The pub, the mad and the ugly – life in Britain’s budget hotels!

Leigh Banks and Andrea Martin-Banks

Leigh Banks and Andrea Martin-Banks

Andrea is chief news researcher for CWF and head of a media and PR company based in the UK. Leigh G Banks is a former Fleet Street journalist, now a writer and broadcaster with

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3 Responses

  1. leigh says:

    Paul Rusling
    Interesting piece Leigh, but there are many excellent hotels in East Yorkshire as you know. (You had an invite to come and stay with us!) The guy in Beverley is a crackpot, clearly.

  2. leigh says:

    Nina Martin 1st degree connection 1st Semi-Retired author and researcher.

    I stayed in the Piccadilly Hotel in Manchester for 2 nights last year. The floor would have been softer than the bed – literally, but the carpet was filthy, it was so hard it made my hips sore. The phone didn’t work and as I was up in the attic at the back it was a big deal!, the bedside light didn’t work, the paid for internet didn’t work for a large part of the weekend, the water stopped working for a short amount of time and there were only 2 channels on the tv, but as the picture was so bad you couldn’t watch anyway. When I complained politely at reception, they could not have cared less and a female with a very false smile painted on her face just shrugged and said in was the weather!!!!

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