If you like somewhere that smells of wet dogs, allows dogs in the dining room, has beds with four inch mattresses that offer no support allowing you to feel the wooden slats in the devan base and doesn't offer you a cheery welcome on your arrival then this is the place for you.
We have never stayed anywhere that is so bad for many years, As someone who has spent many years travelling around the country and staying in B&B's large and small I have rarely come across somewhere this bad.
The stay got off to a bad start on our arrival, we waited in the bar for four or five minutes to be greeted with "oh people where did you come from", this following an earlier call to say we would be arriving between 9.30 and 10.30 pm on a Friday night. We were shown reluctantly to our room by someone who said he had never done it before. He did tell or show us where breakfast was served or offer to carry our bags.
The rooms are relatively clean although when it was serviced the shower tray was not cleaned, The extractor fan in the bathroom had not been cleaned for months the switch that turned on the extractor fan had to be played with to get it to work.
There was a stain on the sheet at the top of the bed
A dog was allowed into the restaurant part of the pub at breakfast time and was seen to eat out of a breakfast bowl. I thought the law was quite clear on dogs being in public eating places unless they were guide dogs, this didn't seem to bother the owners as their dogs seemed to freely roam the building without much control.
The pricing did not match the quality offered as we had stayed in the area a few weeks previous at a much more realistic price where our bags had been carried to our room and where we were given a really cheery welcome.
Our strong recommendation is that you stay elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- The Red Lion Hotel Dittisham
- Red Lion Dartmouth
- Dartmouth Red Lion
- The Red Lion Inn Dittisham, Devon