Check in was quick and staff were very pleasant; room was fine, although somewhat noisy when the arena (which my room faced) were packing away late at night. Wifi kept dropping out on my phone and would not connect on my laptop, but this was not a huge problem for me as I had a lot of off-line work to do, so the lack of internet distractions was welcome!! Bed was comfortable and I slept well, bathroom was also fine, with a huge shower space!
I used the restaurant downstairs for one night, which was fine but nothing special, pizza could have done with another minute in the oven I feel, but it did the job. I am happier to say that breakfast was very good, with a good range of food on offer, the warm offering was also good and seemed high-quality, and I would also not have been disappointed with the continental selection if that is what I had fancied at the time; and as ever, the staff were friendly and helpful.
Speedy check-out lived up to its name and I received the invoice via email soon after, once again staff were friendly and helpful, offering me an umbrella for the day as it was very wet outside. I took the options to leave my bags at the hotel while I attended a conference locally, the £2 charge for this was a little unexpected, as I have never paid for this service before in a hotel, but needs must!