I was booked into the Southern Cross Guest House by a comapny I was working for. Upon arrival, it was obvious that this was a beautiful, old, characterful house - and I was very excited by the exterior.
The twin room itself was relatively small, with a rather sloped floor (part of the 'character!') and an electric heater. Upon arrival, the room was freezing cold, and the heater took some time to warm up. In fact, having eaten out and returned to the room, it was still a little chilly... Not warming up until around 2am when I had to get out of bed to turn it down.
It was lucky that I noticed the 'Hot Water For Shower' switch - having not been notified of this upon arrival! Otherwise, i'd have been in for a sharp, cold shock early the next morning!
The shower itself was very weak, and, whilst on, made the toilet shredding machine 'whir' - which must have been a bit frustrating for other guests given how early I had to shower!
All in all, though, I was comfortable. Though a friend with a different room mentioned a musty smell to her towels and some damp around the foot of her bed. I slept not too badly, though not too well either.
The breakfast, however, was tasty, and arrived in decent time - and the two gentlemen who dealt with us were both pleasant and welcoming. The Southern Cross could certainly benefit from warming the rooms a little prior to guests arrival!
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