Spent the night recently at the batch after a wedding. Not being able to check in until after the wedding was unfortunate, but nothing to complain about really as the wedding was at 1pm. Had a super time catching up with my friends stopping briefly to check into the room before carrying on with the evening festivities.
Upon finally returning to the room, I found the two bails of towels per person was a fantastically generous amount of towels for two people and whilst I waited for my kettle to boil, decided to have a shower whilst admiring the worlds smallest bath, or is it the largest foot-bath? I have yet to decide!!! But I imagine it gets used loads! I then went to pour a cup of tea to finish off a fantastic day! It was cold! So I re boiled the kettle only to find it didn't work! It turns out that one needs employ a novel technique of holding the base of the handle into the charge part in order to actually give the device power. I suppose it does add fun when dodging the hot water that May spirt out of the top at the same time as risking possible electrocution.
However I am old school and prefer to do other things whilst the kettle boils, and not dice with death in the quest for a cup of tea. So as I was getting really thirsty by now I decided to phone reception to inform them in the hope they had a retro kettle or could at least provide safety gloves. I found the number list...... But could not find the phone.... After hunting the room for several minutes unearthing THREE bibles and now finding myself gasping for a hot drink I contemplated briefly using hot water from the Gnome bath at base of the shower but realised I had thankfully thought ahead and hand some juice in my bag..... Dehydration was no longer an issue!
As it was nearly three in the morning, there was nobody on reception or to be found. But I was by now soo tired I just went to sleep.
Breakfast was great and I was glad to see the provided tea, the old fashioned way. Oh it was the best but by that point anything would have done the job!
I must say the manager dealt with the situation well by informing me he knew about the phone and it had been replaced due to a faulty receiver but was not aware of the kettles being upgraded. I had to reaffirm my point that no phone was in that room and he said...."oh well". Literally my jaw dropped. Possibly, partly due to the long lasting effects from the previous evening, mostly due to his fantastic impression of Basil Fawlty!
I admire the fact he was not apologetic, and that he really was non committed and totally unaware of the goings on in his rooms especially when it comes to the appliances and rampant uncontrolled breeding of bibles a towels!!!
Anyway, if you think travel lodge is too good for you this is the place to be!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Attractive Country Venue for Weddings, Private Parties and conferences. We are not a hotel. We are a privately run function venue for private hire. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Batch Country House Hotel Lympsham
- Minotel Weston Super Mare
- Weston Super Mare Minotel
- Batch Country House Lympsham, Weston-Super-Mare