I find it puzzling that so many people give this B & B 5 stars. Yes there are a lot of good things going for it (it is very clean and comfortable for a start), but like a few of the previous reviewers I found that Les's attitude left a lot to be desired. We arrived late (about 8 pm) after a long and tiring journey on Greyhound Bus from Port Hardy and 1 of the first things he wanted was for us to pay the balance for our stay (we had already paid over £250 many months previously for our 5 night stay.) We were also told the 3 'Rules' of the house which I don't believe is necessary; but the weidest of all was that there is a sign in the kitchen asking us to use the toilet paper twice! (no spare roll in the bathroom either!)
One of the main advantages of Trutch Manor is that you have an 'apartment' which means that we had an extremely well-equipped kitchen with dining table. However, there was no tea or coffee - the only place out of 11 that we stayed in during our holiday not to provide this.
We had booked The Den, which is the cheapest of their rooms, and our bathroom was more like a large cupboard and the basin was actually a small kitchen sink unit; it was just adequate.
Marilyn is lovely, and as everyone else has said, the breakfasts are wonderful - infact I had to ask for smaller portions. Being a fairly large B & B it was great chatting to such a wide variety of guests over the time we were there.
Another plus is that it is situated in a lovely quiet neighbourhood - about a 1/2 hour walk to the harbour - but there is a small suburb about 5 mins walk away with restaurants and cafes.
If you can ignore the 'quirks' (and there were more that I haven't mentioned) then this is a reasonable place to stay.
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