Tired & dowdy. Disappointing.
Posted Aug 8, 2016
We arrived to a lukewarm reception, took our key and headed for the room. Alarm bells started ringing when it was obvious the hall carpet hadn't been hoovered for a good few days. However, our room was a good size, bright and airy, and on the surface all was fine. Unfortunately, this was not quite the case. We found a dead wasp on the bed, lots of dirt and dust behind the bedside cabinet when plugging in our bedside light,and black mould, a loose toilet seat and a rotten window frame in the bathroom.In fairness, the none of this was individually bad enough to ask for a new room, but when paying for a 'superior' room, clean would have been a good start.
So we headed downstairs for a meal - or we would have had the restaurant not been closed to visitors as a wedding reception was underway. This was never mentioned at either booking or check-in, and the staff hadn't thought to point this out and suggest somewhere local we could go. However, we found a TGI Fridays just up the road so all was not lost.
We did have a good breakfast, but in a very tired dining room with the remains of the wedding decorations hanging from the ceiling, and checked out with the brusque receptionist. We won't be back.