My partner and I visited Alnwick in April 2012, for two nights, to visit the castle and gardens.
We, like most other people, were not greeted on our arrival. But Jo arrived quickly as soon as we called her, and was very welcoming and friendly.
As we were both smokers, the ability to open the back door easily and the private backyard were very useful to us.
We stayed in the green room (room 7), which faces out into the back yard/ carpark.
The room was excellent, we got over the lack of en-suite bathroom because the bathroom for our own use was just across the hall. Our room was cleaned each day, and tea and coffee replenished. And when Jo realised she had only provided us with one cup to make tea, she immediately provided another.
We spent most days outside of the room, but it was perfectly comfortable to spend the evenings in. Our TV worked fine.
The shower space was very small, so I could see that as a downside for a taller or broader guest.
Breakfast was excellent, a proper cooked breakfast, and Jo could not do enough for us in relation to providing tea, coffee, fresh toast and juice, as well as whatever we wanted cooked for us.
The downside is that you MUST book for three nights minimum, and although we weren't staying the third night, we still had to pay for it. And Jo was hard to locate when we were checking out, I felt rude knocking on the door of her and her family's living quarters to check out. The creaky staircase would be off putting to light sleepers.
GOOD: Comfortable room, great breakfast, clean and accommodating.
BAD: Small shower space, host was rarely available, creaky staircase, 3 nights minimum booking.
All in all, we were very happy with our experience.
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