Luxury?- No, OK?- Yes
Posted 12-Nov-2015 on Hotels
We chose this hotel for its location so, having read some of the reviews online, we thought we'd give the Abode a try. The location of the hotel is perfect. Right by the cathedral and shops, very centrally located!. Plenty of restaurants on the doorstep and, of course, the Michelin rated restaurant in our hotel. We stayed Friday-Sunday and we found it quite busy although this didn't bother us. We had chosen a "Desirable" room, but what is so desirable about it, well, I'm no too sure... The room had a fantastic view of the cathedral and it was of a modern design. The room is quite small though with a bed in the middle of the room. The roll top bath is situated behind the bed as well as the sink. No shower. The toilet is located in the wardrobe, yes, the wardrobe!! The mattress was way too soft and gave both of us a backache. No plug sockets by the bed, so we had to ask for an extension lead. Breakfast was ok, but not worth £15, which you pay if this is not part of your deal (which ours was). For a £15 breakfast I would expect breakfast to be more than ok.... I know it doesn't sound like it, but the hotel was ok hence the 3 star review. Would we stay here again? Probably not, as there are other good hotels in the area. I will also add, that I travel frequently on business, both within the UK and abroad, so have quite a lot of experience in regards to hotels and their various standards. This hotel is ok, but not a luxury hotel, which some sites advertise it as.