The Shrubbery Hotel is certainly not a 3*** hotel. It may have been fourty years ago, but its heating system is at the brink of failure. Albeit we got a room swap due a very cold room, the property is generally dated and lacks investment. The single glazed windows and only slightly warm radiators don't contribute towards a cozy room away from home experience. The bathroom ceiling was partially collapsed.
The included breakfast was only offered at from 8am, which is far too late for active outdoors loving people. To make the most out of the sparse daylight in winter, one has to be able to get this before sunrise. We hoped to be offered at least some toast and spread, but were left without any breakfast or offer to make up for this with a partial refund.
Overall, a 2** chain property offers better value than the Shrubbery Hotel.