Quirky and quaint it is, in an small area renowned for its period, architect designed houses, a fifteen minute walk from the town centre. Yes, the hotel looks a little tired but the owner, Patrick, a... more
Quirky and quaint it is, in an small area renowned for its period, architect designed houses, a fifteen minute walk from the town centre. Yes, the hotel looks a little tired but the owner, Patrick, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The decor is turn of the 19th/20th century with wonderful exterior design in the bricks and tiles and internally beautiful woodwork, furniture and decor. We had room 16 - no lift, so strong muscles needed to take the suitcase upstairs! - the bed was a double tester bed, a four poster, a tight squeeze with a large husband, small dog and small woman sharing it, but very comfortable, the mattress was perfect firmness for us, the pillows were the right amount of filling and firmness as well. The balcony was useful as the weather was warm and we took tea outside with a view of the greenery, a bit of the garden and some buildings, one of which is a school closed for the holidays. The shower was excellent, hot and strong.
We had drinks in the bar, I had Japanese cherry tea which was delicious! After our return from dinner we had coffee and brandies with Patrick and discussed his love of Scotch whiskies! He has a huge collection and gives tasting sessions! We ate in town as the restaurant was closed for chefs holidays. Breakfast was continental with some hot dishes, cold meats and cheeses, fresh fruit and yoghurts, bread and pastries, fruit juices and 3 types of coffees! Absolutely delicious, and included in the cost of the room! less