Excellent leisure facilities at the Oceanis Health & Fitness Club are a great asset at this hotel on Bangor's harbour front; these include an 18 metre pool, steam room, whirlpool and sunbeds, plus a well-equipped, professionally-staffed gym - it's a great local amenity as well as being enjoyable for guests.
The hotel overlooks the marina (beyond a public carpark) but the first-floor Lord Nelson’s Bistro restaurant is the only public room with a real view.
Only a few bedrooms are on the front - most rooms overlook (neatly maintained) service areas - and first impressions may be disappointing, especially as the decor is not designed to lift the spirits.
However, rooms are regularly refurbished and they are quite spacious, with plenty of worktop and tea/coffee tray, hair dryer and trouser press as standard. And, from a practical viewpoint, they are well organised, everything works (in the bathroom too, which is not always the case in much flashier places) and beds are comfortable, so you should get a good night's sleep.
And the morning should bring a nice surprise, as breakfast - served in the main restaurant, with harbour view - could well be a highlight of your visit. Delightful restaurant staff start the day off on the right foot and there should be no complaints about the food, a traditional hotel breakfast but nicely done and very enjoyable.
On checking out, you may notice a bowl of complimentary apples at reception - a lovely gesture, and it would be even nicer if a note could tell guests where they are grown.