Well signed off the road, and plenty of parking.
My room was a reasonable size and very clean, it had a nice big bathroom, but very dated decor and a slightly musty smell. The window looked over the roadway into the windows of the house opposite ( booking confirmation promised a 'scenic garden view') and had no net curtains for privacy. There were a couple of small but comfortable chairs and the small double bed was comfortable too, though the pillows were the hard rubbery type.
The welcome was warm and friendly - the owner, noticing the radio/alarm in the room pinging, reset it for 8 am for me, though she was unable to work out how to adjust the tuning. The next morning it woke me at 6.30 am, which was a very bad start - as I dozed off again the dustbin collection arrived outside the window and took some (noisy) time.. The thin unlined curtains do not keep out the light. Eventually I decided to read until it was time to get up, switched the light on - and they all fused!
Breakfast is between 7.30 and 9am, the actual time has to be specified the night before, for the convenience of the kitchen. Breakfast is taken around one table with other guests, who were pleasant, and a rather loud television practically on top of it, which was not really, to my mind. The food was fine, pretty standard, jug of orange juice on the table, jams in mini jars, white toast, that sort of thing. You pay for it on top of the room price, about £8.00.
When I went to check out, their their credit card machine had broken.
It was probably bad luck that all these glitches happened at once, bulbs have to blow sometime, machines do break down- however, if even the owner cannot understand the radio/alarm it might be better to dump it and invest in a old fashioned wind up clock!
Maybe I brought a jinx with me- I had an hour's traffic jam on the way home, I cannot blame that on the hotel!
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