I'm not sure what the owners of the hotel are up to.
Does the expectation or understanding of quality disappear as soon as go over the wrong side of Wales?
Unless you are familiar to its location, the hotel has an unlit sign, making arrival at night exciting.
I had left a note at the time of booking, on booking.com advising the hotel of my later arrival time. A staff member of the hotel had responded to by letting me know that my eta was fine and someone would be on location to let me in.
I ended up stranded at the front door of the hotel in the cold for 22 minutes and 20 seconds, pointlessly pushing a bell button that did not work or was not monitored. The location of the hotel sadly lacks mobile phone coverage on both EE and O2, so neither of my phones could attain the minimum required amount of signal strength to make a call for some time.
Once an outgoing call was possible, I was left trying the same number a few times before a very sleepy man finally answered. Sleepy-man had no expectation of my arrival and was very surprised to hear that I was at the front door.
Once the front door has been opened and I was allowed in, carrying my bag, the beginning of hyperthermia and a running nose, he advised me in the most sarcastic manner that there is a bell available and that I should use it. I then put forward the question of the bell's correct functionality, in which he answered yes before I physically demonstrated the bell's lack of correct functionality before he explained that the bell is a Wi-Fi enabled bell. By process of deduction, at this point, we can deduce that the staff member on duty was "not on duty"...
Anyways time to retreat to my room of £166, yes, £166 please scroll up and see that the room is indeed £166.
The shower was acceptable.
The quality of the towels provided were acceptable.
The ability to make a note to myself to never return.