We were very interested in staying at this hotel. We love the fact that it's in a gorgeously refurbished turn of the centry factory complex. They have respectufly and lovingly restored and saved where possible. The public areas of the hotel are carefully decorated with regionally historic details: farming implements, antique lamps, prints of regional plants and flowers. The rooms are also delightfully simple - the exposed brick wall the most important decorative detail in the room. No horrible beadspreads or tacky "artwork" on the walls. Beautiful color combinations in the bathrooms/carpeting/doors. All in all, visually very satisfying. However, there are details that need work.
We arrived during a weekend in July. Really hot. So the airconditioning was essential. The first night, the airconditioner made a turn-on noise that sounded like the start of an alarm clock so it woke us each time it came on. We were changed to another room the second day. Both airconditioners were loud although the second one didn't whistle before it started.
Also, I suggest that they have summer and winter duvets. Apparently they have only winter duvets which meant that given the temperature, you either cranked the air down to 60 if you kept the duvet (it had a sheet on top and another underneath) or you kept the room rather warm and slept with only a sheet. Everything else OFF the bed!
And as another person has mentioned, the noise insulation leaves a lot to be desired. We could hear the phone in the reception desk (constant until quite late) and any group larger than four, talking, laughing and generally being sociable. And yes, you can hear the water flowing down from upstairs toilets. And if you had a person in the room next to you talking loudly on the phone...
Unfortunately, this last problem should have been taken care of during the building process. Which is too bad. Maybe they could add some of the cork in the lobby to the walls?
I found the staff to be pleasant overall. I think they need seasoning more than anything. The weekends must be especially stressful. Overall however, I think it's a good value for the price, especially if you throw in the complimentary breakfast which was copious and varied right up until 10am - at least on the weekend we stayed. And they were jammed.
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