We have recently returned from a 24 day western Canada vacation. "bbcanada" has a wonderful website for which to choose lodgings, and normally has good representation. However, an exception is "West Gate Manor". The bbcanada wesite is inadequate and the proprietors have opted to include their own site as backup. It is a glossy ad that screams "Come stay with us". Obviously the proprietors have fallen on bad times.
The paint is peeling on the walls and ceilings, the roof had been leaking and was now being retiled. The furniture in the common rooms wre totally uninviting. The breakfast table was layed out austerely; two half pieces of melon (never changed both days we were there), weakest coffee we had ever tasted. First day's breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs and bacon, both plopped without fanfare, in serving dishes, onto the table. Toast was not offered. Second breakfast consisted of the same melon slices, the same "Cafe au Lait", bacon and 2 pancakes each (dare not ask for more, as the offer was never suggested).
The rooms were comfortable,(and well priced), but did have a shared bath...with 3 other rooms. Our host John was a likable fellow, but he was most concerned about other things than running a B&B. When questioned aboutquality control from a municipal or provincial body, we were advised that the B&B's were not regularly inspected by anyone. Other provinces have strict guidelines to follow, Alberta in particular. I suggest that the proprietors discontinue using the backup website as it is a total misrepresentation at present. This B&B has great potential, but is not up to the standards it has set out for itself.
Sincerely, Rick Sidock, Ottawa
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