My husband and I recently had the misfortune of staying in one of the Sahara's motel units for 3 nights. They are behind the guest house.
The not very good stuff:
The unit itself is batch like. Very dated and worn out. The carpets thread bare and manky. The TV is one of those old big backed ones and is only like about a 14". The first night we had to watch whatever was on when we turned it on as there was no remote for changing channels and you couldn't change it any other way! We went to reception the next day and they gave us a remote for it. Another annoying thing was that it wasn't in your bedroom, so you couldn't lie in bed and watch it. The kitchenette is even older and feels like you have stepped out of a time machine! We are talking hot plates on top of a wee 1960's oven that is sitting on top of a wee wobbly table at the end of an old formica island bar. I think i remember stuff like this when i was a kid and back then it was extremely old!! It ws amazing actually! The bedroom itself was shocking!! It had a double bed in it and nothing else as there wasn't room for anything else! The "double bed" took up the entire room! The bathroom (if that's what you would call it!) was off the bedroom. I was unwell at the time so handy that after getting out of bed i was in the bathroom after taking 2 steps! Yes... I kid you not! 2 steps from the side of me bed and you were standing in the bathroom!!!! The door to the bathroom was sliding as there was no room for it to open on either side. The shower was a death trap and very slippery. There was black mould (?) in the grouting of the white tiles. I noticed when we arrived that the blinds on the window at the foot of our bed were closed. I opened the only to see the view...A slimy concrete retaining wall type thing that would've been over 10ft high. A great view and right up against the window. The unit had a musty smell and was damp as they had a dehumidifier (switched on when we arrived!) in the main living area and in the morning the windows and ranch slider were soaking wet and dripping onto the floor.
The good stuff:
There were plenty of pillows,
When it got cold there was a heater that worked fine.
You have your own parking.
It's not too far away from town.
The people running it were pleasant.
For us I'm sorry to say, but the bad far out-weighed the good with this establishment. We will not be back and i would not reccommend it to anyone.
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