Hotel That Needs An Identity
Posted Sep 22, 2015 on Hotels
This is a good hotel but could easily be a great hotel as it has the location and some of the basis for a 4 star hotel but sadly lacks the minor detail especially in the rooms so only a good 3 star. A previous review stated this was part of the sports clinic next door before it was converted to a hotel and had they spent a little more on the rooms it could be so good. The rooms are good size but the furniture is cheap basic and lacks a few comfort items like a chair only very hard stools, the door between the corridor blocks one of the wardrobes which could have been better placed to prevent this happening. The bathroom has a walk in shower wet room and is nice but lack of any shelving so they have added a tacky shelve above the sink that makes the sink dark. The electric heated towel rail is excellent as is the towels that are large and fluffy. The wall finish is poor and are painted concreate complete with small air holes making it look like a shot gun has been fired at them, a simple plaster skim would do so much as well as improved finishes in other areas. Go to reception and all change and a 4 star look and feel. Decor throughout is retro in areas and not sure it works. The hotel seems to have an identity crisis but add a few nice touches and could be good. A few issues like you only get one toilet roll so if you run out you have to ask or improvise why not add a second holder and leave a spare? Grounds are poor and not maintained like the sports clinic next door.