We stayed at the Brooke for 2 nights in a standard double room which was considerably smaller than we expected. The room was small and cluttered with furniture leaving very little space to move around. Being an attic room the bed was placed under the sloping roof which meant that if you occupied the left hand side of the bed you had to bend double to get in or out or bang your head on the ceiling, as I did on more than one occasion.
The bathroom was ridiculously small, I have seen larger bathrooms in a train carriage. The bathroom was the width of the shower tray.
With the toilet placed approximately 20cm’s from the sink base unit it was impossible to sit on the toilet without your knee being pressed hard against the unit and the seat slipping uncomfortably sideways off of the toilet.
A previous reviewer mentioned how disappointed he was with the breakfast. As I prefer continental style breakfasts, which was not available, over the transport café fry-ups I would have to agree. In an attempt to avoid oil and grease we had scrambled eggs with smoked salmon but unfortunately the chef salted the eggs then added the salmon, making it so caustic it was inedible.
On the plus side there was free internet access and the room was clean and bed very comfortable, however with a main road running just below the window it was rather noisy.
I would say that this is an average guest house but definitely not “boutique” as stated on their website.
When we raised the issue of the small room and facilities with the receptionist instead of an apology we received a lecture on what good value the room was. A pointless argument as even if the room was half the price it would not have made the bathroom any more usable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique guesthouse in Bath city centre, featuring 22 unique & individually styled en-suite rooms. Situated 2 mins from the Royal Crescent and a flat 7 min walk to town. Serving award winning breakfasts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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