Hotel recently under new management, entire hotel requires renovation.
We booked room with four poster as it was special occasion our anniversary and husbands birthday and our holiday to Cuba had just been cancelled due to hurricane.this was last minute booking.
Were we in for a shock. Took two days to get our room we ad booked, they had apparently upgraded a gentleman to our room and put us in a lower grade room
.we did eventually get the room but sadly after our anniversary and birthday had been and gone.
The corridor to/outside room would only accommodate 1person at a time ,there were two rooms coming off this corridor, so we had to listen and time exit and entrance to room carefully or there would have been a body jam in corridor.
Room itself I pulled open drawers to put clothes away, handles came off a.husband had to mend those before we began unpacking!
Bathroom , the shower head had nothing to support it on wall so had to be jammed behind water pipe, ok if you haven't got hair.. to get shampoo out of hair one had to squash flats to shower wall ,and carefully rotate squashing ones nose against wall hoping it had been washed from previous occupant, though I wasn't convinced. The toilet had huge block of wood behind cistern to keep it level however the seat wouldn't stay up and had to be held up when toilet was used .. no mean feat !
Behind toilet pipes were made to fit by smashing tiles and poking them through leaving tiles jagged and unsightly.
Hairdryer didn't work,on complaint was told one had been bought however soon found that one hairdryer was for at least two rooms as one in next room didn't exist !!
Wardrobe door didn't stay shut . This room was a nightmare..
Stairs leading to rooms is open so pigeons roost there!
Top of stairs well lets just say they ran out of wood when fixing them so left a hole!
Then through locked door to corridor to access rooms unfortunately due to slope on floor there was around a 2inch gap under part of door but hinges fitted well!!
Room this indeed did have a four poster ,we only got the room because the gentleman who had been given the room was asked to move. The shower was smaller but did stay on wall ! No hairdryer so had to get the one bought for other room after spending an evening trying to towel dry hair !
Wallpaper peeling off walls and window frames in dire need of cleaning
Breakfast was ok well not much you can do wrong with bacon sausage frozen hash browns grilled tomato and tinned mushrooms and an egg, though the sausages were black most mornings
The tables weren't cleaned from night before, still had rings on tables from beer glasses
The one evening meal... was sausage onion and potato, this is a market town so why they thought it ok to serve dried mash potato is a mystery.. bought all meals out after that ... gross
No compensation will be given for two nights in disaster zone before being moved a..they don't do that
Beware before booking
They are still using the first room which has few facilities ..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 16th century coaching inn arranged around a cobbled courtyard. Rustic bar at the front of the property with open fire and real ales. Courtyard lounge serves breakfast and coffee each morning. Carvery every Sunday lunch time ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Crown Coaching Hotel Faringdon