Posted Jan 25, 2017 on Hotels
Paintwork is chipped and flaking. Carpets are bare. Dirt is everywhere.
If you enjoy impersonal service grunted your way by awful, awful staff, then visit the Chequers Hotel.
I really enjoyed the way the single-glazed windows let both the cold, and the noise of the traffic, into the hotel. Bar, restaurant and rooms. No, not enjoyed.
I really hated the way the single-glazed windows let both the cold, and the noise of the traffic, into the hotel. Bar, restaurant and rooms.
I stood in the empty bar for ten minutes waiting for service. Then when a staff member finally came in, she seemed unhappy I wanted serving. Then she seemed perplexed when I wanted to pay by card. She excused herself for a couple of minutes and retrieved, what must have been, the only card reader in the hotel from wherever it was hiding.
There was more atmosphere in the Apollo 13 after it got busted up.
The tv in my room is either really far away or really tiny. Turns out it's both. A 20" screen and three entire bed lengths away from the head of the bed. I can't actually make out the guide from the bed it's that small and far away.
Which leads me nicely to the only positive - the bedrooms are quite large.
But dirty. There were hairs in the bathtub. Grim.
And in need of decoration and repair.
I daren't look at the mattress too closely. I'm sleeping on the floor.