Don't disturb the staff.
Posted May 27, 2016
Arrived by taxi from hotel in Brighton at about 12:45. Neither of 2 counter staff really wanted to wait on us. They were both over computers.
1st and nearest one barely looked up and said come back in an hour, hour and half. We were in trusting him and his computer. What about our luggage? We'll look after them. We had left them near the door.
We just stood there.
2nd one a little more friendly. Since you must come into hotel by back door, did not know where to go. 2nd one more friendly. Leave bags and go out front door and get something to eat. Check in isn't till 2. Since very old old place I asked just how old. Didn't know. (found out from a passerby outside from late 1700's. ). Are at local restaurant, came back, fast check in, walked us out back to an old addition. Ground floor as we had asked for. Led us to our room. He hurried off.
Breakfast: When I asked if they had one, told 'your didn't pay for it when making reservation. So now will cost. Don't think I was asked when making reservation. Nasty comment about nothing free. All hotels charge. All other hotels we stayed at in England included a great English breakfast with room.
Room: tiny. TV sat on a tea table lower than the BED. Had to move very small TV to window ledge to see from bed. 1 chair but it was beside TV. No room . The bed was old old with coil springs coming through. Hard hard. Such pain when we got up. Could hardly stand. Room was clean.
A new modern Travel Lodge around corner.go there .