Style over substance
Posted Jun 3, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel room looks good but it really is a case of style over substance; a plastic mattress protector is definitely not what I'd expect from a decent hotel and there was nowhere to store any unpacked items. Hanging space and available hangars could not cope with two people for two nights and there were no drawers whatsoever in the room.
We ended up with piles of clothing, underwear and toiletries etc stacked on any unavailable surface - I don't expect to have to live out of my suitcase when I've paid for an expensive hotel room.
The bathroom had no shelving, and nowhere to hang towels that would keep them dry when the shower was in use unless you count the floor. Not satisfactory at all.
The bar - very disappointing. The first night found a rowdy group of foul mouthed customers who were using offensive language yet the barman did nothing to stop them. It was left to us to ask them to tone it down and we were then subjected to ridicule and abuse from the group, and the barman still ignored it. Shameful behaviour from all concerned. The second evening (after making sure that group weren't present) we ventured in for a nightcap, waited fifteen minutes for the barman to appear, and then had to retrieve him from the kitchen. Twice.
We won't be back.