I stayed at Gables II this past weekend, and I think that people who live in civilized areas should be aware of all you do not get at this place:
The bedroom measured 7 by 10 feet. In this room there was -
No chair (and no room for one)
No desk (ditto)
No closet (ditto)
No spare pillows
One spare electrical outlet (how many "toys" do you have that need recharging? Phone? Computer? Hairdryer?)
One broken lamp (out of two)
This bedroom, along with five others (a total of 12 adults) was expected to share a grand total of two bathrooms on the floor. The bathrooms did not include any grooming products of any kind, nor a hair dryer (bring your own). These 12 adults also share a refrigerator and a water cooler but there are no cooking facilities of any kind.
The "continental breakfast" featured coffee (no decaf), OJ, tea and five types of pastry. No bread, no toast, no bagels, no english muffins, no nothing else - easily the most bare-boned "breakfast" I have ever seen.
There is such a thing as "rustic" and "charming" but there is also such a thing as "unacceptably bad and lacking" - and this place is the latter, I can assure you. This place really sucked the joy out of what should have been a great weekend getaway.
P.S. - The local paper indicates that Gables II is currently for sale, which may explain the "spare every expense" approach you will see here at every turn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Victorian style apartment inn, located minutes from the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gables Hotel Block Island