I can only imagine that other reviewers are friends or family of the owner. Their opinions do not match those of myself and my wife in any way. We booked and paid two months in advance for a three night stay, and were met by a lady who showed us to a dilapidated room at the back of the premises above the kitchen. The dressing table would have looked tatty in a junk shop, and the wardrobe was unbelievable. NO hanging rail, just a series of random hooks fastened to the back and under the shelf. Virtually impossible to suspend more than six coat hangers because some of the hooks swivelled round and the hangers fell off !. There was only one bedside table, and the bedlinen was creased as if already used. There was a flimsy curtain separating the bathroom from the bedroom, and the towel rail, towel ring and over-basin shelf were loose and coming off the wall. The toilet window had just a net curtain and was overlooked by the attic window of the house next door. The shower cubicle door jammed shut and was almost impossible to open from inside, in fact my wife couldn't do it without my helping by lifting it from outside. We have been to places that are a little run-down, but the atmosphere has usually made up for the decor problems, and we were prepared to forgive, forget and enjoy our break. Unfortunately, our forgiving nature was severely tested after our second evening meal, when we were told by the waitress that we had to settle our bill before retiring to bed. The previous evening, we had drinks and a meal, and all was to be charged to our room, but now suddenly we were told that we should have paid at the table, and were required to do so immediately. Having paid the bill as requested, and made it clear that I regarded their treatment as unfair as we had already paid in advance for our bed and breakfast, I was told by a man lounging on the bar, who I assume was the owner, that other guests had left without paying, and he had no alternative but to ask people to pay as soon as they had finished eating. I told him that I had trusted him with my money two months previously, and he had no reason to think that we were untrustworthy and would leave without paying. The following day we stayed out until the late evening, and retired without visiting the bar. That night the curtain rail in the toilet fell down, a fitting tribute to this second rate establishment run by a publican who doesn't trust his patrons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 2016. The Best Beech is a beautiful country inn located on the outskirts of the village of Wadhurst in East Sussex. The Best Beech offers a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and is the ideal place to catch up with friends or relax with family. The restaurant offers traditional dishes and uses local suppliers wherever possible. In addition The Best Beech offers six well appointed en-suite rooms, all equipped with flat screen televisions, and tea making facilities. ... more less
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- The Best Beech Hotel Wadhurst