The room was roomy and spotless. Lovely bathroom and excellent shower. We have a good view of the City as well. The staff were friendly, courteous and helpful.
Location to attractions
cigarette burns on the carpet, stains on the carpet, very small room, shower curtain not screen, air conditioning unit screeching!
Everything from the staff to the hotel room was excellent. Views across the Tyne were outstanding... Paying an extra £12.00 for the hotel parking!
Reception/housekeeping staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very comfortable and clean. Good location in the city. Good facilities. Bar/restaurant staff were rude and unwelcoming. Our friends were allocated a disabled room with a disabled bathroom which was not requested or needed as clearly neither of them were disabled or required such a room. We do not feel that this was acceptable.
The hotel was very nice, clean and couldnt have asked for a nicer place to stay
There is nothing better in this city so its the only option! Hotels in general are very poor in the UK....the quality of the materials that they use in their buildings is really the cheapest of the cheapest.....a 3 start hotel in Germany looks better than a 5 star in the UK......the water pressure in the showers is always an issue and my bidet at home is bigger than the bathtubs!
The hotel was clean, modern and staff were very helpful. The hotel location is a five minute walk from the quay side and a five minute walk to the bus station - were you can get a bus that takes ten mins to get to the metro centre. Didn't like the fact the hotel had no free parking facilities. You need to pay for the car park which costs around £6 per night
superb views good location car parking charge
on check in there was only one member of staff so we waited quite a while to check in and there was a lot of noise right into the early hours of the morning from other guests
I was impressed with the Grey Street Hotel and will definitely be staying there again.
Staff went out of their way to help me with all the problems I encountered with the hotel. Too many to detail here! See the reviews on TripAdvisor too.
The room was very clean and comfortable and newly furnished, staff very helpful. The panini that i ordered through room service was over cooked and hard. Also i paid cash in the morning and yet the hotel held back funds in my bank account which have not been released to date!
Decor is chic and position is terrific Breakfast service was hit and miss. No room for an armchair in the bedroom
The friendliness of the staff and the extremely well-appointed room, spotlessly clean. The hotel was ideal for our theatre/shopping stopover.
Contemporary modern rooms, good location in Newcastle city centre and close to bars and restaurants. Breakfast delivered to room was very poor. Room was located next to air conditioning shaft which was very noisy.
handy to town centre
The interior design of the rooms and the reception area and cellar bar was outstandingly elegant, uncluttered and enjoyable. We welcomed the opportunity to go to the adjoining restaurant for dinner. The water in the shower didn't drain away and Channel 5 was unobtainable - we wanted to watch the Test Match. An iron with an ironing board would be a welcome addition.
Easy access to city, quiet at night, polite staff. I would like to return in the future for a longer stay
The hotel was quite comfortable, and close to Prudhoe where my husband had to go to on business, and only a few miles from Newcastle Metrocentre for me to go shopping. There had recently been a leak above our bathroom, and it smelt damp. The hotel can't be blamed for that, but it needs to be attended to promptly. I would stay at the hotel again, but I would enquire about that beforehand.
Accommodation was roomy and beautifully maintained. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Probably the best value for money I have ever experienced.
easy reach of many places Nothing
The room, the quiet, the bathroom. Excellent stay - would definitely go back. would have liked cable/satellite television and digital (or any) radio.
Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Room was beautifully presented and I was pleasantly surprised as the price was very reasonable. I would definitely return again. A hotel bar would have been nice but not a deal breaker as only 5 miles from city-centre
Staff friendly, clean comfortable room at a reasonable rate. No.
The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly
The staff were very friendly,made you feel welcome.The hotel room itself was a good size,bathroom was spacious with a huge corner bath. The windows were difficult to open.
The grounds were excellent The facilities were basic and shared. For the price charged, on suite should be available.
Location was just what I wanted Meeting friends and enjoying a very nice meal in Chinatown The Dragon House
Comfortable, quiet and calm.A lot of oldfashioned charm with helpful staff. Good service in restaurant.
Friendly staff and easy parking
Very helpful doorman who provided free map of Newcastle and information leaflet plus friendly advice Confusing 'levels' rather than floor numbers. Unusual for breakfast not to be included in room price.
its location and the high standard of the hotel. I would have liked to check in an hour earlier.
We enjoyed the extra luxury of staying in a prime location in the city, we got upgraded to the bridal suite and no extra cost whic was fantastic and everyone was polite and very helpful, we would certainly come again and would be happy to recommend the hotel. we also loved the bathroom, the shower was great. we did not have breakfast as it was rather expensive and all the reviews said it wasnt worth it,
Ease of access directly to city, facilities, bars, staff, the fact that it is an independent hotel & not a chain
It's proximity to the city, you couldn't get closer to the shopping and sights if you tried! The hotel was very basic, it had no atmosphere and looked shabby and in nead of a refit. A distinct lack of luxury swing as it has a 4 star rating!
Comfortable and clean room with a fan to cool us down as it was a very hot day. The staff were very friendly and polite. The room was not ready when we arrived but the staff were great and looked after our luggage for us while we went for lunch.
Staff very pleasant and helpful, and knew area quite well. Hotel well insulated against noise outside of it. Room was quite spacious. Toilet bowl really needs a good bleaching (it was pretty brown) and cracked / loose floor tiles need replacing in bathroom. Also had dirty pillowcase which was replaced, so standards of cleanliness need to be improved.
The location of the hotel
Very convenient for the train station and bus for the metro centre. Staff were very friendly and allowed us into our room when we arrived. We also left our luggage until we left for the train. Excellent service from all staff. The only down side was the level of noise during the night. I would request a quiet room the next time I visit.
Central position, friendly staff. Had Sky TV available in the bar area, which they switched for us to waatch 1st day of the Ashes in Brisbane. No a/c in the rooms. No Sky TV in the rooms. I thought room rate was expensive for what you got
good location, good breakfast
The location in the city centre oppersite the train station i used 1. we booked a double room and recieved a twin. Told staff and moved rooms. 2. the 2nd room we got wasn't as clean as 1st room. the bins hadn't been emptied and the bath has hair in it (quite a lot). We didnt switch rooms again has we were on a deadline.
central to town centre
The Duty Manager handled my morning complaint very well. She was attentive, curteous and resolved my issue suitably. Getting woken up at 405am by a crowd of people outside my door wasn't great and then the party next door caused me to call the Duy Porter at 440am. He was very helpful and ejected one perosn from the hotel.
the hotel was really superb, staff were so helpful at all times and the food was lovely this is a hotel i have used time after time go for it its centrel and of high standerds can i stop longer
good location, clean no free wifi in rooms, restaurant food was not that great
proximity to airport Getting to the hotel, a friend came to pick us up and seeing the gate and 4pound parking fee she panicked and parked on the road outside and got a 60 pound fine from police who arrived in a minute! a note at the entrance could explain ticket validation!!!
Within walking distance to the airport terminal. Room was large and clean. staff were very helpful to change our room as the first one did not have operating air conditioning at the time, although they tried to fix it. Restaurant was reasonably priced
the room was a decent size and a good size bathroom. clean and tidy and comfy beds. Really enjoyed staying in the hotel and will definately be stopping again.
I liked the area - the hotel felt friendly and the staff very helpful. Bit noisey from late night groups coming home - I guess I should have expected that.
The area the hotel was situated The heating in the room did not work
Friendly staff, clean and modern room, convenient loaction. Breakfast times could be extended.
Hotel staff were very pleasent
Nice rooms, bar and restaurant. Friendly reception staff. Breakfast service. No orange juice, slow to respond when asked for some.
This hotel is great, the rooms rooms are great, the staff are fantastic, the breakfast very fresh... I can't fault them in anyway. I arrived late and ended up in a honey suite but hey that was a great bonus for me! Nothing!
Shelter from the snow until the fire alarm went off and everyone had to go outside in -4C. Felt sorry for the young lady with just a towel wrapped around her!! Initially given an 'upgrade' to a room next to the reception, noisy, dirty decor, looked like no maintenance for around 25 years, TV remote (one of the first) so worn you could read what the buttons were for, bedside lights not working and alarm/radio broken. Downgrade room little better.
In need of renovation! Washbowl taps loose, toilet handle fell off and not repaired. "Well you can use the one in the reception and you are checking out tomorrow" Wedding confetti on bathroom floor from previous occupants.
The staff were excellent and bent over backwards to help. Parking facilities
Very helpful and friendly hotel staff. Very comfortable bed and good room facilities. Traffic noise disrupted my night's sleep somewhat.
Friendly staff and good facilities Noise, woken up by both guests and noise outside the hotel.
Staff very good No sky tv. Jacuzzi in bath didn't work.
They provide free internet which is great.And the location is good for travellors. The floor could be a bit of old and the noise from upstairs is annoying.
Ambience Room too small. Too hot. Window did not open. No 350
Busy city centre hotel, excellent location, very helpful staff Room was so hot has to keep window open at night even though it was snowing,
Beautifully restored staircase, on site parking, central location For a "superior" room, the furnishing was a bit utility, and the battlship grey colour scheme in the refurbished corridors was depressing.
central to pubs
excellent location, lovely staff and good facilities.
staff were very friendly and help full we have a 18 month old baby so a big room was nice
beautifull location with sea views , freshly decorated room , spacious and bright,clean , huge king size bed
Easy to find, Clean and comfy rooms, lovely position on the sea front with good outlook from premier room. Good position for night life which was our only reason for making the trip due to attending a hen party, however not right in the middle of all the noise 2 mins walk away from the main street brilliant location for what we wanted. No bar however not a problem plenty 2 mins away which are open til all hours of morning. Only regret didnt get to sample the breakfast, which was included, due to late one (or should I say early). Another good point check out time 1100 and not 1000am like most other places. n/a
Nice quiet hotel for the area it is in the heater did not work, a tad cold in the room
Friendliness of the staff Location of the hotel, overlooking the sea with a good variety of restaurants within easy walking distance.
things to be explain before hand the price was changed ones we got to the hotle
Most of the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was very good, something for everyone. The hotel was in desperate need of a refurbishment especially in the bedrooms & leisure areas. We specifically booked this hotel because of the pool & the jaccuzzi only to find that the jaccuzzi was out of action & then the pool was also out of action from 07:30-09:00 the following morning
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms although slightly dated were very clean the food and beverages very expensive for what you get.
Ease of access to the main roads Extremely poor standard of food at dinner. Probably the worst curry I have ever been presented with to eat. The general standard of restarant service was poor. Staff seemed not to be welcoming or attentive both at dinner and breakfast.
the staff were very pleasant and helpful. great to use the spa and swimming pool. nothing
The food was beautiful and the rooms were spacious and very clean The staff trying to charge me for using the pool when it was free and the restaurant tryhing to charge us for our evening meal when we had an all inclusive deal.
The price of a breakfast £13.99 was frankly ridiculous
Vist to family too many children !!
The hotel was perfectly located for my stay and the the staff were friendly and helpful. I am disabled, but not in a wheelchair, my lower legs are paralysed which means I have extremely poor balance and therefore need a stick to maintain my balance when standing to serve myself at the buffet breakfast. I am therefore, not a big fan of self - service restaurants as I have to balance my plate on something while I serve up the food with my only free hand. On my third and final day, I was helped by a member of the restaurant who realised my predicament and offered her assistance - I gladly accepted. I know I could have asked for help, but the staff seemed busy most of the time and if one can manage, one generally does! Perhaps your staff could be encouraged to look for people who might be experiencing difficulty during the self ser
Easy access from A1 and into central Newcastle. The decor and fittings are a little "tired" and would benefit from refurbishment. Our rooms were at the end of a very long corridor.
The staff were very pleasant and we were made most welcome. The bed was comfortable and I slept like a log. The cooked breakfast the next morning was excellent, great start to my day.
Receptionist was extremely helpful
The excellent service and the friendly staff. Good food and nice breakfast. Off road parking.
It is a well run small hotel that gives you a personal service and great food.
Very friendly and helpful staff The room was on the small side, but adequate
helpful and friendly hotel staff
Comfortable relaxed bar area serving good food
A very pleasant hotel in a lovely location with very friendly attentive staff.
The friendly staff and good English Breakfast
Friendly welcome and friendly staff
Location was excellent and rooms were furnished to a high standard We couldn't figure out how to get hot water out of the shower
warm, comfortable, very modern appliances and decoration, plenty of room, good situation, good parking would have liked a CD player in the apartment
The apartments were new when we stayed and have been finished to a high spec. Very nice and spacious. Not affected by noise. The double bed was only a 4'6" I would of expected at least a 5' bed size.
Accomodation was excellent, bright, clean and modern. A pleasure to stay in. Staff couldn't find my booking on check in, this however worked in my favour as I was allocated the Show apartment instead.
Astonishing standard of accommodation for the money. Massive lounge/ diner with kitchen area, 2 comfortable and very stylish bedrooms, one with an ensuite. Beautifully decorated, luxuriously comfortable. Can accommodate 4 adults in comfort for £135 a night!! The rating on the website is spot-on -Fabulous!! Nothing really, but just a couple of syggestions: morning papers would be nice. Also the front door of the main building is kept open which makes the hall and landing cold and a little less than welcoming. otherwise perfect.
beautifull appartment - feel at home
Modern, comfortable and good location.
The apartments were decorated to a very high standard and had a lovely atmosphere about them. I liked everything, don't think I would want anything to change and would definately come back to stay in the apartments again.
lovely apartment that was well appointed. Sky TV is a real bonus.staff were immensely friendly and courteous. no mineral water and milk was limited to one cup each with no obvious shop nearby.
The modern kitchen and lounge area was fantastic and very spacious. It gave us the great opportunity to cook! The kitchen had all of the most popular untensils however tongs would have been useful. Having plenty of cups and glasses meant that we did not have to clean as often and at the end of the stay just fill the dishwasher! The bathroom was small however decorated beautifully and was also very clean. Overall our stay was great. I do not have any major complaints just minor ones such as the sky in our lounge did not work at all which was a bit of a let down. Also i think this would be more of a suggestion rather than a true complaint, the bed side tables are very close to the floor rather than bed level thus we could not have any drinks or snacks in the room whitout have them on the bed or holding them.
The staff and the breakfast. The room was shabby, noisy from the road traffic and in need of new bed and bedding.
Excellent , would recommend without any hesitation. Friendly staff and excellent English breakfast
The staff were helpful and the room was clean and comfortable. It's a few minutes walk from Jesmond Metro, and the metro takes minutes into Newcastle City Centre - ideal!!
had a problem with the window in my room, but staff were very accommodating and moved me promptly to their only remaining available room, a double at no extra charge. seems to be popular at weekends for hen/stags, but would recommend for midweek
Only stayed one night, it was convenient, with limited car parking and was adequate and cheap for what I needed at the time.
nice, clean and cosy - very nice staff
Lock on door was broken but they fixed it as soon as we told them about it
room was comfortable and pleasant receptionist on arrival was on mobile phone and continued conversation whilst dealing with my booking in - I found this inappropriate and a poor standard of service
comfortable. good location and the staff were brilliant especially joe with the turban at reception what a legend. everything was perfect
The room was very comfortable and staff very friendly and helpful.
It was nice and quiet and the leisure facilities were just what my wife wanted after the Great North Run. Nice to walk into Matfen Village which is just through the adjacent church yard. Only a minor thing but we couldn't get a table in the evening for dinner in the hotel. Fully booked. maybe we should have booked or they may have had a wedding on which used the dinning room. Not really a major problem as we went to the Keeper's Lodge (part of the hotel) for a nice meal.
I booked a twin room and was given a double room during my stay and they were unable to change it.
We stayed for just one night on our way to the Port of Tyne; the hotel provided everything we needed; we would stay there again.
Very good health & beauty treatments, rooms and food excellent. A real treat for a relaxing weekend. Nil dislikes
The hotel is set in a beautiful situation with a great golf course.The bedrooms are very comfortable and the dining room is very grand.Staff are very friendly and helpful Food served in room service was pub type and not very elegant,big chunks of everything.
The fact it is away from the city, relaxation seems to come easier. Business trip so nice to get away for a bit Nothing
Staff were incredibly professional and welcoming. Couldn't get shower to run hot and toilet lid was broken.
nice setting and good lesiure facilities
Luxurious room, lots of space and extremely comfortable Nothing to dislike
Beautiful location Could do with something like a Brasserie, I.E. between Restaurant and Keepers Lodge.
Reasonably central to town, good location with regard to other restaurants. The quality of the room was poor, the bed sloped (felt like you where going to fall out), the bathroom smelt (problem with drains venting in), there was no controller for TV (meant using button which difficult since TV six feet in the air), there was little or no parking (had to park on street), etc.
The downstairs of the hotel has a warm evening atmosphere and a fun design. The staff are friendly and it is near the river and beautiful bridges. Make sure you ask for one of the new rooms as we were faced with a very small, cold, shabby room and a fold out sofa bed for the same price as the larger, updated rooms with four poster beds! Be sure to check your booking with them twice before arrival as we checked only once and were not put on the booking list.
The rooms were replenished daily and clened for when i returned and the food for breakfast was spot on. Steve on the bar was very approachable with a smile on his face at all times and when time allowed was willing to have a chat. The two ladies who did Breakfast were also excellent and very friendly and could not do enough for me. So thanks to them. At night time during the week i came down every night to eat but with me not being a great fan of tapas i ate the from the specials board. Unfortunately the special was the same all week and i would of liked a touch of variety. Due to this i went somewhere else for dinner when because of the nature of my visit (business) i would of preferred to stay there as i had lots of studying to do in my room. It would not put me off however as the positives far outweighed the negatives. Keep up the good work i think your on to a winner yours sincerely Graham Macdonald.
Many good points. a friendly welcome, helpful staff, a comfortable bed and the bar was open till late! Only one. The temperature of the shower in my room barely reached tepid. as this was only one night it mattered little to me but worth checking out
Nothing We reserved a family room (double and a single). First room they tried to give us was 2 twins in a room without a door knob. Stains on the bed covers and an overall stink. After complaining to the owner they gave us a double with a twin all scrunched into a small room on the 4th floor (no lift).Mind you they said that all the rooms were booked and everyone checked in which was obviously a bald faced lie.
Reasonable sized room and very friendly staff Restaurant closed earlier than advertised (at 9 instead of 10) so we missed dinner there
the personnel was really friendly and cooperative. The hotel offered wireless internet, but that did not work. Also, it offered tv, but most channels did not work properly.
The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times.Hotel was basic but clean and very well heated despite the extremely bad weather.Hotel tapas bar great food and good value for money Breakfast finished a little bit to early at nine am.Nine thirty is more appropiate for people on holiday especially in an northern England winter.
good bedroom, comfy bed, very friendly staff, great breakfast, location of hotel.
Staff friendly and helpful. Very comfortable bed. No toilet roll holder. No bath mat and water tended to go onto floor when showering. It ended up in a pool by the bathroom door.
meal when I went there.that is no heat conditionor during I stay. I feel disappointed with that.
Wonderfull location and the room 2 was absolutely beautifull. One of the evening bar staff was rude to myself and my girlfriend on two occasions.
Fabulous surroundings, attentive staff, fantastic room Breakfast a little pricey
We loved everything about it the building was beautiful and the rooms were stunningly decorated and all the staff were courteous and friendly could not rate it too highly.
Genuinely enthusiastic staff, clean tidy rooms and common parts, well designed decor and fittings in a character building restored with sympathy, retaining original quality fixtures, set in imaginatively landscaped grounds using native plants in an innovative manner. The hotel was busy with two weddings and a full restaurant so the bar was under staffed.
The quiet location, high standard of rooms & excellent staff made our short stay a very enjoyable one. We will use this hotel again in the future.
The staff were friendly and very helpfull on our arrival. As our room was not ready we went into the resturant for a snack, which took an eternity to arrive, but was very nice when it did. Our room was pleasant , quiet clean and comfy. We enjoyed our stay.
Very peaceful atmosphere and extremely comfortable.
The staff were very friendly, especially the reception and the doorman was very helpful. The design of the room is great, but the rain on the sky light did wake us up. It has a lovely location beside the park. The food was good as were the waiting staff. The rain on the skylight in the new house room kept us awake.
Fantastic setting and wonderful food.
Lovely setting, very quiet and peaceful, luxurious environment, nice area, easy access to Newcastle and where I was working
Nice and quiet, got a good nights sleep.
Nice and centrally located. Not bad for the price and good for a short business trip, but a long stay could be quite tedious. Shower facilities were tiny and the TV was even smaller.
the people were very nice & friendly, the breakfast was verey nice, it very good place for relaxing as it is very clean. No
The hotel was comfortable. The toilets and shower two flights of stairs away. The food was good but extremely slow service. Very slow service in the kitchen. washing and toilet facilities too far away from the bedroom.
It was clean and very comfortable, and a very nice, sociable lady cooking marvellous breakfasts,overall a satisfactory stay.
Very nice room. Nothing.
This is not a luxury hotel, but a straghtfoeward B&B by the sea. It is clean, comfortable, quiet and run by friendly helpful people who know how to cook an english breakfast. (The last place I stayed at didn't!) If in the area again I would not waist time and effort looking for somewhere else.
Nothing was too much trouble, the room was comfortable and well-equipped, and breakfast excellent.
Easily found,friendly staff,great breakfast Nothing
Friendly staff, good breakfast, clean room, great location, nice tv with choice of channels free. only very small pickiness; was a bit noisy as my room faced a main road, and the room was a bit small and old fasioned, but teh bathroom made up for this I guess itw as an old house.I know £30 isnt expensive nowadays, but when othet B&B's are £25 for a single room I feel aaAnnies should of been the same there wasnt much to merit the extra price..unless you mean the breakfast?
Staff were very pleasant and tried to be helpful No early check-in. I presented from Newcastle hospital with a severly injured leg and a broken hand in a cast. Had to sit in the bar/lounge until 2:30 pm (over 2 hours) It was miserable.
Good location for the Quayside. Friendly staff. Clean rooms
A very comfortable stay. With a good breakfast and pleasant staff throughout.
Your Staff were exceptionally helpful in all our needs
Convenient location. very helpful staff. I arrived on one of the coldest days of the year to find that the hotel room was freezing cold as the only electric radiator had been turned off at the wall, the tv remote did not work the tv and the main light had blown (though that was fixed by the staff.
hotels location near to event we attended helpfulness of staff value for money
The location was excellent for our concert at the Sage Gateshesd. The hotel was central for Newcastle. The rain !
The location and secure car parking facility. Very convenient for walking or taking the local bus sevice to the city centre.
Clean rooms.Good showers.Helpfull staff.
The staff were really friendly and a great help. Parking was difficult at times as the hotel does not have allocated parking spaces.
Room Great and good location. A bit noisy if on front as lots of Pubs/Clubs oposite. Staff and owners fantastic nothing too much trouble. Would definatley stay again
Very friendly considerate helpful staff (Paula). Good breakfasts. Excellent value for money. Could do with some redecoration/sprucing up.
The staff were so friendly and made you feel welcome
Close to local shops, seafront, and metro. The rooms looked a little dated, very cramped especially the bathrooms. Noisy guests coming back at 3.00 in the morning laughing and talking loudly in corridors. No soap or toiletries provided at all and no hand towels, just bathtowels which was a bit strange.
I've stayed here a number of times but not for a while but it still is a good lively hotel. I first stayed here when it was first refurbished but the rooms and some public areas are now showing signs of neglect with thread bare carpets and damaged paintwork. The restaurant seemed too keen to get me fed and get out so I wouldn't go there for a romantic evening, saying that the staff were very pleasant and friendly.
hotel position,clean and comfortable,staff very helpful and polite.
The staff were all very efficient and really friendly I thought the room was a little tatty and tired.
Overall friendliness of all staff,very good food and the convenience of late afternoon meals.There was a late bar service for residents.Great location ,would recommend Two senior male waiters at breakfast could be much friendlier,and approachable.
cheap, clean, friendly staff restaurant gloomily lit, restricted mostly to pseudo-italian food
staff always friendly and helpful
I worried that the hotel may be noisy having stayed there 3 years ago and got no sleep, however myself and the other guests in our party had a wonderful stay and would reccomend this hotel to anyone.
Looked nice from the outside and reception area was nice. Breakfast was good. Room was quite cold and the decor was a bit tired.
I was asked to leave my debit card details in case I used any facilities to which I replied I would not be using. they told me it was policy anyway and had to leave them. on departure they told mr there was nothing to pay and I left. 2 days later I checked my bank details and noticed they had debited £1.50 off my card. I was never told about this and I will be contacting them for an explanation. I paid for my room by cash so it wasn't a booking fee.
reception staff freindly & only to willing to help (thanks girls)-& the bed was very spacious,& a comfortable matress !- only real let down was the poor poor quality of the shower,i've stayed in the odd flea pit around the world-but even they have had better shower facilities !!