We arrived at a lovely hotel after a long bus trip with 2 wonderful drivers steve and danny who made the trip very pleasurable . I cant complain about anything really the room was of a very adequate size,everyone was helpful and friendly and the food was of a high standard. The free bar at 8.30 went down well with me and my mum and we met some lovely people. We really enoyed the trips and have booked again already with National holidays. Being an animal lover i could hear from my bedroom window dogs barking so i went to investigate to find nestled at the back of the car park covered in leaves and branches a dog kennel with 2 young puppies and a mother and a very frightened who i think the father was. They were fed and watered but in my 9 days of holiday they did not leave the kennel and were crying constantly. One lovely lady who walked past with her dogs commented and said they are there all the time and never go out and she thought it was cruel of a family run business to be breeding dogs. When i made my concerns to one of the family members he commented that they go hunting from september to december but i dont think this is correct as the male dog had really long claws and had not left for some time, another member also stated the same, but i hesitate to believe them. Being the biggest animal lover in the world i understand the time it takes to run a hotel but i have had no indication that these dogs ever leave the kennel and find it very very cruel, if anyone would like to get in touch with different evidence to put my mind at ease please do so, it upset my holiday as noone even knew they were there at the bottom of car park and when i showed the other guests they were not happy and also the driver, the hotel is very well run and i cant fault it but my concern always goes back to animals as how would you like to stay in a kennel all day at one point there were flies all over the puppies and they were getting agitated and the receptionist just walked into the pen and told them to be quiet. Anyway as this hotel has a tripadvisor sticker as you walk into the hotel do not be put off but please make your concerns about the animals or it will never come to light and i hope this review gets printed so it can show the hotel owners how much people care about animals that are left to fend for themselves. Thankyou mo
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