Where to start ? First of all, our booking was muddled up, meaning that we ended up in the twin room when there was a vacant double room. The decor is very dated indeed and there are virually no amenities in the rooms - even getting the wherewithal to make a cup of tea involved a considerable rigmarole and as for a fridge, opening windows, wi-fi, a comfortable bed, space to move around, decent furniture, none of these are provided, the latter being rather ironic it is part of lovely hand-made furniture shop. Breakfast is seemingly always served at 8.30am and evidently is cooked from scratch with no pre-ordering, meaning that it was 45 mins before we were served, during which time we had to ask for tea and coffee. When it arrived, the cooked breakfast was very nice but it was an inordinately long wait. We ended up cancelling our second night and althought we were told that we could leave our things in he room until mid-afternoon, when we returned we found that our bags had been packed by the owners and put in the hallway. The owners really need to become more flexible and better organised and perhaps stop trading on the supposedly olde worlde charm of the property (multi-coloured half-timbered beams anyone ?!) and think about to provide a reasonable standard of service for the 21st century.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old Time is a 15th century house in the centre of old Bishops Castle fronted by a local craft gallery. Comfortable en-suite bedrooms and tasty breakfasts with home made bread, free range eggs and local produce. The shared breakfast table is next to the French windows into the garden and is in the 17th century extension! Bishops Castle is an excellent centre for walkers and cyclists and those exploring this unspoilt border country. The town has two breweries and many pubs and restaurants. ... more less