I arrived early (10.30am), as I was visiting the mountains for the Winter Magic festival, and was instantly told I was too early. I asked if I could leave my bag and told the man my name. I wasn't introduced so have no idea who the man was. I was told to leave my bags in the office with the owners son. The man disappeared so we headed off to watch the festival's parade.
I returned at 7.30pm, when the festival had finished, and was 'told off' for checking in late.
My bag had been taken to my room and the heater turned on so it was nice and warm.
First impression was that the room was tired and old. The photos on the website showed that the place was pretty old fashioned but everything about the place was in need of repair or replacement.
When I sat on the bed I almost sunk to the floor! The bathroom was a bit grotty, when I got in the bath I could see a scum mark. I tried to move the TV so I could see it from the bed and the cabinet it was on fell apart.
The TV was about the size of a small laptop and the only channel I could get was SBS2! Not ideal when I had to entertain my 8 year old son until his bedtime. Fortunately the lounge had a large screen TV and a nice log fire. We couldn't find the remote but at least the TV worked and we managed to find a kids film to watch. There was coffee and tea in the lounge but nothing in the bedroom. Not even a glass for water.
The breakfast was nice and had a fairly good choice.
The owner made no effort to chat to us or ask if we had enjoyed our visit.....overall very disappointing.
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