Friendly hotel, clean rooms, excellent value
We stay here regularly. You can often get a very good room rate by booking in advance.
The reception area is ridiculously over the top for a hotel of this type, but fun to look at!
The rooms don't reflect the first impression, being tired now. They are kept excellently clean, but the bathroom fittings in most of the rooms are very old, rusting and black, which makes them look unhygienic, even if they are not.
I gather that they are now starting to upgrade the rooms as money becomes available, which will make this a wonderful hotel again.
The food is very good. Breakfast is a buffet style, but probably the best quality buffet (full english) we have ever had, anywhere in the world! Dinner is good, but not outstanding.
We have found a room which we particularly love, and ask for every stay now, as it seems to have been upgraded more recently than most. Not telling you which one though!
The staff are wonderful, but turnover seems high, and numbers of staff too low - they work crazy hours. The owners need to staff up to correct levels.
We haven't used the leisure facilities, but they look very good, and are popular.