Avoid if you need to park a car.
The Royal Station Hotel might look good in the photographs, but in reality it is looking a bit tired and in need of a refurbishment. The single room I stayed in was clean and comfortable, with a mini fridge, kettle, steam iron and ironing board, but there were three things that spoilt my stay. The first was that the fire alarm went off twice in the early hours for no reason. The second was the noisy behaviour of several guests, again in the early hours, with no intervention by any hotel staff. But by far the main reason why I will not use the hotel again was the ridiculously small, cramped car park. The hotel only has spaces for a fraction of their guests, so arriving back at the hotel every night was a complete lottery as to whether I would be able to park my car securely or have to leave it in distant side streets and walk back to the hotel. This was made all the more annoying because at the time of writing, the 'car park' was a hotch potch of old, faded yellow and white painted bays, each colour indicating a different parking angle. Many of the guests during my stay complained about the very poor, totally confusing parking arrangements. To leave the hotel car park, you have to pass through the main rail station long stay car park, which lets you transit through the barriers for free within 20 minutes, but costs £16 per night if you can't get a hotel space and need to ensure your vehicle is safe. That is a massive hidden expense if you are staying for several nights.