I had arranged for my husband to go white water rafting so Farlan House was very conveniently located for the facility. We booked for two nights, on arrival Kathy was very friendly and made us a cup of tea. I was looking forward to seeing our room as the pictures on the website made them look very nice indeed. I was disappointed to find them more than a little shabby and in need of some redecoration, it seems the camera does lie, The bed was comfortable but was propped up by a pile of books in the middle and the carpet could do with a spot clean if not replacing. The old scarf and box of miscellanous bits (as mentioned in a previous review) were still there (not nice) and there were cake crumbs on the tea stand (not ours!). I didn't fancy making tea as I worried the water would have to come from the bathroom and this wouldn't be from the mains but the tank plus the plug socket would have to be reached for by crawling under the tv stand. (Call me fussy if you will!) Kathy herself was always friendly and gave us directions to Cardiff Bay, she even offered to drive us that evening in case we wanted to have a drink and get a taxi back, very kind. There are two bathrooms, as we were one of only two couples staying that weekend we each had a bathroom to ourselves which totally overcame the lack of an en suite, the bathroom was in good order and very clean. Breakfast was a cheerful affair with Kathy and the other couple making entertaining conversation and the food being of good standard, but I really don't appreciate the pet cat clawing at my chair whist I am trying to eat. I am not a lover of cats anyway so was put off my breakfast by the cat walking all over the kitchen surfaces and sniffing around the top of the cooker hob. This simply isn't hygenic! I did find the place welcoming but would have liked it to be cleaner and in a better state of repair, with no cat!
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- Farlan House Bed & Breakfast Cardiff, Wales