Had a bit of trouble getting into the place, but thankfully they must have been looking out for us. As we couldn't work out which button to press to get in, we didn't hold out much hope of escaping this room.
We were invited in, given a sheet about the room and then told about their rules, mainly for our own safety.
I don't usually like being given clues, but GR8 Escape have automated this. They have a large screen with the count down, then every now and again you hear a beep and you can choose to look at the screen for the clue, or you can ignore it. I quite liked this option.
I didn't feel there were any puzzles we couldn't solve, there were a few too many red herrings, but now I've completed a number of rooms I can spot them and ignore them, and GR8 Escape did explain why they have them, and it sounded plausible.
We did get stuck on one puzzle and the clock was stopped while a member of staff sorted out the prop problem, but while they did that we were encouraged to continue. We didn't escape, but weren't far off - yay. Once we had finished and I looked around the room I felt a bit guilty. The room looked like we had destroyed it, I don't think there was any floor space left after we had dropped everything we had searched through or discarded - such fun.
Some of the story for the room didn't quite fit together, I didn't feel I was in a spy school, but I guess it could have been our first mission out. However, the puzzles were fun and different to what we have come up against before.
Another escape room I would highly recommend people check out. They also have 2 other rooms but 3 people are needed as they are harder to complete.