Arrived on a Saturday lunchtime without a booking. Were offered a choice of two rooms, one standard or one sea view.
We asked if we could stay for two nights and this was no problem.
We chose the sea view at £115 a night inc breakfast. Room wouldn't be ready until 2.30 which was fine. We managed to get the car parked in the very restrictive car park at the back of the hotel. I say restrictive because once in it could take some time before you can get out as people were tending to block one and all in. Not good if you need to get out quick for various reasons.
Although the hotel Bistro was open we decided to wander over the road to a very nice restaurant which had been recommended and we were not disappointed.
Arriving back at hotel, our room was ready, so we went up. Room 206.
All l can say is that it's a pity l didn't ask to see this room before we booked and paid for it, as it was absolutely awful.
Small and cramped with furniture dating back to the 1960's, and a huge ghastly hairdryer which was secured to the wall that should have been in the hotel antique cabinets.
The television only had five channels and took up most of the so called dressing table area....not withstanding that...one had to sit on the edge of the bed to watch it or move a tatty chair so close to it that it gave one eye stagna.
The so called sea view was through a window that should have been replaced a decade ago and to keep the sash open we had to wedge a piece of card in it, just to get some air!
The bed was surrounded again by 60's style bedside tables that were attached to the headboard and most uncomfortable.
Bathroom also left a lot to be desired with a shower that just about managed a trickle of water with very little pressure and quite unacceptable in as much that the water temperature varied unpredictably.
The bath was so small that we both had trouble once in it to get out. I kid you not!
The whole room was by far the most depressing room l have ever stayed in and we couldn't wait to get out the next morning.
There was no way we could endure that for another night, so l asked at reception the next morning if we could be moved.
Although the reception staff were really lovely, they appeared to have no idea what rooms were available, so we decided to check out.
Breakfast was acceptable in all fairness and again wait staff were really nice.
Apart from all the moaning and negative views here, l have to say that all the staff without exception were really brilliant, Arwel in particular who served us in the bar.
But to charge £115 for a night ...they are having a laugh.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Beaumaris
- Beaumaris Best Western
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