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“I concur completely with the previous 2 reviews - dirty, smelly, and cold!” 1 of 5 stars
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Lyndhurst Guest House
29 Battery Place, Rothesay PA20 9DU, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #16 of 20 Rothesay B&B and Inns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“I concur completely with the previous 2 reviews - dirty, smelly, and cold!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

I chose to stay at Lyndhurst last minute without reading the reviews. What a mistake! Although the proprietors are pleasant and accommodating, I was disgusted by the lack of cleaning (dirty cup and saucer in room, unvacuumed carpets, filthy sink, dirty shower, and unflushed toilet to greet me in the upstairs toilet with no other folk staying.) I had to ask for the heating to be turned on, despite being told it comes on automatically. The duvet and pillows were thin and lumpy and I had to ask for an extra blanket to try to keep warm. The house was indeed very cluttered and stank of cigarettes - surely this is against smoking regulations, as per pubs and hotels etc? It seems from the previous reviewer's comments that I was fortunate not to have experienced the breakfast. Lyndhurst is surely the worst B&B I have ever experienced in 8 years of travelling.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Theresa M, Owner at Lyndhurst Guest House, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Do not recall this booking no doubt having read the previous insult on my premises you had decided to write a nasty one yourself.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

Booked at the last minute, having stayed in over 100 guest houses in my life this is quite simply the worst experience I have ever had.

The rooms which are not en-suite are dirty and clearly have not been cleaned in a long time.

The lounge stank of cigarette smoke which at least went well with the nicotine coloured walls; this is less than can be said for the rest of the decor which looks like a bric a brac shop has exploded inside a dirty house.

The breakfast which is served at exactly 9 o'clock was disgusting, only the cereal was edible. The cooked breakfast which you have no selection of is plonked on your plate and has clearly been kept warm having been made some time before. Even the cheap bread which had been toasted was burnt. £30 pppn for a dirty room with a bizarre shower cubicle is scandalous!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Theresa M, Owner at Lyndhurst Guest House, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
After taking considerable time to reply to this review and having no recollection of this booking I feel that this review has been inserted maliciously.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2010

We booked into this Guest House at the last minute and without checking it out before hand, More fool us !!!, on arriving late at night and now with no alternative accommodation available we were shown to our rooms, the whole place has a musky smell, looks like it was last dcorated during the war, the rooms have a shower cubical in the corner which could only be described as disgusting and unsafe with leaking water around an electric shower !!!, the bed linen looked as though it was last washed 6 months ago, and to top it all it was freezing, as a result we left !! This was a bloke trip so you can imagine how bad it was that even guys wouldn't stay !!!, we were told no refund would be made and the police would be called. Will post pictures of the rooms in due course,

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Theresa M, Manager at Lyndhurst Guest House, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
It certainly was a bloke trip and I remember the booking well on arrival the party were happy with their accommodation and went out for the evening. Returning back to my premises in the early hours of the morning disturbing other guests from their sleep and making so much racket and asked to turn the noise down to which they became abusive. It is no wonder that my establishment has been totally run down by the party. My premises are very clean and my experience of 27 years should say it all. Guests come and go and once they have a grievance will automatically decide on some sort of revenge. When in establishments people should always have respect courtesy and think of other guests who are paying the same money. Proprietrix
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Additional Information about Lyndhurst Guest House

Address: 29 Battery Place, Rothesay PA20 9DU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Isle of Bute > Rothesay
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Ranked #16 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Rothesay
Also Known As:
Lyndhurst Guest House Rothesay, Isle Of Bute

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