We arrived at the Safari Motel around 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday. Checking in was quick and uneventful. We got a room in the back of the facility, upstairs. My first impression of the room when I opened the door was a slight mustiness, and thin, worn carpets. The bathroom was somewhat clean, although dirt in the corners was visible. When I closed the front door, I could see alot of light coming in between the door jamb and the door, and the door rattled slightly, even when the deadbolt was in place, when you pulled at the doorknob. At 12:30 am Sunday morning, I awoke to hear someone rattling the door, attempting to open it. I got out of bed, listened for a moment, then slammed the door with my hand. I looked out the window but whoever was monkeying around had left. I got back into bed, and the phone began to ring. I answered it, a strange voice asked, "Who is this?" I figured it a crank call, cursed, and hung up. Didn't get back to sleep for hours. Next morning, I explained our experience to the desk clerk.
Apparently, Safari management had failed to note our room as occupied, and had assigned it to a second party, who attempted access to our room. The subsequent 12:40 am phone call had been placed by the front desk, yet they failed to notify me as to who they were at the time. My wife requested a discount due to their inconveniencing us, and the fellow at the desk said "Next time." There won't be a next time. Trust me.
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