When we arrived on September 15 at 2 p.m., we only encountered the decorator. He got the son of the house out of bed. The boy told us his mother was on holiday, "but there was a girl called Olivia who would know what room we were in". Olivia wasn't actually present but he got her on the phone and things were sorted out. Our room was fine, spacious and clean.
The location of the B+B is very good, only a short walk to the centre of Winchester.
Quiet it is not though. The house stands on a fairly busy road and you hear the steady roar of the M3 24/7. Earplugs will help but not for the noise inside the house. When we came back after dinner a lot of 20-something friends of the family were happily shouting, laughing and smoking away underneath our room. Luckily they all went out at 10.30 p.m but alas returned very noisily at 2.30 a.m and continued to play loud music till 4.30 a.m. During this time there was also someone stomping away over our heads. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep.The next morning Oivia was very surprised and sorry we had been bothered by the music. Apparently "he" didn't always realise people could actually hear him. And did we read on the website that this was a family home? (In other words: What did you expect?) We didn't quite understand who "he" was, moreover we still didn't who Olivia was, or her actual function. She did make breakfast, although somewhat erratic. After breakfast we left as we didn't feel comfortable staying in the house any longer, besides we need our sleep...
We do indeed expect certain basic things when we pay 75 pounds for a room: a proper host (or an e-mail explaining absence etc.), relative peace and quiet, the feeling that your presence is taken into consideration and that you are not just "punters".
Perhaps not basic but still nice would be: loo paper, shower gell, shampoo, a hairdryer and a proper television...
As far away from the living quarters of the family as possilble
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