I don't fully share the views of those who have praised this experience without qualification. There were a couple of quirks to our visit. I feel that a 3 is too low for this review, so let's call this a 3.5. If we had caught the place on another day, it probably would have been a 4.
On the positive side, Ben was very helpful on the phone before our arrival and directed us to the botanical gardens, great call.
The view from the room in the Admirals Quarters was great as advertised.
The minor quirks -- the curtains in the bedroom were very hard to operate. More materially, the canopy on our balcony was in disrepair. I tried to open it, and it was falling off its hinges, which could have been unsafe. I am sure they took care of it promptly after I reported it. But we weren't able to use the balcony for the one morning we were there.
Those are quirks that clearly are not representative of other people's experiences. The landscaping, by the way, is meticulous and beautiful.
What I will say is that the breakfast was not for me. The fruit did not appear to be freshly cut, but more likely from a grocery store. The french toast may have been cooked on premises, but it was very, very sugary. I wasn't expecting a vegan breakfast or anything like that, but this was by my standards too much of a high-sugar, high-carb and high-fat breakfast.
We didn't see Ben or Jeff at breakfast, but were met by a woman who was so-so on the friendliness score in my view. I had to ask where to sit and whether the buffet was the entire breakfast, etc. No big problem, but it wasn't the most personal greeting I have ever received.
But this is just one person's opinion, to take nothing away from the efforts of the innkeepers nor those who have praised it so highly.
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