No problems checking in, other than a brief misunderstanding as to whether breakfast was included - quickly rectified by the receptionist who was still familiarising herself with the new codes.
A pleasant, well-equipped room was tastefully decorated, with the photographs odf architectural details from the buildings around offering a change from the usual pictures. The wardrobe offered an iron, the desk drawer a hair-dryer, with the all-important hospitality tray in the top drawer of the chest (no biscuits though!) Wi-Fi was trouble-free.The website had not indicated opening times for service of food, so as I had an evening appointment I had brought sandwiches, but it transpires that I could have eaten at any time. Breakfast was slightly unfortunate: other guests were greeted and shown to a table, but I had arrived at a moment when no staff were on hand, so having served myself had to go in search of coffee. The hot breakfast buffet was fine, but had I not wanted that, the choice was less appealing. Fresh rolls, rather than merely sliced bread to toast, would have been welcome. There was a slight delay at check-out, as a transatlantic guest was having difficulty with his loyalty card, but the lady was pleasantly apologetic and the process was swift and efficient.
The main attraction of this hotel is its setting in the Crichton park, and though its garish turquoise cladding does not harmonise with the red sandstone of the nearby buildings, it does not dominate too much and the grounds are lovely. The town centre would be within walking distance, but there is a regular bus service (every 20 minutes during the day) tickets costing just £1.05 for a single.
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- Also Known As:
- Dumfries Aston
- Aston Hotel Dumfries
- Holiday Inn Dumfries Scotland