Didn't have a great experience here. The lack of wifi in the rooms was a real let-down, particularly in an area with no mobile internet signal. If I'm travelling around, the first thing I do after touching down somewhere and flopping down on my bed is check out opening times of attractions, find a restaurant etc, not to mention catch up on emails and so on (maybe as I'm drying off after a shower, which obviously doesn't mix with going to a public area ...). Can't be the only one, as the reception/dining room was crowded with people trying to get some internet. I really don't think its acceptable, basically, in 2014 not to offer room-based wi-fi!
Breakfast was only offered up until 8:30, which is sub-par in my experience - most places I stayed in NI at least offered it until 9:00, or later. You know, some of the guests might be on holiday!
The room itself was awful - boxy - barely possible to get round the bed, with spartan and unattractive furnishings. A real contrast to the public areas of the house which were light. very modern and reasonably well appointed. View out the window was dismal (sides of some mobile homes). Really one of the grimmest rooms, I've stayed in. Oh, and the television didn't work - the gaffer-taped on set-top-box kept freezing after a few minutes of being turned on. So basically, with the lack of wifi, literally nothing to look forward to upon coming back to room.
The location is not even that great being a good 15-20 minutes walk outside Bushmills.
I turned up on a bicycle, and in contrast to the kind, solicitous and helpful attitude to most B&B owners (who usually straightway offer to put it in a shed or in the back garden overnight), I was just told that there wasn't really anywhere to put it except in the front drive but that there wasn't a problem with crime in the area, which was a bit lame.
I'd much prefer the more standard dated, tatty-but-functional & friendly B&B fare to this. The price being charged for what I got I thought was a bit of a rip-off really. Only saving grace was that I was only here one night.
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