Staff let this place down – a la ronde, exmouth traveller reviews – tripadvisor hair electricity song

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Went here, lovely friendly greeting at the main reception, all good. Walked down to the house. Told none to politely that I couldn’t take baby change bag around with me, asked it it would be safe, long lecture on of course it would be. Our 21 month old then headed into a room, to be told very firmly we were going the wrong way round. We explored 1 electricity unit is equal to how many kwh downstairs, with not one member of staff making any effort to talk to us or engage with us. Headed upstairs, a youngish lad chatted a little to us, but then got told by another member of staff to go back to his post! Heading back down we got proper gas vs diesel mpg told off again about going the wrong way.

Lovely goodbye from the… Went here, lovely friendly greeting at the main reception, all good. Walked down to the house. Told none to politely that I couldn’t take baby change bag around with me, asked it it would be safe, long lecture on of course it would be. Our 21 month old then headed into a room, to be told very firmly we were going the wrong way round. We explored downstairs, with not one gas kansas city member of staff making any effort to talk to us or engage with us. Headed upstairs, a youngish lad chatted a little to us, but then got told by another member of staff to go back to his post! Heading back down we got proper told off again about going the wrong way. A there were no signs to direct you and no one to tell you B yes they give you a leaflet but with a 21 month old in tow map reading isn’t easy C does it really matter? We went down onto the lawn to have a drink, my husband ordered coffee and cake, this took forever, in the end my husband went to ask where it was, we were told as we were not sat at a table they could not see us. A no high chairs B no empty tables C the big, feel free to picnic sign, obviously didn’t mean, feel npower electricity meter reading free to picnic and order food from us! Lovely goodbye from the lady of the front desk. Shame…. Could have been a great day. More Show less

A La Ronde is basically a house in the round, build before electricity to make the most of the sun each day and decorated by its owners to show off their finds gas 99 cents. The house sits in lush and green grounds, and entry to the house is through the shop and gardens, where you can admire the rescue hens in their coop or visit the caravan of curiosity that is currently parked in the grounds (more on this later…). The house is small so entry is carefully monitored to ensure the small rooms don’t become crowded. You can admire the rooms on both floors, however access to the shell gallery on the top floor is now prohibited, other electricity was invented than a glimpse up the tiny staircase. You can though use interactive touch screens to explore it remotely from the dining room. The tour finishes on the lower ground floor, where the kitchen and pantry were, and where now you can find the tea room. We stopped for some lovely cream teas and other cakes. The first room (the strong room) is worth a quick look just for the keyhole shaped doorway into the kitchen 2 chainz smoking on that gas proper. Outside, the site is currently home to the caravan of curiosity, a project looking at shells, containing shells with a story and other shell related objects. I always enjoy reading other reviews of sites, however it is interesting to see several recent comments made about staff/volunteer attitudes towards children. As the parents of a 7 and 2 year old who are generally well behaved, it is with regret that I have to highlight not so much the attitude towards our children as the lack of reproach made to naughty grown ups at A La Ronde by volunteers and staff. As entry to the house was careful controlled, we entered the hallway and were asked to wait behind another small group. As a room host came out to collect them, we moved to one side, and another (elderly) visitor pushed electricity outage compensation past us to go through the hall and into the first room. Luckily her group called her back, but the volunteers seemed a bit embarrassed (as did we) at her behaviour. As we progressed round the house, we then encountered another group, again of older people, who were chatting to the room host, but in doing so, were blocking the exit to the room. Several people, including us, waited patiently, however the lady – and the room host – were oblivious. A number of people left via the entrance to the room as there clearly was static electricity jokes no other way round. A few rooms later, in the room with the shell gallery viewing panels, there are steps for children to use the panels. One – again mature – visitor was using the stool for her handbag! This prevented my children from properly using it. Eventually she left but not before one of them had hurt themselves falling off the half a step they could use. As other reviews outline, the staff/volunteers are quite happy to tackle kids – but seemingly less keen to tackle errant grown ups, who really should know better. A nice property, with lots to see, but I think staff/volunteer approach gas 1940 needs addressing.