Aberlour Hotel Sept 12, 2008 21:52:54 GMT
Post by sinkingtip on Sept 12, 2008 21:52:54 GMT
Called them up a week or so before I was due to travel - spoke to a lassie -"Do you have a double room available for 2 nights ?" says I - "Hing on I'll just get the bookie - aye that fine" says the lassie - "Splendid - provisionally book me in and I will confirm in a day or two" - "Aye, nae bother" - "Thankyou, bye-bye".
Called them up two days later to confirm - spoke to a guy this time - "Sorry sir, I cant find any sign of your provisional booking but we still have rooms available" ...... just as well
Clean and reasonably comfortable (apart from the heavy duty plastic incontinence mattress protector which rustled and crackled with every move of my ample derriere) - tea and coffee facilities with bickies (nae shortie which surprised me) but a hellish wee TV - bathroom .... nae shower (baths are not time effective) - had to ask for a shower hose - restaurant grub OK but nothing to write home about - I ordered steak and asked for it "well done" - came back rare (and I mean RARE !) - breakfast - 'help yourself' juice and cereal - fair enough but a flagon of apple or grapefruit as an alternative to the bog standard orange would have made the breakfast bar a little more interesting - a fruit bowl wouldn't have gone amiss either - a decent enough full cooked but soggy black puddin - nae tattie scone and wee plastic portions of jam ye just couldnae open !! - asked about 'check out' time prior to our departure day - "12 noon says the boy in the hall cupboard (which I later surmised was their 'reception') - "perfect" says I, "Mrs Tip can have a lie in and join me for lunch on the beat" - not so - on the morning of departure the lassie says "Fa telt ye that ? .... its 10 am no 12" - plans hurriedly re-arranged - Mrs Tip decides to hit the hotspots of Elgin instead.
All in all - a decent enough billet - staff friendly enough .... cost ? ...... £60 squids per night for the room with breakfast - s'pose we got what we paid for - overall rating 6/10.
Might try this place next time - www.norlaggan.co.uk/ - Ros and Ken look like they would 'do you proud'