It was odd reading the bad reviews for this place and trying to square them with our experience. Gerard was there to greet us when we arrived and showed us to our room. It was beautiful, at the top of he house with views out over the ocean. Every room is a mini suite, with lots of room, immaculately clean and very comfortable. The bed in our room was enormous and really comfortable. We had ordered dinner for 7pm and Karen was lovely and friendly when we arrived downstairs. She is lively and vivacious and keen to share with you details about your upcoming feast. Ours included hand picked local ferns, picked before the fronds have a chance to unfurl and the main ingredient in the soup, delicious! Tiny prawns sourced from local fishermen when in season and frozen without being brined to preserve the taste and size, a main component in the Asian inspired salad course, delicious. Locally sourced rack of lamb, cooked to perfection and served with among other things, local, hand picked chanterelle mushrooms. I'd like to have been able to tell you about the dessert, but at this point we were full as badgers, so we had to pass. There is a good wine list and again Karen is very knowledgeable. We declined breakfast in the morning, still being full from the night before so I can't comment. We had a lovely stay at the Paulin and stay again without hesitation.