I travel all over the country, and stop in as many hotels as 3 a week.
I write a review about every hotel I visit, and always give an honest and true reflection in my opinion of that visit.
My company on occasions will pre book my hotel, although I prefer to see the hotel myself before booking.
This hotel was pre booked for me.
When I looked on the trip advisor review for the Elme hall hotel, the picture of the front of the hotel looks very impressive, so I thought wow this looks great !
Sadly on entering the grounds those first impressions take over !
The driveway is gravel, with weeds growing through it, a sure indication that the hotel lacks TLC.
Walking around the hotel outside confirmed my thoughts.... That if looked how can I say .. Tatty cones to mind.
Going into the hotel didn't make me feel any better. The whole ambiance of the place left me cold !!
The receptionist informed me that I would be staying in what she called the lodge and not inside the main building.
There were lights that were not wrinkling as we walked down the corridor.... Not exactly safe !
When entering the room. Needless to say u was not impressed. Small and claustrophobic cones to mind.
I requested a larger room, to which her response was that she could offer me an upgrade in the main building.
At this point. Of what I had experienced so far. I wasn't expecting anything special !
And yes it was exactly "as expected". A horrible room with miss matched furniture and Nothing that made be feel I wanted to stay in this hotel any longer.
At this point I informed the receptionist I wouldn't be staying here, to which she advised me that my pre payment could not be refunded..... They would have had to pay me to stay there !!!
As I said at the beginning, this is only my opinion, other people with less standards might think the complete opposite !!
I can only hope that managers and owners of hotels actually take notice of reviews, and take it on board the feelings and expectations of visitors to their establishment, and not try to gloss over them as if we are telling lies !!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elme Hall Hotel and conference centre offers the ultimate in traditional comfort and client facilities. Recently constructed the building's traditional design is matched by our traditional hospitality and attention to detail. Appointed with the latest technology Elme Hall Hotel offers the following facilities: luxury accommodation including bridal suites, conference suites, function rooms, civil marriage license and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Elme Hall