Chain hotels are all well-and-good, but I always like to look for somewhere like this - quirky, individual, and above all, comfortable. This hotel does not have the trappings, such as a restaurant or bar, but what it does have is lovely comfortable rooms, a real sense of history, and a five minute walk to the frankly stunning 'Another Place' installation by Anthony Gormley. OK, so the bathroom was down the hall, but just look at it (see pic). The lack of a restaurant meant I got the chance to explore the local restaurants. Some of which were truly dreadful, but redeemed by the excellent Nepalese restaurant at the top of the high street. Overall, the welcome is warm, the attention to detail exceptional, and I will definitely stay again if I'm in the area. Oh, and the breakfast is top-notch.