The hotel is by Piccadilly gardens which is convenient and within a stones throw of the station. Everything is walk-able.
Unfortunately on check-out (Monday at noon) there was only one receptionist on duty and the queues were dreadful. 15 to 20 couples/business men queued to check in/out whilst a brittle receptionist did her duty. Could she have called upon other staff to assist? I don't know but it was bloody irritating as she did nothing to ease the flow of customers
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The hotel foyer is bright and cheerful and the check in is quick and efficient. Once onto your hotel room floor the atmosphere changes to being a little dull and dark. The rooms are becoming a little worn with chipped surfaces and poor amounts of power sockets in the room (you need some beside the bed). The room is an excellent size and bright with large windows. The television in the room is tiny for the size of the area it's covering. The view out of the room is great across the city. At times it can be a little noisy with the traffic but it does quieten down through the night. For my taste the bed is a little soft and you tend to roll together. The bathroom has a shower over the bath which works well.
Breakfast has an excellent selection and there are items which can be ordered and cooked for you. The dining room has been well furnished in it's time but it also requires an update. The arms of the chairs are worn and stained and I loved the wine cooler installation.
It's time for a little investment in the hotel to bring it up to scratch for the future. It's not a bad place to stay by any means just a little worn.
The employees are excellent.
Traveller from Scotland
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