We stayed on Saturday 11th Feb (Valentines's Weekend) We hadn't booked it as such but nearer the time on the website it advertised it as such (and in the lift) that dinner would be by candle light. Although we hadn't booked that, we kind of though some tables would have candles on them - NO!!! - nothing at all to resemble Valentines at all.
We booked a table for 7. We were the only ones in the restaurant. We received our starter at 7.45, to be told, sorry about the delay but we have a wedding on".
I think our room was in the new part of the building although it was very creaky and you could hear everthing. I could even hear the person in the next room snoring during the night. The bed was hard and so were the pillows. I don't think that either of us got any sleep!! My partner has slight hearing problems and usually we have the subtitles on the TV so not to distube other people - although it was a new digital tv, it wouldn't work, it just kept saying "not available". We asked reception but they just said that the TV had probably not been connected to the remote!
Breakfast - well. I never really know what is best, buffett or freshly cooked. This was buffett, and nearly everyitng was empty. You just end up standing there waiting with somthing on your plate, which eventually goes cold.
The location is great for the City Centre but was a bit disappointed with the comfort and food.
As it was Valentines weekend my partner rang the hotel to try to arrange some flowers and wine to be delivered to the room, only to be told that we hadn't got a booking. We clearly had but had to spoil the surprise by telling me and having to re-check that we had booked. I didn't get my flowers or wine!!!!
We went to visit the Cathedrel, but it was £9.00 per person - we declined.
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