We’ve just returned from a fabulous weekend in Beer, the village really was enchanting and the perfect getaway. However I'm surprised at all of these great reviews for in Belmont House, as I’m sorry to say that we were disappointed.
The website describes the establishment as a ‘luxury four star’ B&B, so naturally we arrived with high expectations. On a positive note, the location in the heart of the village was ideal, and we had no complaints about the standard of cleanliness of the room. Unfortunately, being situated next to the kitchen and dining room, there was a lot of noise from staff and guests, as you could hear all conversations in the morning, and our own privacy felt somewhat compromised. Being provided with just one packet of two biscuits felt a bit tight-fisted – especially when they weren’t replenished the following morning.
Breakfast was a big disappointment. I’ve stayed in a lot of country B&Bs in my time, and used to seeing local produce pn the breakfast menu. The orange juice tasted like cheap long-life juice, there were no cereals on offer, and the sausages were just abysmal – very poor quality. It’s also a shame that there wasn’t a choice of eggs or anything else – it was full English or nothing. Serving breakfast between 8.30-9.00 on a weekend morning seems very early, and we were very pleased not to be the poor couple who arrived for breakfast only to discover that all tables had been taken and they were asked to wait outside until a space became available. If there are 5 rooms and you are serving breakfast over a short period, why only have 4 tables?
The parking pass was a major bonus we thought, BUT – when we checked out on Sunday morning I asked if I could drop it in later when we left the village, and we were asked to return it straight away. So we still ended up feeding £8 into the meter on Sunday.
In summary, I’m afraid that at £80 per night we did not feel that we got value for money, and certainly not a ‘luxury four star’ experience. We also expected to meet our host at some point during our visit, and that lack of personal touch summed up our stay really.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 200 Year old flint stone fisherman's cottage with a 2 minute flat level walk to the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belmont House Bed And Breakfast Beer
- Belmont House b&b Beer Hotel Beer
- Belmont House Beer Devon