Overnight Stay

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This week is another busy week. The Mhinisteir had more meetings and on top of that we had to be at the Cathedral for a special service which was to be followed by supper for clergy and their spouses.

The trip to the Cathedral meant an overnight stay as it was going to be a long night. I am still very tired from last week and so headed straight back to the hotel after the service at the Cathedral. The Mhinisteir went ahead without me for supper. By the way, I had already informed the relevant people a week ago so that there will be no wastage.

This gave me the opportunity to make some notes of the hotel especially the room.

The welcome at the reception was warm. We were assigned room 6 and it turned out to be a suite. The room was huge!!!! There was a copper bath in the middle of the room. Call me old fashioned but I would be very uncomfortable to use the bath as I consider bath times sacred and need privacy!!!🤣

Anyway, as I was going to miss supper at the cathedral, I needed food. The plan was to just get room service. Upon arrival, I realised that there was no room service menu in the room; I was to ring reception. I also saw that the menu in the restaurant was going to be very limited due to….. Covid19!

I just couldn’t be bothered to ring reception and wait for them to bring me a limited room service menu and then to discover that nothing meets my dietary requirement! I brought some home made salad along and so that became my evening meal.

The room itself was very quiet which meant that we had a good night’s sleep. Unusally for a hotel, the heating in the room worked superbly. It was clean too. All in all, it is somewhere that we would stay again. At £210 a night for the room alone, it wasn’t inexpensive but then a peaceful night’s sleep is priceless!😁