Being the only place to stay in gosport that had a vacancy , we booked for 1 night. Firstly the acorn lodge b@b (neé care home) was in a good location, close to town and a nice walk to the sea, the building itself is a tad confusing, after knocking on the wrong door and being ushered into a back door we were greeted by the homely smell of stale cat urine. The staff were neither rude or friendly, I would find it hard to be enthusiastic about working in a litter box. The brass plaque telling me who the duty nurse was made me feel secure if I had one too many drinks , and the controlled drugs cabinets on the walls a nice touch. At £70 for a night it was very expensive, but has given us a story to retell for years. The room was very spacious, the bathroom an impressive modern fully tiled room with a good shower. Now for the bad points, stained sheets, food in the bin, and even after several preses of the "nurse call " alarms placed around the room she failed to arrive, perhaps she was overcome by the smell. The only other sore point was the lack of heating controll, a lovely temperature for a care home, you know sleepy and humid, but not for actual sleeping. The bonus of this scalding radiator was that we could spray it with hairspray. Why? Because the sweet synthetic berry scent did wonders to mask the cat pee, argie's top tip right there.
My advice for the owners,
New carpets (everywhere)
Failing this, cans of fabreez in every room , and drop your price a little, keep the care home parifinalia, as you might just have found your niché!
My advice for guests
If the cat urine problem has been solved , happy days! Kick off your shoes and have yourself a taste of retirement , I would stay there again as apart from the smell everything else was comica gold.
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