Would like to write and say this was a lovely hotel - but in all honesty, I can't! It looks impressive from the outside, but once inside, it all changes. It is a very old hotel and hasn't managed to keep up with the modern pace. The man that was on reception was very pleasant and helpful, but this didn't make up for the room once I was inside. The first thing I noticed was the stains on the carpet! There were two or three of these in different areas! The next thing was some mould around the bath edges. When I went to put the bedside light on, the top came away - it had broken at the wire frame -and just put back on the top, balancing precariously! The room I was in was at the front of the building, and being on the main road, was quite noisy until after midnight. The bed itself was quite comfortable, and I had a reasonable nights sleep. Breakfast was fine, although I had to go to reception to get the owner before I could order. One strange thing was the fruit juice was in bottles - Britvic by brand, and I have never had that in a hotel before at breakfast. The food was O.K. and seemed to be freshly prepared. There as a problem with the C.C. device, but this was rectified, in a fashion, by the time I left. I would love to say it was all fine, but unfortunately, too many little niggles, let it down. It would need quite a lot of time and money spending to bring it back to its former glory. Steeped in history, it would be magnificent once again if this was done. I don't think I would stay there again, but I do hope they can turn the place around.
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