Watch the rip off costs
Posted 09-Sep-2016 on Hotels
My wife and I stayed for two nights in Sept 2016.
Being a 3 star I didn’t expect too much, even though the price was higher than other hotels within driving distance. The furniture showed a lot of scuff marks and wear which was a shame as it would have been nice otherwise. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and the (one) evening meal we had was ‘OK’.
But I had two serious issues with this hotel. Firstly, there was a loud fan noise in our bedroom. I reported it to reception on the first night as we went for the evening meal in the hotel and it was gone when we returned to the room. We assumed they fixed it. However, when we returned to the room on the second night the noise had returned. This time the receptionist was much less helpful. Someone did then come to our room and said that “it was probably the big extractor fans they have for the kitchen and that there was nothing they could do about it”.
The second issue was the price of the drinks in the bar and restaurant. A basic beer at almost 5 pounds (even more than in London hotels!), but more critically was the price I was charged for a small glass of white wine at 7 pounds (yes 7 for the 125ml size). So a two course meal for two came to 83 pounds. For the quality etc. it should have been nearer 55 or 60 pounds (and we eat out a lot, so we know how much meals cost in restaurants and hotels!!)
They certainly tried to maximise their profit on these additional food and beverage costs