This was a truly ghastly place to stay. The room we stayed in – no. 7 – was at the top of six flights of steep, narrow stairs. I could have put up with the 1970s décor, the musty smell and the cluttered grimness of the furniture, however, if the place had been functional, but this was not the case.
In the bathroom, the water pressure of the shower was very low, and as soon as the shower head was above knee height the hot water disappeared. This meant that it was impossible to shower and wash hair. In contrast, the hot water in the basin was scalding hot.
In the bedroom, the mattresses were thin and old; the tiny, ancient TV and a wall light didn’t work, and the kettle flex was too short, so we had to put it on the floor to boil water. We would have had better facilities if we had camped out! I rang the manager to complain, but she reacted at first as if this was all news to her, and then became annoyed.
In the interests of fairness,this was not a dirty hotel.
The following day we were given a mediocre breakfast with stale cereals. The facilities were absolutely unacceptable, but the manager refused to give a discount and walked away while we were speaking to her. In addition to all this, there is a ‘spa and sauna’ sign on the front door of the hotel, but they offer neither. And we paid £80 for the privilege of staying in this hovel!