To co-incide with a trip to Les Miserables, booked a room to make a night of it especially as my wife and I get out less than convicts (2 young children at home....). Wasn't looking for the The Ritz, but got Tenko instead.
On arrival, greeted with very impressive grounds and building, suggesting a pleasant stay. At reception, told that we would be in the lodge accommodation, detached from the main building. Didn't realise "lodge" and "squat" meant the same thing.
Without doubt the smallest room I have ever stayed in. Looked as though the room had been built around the bed as it was hard to see how they could have fitted it in. No features in the room (including no TV!!) apart from a wardrobe with an ill fitting door. Room itself was dark and gloomy. Bedside lamp didn't work and the main light have a 70's style shade, full of insects....
Thinking things couldn't be worse, we checked the bathroom. Barely a port-a-loo, the toilet seat was broken, the shower curtain ingrained with mold and the shower only worked on reduced pressure. Suffice to say, we only stayed in here to change and to sleep.
Apart from a half decent breakfast, there are no redeeming features from our stay here. I can only presume that the room displayed on their website for lodge accommodation, is from a different hotel. It won't be the one you're getting.
In closing, I recommend if reception mention the word lodge, about turn and find another hotel. Or stay in the car. I promise it will give more peace of mind.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carberry Tower Mansion House and Estate is a place of intimate grandeur. And to arrive here is to weave your own journey into a story that goes back to 1480 when our first foundation stone was laid. Since then, we have been a gathering place for Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses and over the centuries the great and the good have also come to warm themselves by our fires and feast from our banqueting tables. And today, more strongly than ever, the banner that reigns over Carberry Tower continues to reflect the matchless values of excellence, abundance and grace - coupled together of course, with the very warmest of Scottish hospitality. Guests can dine in the Rose Garden Restaurant and enjoy a four course menu designed by Head Chef, commencing with canapes and a welcome drinks reception. Private dining for 2 or banquets can also be arranged. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carberry Tower Hotel Musselburgh