You will either love it or hate it as you will see from previous reviews. Unfortunately, we were not impressed and the bad bits definitely outweighed the good.
When you arrive and need to descend a ski slope to reach the car park, you know this is not your run of the mill B&B. The house itself is mid Victorian and we stayed in the adjacent annexe which was much the same. We were shown to our room (the Garden) by the helpful Ann who we never saw again during our three night stay. In fact you couldn't see much from our room because the garden itself was overgrown and untidy.
My wife used the communal laundry room which unfortunately needed a good clean.
As to the room, this was small and full of non matching and ill fitting furniture. The en suite bathroom was actually bigger but of irregular shape, so much so that you virtually had to step over the WC to enter. Once in, however, you are confronted with a very large spa bath surrounded by children's rubber toys. I began to think we were actually in the Kindergarten room!
The communal breakfast room was a real mess. It was untidy with bare wooden tables that just looked out of place. On two mornings we arrived after most of the other guests and had to ask for cups, glasses, coffee and so on, which had run dry and not replenished. On the other hand, there was a large visible pile of used crockery and cutlery that had not been cleared away. The room had clearly not been decorated for decades and there were cobwebs on the windows and ceiling.
Those who enjoyed their stay here would doubtless describe it as quirky and unusual. It's certainly that but we prefer tidiness and cleanliness.
As to the good bits, the town centre is a short, but slightly demanding, walk away and the WIFI worked well.
- Also Known As:
- Hulmes Court Hotel Dunedin
- Hulmes Court b&b
- Hulmes Court Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hulmes Court, two historic homes next door to each other a few minutes walk from the visitor centre. Norman owns an advertising company, is interested in history, philosophy, geography and stood for parliament twice and is well travelled. However, Norman at 37 and his staff (local university students) are youthful, intelligent, educated and friendly. We have a cool black cat called solstice. Plus you have free use of our internet, laundry, off street parking and mountain bikes. ... more less
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