In fairness to this Guesthouse, it did have some plus points..... But at the end of the day, we would not stay here again. It comes across much better online, than in reality.
The positives: The man who greeted us was friendly and pleasant.... good wifi.... and the room was clean and tidy with some little extras like soap, flannel and a toothpaste and brush set.
The negatives: We were asked for money upfront before we were even taken to our room.... This never really happens and made me quite suspicious. The rooms are dated and tired. The lower levels are hostel style with shared rooms..... Which ordinarily would not be a problem, but this was not obvious when we booked, and we believe that it is overpriced for a hostel. Also, the location was a bit ordinary, although it was within easy walking to the town centre, it wasn't located in a very nice area of town.
Unfortunately, we were looking for somewhere to stay at the end of the day and didn't have much to choose from..... as the Ploughing Championships were on that weekend!! Whatever you do, don't visit this area when the Ploughing Championships are on unless you are going to them..... We had a 2 hour delay in traffic before we decided to turn around and start again and head in a different direction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portree is an elegant, city center townhouse situated in a quiet cul de sac, yet just a few minutes walk from both train and bus station and all amenities such as shops, restaurants, pubs,theaters, cinemas and clubs. It has 22 en suite bedrooms, a large guest lounge and private free car parking for guests. ... more less
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