Being neither Christian nor interested in the revivalist movement, staying at Island House was an experience to say the least. The breakfast room was dark and the walls were covered with religious memorabilia - including a very strange poster of other revivalists that had brought apparently brought hundreds of children back from the dead - and we are talking in recent history not from the pages of the Old Testament. I found this a tad offensive and something not particularly palatable over breakfast. it's clearly plainly totally untrue and quite dangerous. On a plus note we forgot to tell our hosts we wanted the full welsh breakfast so popped out ourselves to buy some lava bread which they served up beautifully. The remaining items were not amazing though - the sausage super soft and the bacon tasteless. We stayed in the Revd's former bedroom and again there was reformist literatre everywhere - if you are marketing yourself as a Xian retreat perhaps make it more clear. Again it just felt strange. This room was at odds with the other bedrooms which looked modern and much more welcoming. The shared bathroom was often busy despite only 2 other people staying so on one occasion we had to use the downstairs loo belonging to the owners. i am afraid to say it was not particularly clean. The owners were actually away and friends were running the place - they were super friendly and lovely and I think they were the standout part of this bed and breakfast. I feel mean saying it - but I would not rush back. It just did not feel right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional family home B&B.Easy reach of Rhossilli Bay. The reviews say it all ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Island House Swansea, Wales