Good location, staff were relatively pleasant, especially the two young lads who were very helpful and prompt with trying to rectify our problems. The lady who served us breakfast was also very friendly and attentive.
Upon arrival, one of the rooms smelt of pork scratchings, the other room was so thick with dust Indiana Jones would have had a task navigating around the very small rooms. The rooms were single rooms with a double bed shoe horned in, which made opening the door and walking into the room a challenge of Crystal Maze proportions. After spending less than 10 minutes in one of the rooms 2 of our party of 4 had trouble breathing in their room due to the level of dust bringing on the need to use an inhaler.
When reporting this to the reception a gentlemen who was presumably the owner responded with this question;
"What do you me to do? Clean it? Wipe the surfaces?! Hoover?!"
That would have been a start at least, we felt like we'd just asked for a pot of gold and a Burmese Tiger! To be fair, 'Hetti' was whipped into action within 10 minutes and two young lads cleaned the room to acceptable standard.
Meanwhile in the other room, the panoramic vista was being admired. Wild animals to our right, sea views to our left....wait no! An overgrown back garden littered with used margarine tubs, kegs, a washing line and a grass area peppered in dog poo. The wild animals turned out to be 2 dogs, the owners of the poo (hopefully?) who took an instant like to each other, taking it in turns to ride each other around the garden in a pooch porn extravaganza!
The walls were so thin we spent the first night listening to farting, burping and what sounded like someone getting instant message alerts all night! (Yes, that thin!!).
We spent all of our time out of the 'hotel' and looked for alternative accommodation but due to peak season there was nothing locally in Newquay available.
After a poor nights sleep on the shortest double bed I've ever experienced, we oddly looked forward to breakfast. The breakfast was table service which was great, unfortunately the food left a lot to be desired. Instant heart attack fried bread, with oily sausage. The scrambled egg had been nuked in the microwave beyond all recognition and had the texture of play-dough.
Other than that and the hair in the shower (not ours) and the daddy long legs who had died some time ago being missed by the Hoover on the main landing, it was lovely!
On the plus side the complimentary bowling after the sumptuous breakfast was fun.
With a bit of TLC and refresh this place would be lovely. As it stands we couldn't possibly recommend, unless it was a final, final, final resort.
Just out of interest, does the lovely lady who cleans switch on 'Hetti' at the wall and is the 'Hetti's bag the original?
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