We stayed at The Town House as it looked like a handsome boutique hotel on it's own website. We got there late (about 9pm at night) and were asked to walk through the restaurant to access the stairs leading to the room (no reception) which was difficult as we had cases, so instead went through the side alley to go up 2 flights of stairs to the room we had booked. The room was small, and the cleanliness was average at best. There were nice L'occitane toiletries and tea and biscuits, yet no proper shower (just bath with shower head), no cotton wool etc. The restaurant was good, food was fresh. However it was loud and we found it difficult to sleep.
Another traveller described this hotel as a restaurant with rooms upstairs and that exactly what it was. There was no seating area either, just restaurant and rooms.
There is scarce choice for breakfast, which was included in the rate, just cereal and a cooked breakfast. No fruit/yoghurt/pancakes etc. Additionally, breakfast is only offered between 8.30 and 9.30am, which is a short time frame. Sometimes with small hotels, it can feel as though one is intruding on someones homes..
Check out was 11am, and as we had attended a wedding the night before, we asked if we could have a later check out. This is a reasonable request and generally available at hotels. However we were told the room had to be turned around and we couldnt have this. So we decided to check out and ask if we could leave our bags there so we could tour the area. We were told we couldnt leave our bags at all. We found this most unhelpful and actually rude, so much so we could not recommend this hotel or return to it again.
- Also Known As:
- The Town House Hotel Arundel