I travelled fron South Devon to Wakefield for a course - 5 hours by train. The course is layer on today so I'm hoping it'll be better... but not optimistic.
The check in was reasonably painless, although hospitable is one of many words I wouldn't use to describe the welcome. But hey, it's Yorkshire!
The room they put me in was a twin at the secon furthest point from everywhere. Not a massive problem in itself but I'd 'requested' a double - of which there were none left... okay. Minor gripe.
The twin beds were different heights, the radiator was stuck in the on position, the air-con blew either hurricane or tornado and turned itself off after around an hour, the toilet flush rotated 360 degrees, the case stand was broken and the side table seemed to held together by willpower alone.
The food was, £12.95 for 12 'rustic' chips a piece of cod (might have been Haddock - wasn't obvious) a terrine of mushy peas and a slice of lemon served on a chopping board. It tasted okay, but given the fish appeared to have been rolled flat prior to cooking, it felt like a complete rip-off.
Stella Artois £ 4 a pint... short night at the bar...
Then there was Breakfast: £11.95 for a continental and £3 more to add the cooked. Add another £2.50 to have it in the room: £17.49! So I thought what the hell, give it a go, fill in the card and stick it on my door handle (as per instructions) and voila! Nothing. Card still there this morning at 7:15 when I went to check I hadn't missed the knock at 7am.
So I'm here in McDonalds a 30 minute walk away having spent way less and enjoying the food.
I can't explain how disappointed I am. Profit t before people - clearly aimed exclusively at the corporate client - I would advise anyone else to give it a miss.
It's a shame because the Holiday Inn at Gloucester has always been excellent and I expected much, much better from this one.
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