I'd been warned about the noise from nearby live music venues, and was prepared for that, but what I hadn't expected was so much noise from within the hotel. The full height atrium delivers every sound to every room in the hotel!! Upon check-in I had people up and down to my room for the first couple of hours, unlocking my safe and supplying an adaptor for the supplied kettle (the plug did not fit one single socket in the room). Then there was the matter of having to have my keycard constantly re-set, as almost every time I left the room, I was unable to re-enter with the card. Location is key - if you can put up with the noise and the nuisances, this hotel would be a good choice solely for location. Friendly staff, nice furnishings, great art, and I also like the fact that I could come and go without passing Reception, which is located on 2nd floor.