눉A desk in my room would have been really helpful, as I was not too keen to use the public study area.( It had a nice location on the mezzanine floor, but I was jet lagged and wanted to do my work in my PJs in my room.)
눇The staff and location were superb. The shared bathrooms were kept meticulously clean. The vibe of the building is fantastic as it is embedded in the local community. Locals stay there for various reasons, such as hospice services (I imagine as there are great hospitals nearby). There were local people of all ages, including elders. A local church also gathers there occasionally, bringing in a fun, young crowd. The connections to the local community and diversity of people in the building make it more authentic than other hotels. I also felt safer for this reason.
Also the shared services like pool tables, TV room, free popcorn stand, rocking chairs, study area and garden added character and value.
The rooms are basic, but clean. For someone wanting basic, no frills accommodation in a blue chip historic neighbourhood with great cafes and restaurants, this place is great.
The view from my room was amazing (see photo).