A COUPLE who spent a weekend at a boutique hipster hotel had a wonderful time feeling awkward and out-of-place.
Martin and Leona Bishop booked the trip after reading about the destination hotel in a magazine at the hairdressers, and are now pretending to have enjoyed every minute of it.
Leona said: “They had a DJ right there in the lobby, which was really cool. And he saw Martin looking and gave him a 20-minute DJ lesson on the spot, mixing songs we’d never heard of together really badly while people watched. Which was also cool.
“It’s also a microbrewery and that’s actually part of the open-plan restaurant which is really stylish though it did make everything taste of yeast a bit. A lot. We couldn’t wear those clothes again.
“Our room was themed around a film called Gummo. It’s a cult film, apparently. It wasn’t the perfect decoration for a room. It was nice with the lights off.
“And for breakfast there’s a cereal cafe. I had a bowl of Cap’n Crunch Sprinkled Donuts. Then I went back to the room and brushed my teeth for ten minutes.”
Martin said: “It was definitely different. But I gave it five stars on TripAdvisor because if I didn’t I wouldn’t be cool.”