The website for the Kilmalid Guest House in Dumbarton promised a plethora of luxury. We were impressed by what seemed to be on offer. The reality was different. The room that we used was spartan, being without an en suite or a carpet. The tea/coffee facilities were a token number of the cheapest teabags (undrinkable), and a few instant coffee sachets, and milk. There was only one medium towel for each of us. The communal bathroom was across a draughty hall, and was clearly used by a number of guests. On the site, breakfast was presented as a veritable feast of fine cereals, muesili, Scottish porridge, haggis, black pudding, Scottish oat cakes, fine tea/coffee, and unlimited toast. In actuality, there was a trio of tired cereals, some orange juice, and the same tea/coffee as in the room. The cooked breakfast consisted of a fried egg, a small sausage, half a grilled tomatoe, and a piece of stale bread that had been fried. The toast seemed more limited in number than unlimited. When we telephoned to book the room, our credit details were taken down, but on payment we were asked to pay with cash. Overall, the website is clearly designed to be misleading. It suggests that the amenities, and meals are of a greater standard than that which is delivered. For £64 there should be a number of facilities that are considered standard.Kilmalid does not give either comfort or value for your money.
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- Kilmalid House Dumbarton, Scotland