It wasn't a good start. I checked in at 8.30am and asked if I could join for breakfast some relatives who had stayed the previous night.
"You'll have to pay for it" the receptionist barked.
OK. I wasn't expecting a free breakfast.
"And we haven't got any tomatoes."
OK, I'll have whatever's going.
For a moment we had been transported back to the 1970s when the locals had a habit of turning their backs and switching languages if your name wasn't Jones, Williams or Parry. (Happily, it's different today since the catering and retail sectors have realised which side their bread is buttered.)
Breakfast arrived - sans tomatoes and mushrooms - also lacking that basic ingredient, toast. By the time the waitress arrived I'd finished with brekky, so let it drop. Afterwards I spoke to the receptionist about this miserable offering. She had by now mellowed and offered me a 40% discount on the "meal". Thank you.
Other than that, it was a pleasant stay. The Nanhoron is in surprisingly good shape for a seaside hotel dependent on seasonal trade. The bedroom was clean and comfortable; the bar and reception areas are well kept and smartly decorated.
In the evening we enjoyed a dinner party for some 20 people. This was really quite good, especially my starter - a very generous helping of perfectly cooked scallops wrapped in bacon. Everyone seemed well satisfied with their meal.
Nice to see this long-established hotel still thriving. Four stars minus one for the breakfast incident.
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