I'm not a picky woman when it comes to hotels (the door locks!five stars for you!) but I was truly disappointed with this one. To begin with, I wasn't actually in the building, I was down the road in their 'sister' building. Which was fine except that was above a pub that kept the adjoining door from their bar to our entrance open, which I found unnerving. Once safely ensconced in the room I was given, it became very clear that the sheets had been previously slept in (unless there is a fabric softener that smells like man) and the single glazed window was about as much use as a chocolate teapot with that main road close by (so close that you could spit on it...if you want to...yuck) I was willing to forgive all of this (the door locked you see) but I felt that the amount I was paying I deserved clean sheets once in a while, or a refill on the tea bags. Whoever made my bed in the morning (what is the point if you are not going to change the sheets?) also left bleach on the bathroom window (healthy and safety...should not do that) and left a roll of bin liner in my bin rather than actually put one in there. I was made to feel embarrassed and awkward by a member of staff in the bar/restaurant who felt it was completely fine to exclaim loudly that I was on my own in a bar full of men (I am a young woman so apparently this idea was ridiculous)
The following week I stayed at a nearby chain hotel, which only cost £80 more, and I got clean sheets every day, a double glazed window, tea refills everyday and restaurant staff that had no problem with my solo status. So no, it was not good value for money, it was just shoddy, from start to finish.
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