Better than expected
Posted Aug 4, 2015
We stayed for 2 nights as we attended the Wings and Wheels air show at Old Warden. The hotel has lots of character, very close to the river, plenty of parking, but little road noise.
The breakfast was very nice, but if you arrive late you may have to wait whilst they top up. If you don't want your egg scrambled, ask, and they will prepare a different way. We didn't eat our evening meal in the restaurant, but did have a bar meal the second day, which was fine. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. There was a wedding both days, which didn't impact on us, but I think the waiting staff in the bar were newish. They were fine, and obviously eager to please.
The room was comfortable, plenty of drawer and wardrobe space. No fridge. Didn't use the shower as we had baths so can't comment on how powerful the shower was. I was glad I took my own toiletries as only a small shampoo, soap and shower gel provided. Water was very, very hot.
Room was quite hot so we opened the windows the second night. Being Monday morning we did get a little road noise, but nothing to complain about. Refuse lorry was noisy, but can't really complain about that.
I do have a thing about towels. Why is it when I try to save on washing, and hang up my towels, the housekeeping staff insist on replacing them with clean ones? This seems to happen in most hotels, despite having notices asking people to 'help the environment'.