The Governors House is a pub/restaurant/hotel - although there were only 11 x bedrooms. It is obviously a very popular place as during opening hours it was literally heaving with people drinking, eating and to all extent having a whale of a time. We paid £55.00 per night per room which included breakfast. We were there for two nights and stayed in Room 10. The room itself was small and tidy with a double bed. Very tired looking and one of the bedside cabinets had a draw with a missing handle and a door that fell off in one's hand. The bathroom was spacious, plenty of hot water and useful shelves to store all our soaps, shampoos etc. On the plus side an iron and ironing board was supplied but there wasn't a hairdryer. The windows were prevented from opening too much due to iron grills. However, I should imagine these grills were to prevent break-ins from the flat roof(s) which unfortunately were used for the storage of dis-used paintbrushes, garden umbrella stands and a miscellaneous assortment of rubbish. Plus of course weeds etc. For some reason or other, we could smell cooking grease so we assume that the kitchen area was under the flat roof which our room overlooked, but there was at times the smell of sewerage which we assume was coming back into the bathroom via the open window from the enclosed roof area adjacent to Room 10. Breakfast was a disappointment with a very poor selection available. We ate to the background noise of the hoover. It is a question of priorities. It is either a pub or a hotel. I personally feel that it is a pub and the hotel part is an afterthought.
On the positive side the staff are friendly and helpful but there does seem to be a total lack of direction and/or instruction from management which was inconspicuous. Additional staff of the right calibre might be an answer but I do feel that some-one should be sweeping up the general rubbish around the property, clearing out the compound adjacent to the hotel entrance door (currently being used as a tip) and the cigarette butts around the entrance doors. At no time was the carpet within the hotel entrance vacuumed during the period of our stay. Nice place but does need some TLC., which is surprising given that it has reputably had a massive make-over.
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