Risposta di Avril:
Greg, you've made some extremely strange and inappropriate remarks here. Firstly, this B&B is marketed as an authentic Victorian house, dated 1883, so you should not be surprised to find that it is exactly that. I wonder if you know anything at all about Victorian houses, and the way they have traditionally been furnished? The very USP of this house is that it is a time-capsule, furnished with family heirlooms, antiques and memorabilia, as befits a traditional Victorian house. If you didn't "buy into" our USP, why ask to stay here? For a fine example of Victoriana, see Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute. Secondly, we have no cat here, and there has not been a cat in the house for decades. So, it is totally impossible for there to be any spots of cat pee. We do have a small dog, as you know, but she is extremely well behaved, fully house-trained, and causes no problems. Thirdly, our rooms are all regularly and thoroughly cleaned by a professional cleaner who ensures that our standards of hygiene and cleanliness equal (or exceed) those of hotels. Fourthly, the mattress on your bed is in excellent condition, and is extremely comfortable. I do everything I possibly can to ensure that guests have a comfortable night. Fifthly, I'm astonished that you found so little to do in this area. Some of Scotland's leading tourist attractions are only a short distance away. We also have several very good restaurants within easy reach. Your difficulty was that you had decided not to hire a car, and to rely on public transport, taxis, lifts, walking, etc. That restricted your scope considerably. Sixthly, regarding price, we charge the "going rate" for a profesional B&B of this calibre. Our tariff is, typically, less than 50% of that of the neighbouring hotels, our nearest competitors. We are a 3-star B & B. That's to say, we offer "character and charm" par excellence - rather than luxury. And, finally, for the second year running, we are Finalists in the Scottish Hospitality Awards in the category "Scottish B & B of the Year". I think that demonstrates that - in many people's estimation - we are very, very good at what we do.