A bed for the night
I was a little nervous about staying at the hotel lily as it hadnt received great reports, however, my origional choice was unavailable and we needed a cheap place to crash. i am relieved to say that the hotel wasnt nearly as bad as i had feared, yes, it was cheap, you do get what you pay for, but it was relatively clean, convenient, and secure. i got the feeling that the majority of the staff were not english, and did not really have a welcoming or hard working manor, but again, for £47 per night, i guess they were of a reasonable standard. as with any hotel, there are things i could "nit pick" about, but it is pointless for such a hotel. the bedroom and bathroom were quite small, the bed didnt seem so welcoming, but was, however, suprisingly comfortable. i would not have wanted to stay longer than a few days, nor would i recommend it a romantic get away or a family hotel, but if you dont expect too much, it is fine as a cheap bed for the night or two whilst sight seeing or partying. if breakfast is important to you, its worth knowing that the continental is simply toast and jam, the cooked breakfast looked ok, but was not included in our package. you cant check in until after 2pm, but we locked our luggage in a cupboard at reception until we came back that night, it was perfectly safe.