On entering reception we were horrified to see three dogs occupying three of the easy chairs in the adjacent bar area. The "doggy" smell permeated down the corridor through which we were escorted to the junior suite. This room, with sitting area, flat screen TV and en-suite facilities, while clean with decent bedding, can only be described as drab, Better lighting would help, so dim that it was impossible to read by it. Contributing to a really depressing first impression were bare wires hanging from the ceiling, several bowls of ancient artificial flowers and can and glass stains in the small Coca Cola fridge containing two bottles of water. In contrast, the light and bright en-suite facilities attached to this room have been completely refurbished to a very high standard with stylish fittings worthy of a five-star hotel. The let-down was that the suite was open to the bedroom area, separated from it by only a movable screen. We consider a bathroom and toilet should be completely private and not visible from the bedroom either directly or via mirrors.
We took dinner in the restaurant and found the food served was of mediocre quality and not very well cooked or presented. The buffet breakfast, displaying a vast range of fresh fruit and cakes, but only sliced bread, was just about adequate in the items usually found on a breakfast buffet.
The location of this hotel is ideal for a quiet time and has beautiful scenic views. Other visitors have commented on the lack of signposting. Certainly the actual turn off the main road should be signposted but we street-viewed the locality before departure from England so had no difficulty in finding the hotel in the middle of the surrounding forest.
We met only one member of staff but did not discover whether or not he was, or related to, the proprietor. He received us, served in the restaurant, was pleasant, very obliging and helpful and did his best to ensure that our stay of one night was enjoyable.
With some money spent on details this hotel would be ideal for a longer stay but sadly from our experience we shall not be going back.
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