At first glance, this motel had us concerned. The rate was so low ($85 for our family of 5), and it looked like a very old roadside motel, except for the flower boxes under the window sills that gave me some hope that some care had gone into the place. As soon as we entered the reception area in the main building, we could see that great care had gone into redecorating this old motel.
The colours were vibrant and something about the decor gave it an air of a tropical resort. The motel room was also nicely painted and the beds had bright, tasteful bedspreads. The bathroom was small, but functional. As the motel is located next to the river, the bugs are quite bad at night, and getting in and out of the room without letting them all in can be problematic. Perhaps this was what a heavy curtain was for that was hung behind the door to the room, but it also kept the door from being opened, so we never quite figured that out.
Service was hard to grade, as we barely saw anyone. In order to get registered, you have to ring a bell to get someone to come to the desk. (I believe they live in the main house) Though friendly, the lady we spoke to knew very little English, and disappeared as soon as we had our key. The next day, at breakfast, another lady popped in, checked on the food situation, said "Bonjour", and left.
Breakfast was pleasant in the main building. The atmosphere was nice with the bright colours and the sun streaming in. We had to open drawers here and there to find cutlery and serviettes, but we eventually found everything. It seems odd that these things weren't out already. It felt a little like you were rummaging in someone's home.
All in all, a very inexpensive, pleasant stay. Get in before the bugs, or don't turn on your lights until you're in. Or bring a fly-swatter.
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