I stayed at this hotel from 3 August to 6 August 2017 with my daughter. When we arrived, we were greeted by the bar lady, and shown our room. She was friendly, and very helpful, and that is probably the only good thing about this "hotel". When you walk in to the hotel area, you are immediately hit with the stench of old carpets. The carpets are also very dirty. The room was a good size, and had all the basics required for a weekend stay, however the room was really dirty. I don't think the window sills had been cleaned in months, as there was a thick layer of dust. I dropped the remote behind the side table, and when my daughter retrieved it for me, her hands were covered in cobwebs. There were also a lot of cobwebs in the passageways.
If you do not want to enter through the bar area, you are able to enter through the side door, which is situated in the alley next to the building. This was a nightmare, because the alley is so dirty. On the steps leading into the building, there was a take out box with fish in it, that had probably been there for weeks, as the stench was horrid. The box was there when we arrived Thursday evening, and was there when we left on Sunday - it is probably still there. There are also empty beer bottles lying in the alley.
Upon arrival we received a 10% off gift voucher for breakfast at the Royal Oak - give this a skip too, as their food is honestly awful.
The pub area is fantastic, and I think this is where the owner has focused most of her attention, as the hotel really is not worth the money that is paid to stay there. The pub is obviously busy until late/early hours of the morning, and therefore the noise carries up into the rooms.
The "hotel" is situated in a perfect location, as it is within walking distance of town and the public transport.
There was a problem with the internet and the hot water too.
As an avid traveler and blogger, I can honestly say that I cannot give this place a thumbs up. I would never return here - but that is my personal opinion - everyone has different requirements - mine is cleanliness and comfort.
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- Stylish boutique rooms, including both double and twin non-smoking rooms. Continental breakfast included in rates and tailored to your choice. ... more less
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