Although Charmaine is a delightful, warm, kind and intelligent person who clearly wants to befriend everyone who crosses her threshold, her warm welcome and the good location of the b-and-b are not enough compensation for the shabbiness of the accommodation.
We stayed in the apartment, which had filthy shear curtains, shabby and worn furnishings and an inadequate, ill-equipped kitchen (complete with a years-out-of-date jar of baby food in the cupboard). There was frequently a bad odour in the house.
None of this would be a surprise if the rate was in the budget range, but the high cost (and glowing reviews) had led us to expect something luxurious. Very disappointing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We provide B&B accommodation as well as a furnished family apartment with kitchen. All guest rooms have ensuite bath rooms. Guests rave about the quality of the experience at Ashbury House, the comfort of the rooms including the beds, gourmet breakfasts, inspiring conversations, apple pie, Ceylon tea and antique furnishings. Ashbury House has been featured live on TV.An example of guest feedback: "Thank you again for an absolutely perfect stay at Ashbury House. I think you go beyond the exceptional in your hospitality and I know this is the rule and I was not an exception because the cab driver asked me about my stay. When I responded with superlatives, he told me it was the same with every fare he picked up there." Joan – California ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ashbury House B&B Ottawa, Ontario