My husband and I spent part of the bank holiday weekend here. We booked a 'superior' double room and judging by the photographs expected something special. On the good side the bed was comfy, the bedding and towels were fresh and the tea, coffee, biscuits etc were replenished on a daily basis. On the bad side the bathroom had a faint damp smell, which isn't surprizing as it was carpeted so hardly practical or hygienic, the shower temperature and power flucuated depending if any of the other rooms was using the water too and the shower head angle wasn't able to be adjusted - it only had one setting. Also the shower hose started to untwist whilst I was holding it so I had to re-tighten it every now and again. The bath wasn't full size either which came as a bit of a surprize. I'm only 5 foot three and I could only lean back upto my waist so I had no chance of having a relaxing soak, which was a bit of a shame as having a bath instead of just a shower in the bathroom was one of the main reasons why we choose this 'hotel'. The telly was a small portable on a high wall stand (so good luck viewing that from the bed!), had just the 5 channels with poor reception and no teletext. In this day and age I expect a room of this supposed quality to have a telly which at least had freeview and teletext as I like to check the local weather forecast etc. The only other bugbear is the fact that this is called a hotel when it is a bed and breakfast. At a hotel you would be able to contact various services by a telephone in the room and have someone at reception round the clock. Neither of these applies to Holmwood House. For the actual accommodation this 'hotel' was overpriced as it really is a 3 star and not a 4 star at all. Well not for our room anyway.
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