I have to say that although the website would lead you believe otherwise, this was the worst guest house/hotel i have ever stayed in.
When we arrived, we werent greeted at all, we had to hunt around to find anybody that looked like they worked there, who luckily did. The scruffily dressed teenager handed us our room key and pointed in the direction we should go to try to find our room. Shocking!!
The room was tatty, with what i can only describe as cling film on the windows because they were so poorly maintained. The bed linen was stained, the bed valances had clearly not been changed for months, the bedroom furniture was damaged and stained and the room was cold. The bathroom had wall paper peeling at every single joint, the toilet cystern was broken in three places and the shower head was so blocked up that you had to dance around the dirt stained bath tub to try to catch water droplets.
We were extremely tired on our arrival, and when we engaged in conversation that evening with what turned out to be one of the owners, who i have to say i honestly thought was the local handyman because he was dressed so scruffily, we did not bring our concerns to his attention.
However, the following morning, we decided that the hotel was way off what we was looking for and was way, way over priced for what was offered we decided to approach the owner, who happened to be English incidentally, and offered our explanation as to why we were leaving and cancelling our weeks booking. I understand that this would be a financial blow, but.....well, whatever!....however, rather than being disapointed but understanding he was rude, abusive and commented that he couldnt see what the problems were all about and that he was...
..."sick and tired of jumped up Brits coming here, finding fault and leaving thinking that they can get away with not paying"
We did pay for our one night, as that was the only money he was going to be getting out of us, and we paid our HUGE bar bill.....prices i have never seen anywhere before!! However, he did threaten that he had my credit card details and would get the $800 he thought he was owed, therefore necessitating me cancelling my credit card.
In short, i would not stay at this hotel every again, nor would i suggest it to anyone else. The owners have bought a property, with fantastic potential, however, you need to address the maintenance issues and your attitudes! Oh, and by the way, a wash and shave and a clean set of clothes would be a damned good start!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The White House is a Victorian mansion offering you elegant yet relaxed surroundings in Southern Vermont located near the Mount Snow Resort. Set on the crest of a high, rolling hill, and surrounded by towering hardwoods and formal flower gardens, it is readily obvious why the Boston Herald and New York Times selected the White House Inn as "one of the ten most romantic places in the world." The White House Inn has established a superb reputation for providing gracious accommodation which is complimented by outstanding cuisine in the restaurant. Newly renovated in 2015, all rooms updated, brand new bathrooms, new wine cellar featuring a private dining room compliments the newly re-launched tavern/dining room menus. Rates start at $175. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The White House Hotel Wilmington