I was recommended this guest house through a friend at work, and contacted them this week for a quote. I was told, in a one line response, 'We normally expect a 2 night stay on a Saturday night'. Fair enough, although slightly impersonal - which I pointed out. The following exchange then occurred:
'Budget 2 star hotel accommodation is not intended to be "personal"'
I replied 'ok, thanks but no thanks. £55 isn't particularly budget, when I've had lovely replies from others charging £50-70. We will go elsewhere.'
They replied 'To be totally honest we dont need your business because you want a saturday only stay that we dont do in peak season. More importantly however is that if you are now looking around for comparisons why dont you go to a comparison website such as tripadvisor, expedia or booking.com or hostelbookers.com where you can choose from over 400 hotels in Bournemouth and probably be much less misguided by the old fashioned "friends recommendation" or "word of mouth" or "lovely reply" methods?
And besides if you really want budget there are some great camping sites....'
On this basis, I have opted to search elsewhere - and would recommend others do similar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ingledene House is a 14-bedroom Hotel that overlooks Knyveton Gardens Bowling greens and the adjoining Tennis Courts. Also located opposite the guesthouse is a Cafe and private licensed bar that is open to Ingledene residents. Ingledene Hotel is conveniently situated 2 minutes walk from Bournemouth Central Station, 500 metres from the nearest beach and about a 10-minute walk to the centre and nightlife. Guesthouse facilities include 8 En-suite Bedrooms plus 6 standard rooms. ... more less
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