You know that feeling when you have spent hours trawling the internet, doing your research, trying to decide what constitutes value for money, you finally pick a place to stay out of dozens and dozens of possibilities, you travel for hours and hours and when you finally get there you walk in the door and feel like you won the Bed and Breakfast Lottery...well that's the feeling we got when we walked in the door of The Mooring!!!
This trip was a combination of a family reunion (my four sisters and their husbands/partners, my daughter and my two neices) and a celebration of my pending 60th birthday so I was into really wanting it to be "perfect". My definition: welcoming, clean, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, centrally located, in-house amenities that give you a bit of that "home away from home feeling" and really good food...Leslie and Vince tick all the boxes.
Even before we ever set foot in the door Leslie was offering a level of "customer care" that can be hard to find these days. Because of the number of family joining me there were a significant number of changes to the rooms I wanted/required. Over the couple of weeks it took to get things sorted, Leslie advised me well and showed a remarkable level of patience!
Once we arrived, jet lag meant waking up at 4am so really appreciated being able to go down to the kitchen and make a cup of tea. We also had booked rooms 10 and 8 so the family were able to have full use of the balcony and Leslie and Vince made sure we had the extra chairs we needed. The ceiling fans are not only lovely to look at; they are also an efficient and blissfully quiet alternative to air conditioning. (We Brits can find sleeping in a refrigerated room a bit of a challenge). We had five rooms in total and they were all superb; attractive, scrupulous clean and comfortable.
Nothing was ever too much trouble. If Leslie and Vince can do it, they will. I am at risk of running out of superlatives, but can't finish without lauding and applauding the brilliant breakfasts. Delicious and worth every single calorie!
Thank you Vince and Leslie for making a very important event everything I hoped it would be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable elegance in a classic Second Empire inn ... originally built as a guesthouse in 1882. Nine uncluttered guest rooms and two suites, each with private bath, a few with ocean view. Gourmet breakfast served at individual tables for two. One building back from the beach; easy walking distance to town center with shops & restaurants. On-premise parking. ... more less