where to start
as with the previous review we had a very similar experience.we turned up expecting the best of the 5 star reviews it had received we stayed for 6 nights but were charged for 7 with no discount for the missing night
a warm welcome awaited our arrival with tea coffee and wine all provided but no washing machine and lots of tissue paper used as building material to hold up wobbly lights in wardrobe and shower
COMPLETE LACK OF PRIVACY
the property is nowhere near private in the six days we were there we were disturb every single day except one
what seemed at the start of the break as the owners being friendly soon turned into what seemed like a constant lecture about rules and regulations during our stay
including constant reminders of what and what not to do with the hot tub so much so there were even written instructions placed right by it.also why we had left our dog for a couple of hours in the day and shouldnt we have taken him with us (our dog suffers with fits and has to stay in on hot days)
the hot tub towels and all the cleaning equipment was kept in the smaller property and was constantly being accessed by the owners also there was no mention of the recording studio on the web site or when booking, it was situated in the dowstairs of the property and had direct access to our apartment.
we were not happy about this duel access aspect of the property having a young child we would not have booked if we had known this
sheila mentions on the other complaint that you shouldnt leave your children but even if your in the lounge someone could easily get upstairs without you knowing.
SHEILA IS RIGHT THERE WERE KEYS TO LOCK YOURSELF IN THE ROOMS BUT THIS IS A RISK IN CASE OF A FIRE AND YOU SHOULDNT HAVE TO DO THAT
LEAD LINED RECORDING STUDIO STILL PROVED NOISY
we had to knock to ask the them to turn the music down and bang on the door at least 3 times before they heard also there were people coming and going late at night
also you had the noise from the other apartment which was just separated by a small bit of wall and large double door
the hot tub was unavailable for the first two days as it was being chemically treated which is fair enough but we were less than happy to arrive back at the apartment on our last night to find a note pinned to the door saying ive taken the hot tub towels from your apartment as i need to wash them for the guests tommorow.when we phoned to explain we would like to use the hot tub on our last night we were told the chemicals had been put in ready for a hen party the next day and offered no compensation just a mubbled apology
so we had use of the hot tub for 4 days out of six and even then is was locked most of the time and you had to phone to ask for sheila to come and unlock it.
really this is just the tip of the iceberg and i could go on for ages
if you are looking for peace quiet and privacy this isnt the place
if you are looking for somewhere that has a noisey recording studio downstairs that robert plant or goldfrapp probably dont use and just some middle aged man and his friends that can access your childrens bedrooms and the owners are happy to take your money without making you fully aware of the above then this is the place for you
- Also Known As:
- Avondale Riverside Apartments Bath/Batheaston