Good and bad points
Posted Sep 3, 2016
Booked here on recommendation for a 4 day business trip. Well located for me in a sleepy village, for which I expected peace and quiet. Was clean and tidy with friendly, polite and professional staff. The food was excellent too.
But the good points were sadly let down in other areas. The beds in my twin-bed room were wooden slatted and the slightest movement created creaking that was loud enough to wake the dead, let alone the neighbours. No air-con and single glazed windows, which I couldn't open because the A1 runs along behind the hotel. The village is quiet but the rooms are at the back and the A1 traffic is continuous throughout the night.
The food was really good, but the wine was tainted because the glass hadn't been rinsed. All I could smell was the dishwasher cleaner. And whilst the menu stated just 4 items for the main course, with a standard 19,95 for 2 courses, when I got the bill, I found they added 5.95 for having the steak, which was one of the four. If you want a really good steak for much less, there are several places better in the area.
Overall, I've stayed in worse, much worse, and I've stayed in many hotels around the UK. This may be OK for one night, but I wouldn't want to do a whole week again.