As you can see this was our bedroom with garden view? Shame they omitted the fact we had a girder built fire escape out side! I understand that the fire regulations and the reason for this but it was so close I could not open the window all the way as it was stopped by the railings? The view was available as long as you stood in the bathroom and next to the toilet with the door open. At that angle it was a great view but not really sustainable or the best place to drink the vodka and lemon afternoon freshener
It was claimed to be a 4* hotel the only 4 stars we could see were those blinking though the rails and girders at night. The evenings we were there were quite warm so it was thought a good idea to keep the window ajar to freshen the bedroom. (No Aircon) It did seem like a great plan and until first light? As soon as the sunlight peaked over the horizon, it was the alarm call for all the pigeons of Torquay. I am not sure if it was all of them on the fire escape, but it did sound like it was the testing ground for all the cooing and chirping they could muster at a time I was not intending to wake at!
To help our sleep they also did not mention on check in that the rail station across the road was removing a temporary metal bridge throughout the weekend evenings so they do not disrupt the trains in the day!
I do think it only fair that next time I go away I give due notice to all my friends on HU of where I will be so that you can avoid it.