Terms and Conditions at Serene Vista Spa bed and Breakfast
We look forward to welcoming you. When you make your booking you are entering into an agreement with Serene Vista Spa bed and Breakfast. Please read our terms and conditions of booking below.
Note: candles or any other open flames are strictly prohibited.
Arrival and Departure
Check in is available from 3.00pm to 10.00pm (15:00 to 22:00) on the day of arrival. Check-in times outside of those specified must be confirmed with us prior to arrival.
We ask that you please vacate your room by Noon (12.00 pm) on the morning of departure.
Please note the cancellation policy before committing to a reservation.
In order for us to confirm a reservation, we may ask for credit/debit card details to secure your booking. No payment is taken from this card unless you ask us to, or the booking is cancelled, or part cancelled within 10 days of the scheduled date of arrival or you do not show, or you use the card to pay on departure.
The exception to this policy is for bookings at peak times and / or special events where we reserve the right to take a deposit payment equivalent to the first night total. You will be informed of this at the time of booking.
If you are unable to secure the booking with a credit/debit card then we require a cheque/postal order/bankers draft for the full amount of the stay. We will then send confirmation once the money has cleared. If a cheque used to cover payment is returned, we will cancel the booking and seek recovery of bank charges.
Cancellation by the Guest
We are a small business, so cancellations can have a big impact on us, especially if we have turned away potential guests in favour of someone who has already booked and who then cancels. We do, however, appreciate that unforeseen circumstances can intervene, and we try to be as sympathetic and helpful as possible in such cases.
In the event of any cancellation, or part cancellation within 7 days of the scheduled date of arrival, a cancellation charge of up to 50% of the total booking price, plus a booking cancellation fee, may be levied.
We will endeavour to re-let the accommodation for the period of the cancellation but for any part of the cancelled visit that is not re-let a cancellation charge of up to 50% of any room nights that have not been re-let, plus a booking cancellation fee, may be levied. In the case of goods, services, meals or drinks that are pre booked and remain untaken, no allowance refund or alternative will be made.
If you cancel Your Booking within 48 hours of the scheduled date of arrival or failure to arrive by any or all of your guests, on the agreed date of arrival, for whatever reason including illness, a charge equivalent to the total booking price that includes any supplements selected by you, plus a booking cancellation fee, will be levied.
We take all Bookings in good faith, as we are unable to judge reasons for change, cancellation or non-arrival, guests are reminded that no exceptions to the above conditions will be made and that any booking made with us for either accommodation or goods, services, meals or drinks that are pre booked (verbal or written) forms a legally binding contract. For this reason we advise that you take out a suitable insurance product to cover against unexpected costs such as cancellation fees. In addition, we may take legal action, through the Courts, to recover any outstanding debts.
Cancellation by Us
Should it become necessary for us to cancel a booking we will contact you immediately. Any payments made will be refunded in full. Should you wish to, we will attempt to book you into another local bed and breakfast of the same or lower standard in a similar standard of room(s). Should this establishment be more expensive than your reservation, we will pay the difference for the first night of your stay. Our liability will not extend beyond these conditions.
A car park is available for guests’ use at the side of the property. Cars parked here are at owners risk.
Change of Room
If a booking is taken out for a specific room and the room reserved is rendered unusable via circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to transfer the booking to an alternative room.
Damage and Breakages
Please take care of our home. You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages which you cause to the accommodation or its contents. Please report these as soon as they occur especially if you accidentally spill something – it’s much easier to clean if we know what it is and act quickly. We do not normally charge for breakages, but we reserve the right to charge for repair or making good if the damage is significant.
Some of the data gathered during the course of a booking may be held on computer. We would like to hold this data after your visit to be able to inform you of future offers. If you would prefer us not to hold this information please let us know.
Evening Meal Reservations
Evening Meals can be available by request. Please telephone or email in advance to book an evening meal and notify us of any special dietary requirements. All meals are prepared to order and therefore we require a minimum of 24 hours notice. Without pre-ordering we will unfortunately not be able to provide a meal on the day of arrival.
As evening meals are purchased for and prepared to order, if an order is placed and cancelled after 12.00 noon on the day of dining or not taken for any reason, the full cost of the meal will remain payable.
You have access to the building and your room 24 hours a day throughout your stay using a set of keys given to you when you register on arrival. You have full responsibility of these keys for the duration of your stay. Lost keys will be charged at $10.00 per set.
We do not accept any liability for any damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment.
We are happy to return items that have been left following departure. However, there will be a minimum charge of $5.00 to cover postage and packaging.
We reserve the right to charge for missing items.
Payment is due on the morning of departure and we accept the following credit and debit cards; Debit Mastercard, Delta, Electron, JCB, Maestro, Mastercard, PIN Train, UK Maestro and Visa, as well as personal and business cheques and cash.
Pets are not permitted in the house or on the adjoining land. Well behaved assistance dogs are welcome.
We reserve the right to change our prices at any time. This does not affect bookings already made.
Smoking is NOT permitted within any part of the property or surrounding areas. Please note that offending guests may be asked to leave immediately and may be liable for professional cleaning of any rooms and any outstanding balance of nights booked but not taken through early departure.
We reserve the right, at its discretion, to terminate, without notice, an individuals stay where deemed necessary through unacceptable behaviour or as a result of actions which are likely to endanger or offend others (Please note that non compliance of our non smoking policy may constitute termination). In such circumstances any outstanding account must be settled, no refunds will be made.
All published rates are inclusive of tax at the current rate.
By using our Wi-Fi Service you automatically agree to the terms and conditions of use below (the “Terms”). If you do not agree to all of the Terms, please do not use the Service.
Tranquillity Cottage (“we” / “our” / “us”) provides you with access to the internet in most parts of the building. By accessing the service using either medium you are agreeing to obey the terms and conditions listed below (the “Terms”). If you do not agree to the terms, please do not access the service.
We would like to ensure that all of our guests have an enjoyable internet experience whilst staying with us. We have therefore implemented a ‘fair use’ policy to ensure that we can continue to provide a fast and reliable service.
We may monitor the performance of our network and the use of it by our guests. If we notice that a guest is using it in excess of what is expected from reasonable normal use and where such excessive use is affecting other guests, particularly during busy times, we may restrict usage. If you do not use file sharing software or download large files from the internet then you should not be affected by our fair use policy. However, if it becomes clear that heavy downloading, peer-to-peer networking, or excessive streaming is taking place then we may contact you to ask you to reduce your use to allow our other customers to share the system fairly. If you continue to do so, or if you persistently exceed normal use to the extent that it affects our network and other user’s enjoyment of the service, then we reserve the right to restrict or deny you access to the network.
Our Obligations to You
We will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that you are provided with, uninterrupted service 24 hours a day. We will not be liable however, for any reason if the service is not available at any time for any period, nor for any loss of data or damage to the equipment you suffer as a result of using our service. We may suspend access at any time and for any reason, including routine or emergency maintenance of the servers. For this reason we strongly recommend that you regularly save any work you are doing whilst using the service.
Your Obligation to Us
The service we provide is intended to be used for general purposes, including accessing the World Wide Web, email, messaging services and chat rooms. You undertake to us that you will use the services responsibly and that you will behave in a lawful, honest and proper manner when accessing the services. Without prejudice to any other provision of this agreement, we may terminate your use of the service at any time without notice if we become aware of any behaviour that has a negative effect on our equipment or network or the use by other customers of our equipment or network or the internet in general, or which damages, or has the potential to damage, our reputation.
Without prejudice to the generality of the paragraph above, you may not: use the service for any illegal purpose (including but not limited to breaching any intellectual property or computer misuse legislation and downloading or uploading any illegal material); send any unsolicited commercial email (or “spam”) or any activity relating to it; carry out any “hacking” activities such as attempting to access systems without authorization or carry out denial of service attacks.
You may be required to provide us with certain personal information. We will use such personal information in accordance with relevant data protection legislation. You warrant and undertake to us that all of the personal information you provide us with is complete and accurate. We will not disclose any personal information which is provided by you during the provision of such services to you to any third party without your permission, other than
- To any subcontractors or agents engaged by us to provide any support or administration, facilities management or similar services (subject to the subcontractors and /or agents undertaking to keep such personal information confidential);
- To any company or organisation to which we transfer our responsibilities to provide these services and products to you; or
- Where required by law or made in connection with legal or regulatory proceedings.
We may log traffic data to assist us with the implementation of our terms and conditions and our fair use policy, although it is our policy to respect your privacy.
Breach of Agreement
We shall investigate any suspect breach of the agreement by you, and reserve the right to take such action as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate, including suspension or withdrawal of the service with immediate effect and without notice to you.
You acknowledge that use of the service is entirely at your own risk.
The service is provided on an “as-available” basis, and to the fullest extent permitted by law we hereby exclude all and any warranties or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, in respect of the service and the content or data obtained or downloaded from it.
Without prejudice to the foregoing generality we do not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, and secure of error free at all times or will meet your requirements; and we are not responsible for security, integrity, accuracy, suitability or completeness of any information that you transmit or receive while using the service.
The disclaimer within this paragraph does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
Nothing in this agreement serves to exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury cause by our negligence.
Subject to the paragraph above we shall not be liable to you in contract, tort or otherwise arising in connection with this agreement for any economic losses (including, without limitation, loss of revenue, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings), any loss of goodwill or reputation, any special, indirect or consequential losses or any destruction or loss of data.
If any part of the service is not available to you through no fault on our part or where the failure, suspension or withdrawal of the service is beyond our reasonable control, we shall not be obliged to pay any compensation to you.
You will indemnify us against all and any losses or claims arising from any breach of the agreement by you, and against any claims or legal proceedings arising from your use of the services which are brought or threatened against us by another person.
We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.
You acknowledge and agree that all intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights (including rights in software), trademarks, database rights, patents and inventions) in and relating to the service are owned by us and our licensors or contractors. Nothing in this agreement operates to transfer any such intellectual property rights to you.
We reserve the right to assign or sub-contract any of our rights and obligations under this agreement without notice to you.
If any provision of this agreement is found to be unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.