We wanted to stay in the city of Scilla. We made an advance reservation with the owners and physically reviewed the rooms. We booked two rooms. We liked the overall charm of the facility and the owners seemed reasonable.
Upon check in several days later the situation turned into a "Nightmare Looking for a Bedroom" experience. During check-in; a "mistake" was made and the beautiful room that was promised (& booked) suddenly turned into a much smaller room with a broken air conditioner (not good in August). Someone else occupied our original room. The "manager" apologized as she smiled. We were told to wait until they could throw out the previous guests and clean the room. While we waited we thought we could pass the time by logging onto their internet which turned out to be a sim card stuck into a router, with the speed of 5KBps (think of a snail) and only allows a maximum of 10 users out of approx 35+ guests. The "manager" vanished like houdini without an offer of a glass of water, coffee, a stiff drink, or even to lock our bags while we explored the city.
While I was waiting around for the room to be cleaned, and noticed their unsecured internet line, I counted 3 bullet holes in the restaurant window. I'm not sure what that means, but I thought it was an odd place for bullet holes?
We decided to leave because we feared that the check-in process was only going to attract more nightmares into our bedroom at this B&B and we hadn't even fallen asleep yet. We called the owner to let them know why we left, but they could only point a big blame finger at the desk manager. A real shame because the B&B is extremely charming and nicely located.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The bed & breakfast La Locandiera is located in the enchanting village of Chianalea, district of Scilla, renowned seaside resort located on the Straits of Messina. The Locandiera offers sea facing rooms equipped with all services for maximum comfort and relax. ... more less
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