We booked the loft suite for 2 nights at the end of January. Our e mail query regarding bed size was responded to, and it is a queen size.
The first impressions on entering the the room was WOW. It is spacious, interestingly furnished with a door through to an unbelievable bathroom. All better than expected and and the pictures on the web do not do it justice. We then started to unpack and settle in. Then we discovered that it was very much style over substance. We went to make a cup of tea and had to place the kettle on the floor as no power socket was by the kettle on the dresser. We do not generally watch TV, but noticed the small flat screen TV was to far away from the sofa to watch and it was at right angles to the bed, so viewing for any length of time would have been difficult. The bed/sitting room is lit by 2 velux style windows, which were covered with blinds that could not be pushed back. So natural light but no view. The bathroom had a conventional window that opened. The blind over the window nearest the bed was a blackout one which was a nice touch. On our first day it was very,very hot. Circa 35 degrees. Despite the room being air conditioned, it could not cope keeping all areas cool. The bathroom ceiling was very warm to the touch. We close the door to the bathroom and the main room cooled but the bathroom turned into a sauna! Fortunately the next day was cooler. The bathroom had similar style over substance issues, like no towel holder by the wash basin .... All small things, but taken together they mount up. Breakfast was adequate. It is a shame that the guest lounge in the main part of the house is locked at 6pm. Location is excellent, being just off the main street. Everywhere was very clean and tidy.
We would probably not stay here again. We are not sorry that we choose to stay here and to stay in such a stylish room for the price it is very good value. However we prefer a more conventional room so not really for us, but we know some of our friends would love it.
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