I've always had a very pleasant stay at this B & B (I've stayed at this B & B five times) and I feel a lot of these negative comments are unfounded probably due to people‘s expectation levels. The bed and breakfast doesn’t claim to be anything isn’t.
"the mountain view bed and breakfast is situated in the middle of a run down scheme" - it's in the very centre of Port Talbot, a little harsh to blame the B & B for the welsh economy.
"Don't go if you don't like dogs" - don't go to Wales if you don't like dogs and the great outdoors!
“I have never met such rude and unwelcoming people” - the owners are laid back eccentric characters, this shouldn’t be mistaken for rudeness
“you enter the porch the rack with about 8 pairs of smelly trainers” - I take my shoes off in my own home so can’t really see an issue here. Hiking & mountain biking form the very back bone of welsh tourism so a few muddy trainers shouldn’t really come as a surprise
“The dogs had free reign not only of the grounds….” - the dogs do live there after all, I’m not a massive pet fan and don’t actually own dogs myself but if you don’t like them stop being so British, speak up and ask the owners to take care of them, I’m positive the owners wouldn’t take offence.
As for people complaining about the TV signal and DVD players, free view is notoriously rubbish across the whole country!. It also seems apparent that people don’t have the patience to learn how to use something new! In any event you should be finding something more interesting to do when away from home anyway rather than planting yourself in front of the box!
Finally, and most importantly one should expect to get what they pay for, £30.00-£35.00 is excellent value.
The breakfast is great (three courses, cereals, fruit, cooked breakfast, coffee, toast, orange juice) and the cooked aspect uses locally sourced good quality products, the bacon especially is very thick!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A bright and comfortable, newly-renovated Bed & Breakfast close to Port Talbot town, South Wales (5 min walk). There are three guest bedrooms attractively decorated, which provide you with all the amenities you expect. One twin has ensuite facilities, one double and one twin share bathroom. Additional folding and air beds available for larger groups. We are dressed in a southwest American style and offer you good old American hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain View B&B Port Talbot, Wales