We were advised to park at the back of the house. On approaching the house the first we saw was a room filled with clutter. Garden was overgrown and not well kept. The entrance/reception area is very small and unwelcoming. The host certainly needs upgrading of his interpersonal communication/conflict skills. (On entering a private area - kitchen-, due to no attention bell, I was abruptly, first escorted out to the entrance area and then my problem was addressed, instead of first, diplomatically addressing my problem and then politely being advised of the notice on the open door, which clearly was missed by me.) The room and en-suite, although very spacious, was clearly a DIY job. It needs a professional hand to upgrade and decorate the room. For a 3 star rating, I found the following unacceptable. Curtains inferior and needed stretching to the limit to cover the windows - why a circular (plastic) rail if it is a square window? No net curtaining. No valance sheet. No hand mirror in the bathroom. Windows frames moldy. Mirror light in the bathroom not working. One bulb missing in bathroom roof lighting. No mirror close to the hairdryer. Tile chipped and unsightly in bathroom. Why is there a door leading from the bathroom into the corridor? Why is the bathroom not tiled to the top of the ceiling? Brown tiles and green wall paper do not match.
For £45 - £50 per night this would be an acceptable deal but for £72 a night, I expect much more and of better quality.
Charles and Charmaine
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm,friendly family run Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. We provide comfortable en-suite rooms with fresh linen, hotel quality white fluffy towels and a substantial breakfast. Try our renowned delicious porridge or smoked salmon to start your day, before you explore in and around our traditional highland village of Braemar. Plan your day in our quiet cosy snug where we serve a welcome drink and home bake on arrival. We are ideally located for outdoor activities or just a relaxing weekend away in beautiful Royal Deeside. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Craiglea Bed & Breakfast Braemar, Scotland