We stayed two nights in the Torbett Room which might have been very comfortable for guests at the turn of the century. We found the double bed far too hard, and uncomfortably high to get in and out of. While there was plenty of hot water and the water pressure was great, the fixtures were difficult to fathom initially and showering in a claw foot tub with a 360 degree shower curtain was verging on dangerous for us seniors. The included wifi worked very well.
With the exception of the best hot tea we found in Colorado, breakfast was good and filling but nothing to rave about.
While the location was convenient with a car, when we went for an evening walk we were a bit concerned about the neighbourhood which is quite run down. The park belonging to the property would have been a nice to relax if it hadn't been so hot when we were there.
Amenities like DVDs, included soft drinks, microwave popcorn were of no interest or value to us and not expected at a B&B.
A previous reviewer mentioned they walked to the Riverwalk. They must be quite young and athletic and the temperature less than 90 degrees. It took us at least 10 minutes to drive on empty streets - definitely too far for seniors to walk. We found just walking from the Tourist Information office to the Train Depot almost unbearable.
When asked, the hosts recommended Angelo's for dinner our first night. Service was dreadful and food mediocre. We found Mr Tandoori's on TA for our second night and loved it. Interestingly, when speaking with the housekeeper Lorraine she told us that her husband refuses to go to Angelo's due to their slow service and that they love Mr Tandoori's. Huh? (See my separate reviews on both restaurants.)
We learned the hard way, many stores, restaurants and tourist attractions are closed on Mondays. The three museums we wanted to see were closed, while three others that we had no interest in were open. it would have been helpful if our hosts had mentioned this as general information. Who would think to ask?
If you love Victoriana, this is the place for you. If modern comforts are important to you, I recommend staying somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A romantic getaway or relaxing retreat this beautifully restored Victorian home makes you feel like you have gone back to a simpler more elegant era. Includes a hearty breakfast, in room hi speed internet, refrigerator, and much more. The suite include a balcony overlooking the gardens, two person hot tub, private parlor with fireplace, and very romantic experience. ... more less
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