For the price/location ratio, this hotel was excellent. Walking distance from all major spots, less than 10 mins walk from the train station. There are amenities like safe (but this is very small), kettle, fridge, iron, vanity kit, shower gel and body lotion. Bed was comfortable and big for a single. Room was warm.
However, the room did show signs of wear: scuff marks and dents on furniture. Blind was hanging off on one side. But more unforgivable: cleanliness was lacking. There were white fibres on my carpet, crumbs on the desk chair and dust around the built in safe and on the towel heater in the bathroom. Not good enough and certainly not good enough for a 4* hotel. Hence a star taken off. Bathroom and sheets were clean though thankfully.
I asked for a quiet room - got room 201 which was back facing and end of corridor, however I could hear the building’s extraction fans - this wasn’t very loud though and white noise was fine to drown it out and meant I slept well. There was a weird mechanical whooping sound I could hear periodically in the bathroom: that was annoying but tolerable as only in the bathroom and I didn’t spend that much time on there! Hotel is older so no double glazing and I could hear the occasional thumps and bumps but nothing too disruptive (I.e. I couldn’t hear my neighbours, kitchen, deliveries etc.).
Left luggage room: this is accessible by anyone given a key card so I ask reception to hold on to my valuables.