I was given two nights stay here from a living social deal by a friend and brought my sister who owns a B&B in France. I appreciated the gift, but this place is not for the faint of heart. The other reviews have it nailed. the Innkeeper is quite rude and the place is "funky" (read not clean) we actually did not have any soap in our bathroom at all save a little bottle of herbal essence shampoo.
Our room #68 was quite small and the windows had mildew all around the inside. The bedspread smelled like mildew or dog, musty or something to the point my sis couldn't stand to have it pulled up, so we more or less froze all night. The mattress had a large dip in the middle, difficult to deal with when you are sleeping with someone you are not cuddling with!
In the morning, after not so good a night's sleep we went to get some coffee, which was more like warm water. I had to actually go to the local coffee shop to get a brew that was more suited to my palate.ALL THIS ASIDE, I was ok until I needed a toilet plunger. Seems to me in an old house, that should be standard in each room. (well soap should be too, but what do I know) I saw the Inn keeper out in the front of the house with his two dogs. I told him I was in need of a plunger. He said "have you asked Marissa?" Mind you, I had never heard of Marissa, no one had mentioned a Marissa. I said, "um, no, who is Marrissa?" He said "she's in the kitchen." Hmm. I though, you mean behind the door that says EMPLOYEES ONLY???? I said, "so I should parade through the dining room where all the guest are waiting for breakfast with a toilet plunger?" He said, in a rather unpleasant tone, "I'm not working, I'm walking my dogs, go ask Marrissa". Marrissa, who is cooking breakfast for the 12-15 guests. Sigh. I told her my plight. She apologized for the host's behavior, and said someone would bring one up. He did bring one up, and was nice about it, however it was a decorative one,like from Bed, Bath and Beyond, not an actual plumber's one that worked, so he had to go snake it, and ended up carrying a snake through the dining room in a bag during breakfast. lovely. quite embarrassing all the way around for me.
We then came to breakfast. Everyone else here is raving about the food. Frankly, we couldn't eat it. I had called ahead and told him that my sister was gluten free, and asked for oatmeal. He said he would make her some. None was to be found. Since we had been told "NO!" to every single question that we had asked before, we didn't bother asking for the oatmeal. (Can we get breakfast early the morning we are leaving? no. IS there a tub I can use? no. etc.)
Breakfast was Hazelnut pancakes with butterscotch chips. shudder. way too sweet for me. I have diabetes! Then the bacon was coated in brown sugar and pecans and baked in the oven! WHY? I had to spit it out! Why so sweet? The yogurt and blueberries looked like a good option, however is was a super sweet vanilla flavor..The eggs and mushrooms were ok, but highly spiced with red peppers.
We chose to forfeit our second night's stay and head home. I noticed on other reviews that the Innkeeper responded to many reviews with "you only paid $60 bucks for the room". Not a very good attitude. If you are not interested in providing an excellent experience for your guests, no matter what they pay, then don't put your rooms on Living Social! Don't think you can treat people poorly because they paid less than full price.
And by the way, the typos on your informational card in the room are embarrassing for you. NAMESTE is not a word. Neither is Tabbacco.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Food, Art, Music and Vibes await you at Didjeridoo. Set just across the road from the ocean bluffs and the oldest Presbyterian church in California our spot in the village is cool. Walk to great eateries and all the local shops or relax and meditate in our beautiful gardens and historic lobby. See local art displayed in our relaxed lobby, break bread with us at our open pot-lucks & drink wine with us :) If you play bring your instruments, music happens here. Didjeridoo is perfect for weddings, reunions, small private parties and any other happenings that need to be in a place of love and beauty. Our rooms are great too! They range from quaint to fancy, some Victorian some simple and zen, all beautiful. We are Mendo people and want your visit to our village to be special and cherished. Peace Please note Didjeridoo is not a place that uptight conservative people will enjoy, in fact they will write bad reviews and hate it like they hate many things in life. Didjeridoo is most enjoyed by cool people looking for a nice stay in a beautiful place in an extremely friendly environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn & Meditation Hotel Mendocino
- Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn And Meditation Center