The location is tops. Beautiful, beautiful location. The setting can't be beat and the main inn was quaint, well decorated, with a warm cozy fireplace. The bar area was homey. Really relaxing. We stayed in the Sinclair Croft - adorable! Our only complaint with the croft was the bed. Queen size but had a mattress cover or padding that was smaller than the mattress, and seemed to take about 2" off both sides. All night long, we'd wake up feeling like we were going to fall out of bed. Our disappoint came with the Dickens dinner we paid for. (By taking part in the Dickens evening (a "6-course" meal and a reading of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol", the price of our room was cut in half. The cost of our room was $275/night for a final cost of $310.75 and a final credit of $168.95-not exactly half, but still a good deal.) The dinner was $49 plus tax per person-final price was $104.86 with tax plus $25 for a tip, which we again thought was reasonable thinking the food would be good and of reasonable quantity. What a HUGE and costly disappointment! Rather than go into minute detail, I'll just say we thought the quantity and quality left a LOT to be desired. Our table had selected three different entrees, the chicken, pork and duck. The duck seemed to be the only entrée that was prepared to perfection. It was noted that the pork was tasteless and the quantity sparse-lots of bone; the chicken was similar to what might be served at a banquet - mass produced and tasteless. Okay, lesson learned...don't partake of the Dickens special. Unfortunately, disappointment continued with breakfast. Sheared eggs (aka baked) were undercooked...not good and one serving was sent back uneaten. One party had the crepes which were filled with diced apple and "some sort of cheese." Very little filling and the crepes were described as eating two paper thin pancakes that were folded in quarters. You were given a small "portion" of a scone and two thin slices of Canadian bacon. Our main surprise came when we reviewed our bill...we were charged $25.68 for breakfast! Glenlaurel advertises as a B&B...apparently "B" does not mean breakfast. When questioned about this charge, we were told it was part of the lodging bundle (which was indicated on the receipt). Sorry...it's either lodging or breakfast, how can it be both? We talked it over and decided it was their way of recovering part of the "half-price" deal for the room. This was not our first visit to Glenlaurel, it was our third. But it was the first time we had dinner there. We do not plan to return since there are so many other B&B's in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A visit to Glenlaurel is laced with romance; from the moment the Manor House comes into view at the driveway entrance until it fades into the tree line from the rearview mirror at departure...the warm welcome at the front door feels like arriving at the stately home of a distant but approachable relative where the children are all grown or away for the weekend. Welcome into the Legend...the Legend of Glenlaurel. Experience the look of the Scottish countryside and the feel of times gone by at our luxurious Hocking Hills accommodations (rooms, suites, crofts, and cottages) that are perfect for romantics and dreamers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glen Laurel Hotel Rockbridge
- Country Inn Rockbridge
- Rockbridge Country Inn
- Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottages Ohio/Rockbridge