The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Posted Jan 20, 2016 on Hotels
Went for Straw Bear Festival. Falcon perfect location, good parking, BUT we followed sign and had to move chairs/tables to get into car park, to find there was another entrance! Staff great. Some serious re-furb much needed, esp carpets. Room had plaster off walls; curtains hanging from cable ties, you could only use if over 6'2" and could 'lift' across curtain rail; door that you had to 'wallop with your shoulder' to open and it was 'shaved' down to the chipboard/wood; window was rotten and couldn't be opened as painted 'shut', however the gaps around it were so big that it gave ventilation; one bedhead missing; noise from some sort of unit cutting in and out gave sleepless night; shower wouldn't turn off but (engineer) friend managed to fix it using a teaspoon (hadn't taken screwdriver for staying in B&B!). Place was heaving with 'young' folk and music shook our room, and there was vomit on the carpet on Sun morn., the 'ladies' was on the first floor where our rooms were and there was serious drinking going on all day/night, so unsurprising really. However, the room was clean with comfy chairs to relax, beds really comfy and clean. It was a festival w/e, and the price reflected the shortfalls. If you want a clean, comfy room with welcoming staff for the Festival and you can cope with the shortfalls, go for it. It was wonderfully quiet the next morning, there is no traffic noise and it is centrally placed.