Disappointing hotel in a good location
Posted Sep 21, 2015
To enjoy this hotel you need to be lucky with room allocation and lucky with the date of your stay. I was unlucky on both counts.
I stayed on a Saturday. The hotel is a venue for conferences, weddings etc., so some joyous behaviour is to be expected. But at 1.30am on a Sunday morning? My room overlooked the back of the bar and raucous noise lasted well beyond a deadline that most hotels would have set for party-goers to respect the needs of private guests.
Some rooms may be fine. Mine was in an outbuilding - akin to the small bedroom of a converted house. If I wanted to stay in a domestic B&B I would have chosen one and paid less. Luckily it wasn't raining. If it is you need a coat and umbrella to go to breakfast.
Even after the party noise subsided, I could hear rushing water and water tank filling noise absolutely every minute of the night. I expect there is a mains water tank above the second-floor room I was allocated and it is very busy and very loud.
Ironically, I chose this hotel over one down the road (which was cheaper) because reviews of the other one mentioned noise. It couldn't possibly have been worse than this.
Breakfast was typical self-service, mediocre and luke warm. Normally toast would be cooked fresh, but here it is in the warmer with everything else, so even the toast is dry.
Furnishings throughout are bland, utility style, not I keeping with the property at all, which has a great deal of unmet potential.
Will I return? Absolutely not.