My room was at the front on the first floor but seems to be only just above the head height of people passing by below, the lack of any form of blinds or nets made it feel rather exposed and, although the curtains were thick, when the window was open for ventilation, the noise from outside was a little problematic until around midnight.
I appreciate that the age, character and location of the hotel are part of its charm and that renovation is under way but some areas are a little shabby.
The quality of the food in the Royalist restaurant was excellent; apparently simple dishes were creative and beautifully presented. All the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.
The ultra-contemporary shower room was great if splashy!