Nestled in the rolling foothills of North Mississippi, The Colonel's Quarters Bed & Breakfast is located just five miles outside of Oxford. The ... More
Colonel's Quarters at Castle Hill Resort
Nestled in the rolling foothills of North Mississippi, The Colonel's Quarters Bed & Breakfast is located just five miles outside of Oxford. The Colonel's Quarters includes spacious bedrooms with private bath, poolside gazebo & grill, high speed Internet, a large, rose bordered outdoor courtyard, wrap-around porch with beautiful view and a continental breakfast.
Where to begin.
My wife and I booked a room, hoping for a short romantic getaway. From the outside, the building is nice, but that is where the good part of the vacation ended. We rented the Oxford Room, which at $99.00/hignt, I expected ot be decent. It was not. The room was in the basement, and shoddy. Painted COncrete floors,cheap paneled walls, unmatched bedding. Not that I'm too picky, but it is a bed and breakfast, so I expected more. Plus, to access the room, you had to walk through a garage filled with paint cans and other junk. Kind of ruins the mood.
WE decided to go swimming. As we were wading, I noticed several things floating in the pool. One of the items was a bloody tampon. Yes. It's true. I fished it out and dumped it behind the gate, but at that point was too disgusted to swim anymore. Gross.
At this point, I called to complain. Of course, no one was there to answer the phone, so after several attempts, I left a message stating my concerns, and warning that I would not be coming back.
After that, we went to bed. The next morning, breakfast consisted of pre-wrapped muffins and little boxes of cereal. Terrible and disappointing. The Bed and Breakfast Association ought to revoke this place's charter.
Right before we left, I got a call back form the Lady who owns the place, and she gave me my money back. That is the only thing that make the weekend decent. But over all, the stay was terrible and I'd never recommend anyone stay there.
The owners seem to be in the process of making their land into a development complete with hotels, stores, homes, parks, golf, etc. It's obvious that the B&B is low on their list of concerns. But with the way they conduct business, I wouldn't move there for any reason. Absolutely awful. Gives Bed and Breakfast places a bad name.
Where shall I begin? At $275/night at a Bed and Breakfast, one might expect, breakfast? Perhaps water or soda available for guests? We had to dress and go downstairs for a glass of ice water. CQ was virtually empty except for the loud and rowdy dinner and bar patrons beneath our room. That is the CQ's main source of revenue, I'm assuming, so, why not just stick to that? Instead, guests, who pay way too much to be captives in their small but lovely rooms, are the lowest priority, made to feel as if we're an afterthought. The Chef and his lovely wife are the best thing going for CQ and should bear no blame for the mistakes. Bottom line: we felt very unwelcome. I could go on, but why?