Can't believe i actually had to pay to endure this stay!
Knew it was going to be awful from the moment i approached the doors which were the most offputting i've ever had to walk through! A hideous stench greeted my nose as i entered and i felt like i was in 'The Shining'!
The receptionist was the most invasive person i've ever had to answer to. After a long and irritating wait to receive my room key, i dragged myself and my heavy case up the stairs and went to my room. Walked in to find the window wide open, beds unmade and towels used! Ran out and back down to the nosey receptionist who shoved us in the 'coach house'. Walked into my coffin of a room and couldn't breathe it was that small. Went back over to reception and said there was no way i could stop, got moved to the biggest room in the hotel after i slated it!!
Overcharged evening meal and room service. Decided to go to sleep to escape from the hideousness of it all but couldn't sleep for the noise of the extractor fan - we were right over the kitchen! Cutlery clattering and doors slamming, eventually fell asleep
Woke up and went down for an ok breakfast, escaped for the day
Came back and decided to make the effort to dress up for dinner, however when we got down to the restaurant we were the only ones in there!! Might as well of stayed in our room in pjs!! Meal was inedible, microwaved to death lasagne. We were told the chef was off as it was a bank holiday. Just the most tragic empty souless evening meal i've ever ever had! Even the manager gave us a bottle of merlot to make up for the tragedy!
Morning arrived and thank the lord it was time to leave!! Came down for breakfast, which was clearly yesterdays - it had just been reheated!! Inedible crap!! Couldn't bear it any longer.
Endured one more painful conversation with the worst receptionist in the world - who had, by the way, been wearing the same clothes for the past three days - and ran out of gypsy hill praying to the lord for our own sanity we would never have to return!
Please, please, please you have been warned - do not go!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exeter's best kept secret hotel The Gipsy Hill Hotel is surrounded by three acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and is a taste of the Devon countryside mere miles away from the vibrant & historic, Cathedral city of Exeter. You are guaranteed a warm welcome from our friendly and efficient staff right from the moment you arrive, till the moment we wish you a safe journey. With two free car parking spaces per room and free Wifi, The Gipsy Hill really is a home from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Exeter Best Western
- Best Western Exeter
- Gipsy Hill Hotel Exeter, Devon