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Ridleys Residence

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#3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Frongoch
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I have once reviewed this place before and remain insistent that it is one of the best experiences I have had on my travels. The house is steeped in history which Carey is happy to discuss, furthermore it retains most of its original features which extends into each room. This
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I was a bit sceptical booking this B&B after reading the reviews but expected people just being horrible. As we stayed only one night I thought there is no big deal. As soon as we arrived I saw a garden full of junk and when the guy opened the doors I felt even worse. The house
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Response from CareyJ877, Owner at Ridleys Residence
Responded May 20, 2017
As I mentioned in the only other reply, I rarely read reviews and certainly have no need to justify my house, a quaint Victorian vicarage, which, with due respect, would only be furnished ‘old fashioned’. But that term is not synonymous with poor, shabby or dirty. Occasionally, people who have never stayed in an historic building, whether a B&B or an old ‘tavern’ find the contrast with, for example, a Travel Lodge quite striking and perhaps unsettling. I simply reply to this review, because there are some interesting issues raised by it: First one being that these guests didn’t stay here on the dates in question ( as we were closed then while we upgrade) but sometime previously. So it is strange that the review has come in now and also on face-book which has not been the case before; might this be connected in some way to the internet problems of recent days and retrieval of data? Second, the four guests were Latvian, and with one exception spoke virtually no English so communication was limited and perhaps an issue in this case. Even the lady who spoke English and made the booking could not possibly have written the first part of this review as she did not have the English skills to do so. The first section is in flawless and excellent English – the person staying here couldn’t have used words such as ‘sceptical’, ‘retro’ and so on. It also refers to disabled access – no one in the party had mobility issues of any kind. Then it gradually degenerates into what one might call ‘broken English’ with poorer grammar. Interesting ! Who actually wrote this? Third: This person was not happy possibly due to the fact that I took issue with them smoking in the rooms. I made allowance thinking that they might not understand the ‘ no smoking’ signs although these are actually the usual picture ones with the red line through the cigarette, so perhaps I was generous there. Obviously the notice which said: ‘ this en-suite is not completed and is therefore not in use’ proved to be unintelligible as one would not normally expect a complaint about something which clearly is not connected, not completed, not in use and in no way a health issue. Similarly ‘we booked en suite’ is incorrect as they booked two standard rooms with a shared bath-room, about which there is no comment. This might be understandable confusion for people struggling with a foreign language Fourth: I recall that the guests said this was their first time staying in a B&B, (obvious from the comment about a ‘free’ breakfast) and while standards cannot be in any way lower than elsewhere, expectations might have been unclear. My bedding is floral/coloured as in many homes. Hotels/motels tend to be all white. That does not make floral bedding, ‘dirty’ or ‘unwashed’ nor does it reflect problems with the washing machine! Concerns about breakfast were certainly not reflected in the completely cleared plates, (and they asked for more!) - not surprising since my breakfast are ‘legendary’. As for whatever they found in the rooms – not sure what that was – reference to one’s ‘ deceased parents’ is quite uncouth, inappropriate and sadly, tells us more than we need to know about these particular guests. When we are open, there will always be a warm, clean and fulsome welcome here - I am confident that people who have written good reviews, ( and there are quite a number) haven’t done so just because they like me – that is somewhat condescending; -but there we are. Come and see for yourself BUT please note: the breakfast is NOT free – just very good value !!
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Returned home last week from another wonderful 10 days at Ridley's Residence. what a great bloke Carey is. When we arrived he greeted us, and said ;use the stair lift for ur case dont break ur back carrying it upstairs.While we unloaded the car, he put the kettle on and took us
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I have just returned from yet another wonderful visit to Ridley's Residence, a lovely B&B where I have stayed many times over the last 10 years sometimes two or three times a year. I was astounded at the poor review posted in May 2016 by visitors who obviously have not
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Me and my friend booked this Bed and Breakfast as a last minute booking. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner Cary. He was very welcoming and made us both a cup of tea. The room was nice and quite, however we did find the double bed quite small. In the morning we both
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$77 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia National ParkBalaFrongoch
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