hotel at bottom of long narrow lane
Posted Sep 8, 2016
On arrival at Limply Stoke a kind local lady directed us to this hotel; otherwise it would have been difficult to find. As the photo showed, the building is old, large and imposing from the exterior, with adequate car parking.
Entering, we saw a wedding reception in full swing, and headed toward the reception desk further along the corridor. Here a male member of staff (who had just finished talking to someone) turned from the corridor and went into reception and sat behind a partition. After a minute or two, I shouted "Hello" and he came out to the desk! I feel sure he must have seen us carrying luggage from the front door! We finally checked in, only to be told the price we pre-paid did not include breakfast. Also, the lift was out of order and had been for sometime. Why? We were given the key to a room on the 2nd floor which was adequate, not fancy. the bed was good. Although the room appeared clean we noticed cob-webs on the ceiling.
We chose not to eat in the hotel so we cannot comment on food. A bus stop was convenient for travel into Bath. After our 2 nights stay we checked out and the receptionist went to check our account, she merely said "that's alright, nothing more to pay". We were not asked whether we had enjoyed our stay or if everything was alright.