Basic but clean hotel in a convenient location.
Posted Oct 31, 2016
We stayed overnight at this hotel as we were attending a wedding in Berkeley. We visited the hotel to sign paperwork at around 11am, and although we could not use our rooms at this time as they had not been cleaned, the receptionist was happy to give us our room cards so that we could go straight to our rooms when we got back late at night.
The rooms themselves are clean but basic, probably due for refurbishment soon. However, at this price point we really could not complain as there really isn't much accommodation in the immediate area.
In room facilities included a TV with Freeview, a kettle with tea, coffee and biscuits, and a trouser press, as well as ample storage.
The bathroom was reasonably sized, with a full size bath and good shower. However, when we flushed our toilet the pipes feeding the cistern 'knocked' loudly for around 45 seconds so you felt that the whole hotel would be cursing you. For reference our room was 119.
The reception area stocked beers, wines, soft drinks, snacks and toiletries at far better prices than the service station next door. Parking is free.
Handily, if like us you plan on visiting the local area, there is an access road reserved for guest use only so that you can drive directly onto the local A road without having to rejoin the M5 like other traffic.