Convenient stop over
Posted Nov 20, 2016
Check in was fine and quick, the hotel had already taken payment from the guarantee card which was after the 6pm deadline so fine but could be annoying if you planned to pay with a different card.
The room for a family was a bit strange as it was a room adapted for disabled people, so there were emergency alarms etc. which my son took great delight in pulling! Not a major problem but we were a little surprised when someone suddenly knocked on the door to check on us.
Of slightly more concern was the fact that the 4th bed in the room was pushed right against an electric heater, luckily our youngest is still in a travel cot so we didn't need it but it would not be suitable to be left on with a small child sleeping in the bed and the room was cold without it on. Unfortunately we were disturbed at night by the fire alarm going off for around a minute, not sure why this was but it was quite irritating as we had just got to sleep.
The TV in the room had a good choice of channels. I popped into the bar/restaurant to get a drink and it looked like a nice place to get a drink or some food for fairly sensible prices.
The corridors all smell a little of smoke as a lot of people seem to stand outside smoking, the building itself is secured at night as you need to use your room key to access the corridors.
Overall it is OK but there are better hotels in the local area starting at a similar price which are unsurprisingly often booked up!