I stayed in this B&B recently and I can honestly say it was the worst place I have encountered in a long, long time
The man who checked me in acted as if he had never dealt with guests before.
He handed me a key attached to what had been a leather covered keyring with my room number. The leather had worn away and my room number was not visible at all. This was an omen and I should have been smart and left there and then.
There is a neglected air about the place. I was disgusted with my bedding- old threadbare polycotton sheets that smelt of sweat, with old wool blankets topped by shabby bed covers which looked like they needed a good wash and airing.
The lock/handle in the bathroom door was missing- there was just a hole in the door.
Breakfast was adequate.The buffet consisted of a small bowl of cornflakes, a small bowl of muesli and a few shrivelled small oranges in a bowl. The fry tasted good- nice bacon and eggs.
When you enter Crosshaven and see the sign for Whispering Pines,take my advice and keep on going.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whispering Pines, sheltered by surrounding woodland and overlooking the Owenabue River, lies just a short distance from Crosshaven Village. A charming fishing village, Crosshaven with a number of restaurants & traditional pubs, is a hub of maritime activity with modern marinas & boatyards contributing to the everchanging seascape.We are the closest accommodation to the Royal Cork Yacht Club,which is just a short riverside walk away. We have 14 spacious and comfortable bedrooms with ensuite bathroom.All our rooms have panoramic views of Crosshaven with it's flotilla of yachts at anchor. Enjoy quality, wholesome home cooked food, using only the freshest ingredients. We pride ourselves on creating a warm, friendly and cozy atmosphere in which guests can relax and feel 'at home'. We operate a Deep Sea Angling business during the summer months,with great Fishing Packages available. ... more less
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