Good place to eat but not to stay
Posted Aug 30, 2013
We were put in a room on the second floor which was dark, had sloping eaves against which I bumped my head more than once in the gloom, and an integrated (tiny) bathroom with handbasin and small shower. There was a separate toilet. The colour scheme throughout the hotel is purple/mauve and this continued into our bedroom. I have never slept in such a lousy dark room. I defy any lady to try to put her make up on.
The hotel is obviously very popular for its dinners. Our meal was first class, albeit a bit overpriced.
The breakfast was unbelievably bad. I think perhaps what had happened was that a large group had eaten there before us, as nothing was replaced or refilled. The last straw was when the one and only waitress removed the basket of croissants before we had finished eating. In fairness, the hotel decided not to charge us for breakfast after I had complained.
The surrounding area is great, and the view from the balcony overlooking the river is magnificent. The whole place however is very much in need of a major renovation.
As we were leaving we saw a big convention party, so it must be popular for this sort of activity.