The actual guesthouse itself was not horrible. The room had a secure lock on it, the bed was fine, and the place was pretty spacious. The "private bathroom" was literally a stall with a European handheld shower head with a curtain, all barely quartered off from the room. There was also no air conditioning. What we did not know going in, which I think people should know, is the neighborhood- apparently it is extremely dangerous. I heard noises on the street in the middle of the night and was very nervous. It is about 45 minutes from the center of town, but had we known about how dangerous the area was, we never would have stayed there.
They tell you to call before you are to arrive, and if you are to get in after 9 PM. We called as soon as we got our phones and our flights landed, which was around 8:40 PM. The woman on the phone yelled at me that I should have let her known earlier and said that I would need to get there by 10 PM. We have never been to the UK and didn't know our whereabouts, so by the time we got to the place, it was around 11 PM. She told us someone would be waiting for us, and they were not. We had to call and wait for 15 minutes for someone to show up to let us in.
If you are comfortable with staying in this kind of area and in a guesthouse with other strangers, this might work for you. For anyone else, I would look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apple Inn offer travelers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay. Beautifully appointed rooms and countless amenities make Apples Inn one of the most desired travel destinations. If you’re looking for affordable accommodation Apples Inn is the right choice for you, we offer budget priced but our rooms are very clean, and comfortable. All rooms are newly decorated, provided with freshly laundered towels, bed linen and have plenty of storage spaces, we have en-suite and shared bathroom, and kitchen facilities with fully equipped kitchen with utensils, Complimentary toiletries, and beverage, Hi speed Wi-Fi are available free of cost. We assure quality with budget price. ... more less