Hotel bid deja vu?

I read with great interest your leading (front page) article in last week’s Mercury detailing the huge potential benefits to this area of a brand new hotel with 51 bedrooms and a leisure complex with swimming pool and sauna; a 150 seat conference suite; a bar and restaurant etc etc.

It said that the hotel would be “barely visible from the A6”. This rang a bell.

Only a few weeks ago I read with equal interest your leading (front page) article lamenting the closure of a long-established hotel with 55 bedrooms and a leisure complex with outdoor and indoor swimming pools, sauna and tennis court; five conference suites (one with seating for up to 150); a bar and restaurant etc etc.

It is barely visble from the A6. I’m referring of course to the New Bath Hotel - just a mile up the road!

Maybe someone somewhere needs to wake up and smell the coffee.

John Slaney,

Whatstandwell.