I booked this place in desperation as I was trying to find late booking in early July,I never usually book without checking this site. I have just read the review about the small print, but I would say beware the large print. The website and brochure use the word Luxury to decribe the cottages here. Well if badly fitted cheap carpets, faded dated lampshades your granny would throw out, 1970's patterned bed linen, mismatched head boards and bed covers, dated bathroom (the ensuite has a bath but no shower - now how much would that cost?), night storage heaters, so you boil in the day and freeze at night and furniture that looks like it came from a bring and buy sale constitutes luxury the description is fair.
The proprietors are the most unfrienfly people I have encountered for a long time ( rules include having your electrical goods inspected before you plug them in, and our greeting after an 8 hour drive was that we had arrived inconveniently in the middle of dinner) and afterwards sent me a really unpleaseant letter accusing me of short paying as they quoted me a price for a late booking (cancellation) which I paid for when I booked and then tried to tell me I didn't tell them about a fifth person staying (in the cottage for 6) which I clearly did. They made the mistake and treated me like some kind of criminal!
I also had to buy an air freshner block as the place smelt so damp and musty (I also found several discarded ones in a cupboard)- a fact they are aware of as we arrived on a cold evening and all the windows were wide open. Among all the dos' and don'ts he never told us how to turn on a heater despite the cold.
Its a shame because it could be nice, but the whole place smacks of meanness.
I also went expecting to be able to eat in the retaurant, but the dining room resembles an old peoples home and the menu features orange, or pineapple juice in its selection of starters and omlette as a main.Need I say more?
I have written a lot of reviews on this site, most of them good, as I travel a lot on business, and appreciate it when people make an effort, so i am not a hard to please groaner.
- Also Known As:
- Kilbol Country Hotel
- Kilbol Country House Hotel And Cottages Mevagissey, Cornwall