The main reason why we choose to stay in a Bed and Breakfast rather than a hotel is because we hope that staying in someone's house will be more welcoming than staying in one room in a hotel. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. With all the rave reviews on tripadvisr, and being numb 4, I would have expected it to be better.
The house is exquisitely restored and beautifully furnished with antiques, grand piano, chandeliers, hight ceilings - it really looks like a grand house but unfortunately, unwelcoming. It almost felt like a restored historic house that you could only look at from behind a rope. The ground floor comprised of a double lounge area, the one in front had the grand piano in it. The door was almost always closed. We were told that that the door would only be open if there was someone home. In other words, you were not allowed to go in there unless you were supervised. The breakfast area is next to the kitchen with the magnificently restored Art Nouveau lead-light window.
Breakfast was OK! Although we have had better in other Bed & Breakfasts.
Usually, hosts who run a Bed & Breakfast, go out of their way to try and provide you with a lavish breakfast. But in this case, it was not made clear to us as to what breakfast consisted of. Admittedly, freshly squeezed orange juice was provided. A buffet of various breads, croissants, cheese and jams and a Nespresso coffee machine. We were not sure if hot breakfast was included. It was only when we asked that we were told that we could have various forms of eggs with bacon or mushrooms if we wished. We normally enjoy having some fresh fruit and when we asked, we were directed to a bowl of fresh fruit that was sitting on the coffee table.
We had the top room on the third floor - a lot of stairs (no lift in this house ) - but probably was good for us after all those Belgian waffles and chocolates.
It is rather a shame that Maison Noble did not live up to my expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maison-Noble welcomes the discerning travellers who desire to enjoy the charm of an old town house, ideally located in the historic centre of the city, and want to have access to the modern comfort, and the welcome atmosphere of a private home ... more less
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