The hotel was sub standard. The room was small and of you want more than a bed and a window, this is not the hotel for you. You have you hand in your room key every time you go in or out of the hotel (no card key facilities) so you have to then come back to reception to pick your key back up each time you return so you can't wonder in or out whenever you want without feeling like you are being monitored. If I wanted to feel 16 years old again and as though I was clocking in and out with my parents, I would have moved back home, not stayed at a hotel. The bathroom was tiny, I could practically use the toilet and shower at the same time, and there were small bugs crawling all over the bathroom floor. Gross. The mattress flopped to one side. No curtains, but blinds so as soon as the sun comes up the room is filled with brightness so you're awake at the crack of dawn, and to top this there is no air conditioning so when your sun facing room fills with light - it also floods with heat, so you lay on your lopsided mattress melting away. The window didn't close so you could hear everything from outside, from drunken groups coming back from a night out at 4am to every car that drives past (and there are many) to nearby construction work - so if you're a light sleeper - good luck to you. The room itself, although clean was beyond basic. A bed, 4 walls and a window that didn't close. I had a 'mini room' for one person to stay in, and although it would have done the job (getting a peaceful nights sleep) there was no peace about it. After finally managing to fall asleep at 4:30am once the drunkerd folk outside had retired to their abodes, I was awoken on the Sunday morning at 7am by the church bells across the road, which no lie, ring for 5 minutes and sounded as though were in my room, they were that loud. Hot tired and achy, I gave up trying to sleep.
One of the guys on reception was really friendly, whilst having to clock in and out every time I came and went from the hotel, he would provide me with suggestions of things to do in Nottingham.