Stayed at the Livingston inn at the weekend for 1 night only.....thank god!!!!
Booked online as it looked like a nice place.
Got to the "Inn" ....yes it looks like it may have been a good place once...... 50 years ago!
The car park looks like a council estate car park.
The entrance is poorly lit & very shabby.
The receptionist was on the phone to somebody for 15 minutes while we stood like lemons in the foyer.
Then eventually checked us in.
Room 7 double with an ensuite. Got to the room to find the window held open with an empty plastic water bottle.
Window blinds that had no cords to pull them down.
Had a look at the bed covers to see brown stains on the duvet cover, the sheets looked like they had been on the bed all week!
The ensuite bathroom was very shabby.shower head hanging of the wall, glass screen nearly falling of the wall.
Towel rail with bits missing, silicone seal around the bath absolutely disgusting.
2 hand Towels that had been washed recently as still smelled of detergent!
Flat screen TV that was on the wrong wall....at the side of the bed not at the end??
We didn't eat dinner as we were going to a party locally.
Breakfast was hilarious. Served between 0830-0930 said the receptionist the night before
Went down at 0910 to find all the set tables taken so sat at en empty table for at least 15 minutes before we were offered 2 place mats 2 napkins & cutlery each. Then asked by the young & obviously very inexperienced waiter if we would like a full breakfast each,yes please but no mushrooms......
The table with orange juice, milk & cereal was at the entrance to the room but no glasses or orange juice available.
We sat for 20 minutes before the waiter brought us 2 mugs & saucers & asked if we wanted tea. No offers coffee?
We asked for some orange juice & it duly arrived but there was only one las left so we shared.
There were 10 other people in the room & we thought they had all eaten. The waiter appeared 10 minutes later with 2 plates, brought them to us & we noticed there were mushrooms so we said there not ours, he then proceeded to wander around the other 5 tables asking if they had ordered the full breakfast. Eventually he found the "owners"!!
While waiting you could clearly hear a microwave going on & off in the kitchen.
He the arrived with another plate that the recipient asked has this been microwaved...".no all freshly cooked"
He eventually arrived with 2 plastic tea pots & proceeded to pour 2 Luke warm cups of tea. No sugar or milk on the table & no instructions as to where it might be hiding!!
We then realised that all the other people in the room were al waiting for their breakfast!
One guy asked for some toast & the waiter took it off another vacated table & handed it to the guy!!!!! WTF!
Ours & everyone else's breakfasts arrived within 2 minutes of each other & the same story, the poor young waiter walking round asking who wanted what!,
The couple behind asked for more tea & were blessed with the reply " we're waiting for the kettle to boil"!
They also asked if there was any more margarine to which the reply was"I'll have a look but not sure where it might be hiding"
The atmosphere in the room was comical with guest looking at each other making faces, eyes rolling etc.
The "Chef" appeared from the kitchen & my first impression was is that "Stig of the dump" he looked filthy.
To be fair the young waiter did say there was only home & the Chef on that morning & apologised for the delay.
The management ( if there is any) really need. To get a grip of the place or it will close down. Very short staffed, cleanliness & maintenance clearly lackin.
Never again will I set foot close to the place & I suggest you don't either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn is a old listed building were the rooms vary from single to double rooms, no twin rooms available, As the building is listed we have not been able to increase any of the rooms sizes however we feel the rooms are adequate in size and are a bargain at £50 per night including breakfast. All rooms have ensuite within time along with TV's and are all very comfortable. We have a restaurant on site offering a excellent array of foods and wines along with our bar area also which has all live football on our BT sports and Sky package. ... more less
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- The Livingston Inn Scotland