My company placed us in this property as our preferred was sold out. When I entered the hotel I was greeted with a strong smell of floor polish. Not a good first impression. Check in was quick and efficient, and the young lady behind the desk was pleasant. This goes a long way toward making a stay enjoyable, so I commend Wingate for hiring good staff.
When I entered my room it had that faint stale smoke smell, the one where you suspect attempts have been made to cover, as opposed to deep clean. I checked my pillows, which smelled ok (my litmus test) so I didn't change rooms. I found other evidence of a lack of cleanliness, but nothing major - until the next morning.
I happened to look up at the ceiling in the bathroom and found it covered in mold and mildew - which explained the chest congestion I developed overnight. Had I noticed this the evening before I would have demanded a different room or hotel. I took pictures and shared them with the desk manager as I checked out.
The breakfast was just ok. Fruit was canned compote and unripe bananas. The coffee, surprisingly, tasted pretty good.
Unfortunately I will refuse to stay in this property in the future.More