Perfect location close to all amenities, and the apartment was charming and comfortable. We will be back in 2018
Overall, too many niggles to be a decent place to stay.
The location is good, for a brief visit to Howarth, parking is just over the road at the pub (I found the passage to the rear parking too tricky to tackle). Easy enough to pick up the key, but the listing should note that to get to the flat you have to climb 2 flights up an external fire escape – so people with young kids/mobility issues will struggle.
Downsides are that the pub (opposite) is really noisy – 2 evenings in (I have a young son so couldn’t go out) both marred by constant loud music and drunken noise until very late. If you plan on being in the flat in the evening – be aware. I was brushed off with the ‘it’s a Bank Holiday’ excuse – but that’s irrelevant – it’s a noisy pub!
The photos for the flat do not represent what it’s really like. I was very disappointed by the standard of the flat and furnishings/equipment. The outside patio is non-existent; the flat has the pervasive smell from the café below (a very old greasy smell, which made me feel physically sick). The sofa/chair are filthy, covered in throws and my back is still aching from sitting on them. The windows need sorting out – many are misted/have condensation on the inside, the bathroom window kept blowing open and was very difficult to close. The window in the back bedroom had a strong wind blowing through it (around the edge) and it was closed! The bathroom shelf is wobbly, light cords are tatty bits of rope. The shower in the back study room is just weird. The equipment in the kitchen is all old/cheap and didn’t inspire any desire to cook a meal. The fittings for one curtain fixing disinigrated when I opened the curtain and one just partially fell off the wall. The carpets are stained in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Generally a flat with ancient décor and signs of neglect in every room.
This was not a cheap place to stay for me – £190 for 2 nights and I genuinely cannot recall staying somewhere quite as unpleasant, for so much money. So if you just want a central location and plan not to spend any time in the flat (apart from to sleep), this may suit you. But I would recommend finding a better place for your money.
I left this review on the feedback form for the site I booked this place through - owners response 'nice guests, I hope you had a good stay'...clearly had not read my review and I conclude really doesn't care about the standard of the accommodation.
I took some photos which show the standard of the place - and will try and load these in for reference
What a shame!
I was abit about worried staying here after reading some reviews after I booked but I can't say enough of how clean and lovely my stay was, it was like home from home with lovely comforts in a ideal location on the Main Street, Jason and his staff was very welcoming and helpful with knowledge of the surroundings Bronte landscape. I've already booked again for next year 10/10 for staying somewhere in the U.K. thanks for a lovely stay Jason
Great apartment with everything you needed, very comfortable and the owner very helpful and good communication, great location and base
I had an interesting stay in the flat over Emmas cafe while on holiday in the UK. My sister and I booked three weeks in the accommodation to use as a base for our family to visit while we were on holiday in the UK.
ON arrival the windows were open this presumably to try to hide the musty overwhelming smell that greeted us.
This flat needs a major refurbishment, above all it need a through deep clean, the sofa was covered in a blue throw, while adjusting the throw which constantly fell down, we uncovered a badly stained supposedly white sofa..
We were informed that the owner was in hospital during our stay so we wrote to him after returning home with a long list of issues, we also supplied photographic evidence, his attitude was to ignore totally anything we mentioned and would not consider a refund.
The flat is over a cafe, not a single fire alarm or smoke detector was in any of the rooms during our stay . I cannot understand how this flat can be let to holiday makers without this legal requirement being present, surely these places are inspected on a regular basis by law. The only exit was down a fire escape out of the kitchen
After our experience i would not recommend this flat to anyone, I doubt this review will get on trip advisor as my sister wrote a review re this accommodation and it was never listed.
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