I recently stayed at the Grail Court Hotel for a stag night with a group of friends.
Firstly I would like to comment on the positives as I appreciate the negative points may be on account of my personal preferences, rather than being significant faults with the hotel itself.
The foyer, reception and restaurant are well decorated and provide a nice atmosphere upon entering the hotel. The hotel is well situated for the town, with the benefit of parking facilities to boot. The hotel is reasonably clean and price wise I guess it could also be deemed reasonable if it is just a room for the night you're looking for.
From my personal perspective though there were a few issues which did prejudice my opinion.
Firstly the cost of the rooms, these were typically £55 per room and we were offered the bunk room for £45 at what was made to sound like a favour. We were located at the top off the hotel, so despite the reasonable size of the rooms this was compromised by the pitched roof (and subsequent bumped heads).
Sadly there were no bathroom facilities within our room, which meant using one of the difficult to flush shared toilets and the sub-1 metre wide shower cubicle (which was too small to get a proper photo of) or the bath, which looked a bit too grimy for my liking.
Although the rooms were dated and in need of modernising (or even just a lick of paint and some new bedding), they were clean.
The real problem for me was nightclub, Merlin's connected to the hotel. Initially we did visit this, but found it a bit run down and the clientele a tad thuggish, so went back up to the room to sleep. As you'd expect when sleeping above a nightclub this was extremely loud and made sleeping on Saturday night a real problem, particularly as the smoking area was at the back of our room. Not to mention the sound of the fixings in the room vibrating to the beat of the music.
I eventually got to sleep between 02:30 and 03:00, determined not to let the hardcore rave party and insightful chatter get the better of me. Fortunately though we were at the back as a fight broke out on the street from those revellers leaving the club.
If there wasn't a nightclub associated with the hotel I would have rated Grail Court 3 out of 5, but a terrible night's sleep made it an unhappy visit.
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