Just returned from a two night stay at this "hotel". I regret not checking the reviews first. I had an uneasy feeling about this hotel as soon as we met the man behind the reception desk - the hotel owner/manager. This man appears to be very distrustful and suspicious of his paying guests. As other reviewers have correctly pointed out, we had to pay upfront on arrival before we could get the key to our room.
We proceeded to the bar to relax and have a drink after our trip. I ordered a round of drinks from the bar and handed over my Laser/Debit card to pay but an embarassed barman informed me that as the sum total of the drinks was less than €20 then I would have to pay cash. There was no ATM facility at the hotel. I questioned the hotel owner/manager (who seemd to be on a constant patrol of the bar and reception area), about this payment policy. He said this was just his policy and he didn't want to have his staff using the Credit/Debit card machines too often. ?????? Any business policy which makes it difficult for customers to pay needs to be seriously re-considered ! No late bar service at this hotel either. If you leave the hotel in the evening, you have to bring the big, bulky keyring with you as room keys could not be left at reception - there was no late night staff on duty. Breakfast was only served between 9-10am. The hot food (e.g. bacon, suasage) appeared to be inadequately cooked. My room was not attended to at all during my stay. I reported this to the hotel owner/manager. He made a note of it but still nothing was done about it.
The hotel policies are just bizarre and we did not feel welcome. 'Fawlty Towers' comes to mind ! The hotel location is quite far from the town centre - 20 minute walk. The only positive point is that the rooms are clean and spacious.
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