In need of a revolution A review of Royal Hotel

2 nights at the Royal 24-26 Nov 2006. Royal by name but unfortunately nothing Regal about it. On the plus side, it's close to the station so you can listen to the trains at night if you wish. The place is looking very tired and belies the images on the hotel website. I've only ever heard more squeaky floorboards in a cheesy horror movie. TV was tiny and very old with no sign of any type of satelite programme. The water pressure in the shower was very poor and the thermostat was almost non existant with the water ranging from hot to cold in a matter of seconds. Maybe this was intentional as a sample of Bath's 'Thermae Spa' experience. Full English breakfast on Saturday was adequate but the fried egg was burnt and crispy on the outside and runny on the inside. Selection of cereals and croissants was good though. I particularly enjoyed the muesli which had good quality oats. Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast on Sunday but the salmon had a flavour of smoked haddock about it which was unusual to say the least. Overall, at £100 per night it was considered very poor value.

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