Decided to try the George as we attended a Murder Mystery at Deans Place. Looked super on the website and booked the Sir John Derring room. Very cold and heated towel rail wasn't working in bathroom, suspicious plastic containers under valves on radiators ready for leaks! Found a radiator key in drawer so hubby bled the radiator and hey presto heat (and leaks) The bedding was clean but the room was filthy, you could write your name in the dust and all drawers and wardrobe were disgusting not even clean enough to put dirty washing in. There is a difference between 'old world charm' and dirt and this dirt had built up over many, many months ~ light fitments, drawers, bedside cabinets, wrought iron bed rails etc. At 3.00am we were woken up by a loud bang, it was raining hard and the bathroom ceiling was leaking, it had poured into our washbag and when filled to the brim had fallen on the floor, taking with it several toiletries and my husbands shaver, now broken. The ceiling leak was not new as the watermarks and mould showed from previous incidents. In the morning we asked to see the manager but he/she was not around and dealt with a very young man who listened carefully and agreed the room was extremely dirty and not acceptable ~ he couldn't understand that housekeeping had 'let this room slip' and agreed that a bit of Mr. Sheen would go a long way to improving the cleanliness or lack of it. We were not charged for our experience but we didn't want a freebie we wanted a comfortable stay in what looked like a charming room. Breakfast was a farce with table tops (old world charm or worn out and needed a couple of screws to fix them)) that lurched from one angle to another if you put your arms down, by this time we had to laugh as the plates were nearly launched into mid air. How do places like this get away with it, I am sure these problems didn't just occur to us on this particular week end and why didn't we see a manager at all?
- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Alfriston
- George Inn Alfriston, East Sussex