We stayed at this Bed and Breakfast in a group of four people for a weekend break in Dundalk. Our first contact was with the duty person who informed us that pre-payment for our stay would be required and it had to be cash as the card reading machine was not working! I did wonder how long the machine had not been working for and could they not have given us notice prior to our arrival as the booking had been made some time ago. Anyway, that was our first contact, not the best! The downstairs rooms of this house are absolutely fabulous and I don’t think you could beat the breakfast experience, with a huge choice of food and wonderful surroundings all served on silver and by an impressively Edwardian dressed waiter/waitress. The room is full of wonderful period furniture et cetera. It is a shame that the upstairs bedrooms have been allowed to get a little tired. Previous reviewers have suggested that the bedroom allocation is a bit of a lottery, so maybe that is the case. Our room was a nice room, but just a little jaded. The television system is in need of a serious upgrade. Our friends television did not work at all and a distribution extension board was hanging from the wall, not that television is a major factor. I have to say that the standard of the cleaning that we experienced was absolutely fantastic, with one exception – the non-replenishment of toiletries and in the case of our fellow travellers; there were no toiletries at all! The bed linen was absolutely pristine but the covers for the beds had seen much better days, with grease stains and rips on the outer bedspread, this must have been seen by the cleaning staff, so can only assume they have chosen not to replace these items for some reason. On two consecutive nights our sleep was disturbed in the early hours of the morning about 0300 and 0430 by movements in the hall outside, whether this was other guests or staff, we are not sure.Overall, I probably would not stay there again due to the standard of the bedrooms. A novel and enjoyable experience with the Edwardian touch: but more attention required on the sleeping accommodation.
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