I have never given a bad review yet - and I am sorry to start with this one as I believe the intentions of the host(s) are all good. But truth is, I would be very disappointed if I stumbled upon this place expecting the "wonderful B&B experience" and no one, who could have, had warned me of the inevitable disappointment. I would just like others to avoid such an unhappy encounter.
The host was hospitable and helpful, and I only hope someone will give him/them the feedback necessary to improve and keep up with the modern standards expected of B&B's nowadays.
Since I was in town an extra day and walked around late in the afternoon looking to take the first place that had a vacancy, I jumped on it. But I should have heeded what I detected as the smell of cigarette leftovers in the musty, dank downstairs. Though the signs said "no smoking" (apparently only for the guests, in their rooms?) the smell pervaded my upstairs room.
My room was simply not clean - dusting, vacuuming, bathroom, everything needed attending to. Cobwebs in the corner between bed and dresser, garbage under the bed, room didn't smell fresh, etc.
The breakfast was to standard - no choices - but it was ample and satisfying.
There is no wifi. I frequented Coffee Bar 7 for that (highly, highly recommended: home-cooked, real food that the owner/proprietor cooks and serves with conversation and friendliness.)
Overall, the experience left such a bad feeling in my stomach - that such places actually exist. Again, I write all this only hoping someone can come alongside and assist them to match their product with their honest good intentions.
- Also Known As:
- Broadview Guest House Windermere, Lake District