Lets face it there aint much of a choice of hotel in sleepy Bamburgh! So I had a 50/50 chance of getting the good one - not sure the outcome! Expensive should have equalled a brilliant experience.
However, this is where we get into detail. Having arrived at 14:30 and spent 5 hours in the car I was told by the chap who eventually appeared at the desk after me ringing the bell four times that I couldnt check in until 15:00 - great start.
There is little parking outside the hotel and even thats not free until after 6pm, My room was tiny even though it had a double bed with 4 posts - you could just about walk around it.
The day and night was humid so it wasnt appreciated when I found that not only the air conditioning didnt work but that the windows needed keys to open them and you guessed it - they werent there.
Quiet enough to get a good nights sleep which was good.
Shower was more of a dribble so spent far too long trying to get wet - you must get some water pressure chaps.
Breakfast was interesting - I opted for salmon and scrambled egg as I was so close to the Scottish border only to find I would have had a better egg experience from McDonalds. What they served was obviously either pre-formed or a skin had grown over it from the previous day?
In conclusion if the price was halved I wouldnt complain but it wasnt ... wont see me again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the delightful village green and overlooked by the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. The hotel offers exceptional standards, where you will experience a personal service and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Our hotel has everything you need for a delightful stay in Bamburgh - from modern en-suite accommodation with LCD TVs, to our relaxing Bar and Brasserie, serving only the best local produce from our region, all our food will be as fresh as the northern breeze, served throughout the day. ... more less
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- Victoria Hotel Bamburgh, Northumberland