When we arrived at the guest house, there was a note on the door telling guests to call a number for check-in... so I had to call up an get instructions over the phone to get a key, unlock the door and pick up our room keys from an envelope left on the stairs. Other bewildered guests arrived at the same time. All a bit odd.
Room was small but a reasonable attempt had been made to modernise it (unlike the bathroom, with very tired fittings and taps that didn't work properly).
The breakfast was a complete con. We knew it was continental breakfast, but for £100/night thought it'd be a decent spread - cheeses, cold meats, different rolls/pastries (you know, like on the continent). Instead we got mini packs of cereal, a piece of toast each, a tired-looking mini croissant, 2 babybels (frankly laughable if we weren't so hungry) and some portions of jam and butter. Awful tea. Ended up going for a proper breakfast elsewhere and didn't even bother on the second day. I'd be amazed if any self-respecting French or German guest would recognise that as a continental breakfast.
Fine if it's a bargain option but £100/night it feels like guests are being taken for a ride. Agree with other reviewers that friendliness leaves a bit to be desired. Plenty of other options on Banbury Road - go check them out.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Odigeo, Agoda, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Lina Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.