Stinks of cigarette smoke, noisy, and dingy rooms
Posted Aug 27, 2016
The rooms are adjacent to the smoking area and beer garden/courtyard. Everything in the room stank of cigarette smoke (bedding, towels, clothes etc), as smokers from the bar area use the courtyard as the smoking area. There is little privacy as the rooms adjoin the courtyard, and curtains were required to be pulled over, hence darkened poorly lit room with energy efficient lamps and to few of them. If you wanted fresh air, you couldn't open windows as your room would become smoked out from smokers in the courtyard who were there throughout the day and night, usually very late, very loud and often using very colourful language.
The extractor fan in the bathroom couldn't be used as this drew in more smoke from the courtyard.
The rooms are pretty small and very basic and could do with some TLC, they are vastly over priced as they are.
Basically this is a public house with bedrooms, it is primarily a pub and little consideration is given to the guests staying in the bedrooms.
If you have no sense of smell, are deaf and don't mind confined spaces this could be the hotel for you.
Because of the nature of my work I am away from home quite a lot. I try to stay away from the: Premier Inn, Travelodge accommodation as much as possible and use/support small hotels and guest houses. It is experiences like this that make err back to using these chains, as some small hotels are very poor value, as experienced here. With hotel chains there is a set standard.