I had a good stay at Marmadukes, the hotel, a Victorian town house has character & offers a personal experience with just 21 rooms spread across 2 buildings. The setting is a well heeled residential street, close to but removed from the full hubbub of the city centre, a pleasant 15 minute walk away. They offer limited on-site parking for a bargain price of £7 daily. Pre-book if you want a space. Alternatively there is plentiful free on-street parking after 4pm & before 10am (all day on a Sunday).
My room, the 4 poster suite was spacious & inviting, done out in period style with solid dark wood furniture & heavy drapes. The bed was super comfortable & the room thoughtfully equipped with biscuits & beverages. Any hotel that supplies you with 20 tea-bags gets a big thumbs up from me! The bathroom was nicely presented with roll top bath, good products but no shower. Reception staff were superb - friendly & sincere & breakfast was perfectly good with amiable, efficient service.More