Stayed as part of a promotional package - 2 nights with breakfast on two days and dinner on one. The delightful and helpful receptionist was given the task of sorting out what has to be considered as poor management. Our allocated room had a fold down bed with a good 9" gap between the wall and the end of the bed. Not good enough so we were shown another room, larger but with poor furnishing, a smallish TV, and with some wallpaper starting to peel in the bathroom. The carpet was threadbare in places. However, it was spotlessly clean and the only alternative was a smaller, refurbished room at the front of the hotel, overlooking the main road. This was refused because of the likely noise and we took the older room.
Dinner was reasonable except the main course was served complete - everything on the plate - so you ate what you were given. They do that in cafes.........but for all that the beef was good!
Access to the dining room is not straightforward from some rooms but that can be a difficulty in older buildings.
Breakfast offered a good choice and the service was both helpful and friendly. In fact the staff are the star performers in this hotel.
Then there's the decor! The hotel has some history as a building (It would have been good to have been told of its' age and style), but where it has been refurbished, you either like it or not. The feeling we had was that there was an attempt to give it a modern twist on a Georgian theme. Well, if you like silver painted chairs......
Car parking is at the rear of the hotel and it costs £3 for 24 hours against which a free coffee or soft drink can be had in the hotel bar.
Because we had the benefit of a package it made the cost bearable against the standard, but the usual prices are such that I would expect something much better.
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