We booked weeks ago, and the friend who suggested we stay there was surprised we got in! Now I know why! In plain english it is the worst accommodation ever!
We arrived and were told the B&B was overbooked, even though we politely contacted "Maddies" during the prior week to confirm our reservation. Due to the overbooking were sent to their overflow. An incredibly grotty house up the road - our accommodation was a just completed, a tiny dark, dingy room - cold bathroom, with shower in bath, huge step over into the bath, so pity anyone with knee, hip problems. The bedroom was dark, small & dingy & the television did not work. Not a shower cap to be found in the bathroom.
There is an extremely grotty entrance - just mud & grit really at the bottom of three timber steps, therefore all grit & dirt tramped into the room. No floor coverings. The aspect is onto neighbours grotty back garden or else onto the main road.
"Maddies" did not provide room service - bed left unmade, we asked for clean towels & just presumed that the bed would be made up & that also there would be a quick swish around to clean up, but oh no - floor remained gritty & dirty for two days, bathroom damp & cold & the owners really had a "who cares attitude", they only showed interest when we were leaving & had to pay.
"Maddies" & the overflow (where we stayed) are right on main road so we put up with noisy traffic all night long. It is extrodinary that this B&B can charge the rate they do, A$160.00 per night for grotsville, quite unbelievable! I would have been better renting in the local caravan park for half the price.
To say, staying at "Maddies" was a disappointment would be a gross understatement. It was disgraceful. Therefore I am writing to let people know not to be bothered. The main house looked equally disappointing.
Find a smarter, well maintained property to spend you $'s on. Staying at "Maddies" was a great take, it was also embarassing as friends had recommended it - we hedged around the subject when they asked us what it was like!
There is fabulous accommodation throughout the Hunter Valley - this would have to be at the bottom of the list.
We were also worried about the safety of leaving our gorgeous new Audi outside by the road (there is inadequate parking) & arranged to leave it at our friends property nearby.
I still can't believe Maddies charged us $320.00 for two nights stay & we paid to stay there too. It is such a terrible B&B!
Has put us off trying another B&B that's for sure!
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