Beware Room No. 5! Smaller than a residence room at university, with a window right on the street - it is not advised to leave the curtains open unless you want to advertise your belongings (and yourself) to passersby.
We booked into the Ardmour for a business trip. Gay friendly is a plus - it's not the only gay-friendly b&b on the street, but it has the best web site. We knew that we would have to move the last night of our stay to "another room" which was ok, that happens sometimes, but while we were there three other guests were going through the same ritual - for their last night they seemed to be moved into this other room - room 5. Is this just a fluke? that so many folks would have booked in such a way that they had to be moved? makes one wonder if this is the only way to rent room 5 because no one - and certainly no couple - would willingly choose it. When we booked we were told that it was a "small" room - but we were NOT told that it was really a room at best for one person, and really should have been turned into a very small guest sitting room rather than some apparent grab out to squeeze in one more guest. I think if we had been given a clearer picture of what this room was so we could have said "oh well it's only for one night" - the words "rip off" would not have been the first to be considered as an apt description.
Room 5 has a double bed squished right against the window/wall, so crawling over your partner is the only way to get to the can. The bathroom itself is nicely done but you do have to towel off in your room; if you're getting dressed, your partner will need to camp on the bed. You can take turns.
The room is right off the entranceway to the house, and across from the dining room, so you also hear people coming and going thoughout the evening/night, as well as the radio that will be playing in the dining room.
Room no. 5 was also only 10£ cheaper than the other large room we'd had, but at less than half the space, and with so many other issues (relation to entrance; having to keep drapes shut, no room for two people) that doesn't seem like an appropriate reduction.
The rooms have wireless, that's super, but no place to write. Neither room had any kind of desk table (not that 5 could easily manage that).
These issues were problem enough, but salt was added to it when over a five day stay we saw our hosts (in name only) just once: one when we arrived who took us to our room and chatted for a few minutes about surrounding amenities; the other just briefly in passing on the stairs. From the B&B's i've stayed in, this is the first time the hosts have been so invisible and so unavailable. In the mornings when the wee terrier lola is losed into the breakfast room briefly, perhaps she is also acting as surrogate host?
Their absence perhaps explains the detail of the website: the same recommendations from the site are printed out and placed in the rooms. When we heard another set of guests come in, who were greeted by one of the other staff, they were repeatedly given the answer to any of their queries that this was all in their rooms...so printouts become replacements for personal engagement of hosts - again that's not what most folks expect from the B&B experience.
Indeed at one point on the last day when trying to get information about a cab, we were left to pound on a door where one of their staff was, but despite hearing that person in the room, there was no answer for some time.
Another person they have come in and do the breakfasts was a real bonus - she was host like, even. The reason she was such a gift in this bizarre situation was that normally hot breakie isn't available until 8, but this person came in around 7:30 so we were able to get some poached eggs (having tried the scrambled salmon ones, once was enough) each morning. An 8am start is too late if you're in town for a conference/business meetings.
I'm not sure what other posters mean by super breakfast, other than perhaps it exists, and in North America, getting breakie with your hotel stay is not standard. Maybe that's what it is? because this place's breakfast is not bad but it's not great, and as said, if the person helping hadn't come in early and been willing to go the extra distance to serve us, we'd been stuck with cold cereal. That's not bad either, but not what you expect at a bed and BREAKFAST place, eh?
The bus is also very good, being right outside the door, and coming every ten minutes, but then that same stop is equally close to the other B&B on the street that's also gay friendly and whose hosts say that they are around. We looked around: the rooms are more modernly fitted out, and seem a wee bit smaller than the largest room at ardmour; they have the same no. of stars as each other. May just book with them next time.
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