Well-located but with basic facilities
Posted Jan 3, 2016
The room was generally a little tired - it could do with redecorating. The mattress was very lumpy and definitely needed replacing. We missed that there was no clock/alarm clock in the room; smartphones are common these days but it's something we've come to expect. The soundproofing was nonexistant; we could hear people talking normally in other rooms and on the stairs, never mind when they spoke more loudly! Our room was not en suite, but did have a private bathroom. The lock on the private bathroom tended to slip (old design), and the shower was either freezing or boiling, no middle-ground at all.
No special allowance was made for breakfast on New Year's Day (eg being an hour later); we felt this was a shame. The breakfast room was smaller than the guest house capacity and although we had no problems being seated, it would have been an annoyance to have to wait or hurry to finish if everyone came down at the same time.