Mercure Hull Royal Hotel
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Today was a bit quieter after the big day yesterday, building up the stamina for the stag do in London tomorrow. It was also Kevin's birthday but he seemed to miss out on his birthday cake. Will sort that out. Happy Birthday Kev. Today we all went for a drive to Bridlington to have lunch with Jo's parents John & Trish. The idea was to have lunch then show Kevin & Steven the seaside English style. Also went up to ...
... They have paid carpark areas where people leave their cars and set off walking on defined public footpath areas across hill and dale (and private land!) - I don't think this would go down well in Oz!
While having our cuppa it was like a sunny day on the NSW tablelands, cool, about 12 or 14 degrees and a bit breezy - I overheard a girl say to her boyfriend, "oh what a lovely day"! I am glad we live in Oz!
We passed several ...
... you want from there like shoes, clothes and linen.
After Primarnie we went to the William Wilberforce pub for a Pimms and strawberry which was sweet and delicious. After looking around a few more shops in Hull (not quite as nice as York according to Shelly and based on my own observations) we went to a old school pub for lunch.
In the afternoon Claire and I took the two little dogs and walked into the town for an ice cream. After taking a ...
Had a very cruisy day in Pocklington.. looked around the city and checked out the cemetery. There was a brand new Gypsy grave which was huge and covered by gorgeous flowers (apparently the gypsies are very rich here cause they don't pay taxes... dunno how much of that is true!)
Went to the supermarket and perused the shelves (mostly the fruit aisles where we bought more grapes, strawberries, blackberries and cherries).
Also had an incident with Claire's red nail polish. ...
... Very cute though with little lanes and heaps of original brick buildings.
So Claire's Mums house is at 9 Reilly Mews which is a lovely little street 1 minute from two supermarkets (Sainsbury and Aldi). It is a three level terrace house with the kitchen and living area on the first floor, Loren's (Claire's sisters) room and our guest room on the second floor and Shelly and Peter's room on the top floor. They also ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Hull Royal Hotel Kingston-upon-Hull
I decided to go back to Hull for the evening on my 40th after being away for 8 years (not in prison!). I always remember the Royal Station Hotel as being quite grand. We checked in and immediately regretted it. I'm not Howard Hughes but the first shoeox we were offered stank, was filthy and the bedsheets had stains. It overlooked a lean to roof full of rubbish, the net curtains were covered with mould. The second, after politely refusing to stay in it was'nt much better.........AVOID.
We have also since had brand new linen and towells put into all bedrooms and net curtains are cleaned regularly. This has substantially improved the standard of our rooms.
Just had an interesting 2 night stay at this hotel and managed to get home completely tired out through the lack of sleep. I don't know whether it is next to the police station but at all hours throughout the night (up to and including 5.00 am) I was kept awake with the sirens of vehicles, this was on top of the fighting and shouting outside from customers not from the hotel and also the deafening sound of the 2 wedding disco's inside the hotel.
Do not stay here. The hotel smells of a mixture of diesal fumes, old chip fat and cigarettes. I booked an 'executive' non-smoking room. After being given a regular (dirty) room I got the Executive room, non-smoking but smelled of cigarettes and diesal and had two ashtrays in the room. The beds in each of the rooms looked like thay had been rescued from a skip and the bedding as though it had seen better days, sometime in the 80's probably was the beddings heyday. The carpets?, don't ask, don't take your shoes off though. This hotel is in serious need of a refurb in the bedrooms, corridors and reception area.
Not up to much
First problem was finding it. I drove up and down several times -- I was looking for the "Quality" hotel, but the large sign on the front says "Royal Hotel", with "Quality" in much smaller letters lower down. Mentioned this to the receptionist, she said lots of people had had this problem. I suggested that if this was so, then maybe this might prompt some action -- but was met with polite (i.e. rude) silence.
Service in the restaurant was incredibly slow and amateurish. Shown to dirty table which was not wiped. Food was OK though.
Poor shower - noisy room overlloking train station platform - breakfast poor with poor service
First thing I would say to the hotel is - introduce some non smoking policies in the lobby - smoke seemed to fill the area and was really unpleasant - also try emptying some ash trays!!!
Having stayed for one night I would not recommend this hotel nor use it again. In the morning there was no hot water and the breakfast was almost inedible. When we went to check out they tried to overcharge us by £15 and when I questioned it there was no apology but a silent print out of a correct invoice. When I complained about the water the receptionist asked if I wanted to speak to the manager. When she arrived she admitted that they had had problems with the water, i.e. they knew about it and she apologised. Surely the time to apologise to guests was before they complain if they already knew about the situation. It appeared to me that she only apologised to shut me up. Not a penny was deducted from the bill even though in our minds the hotel had not fulfilled their promise of quality service.
Had a midweek break at the Royal Hotel (room only). Room very comfortable, hotel very clean, centrally located, would recommend. Value for money if you get a good internet deal. Would stay there again.
I stayed in this hotel on business in October 2004. As I walked to my room there was a bucket in the middle of one of the corridors catching water leaking through a hole in the ceiling. The room was small and dirty. I had to plug in a laptop lead behind a bedside table and was appalled at the state of the wall and floor which looked like it had not been cleaned in years. The bathroom was very small and had a tiny sink, no room to put anything and just a small shower. If this hotel has recently been refurbished then I would hate to have stayed in it before! I can definately say that I will not be returning, especially not at a rack rate of £120 excluding breakfast.
Very reasonable hotel
Stayed at the Quality Royal Hotel in Hull for a wedding. The rooms were quite small but recently refurbished and very pleasant. Having a Playstation console in the TV is also a nice touch.
Good location as well.
The bar at the hotel is very expensive considering the price of drinks in the rest of Hull - more than twice as expensive as the bars across the road!!
All in all definitely recommended though.