My partner and I stayed here for 1 night as we couldn't get a room at the Premier Inn, to be honest we prefer a B&B as its more like a home from home and our weekends away are important to us. When you are spending your hard earned cash you come to expect a good stay.
Karen welcomed us briefly - we were visiting Bristol Balloon Fiesta we thought it would have been good if she could have advised us about bus routes into Bristol, we stayed in Cambridge earlier in the year and the B&B provided a little laminated piece of paper with the bus numbers on. This would have been really helpful after a hot quite long car journey and we had to head out straight away to make the most of the day. We have always been lucky enough to receive local transport knowledge from other B&B owners.
Whilst there were drinks facilities in the room, there were no biscuits (some may say we are being petty but we got back late and it would have been appreciated) I was grateful for a bottle of water though as I don't drink tea or coffee. Also I forgot shampoo so the toiletries supplied were great.
At breakfast the cereal was a very cheap brand, my partner had to leave his as he really didn't enjoy it, only 2 pieces of toast were provided but when we asked for more this was replenished, the bread was good quality and very tasty. I had scrambled egg on toast and I can only say I have never seen scrambled egg like it, I did eat it but only because I was starving. My boyfriends bacon was very thick and hard to get through and his poached egg was overdone and not enjoyable, only orange juice was supplied as an alternative to tea and coffee, on asking a refreshing glass of apple juice was provided by the polite and helpful waitress (it would be better to offer this anyway). Sachets of cheap sauce and salt and pepper are really naff I would expect these in a roadside cafe not a lovely B&B, jars of marmite and mustard were on the main table so whats wrong with HP and Heinz bottles?
The door on our en-suite could do with either adjusting or refixing as it sticks and would have become a real pain in the neck if we had stayed for longer than one night. Also the plug for the sink wasn't attached to anything which would have been easy to fix I'm sure.
Beautiful property, comfortable nicely decorated clean room with good linen and mini toiletries.
Great location on a good bus route.
Guests give breakfast menu choices the night before, a really good idea we thought.
Parking on the road but no charge which is good in this day and age.
Very well organised breakfast service.
Well presented property.
Friendly owner and staff.
Room for improvement
En-suite door sticks.
Perhaps a small packet of biscuits in the room.
At breakfast - condiments in bottles not sachets, quality of food and drinks choices.
The towels in our room had seen better days.
The property has lots of lovely period features and I had the best sleep I have ever had at a B&B, we have stayed at several B&B's now and suppose we have come to expect a few special touches which we felt were lacking here, perhaps it would be better to charge say an additional £5-10 if necessary to achieve this.
I hate being negative on here but thats what this site is all about, I hope Karen will take note for the future guests I'm sure she will receive. She has a very lovely property that just needs tweaking slightly in places and it will be a 10 out of 10 B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming, friendly Guest House in ideal location for most of Bristol's attractions. All 8 rooms are en-suite, free wi-fi, no parking problems where we are situated, high standard - we aim to please. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Westbury Park Guest House Hotel Bristol