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Reviewed 22 January 2015

We were on Hornby Island last summer with our kids and rented the studio adjoining the main house. The kitchen was well equipped, which was great because we were usually too tired at night after a day at the beach to go out to eat. The place is eclectically furnished, and there are many old novels and books to read in the upstairs loft, should the weather be rainy.

The biggest problem we had with the place was the stench from the bathroom. Apparently males with really bad aim had been peeing in there for years, and the old cracked linoleum had been soaking it up the whole time. The stench was awful. And the bathroom was right by the kitchen, so it was difficult to eat with the smell coming out of there, even with the door kept closed. It was gag worthy. And really unsanitary to be preparing meals next to what effectively is an outhouse.

The owners must be able to smell the stench, they just don't want to pay the small expense of replacing the small 5x8 (at most) piece of linoleum in there with something new.

Too bad, because otherwise the place would be fine.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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7  Thank NorthIslandGirl
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

We planned to stay on Hornby for three nights but were sadly disappointed and left after only one night. We were greeted by a welcoming host and a funky house.The one room you have access to is is the bedroom. One double bed which lacked a top sheet was accompanied by a broken light and felt dark and damp as the previous review mentioned.The bathroom was less than desirable. Hairs from a previous shave covered the sink while cobwebs and gigantic spiders were in every corner. Due to water conservation there was a sign saying "we never flush for number one". We are pretty easy going travellers but do like general cleanliness and the opportunity to shower and feel comfortable in our accomodation. Gentle negative feedback was viewed as a reprimand and a very unfriendly email awaited us at home. Would not go back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Kelly A
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Suzanna and Giff let one room in their house for bed and breakfast - the Green Room. Their house is really unusual, set back in the forest with lots of curved walls and full of art and ceramics. The Green Room is upstairs, with windows in a curved wall and the bathroom is separate just down the hall. The room is a good size and has a rustic feel, with a very high wooden bed that is a standard double size. There is no TV or hairdryer and you have to be relaxed about a few cobwebs in the room. As the house is in the forest, it can feel abit dark and as the weather was so wet before and during our stay, the room felt a bit damp. Like everywhere on Hornby, water is in short supply, so you are asked to be careful with it and only use what you really need. Suzanna and Giff are very friendly and welcoming and are happy to chat about Hornby over breakfast in their kitchen. The food at breakfast was fresh and cooked as we waited and included fruit and nice home made preserves. The B&B is in a good location, just a short drive from places to eat and great beaches.

This is a typical Hornby Island home - rustic and laid back with friendly hosts. It is very good value for money but will not suit anyone looking for a luxury holiday.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Retmanc
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