The George 1 North Stafford 0
It comes as no shock that out of 140 hotel booking websites (or the middlemen) of one hundred world cities, hotels in London have been voted the worst.
To expand on these findings it would be interesting to find out which hotel would be graded the worst nationally, and locally, and if our own North Stafford Hotel in Stoke (Britannia Hotels) or the George Hotel in Burslem (obscure who owns it) would be up there with London.
The 88 bedroom North Stafford Hotel was originally called The Railway Hotel, which was designed in the Elizabethan & Jacobean style by H. A. Hunt of Parliament Street, London.
Initially, the hotel was constructed as an integral part of the building of Stoke Station.
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A Double Room costs approximately £46 in February and £63 in June per night and there is little provision for the single traveller (they may have to pay for a double room).
It is hit and miss whether the breakfast is included in the price which is dependent on the time of booking and how much paid.
The North Stafford does offer a 'lunch buffet' for £5 which does not suit the discerning palate.
Reviewers declared on a popular website the pluses and the minuses of staying at the North Stafford Hotel:
"Convenient location for train station and city centre, with good bus links. Staff were friendly and helpful."
"Pillow was black, sheets were filthy. Towel had a black stain on it, was just awful, and I will never be coming back or recommending any of my friends, family or colleagues."
On the other hand, the George Hotel in Burslem was once known as the George & Dragon and featured in the novels by Arnold Bennett.
What's more, the George was once a public house and was attacked and ransacked during the infamous "Chartist Riots" in 1842. It was believed that rioters raided the cellar for alcohol which fuelled the uprising.
The George Hotel offers rooms for £49 in February and £65 in June. The George also offers a set breakfast of £6.95.
The Single Status Sting (SSS) is also applicable where the lone traveller hardly gets a discount.
Reviewers of the George (on a popular hotel website) declared the pluses and the minuses:
"Enjoyed the meal in restaurant. Had a family get together and all the meals were of good standard. Hot and plentiful, great value for money; made our evening."
"The town of Burslem is a little depressed, and a lot of people drinking on the street".