We have just spent 3 nights at the Roman House B&B as a party of myself and my husband, my sister, my daughter and her boyfriend. The rooms are indeed large and the house was spotless, but having read the previous reviews, we were disappointed. For example, I feel it is very unfair to offer a double room which doesn't even have a double bed. The bed was probably big enough for 2 slight teenagers, but a pair of pillows extended over the edge of the bed by 3 or 4 inches each side, so could hardly be described as a double. Mike did put another single in for us to make us more comfortable, but this was also a small single. The boiler in the house is only adequate for a normal family home, not a B&B business, so the hot water soon ran out when we were all trying to have showers to go out to a party. The breakfast was very nice, but I wouldn't describe it as huge (two thin slices of bacon, half a tomato, a spoonful of beans and one egg, with toast). The biggest problems with the breakfast was that it was served so early (between 7 and 8 on weekdays and up to 8.30 at weekends) and we were asked to stagger the meals so that they didn't have to cook them all at once. I didn't expect there to be a problem with cooking 5 small breakfasts in one go! On our last morning, my sister was served her breakfast 25 minutes after my husband was served his. Another big disappointment is that, on the website, it says that tea and coffee facilities are provided in the rooms, but in fact, they do not provide coffee. Not everybody likes tea. I know you get what you pay for, and this was very reasonably priced. However, I feel a bit of money spent on things like a double bed, electric showers and COFFEE would go a long way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Roman House Bed and Breakfast offers B & B in a private home. All rooms have TV, comfortable chairs and tea facilities. We are close to Plymouth but in a secluded green area by Central Park. We have spacious rooms and a choice of types. We offer secure gated parking in our driveway and are close to Playmouth Argle Home Park. ... more less