What a disappointment. After reading the glowing reviews we booked a room for our trip to Nelson. What a mistake. The room was stark with a hodge podge of old furniture, a terrible bed, internet that did not work and a minuscule TV. There was not a comfortable place to sit in the room leaving one to sit on the bed that had no headboard and wanted to roll away from the wall. The bathroom was dirty and the location was nowhere near as nice as advertised. Yes it is near downtown but the "view of the lake" was a joke. What one could see was a sliver of the lake over the dog pound across the street!
Yes there was a kitchenette but not even a coffee maker in the room so plan on hiking downtown if you want a morning brew. They advertise like a bed and breakfast but do not be fooled, no breakfast here and nary a sign of management. They tell you that the key will be left in the room but fail to mention that there are no names to identify the upstairs rooms so one is left wandering around peering in windows to see if the room is occupied or not! No management on site.
The front yard is pleasant enough but the backyard is all pavement and overlooks decrepit buildings with the side yard having a "great view" of the Nelson animal control shelter.
Nelson is wonderful but there are far nicer places to stay so my advice is to avoid this place.
$120/nite for a bad nights sleep is just too much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The heritage guest house on the corner of Victoria and Falls Streets in historic downtown Nelson ... walk to all that the heart of Nelson offers!We offer 4 bright, clean, warmly decorated suites which each contain:•a private entrance•well equipped kitchenette•private full bathroom with shower •a large deck or veranda with outdoor dining furniture/BBQ•high speed wireless internet•cable TV/DVD•telephone •laundry facilities •reasonable rates.off street parking.2 suites which can sleep up to 5 people.2 suites which can sleep up to 4 people. ... more less
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