As independant travellers who were walking the Island we booked a four poster room and half board for a bit of luxury. However this hotel has a steady flow of coach party traffic into which we had to fit. We were certainly not paying a coach party price but we should have been .We delayed meal one evening because the new influx were queueing to get into dining room & 2 coaches monopolised the car park ,bumping us onto the grassed garden area. Our room looked out onto this area which was also occupied by a shabby looking caravan.The neighbours we were given were either very deaf or very inconsiderate & gave us an alternative to a wake up call with their 6:45am breakfast TV at sufficient volume for every word , repeted as it is , to be followed til 1 hr 45 mins later when breakfast started. Reception told me they would 'have a word with the coach driver'. Nothing changed.
Considering the numbers catered for , the food was not bad , if not adventurous, but served only between 6:30 - 8pm. No chance of avoiding the coach parties then. I severely messed up my usual careful research regime in booking this hotel without checking Trip Advisor first.
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