Myrtle Lodge has some good points, some questionable points (depending on personal preferences), and some rather bad points. I’ll start with the good points: the guest house is located on one of Mablethorpe’s main roads, close to the seafront, shops, cafes and bars. It’s a fairly large guest house (around 15 rooms) and has ample car parking. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. There is a large lounge and a bar (although was closed when we were there).
The building obviously has a long heritage as guest accommodation (there are old pictures in the hallway showing this), but the furnishings are now a little dated and starting to look worse-for-wear. We were allocated a rather compact double room with an en-suite shower room. The furniture in the room was mainly of the flat-pack variety. The room had freeview TV, but no wi-fi.
I don’t know if the accommodation is run on a budget, or if it caters for a certain ‘type’ of clientele, but there were some aspects that we found a little strange – the single-sheet toilet roll dispenser in the en-suite (the type that you might find in public toilets – not particularly homely); the allocation of bowl of cereal at breakfast (the bowls were already laid out and have the cereal in them, rather than helping yourself); and the shared tables with other guests at breakfast (there are only 8 or 9 tables in the breakfast room for 15 rooms).
Breakfast is served between 8.15 and 9am. The breakfast itself was fine. A small glass of orange juice is already on your table, and then there is a choice of cereals, toast, and full English cooked to order. The service at breakfast was good.
Now for the bad points: The room and shower room were not particularly clean: the handle to adjust the shower head was broken and was dangerously sharp; the carpet in the room had a ‘sticky’ feel underfoot; and the room (especially under the bed) was dusty. The issue that really spoiled out stay was the condition of the bed sheets – the duvet cover had a ‘questionable’ stain on it, and the bottom sheet had what appeared to be blood spots on it (although we tried not to look too closely!).
We paid £27 each for B&B, and we were expecting budget accommodation for this price. We can forgive the Myrtle Lodge its little quirks, but the standards of cleanliness really are inexcusable.
- Also Known As:
- Myrtle Lodge Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire