Smelly, dirty, freezing room with slept-in bedding
Posted Feb 28, 2016
The staff was friendly and the building has some really cool history, and from what I hear the restaurant and pub are fantastic, but that's where it all takes a steep nosedive.
Our room smelled musty and dirty. Upon inspection, my wife and I found tons of dust and dirt behind the bed and side tables, under the bed, and under all of the chair cushions. When I pulled back the bedding to inspect for bedbugs, which everyone does these days, I found (right where my upper body would be covered) what very clearly looked like blood stains. I pulled the sheet off the bed and found addition stains near the foot. These were older stains but they definitely looked like blood.
I did not find any evidence of active bedbug activity (and it was 2am when we finally got there and did this inspection) so we stayed.
The night was one of the longest and most uncomfortable I've ever had. At first it was the smell that bothered me. My eyes and nose actually started to burn from it. But after a short amount of time it was the chill. It got so cold in that room that my wife and I were shivering.
We found a space heater in the room and plugged it in. It helped take the chill off a bit, however not completely, and now the air was smelly and so dry that I could barely breathe.
To add further insult it injury, the notice from the traffic outside was relentless at all hours of the night. The plastic covered wonders did nothing to keep out the chill or the noise.