usable WiFi and be nearer the city centre to provide the opportunity of a varied choice of restaurants.
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- Also Known As:
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