Due to a change in plans, I had to find last minute accommodation, and Frank was able to verify quickly that he had a room available.
At the time that I made the reservation, he suggested that I would need dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant, and he sent me 4 different links to check out.
After looking through the info, I sent an e-mail with my choice, and within short time, received confirmation from Anne that a reservation had been made with a window view. How nice was that? (The restaurant proved to be fabulous, by the way.)
Anne also went out of her way to get the information regarding Sunday Mass at the local church for us, which was a great help to us as well.
We were greeted by Anne and Frank upon arrival. Anne went through all of the details with us, and showed us our room.
Our room was on the second floor, the Morning Sun room. There are no numbers on any of the doors, so we were certain to make a mental note of the location so that we did not inadvertently attempt to open the wrong door upon our late return.
We were able to park our car in the back of the driveway and walk into town for dinner. We had no trouble with the walk into or back from town.
The room had a lovely hostess tray, complete with chocolates and complimentary tea and coffee.
There was a trouser press (which we did not use) and a hairdryer.
The shower was hot (very nice).
Towels were fluffy. Washcloths were included. (always a BIG plus for me).
The room was cozy warm, quite the opposite of where we had stayed the night prior in a different town.
I must admit that the mattress was quite hard. I appreciate a firm mattress, but this one was a bit extreme.
Also, if you do request this room, please note that the doorknob to the bathroom is very close to the edge of the door, and I actually caught my hand, twice, while closing the door. Ouch!
I did not notice any road noise, but the room is not in the front of the house.
The wi-fi was quite sporadic. This might normally not be an issue for most people, but my husband was in Scotland on business and he had difficulty with the wi-fi going on and off while attempting to access the internet on his work computer. I myself gave up on even trying to check or write e-mails as I did not have the patience to wait to see if the wi-fi would reconnect. Perhaps the connection would be better downstairs, but it was definitely not solid in the room.
Breakfast was adequate. We tend to steer away from the full Scottish breakfast. I had the continental breakfast, and my husband had the porridge with toast. Both were fine.
Frank made the breakfast and was very attentive to our needs.
One thing of note is that they only accept cash for payment.
The overall experience was terrific, and I feel that Frank and Anne went out of their way to assure that we would be comfortable while visiting Stonehaven, even though we were only there for one night.
I would definitely recommend the Glennifer B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gleniffer is a luxurious 4* B&B located 300 metres from the Railway Station and 500 metres from the Centre of Stonehaven. All rooms are centrally heated, have duvet quilts, colour TV with DVD/CD, hairdryers, radio alarms and tea and coffee making facilities. We also have WI-FI connectivity. For those requiring it, off-street parking should be available. For foreign guests Anne speaks French, German & Spanish. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gleniffer Bed & Breakfast Stonehaven, Scotland