I would give 6 stars to 'Sleep Quality' and 'Able to Relax' if this was an option.
I stayed at the hotel at a time when I had a particularly strong aversion to noise because of my condition. I had
stayed at other hotels with varying levels of noise from (present disruptive/ present intrusive/ present non - intrusive)
I would describe my stay here as quiet and tranquil.
From struggling to get 2-3hrs sleep with interruption in other hotels to 6hrs sleep with no interruption during before or after at holiday inn. I'd usually get some noise from the next room or the floor above but this was noticeably absent throughout my stay.
I don't like hotels with doors at the end of each corridor. you end up hearing doors slam together each time someone walks past not to mention other traffic noise.
Staff were very professional, check in was quick, nice and easy, lots of space as you enter the hotel lobby.
Lots of room in lifts, my floor was absolutely quiet and no doors at the end or start of the corridor
I must have heard only 1 person that entire evening walking across the hall (and there was no noise, i.e. it was not intrusive)
It felt like I was the only person on that floor.
No noise the following morning, no traffic or noise from staff cleaning rooms etc
The decor was refreshing, use of space was efficient and delightful.
I immediately noticed the way the room was arranged, It felt exactly like I had designed it myself.
I appreciate that:-
1. There was a dedicated office style desk and office style chair and the desk was clear save for a reading lamp. It looked like a real workstation with lots of sockets and USB ports nearby as opposed to a dresser masquerading as a workstation or a desk full of clutter and marketing presented as 'useful information'
2. There was dedicated space for information which would usually be strewn across the desk in other hotels. There was a small basket mounted on the wall to hold leaflets, pamphlets and other information.
3. The tv/monitor was mounted on the wall and was on showing the weather and a welcome message with my name, so very nice approach especially if you weren't expecting that. Again delightful and refreshing.
4. There were sockets near the bed, I always appreciate that, so you aren't tied to one corner of the room if you are working a device that needs to be plugged in to the main power supply.
5. The coffee station was separate from the desk, again efficient use of space. Really roomy, easy to move around, it didn't feel cluttered or like I could stub my toe against furniture or luggage.
6. The bathroom featured a shower over bath and the toiletries were excellent.
I've stayed in hotels where the toiletries looked, felt and smelled like industrial goo that you'd find in a construction site, then you have hotels with decent soap, gel that feels like soap and smells good in a clean bathroom, then you have a well presented, clean refreshing experience (just little things which you notice) going all out with the toiletries similar to brands like sea kelp and aqua viva which was my experience at Holiday Inn in Salford Media City.
The room & bathroom was fresh and clean with a subtle hint of lime, the view was amazing. Overall, it would have been enough that it was quiet and I could get some sleep and that it was reasonably clean, but I was bowled over by many things from easy & quick check in to the room design and space and features to the refreshing and unique style and facilities and then the many little things which shows that a lot of thought and effort was put into the setup. I kept thinking that whoever designed and put this together takes pride in their work because it shows. [Menos]