This was not our type of place. We stayed here because this was the chosen accomdations for our friends wedding. On the positive side, the hotel grounds are meticulously maintained, definitely by professional gardeners, very beautiful. The hotel staff was accommodating enough to switch us to a different room as well.
So about those rooms. Our first room was located at the top of the first flight of stairs in the ‘barn’ area. The walls were paper thin and at 5pm, with people walking around, it definitely sounds you’re in a barn. Also, it was extremely hot and stuffy in the room. The sign on the wall said that the AC was not on and if we turned it on it would simply circulate hot air. This was not going to work for us. It was the middle of June and it was hot out. The room itself was very dark and creepy. The butterfly ‘artwork’ on the walls reminded me of the Silence of the Lambs. We called the office and got our room switched out. Turns out the AC was on, but it’s a central system, so you can’t control it.
They switched us to the third floor of the Thomas Wilson house, where the rooms had AC control. We were asked ‘Are you sure that’s ok?” we said, ‘Yeah, that sounds fine’. We got to our new building and new room, and it was very quiet. There were more windows, but it was still pretty creepy. The furnishings on this place look like something out of those ghost/horror movies. We joked about it behind haunted, then googled it, and discovered that our building was actually haunted and were completely freaked out. Needless to say we slept with the lights on, unhappily. The breakfast the next morning was average at best.
My husband and I are devoted to a particular hotel chain and we expect a certain caliber stay for a given room rate. This did not meet our expectations, and maybe it’s because we’re not bed and breakfast people. But we know now, to do research before we shell out that kind of money for a night’s sleep, and definitely no more bed and breakfast-type inns. There was another hotel 10 minutes away that would have suited us better.
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