We bought a bargain Groupon deal; £69 for two nights b&b and a welcome drink on arrival. We would have been very unhappy paying the full price which would have been about £190.
A summary of the issues:
- slightly uninterested staff although friendly enough.
- non functioning shower and when reported we were given the keys to a room where guests had vacated to use their shower....stepping over the used towels on the floor. That shower had even less pressure ( I am talking about a dribble at best, unless you want a cold shower).
Having struggled to wash long hair in the bath we were told that it was odd the shower wasn't working as noone had reported it. And that it would get fixed that day. Nothing happened and no-one mentioned it again. So we had another bath before skipping the very ordinary breakfast and departing the following morning.
- breakfast options were tea or coffee ( no offer of juice despite a juice type glass sitting empty on the table), and a choice between basic fry up or coissants.
The place served its purpose as we just wanted somewhere cheap to stay near Bath, but the fact that we were not asked how our stay was when we checked out before the free breakfast goes some way to explain the lack of effort on show.
Oh, and the room had a large diagonal decor crack, peeling ceiling with old water mark from a previous leak, black exhaust marks on wall from...I have no idea, suspect substance splattered on wall behind wc, hair on bath that didn't belong to either of us, bulbs out and not replaced and lots of dust on show between the secondary glazing.
The bed was comfy and clean.
Photos available on request.
If there is another Groupon deal I would say give it a go but skip breakfast, but at full price I wouldn't bother.
On another note, Bath is as good as it ever was and always worth a visit.
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