We booked a twin room last week for 2 nights arranged only a few days previously and researched on Trip Adviser .We wanted a place by the sea and on this point were not disappointed.The house overlooks a beautiful bay and we had the good fortune to have sunny hot weather,however that is where the positives end!
On arrival ( could not check in until 2pm) we saw car parking spaces on the promenade marked out for residents of the Seaview so we parked there, and being a little early went to the cafe bar across the road for lunch. We went to the guest house an hour later and were "greeted" by the owner Christine who had clearly been watching out of the window for us to arrive and admonish us for parking in those spaces without letting her know who we were! She said "we didnt know who the car belonged to and could you park it further along so as not to obstruct boats" We felt very awkward to recieve this greeting and felt that if there were rules that we did n"t know about they should be outlined in the leaflet we were sent(in fact there was no reference in it to parking provisions)
I asked Christine for advice on places to visit, she handed me a leaflet/booklet saying" thats a useful leaflet "(it was in fact just a bus timetable) and "there is nothing inland stick to the coast" That was the extent of her recommendations she clearly could not be bothered possibly still irritated with us about the parking.
That evening I went to use the bathroom to find it less than hygienic!The room is generally way past its best ie wallpaper pealing at the edges, bathmats that do not look freshly washed,the bath panel repaired( badly) with sticky tape there was black mould in the corner of the shower screen and worst of of all hairs from previous guests use around the taps .
The following morning we went for breakfast (there was no one else staying here) the proprietor
Keith dealt with this and we were disappointed to be given little choice,no butter only a butter substitute , appalling tasteless coffee and as part of the "full breakfast " a dried up grey looking sausage However "the straw that broke the camels back" was to be given toast made with mouldy bread !! We pointed this out to Keith and amazingly there was no apology just two comments/explanations 1) it is hot weather 2)i have to put that down to my glasses and hadn"t noticed it. Christine then appeared she made no reference to the toast (although she knew) and when I told her we were horrified by this poor standard of hygiene she walked away saying indignantly "i am not listening to this" and repeating what can you do it is hot weather! needless to say we left paying our bill but deducting an amount for the breakfast --there was still no apology.! Finally I have to mention the shabby state of the terrace furniture that is old, faded and non too clean ,.It was shocking to see filthy cleaning cloths ( seemingly for use on the tables) left on the ground underneath.
This is a place to be avoided until standards improve .
- Also Known As:
- Seaview Guest House Benllech, Island Of Anglesey