We booked a two night deal with Groupon ( which I think everyone who we met during our stay had done ). For the money we paid, I doubt we could do better. The external appearance of the hotel is a bit tired and could do with some TLC but the inside is absolutely lovely, well kept ,very clean and with lots of character. The views are superb and not too far from Rothesay and if you are lucky, as we were, to go when the sun is shining then the deck at the front of the hotel is a great place to relax and unwind for a while.Our room was the smallest in the hotel but was spotless and the decor was lovely. Sure, the bed was on the small side but we were on our anniversary so no complaints there!
There was a recent review which was scathing and they had obviously stayed in the same room as us. All I can say to them is " get a life !" Yeah, no frosted glass in shower room or curtain but there was a lovely view of the bay and I have no idea who could possibly have spied on us as we showered and I could'nt care less.
We ate on our second evening which was our anniversary and it more than lived up to it's reputation. David, the Chef, had spoken to us earlier in the day and he certainly prepared a meal that was very tasty and pleasing on the eye. I had the seafood chowder and then a lamb shank, my wife had the homemade pate followed by the salmon -- both of us agreed it was a cracking meal and as good as we have had on any of our previous 31 anniversary dinners ! We had a cooked breakfast both days which had an extensive choice and was a great start to the day.
Congrats to the owners, who run a very friendly and welcoming hotel and we look forward to returning to Chandlers in the future.
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