Fine hotel but not a good area
Posted Sep 7, 2016
The hotel itself was fine - nice lobby area, good breakfast selection and helpful staff. The room was okay, it was probably really nice in its day but was a bit tired and needed a few repairs and freshening up (marks on the walls, watermarks on the ceiling where the air on had leaked, towel rail coming off the wall, damp & splitting skirting and door frame next to the shower). The staff member on reception was really nice and extremely helpful, she booked an airport transfer for us and recommended the restaurant next door which was actually really amazing. The main think that stood out about the hotel for us was the area - it was not very nice at all, our balcony looked over a field with derelict and decaying factory buildings. We took a 15 minute walk to the closest cash point down a dark street full of rubbish and graffiti. I've been to many cities all over the world and am used to seeing the parts of the city that aren't so well cared for, but this was particularly bad. I would not stay here again, purely due to the area.