On our cycling tour of Scotland we stayed in several B+Bs. All were excellent except this one.
The only good thing I can say about this place was that it was clean.
The house itself was quite shabby.
The room was gloomy and 'no-frills'. It seemed as thought the owners must be very penny pinching, everything was the cheapest and no attempt to make things cosy had been made. Little 'luxuries' like a bin and a bathmat were absent. There was no hairdryer in the room, although you could borrow one if you asked. The old mirror in the bathroom was so low you had to stoop to see in it, and you also had to peer as it had no light over it. the Bizarrely there were kitchen cupboards and a kitchen sink in the bedroom.
It was cold wet evening but all the house's doors were wide open and the place was freezing. Since the duvet was thin, I asked for an extra blanket and was eventually found one - a thin, stained throw.
The lady running the hotel was helpful when approached, but didn't have the warmth and friendliness we'd come to expect from Scottish B+Bs.
The breakfast was below par and my husband had to sneak his almost raw sausages out of the breakfast room and into a bin. I ordered the continental breakfast. My croissants were half an hour in the making and when 'they' came, they turned out to be just one croissant.
There was no visitor's book to write comments in - we weren't surprised.
I would urge anyone to avoid this place - as a seasoned B+B user, I would say it one of the worst B+Bs I've ever stayed at. It's not even particularly cheap - we stayed in far nicer places that cost less.
My husband summed Craigmore up as "shabby chic without the chic".
- Also Known As:
- Craigmore Guesthouse Aberfoyle, Scotland