I found this hotel, which i stayed in last week, a nice base to explore Kirkcudbright, a gorgeous little town situated on the Solway coast line. As it was just after Christmas, I took a chance and didn't book.. I was lucky as they had a number of people staying. As I was travelling solo I asked what they had, I was offered number 9 room for £59, it had a small entrance hall which gave entry to a bathroom and bedroom. The bedroom had a small double nicly made up and a desk area with luggage base. One thing lacking was tea & coffee facilitys, sometimes I'd expect in even the most basic hotel. Also upon retiring too bed, I thought I'd open the sash window a jar for a little fresh air, but as there were no weights attached it would not stay open, not a big problem in winter, but come summer...
The bed proved to be good, and I slept well.
I had eaten dinner in the bar, which was tasty and well presented by friendly staff. They also have a couple of well kept real ales on tap.
Breakfast was help yourself to cereals, followed by a choice of cooked options. I chose the Scottish breakfast, with a poached egg, sausage, bacon, fried tomato, mushrooms, hash brown, black pudding & haggis with toast on the side. It was tasty but I could not finish it all because it was a really dry dish, across the border they always serve baked beans with a breakfast, I missed them more than ever on this occasion!
I've rated 4 stars as the plus points, friendly welcome, great evening food etc.. more than outweigh the few points I've mentioned, which could be sorted out fairly easy, as a result I would stay here again!
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6 January 2012
Thank you for your glowing write up. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Just coming back to you on a couple of pointers - tea and coffee making facilities are in the dressing table draw in your room - every room does have tea and coffee making facilities and secondly you need only have asked for beans - we keep an emergency can up our sleeves. Brilliant point on the window - thank you - joiner phoned and re hanging hopefully will happen early next week.
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All the very best for 2012 - thank you for your honest and appreciated feedback. We look forward to seeing you again.
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