This is definitely one of the strangest places I've ever stayed.
On arrival we walked through the main building/restaurant/reception/office/bar to check in at a little desk at the back. The woman was moderately friendly but it was quickly noted that it was a husband and wife running all operations of the property. You could see into the kitchen from the desk, and there was no way I felt comfortable enough to eat at this place after looking at the preparation area and seeing the 2 owners/cooks who would be making the food.
The room sat 50-60 people! I cannot imagine how 2 people would cook, serve, take orders, clean tables and check-in room guests all at the same time if the place was full!
We had our keys and were told we were staying in the main building. There are 2 stand alone cabins at the front which looked nice, and it was clear they use these 2 cabins alone for their promotion of the property becuase the main building was horrible!!
We parked the car in front and walked into the building, before we opened our bedroom door, we walked past a large empty storage filing cabinet that they obviously just left there because they had no where else to put it, and every door entry to a room had a bible verse on top of it!!
When we walked into our room I couldnt believe how basic it was! There were cups for coffee, but no coffee maker. The bath was horrible and old with stains (see picture) and it was damp and cold. But this wasnt the worst part - even that I could handle.
You can forget sleeping in this place if there are others staying here! The outside facade of the building has wooden stairs running up the front of it to get to the top floor of the "scout hall". We were the front room on the bottom floor, and every time someone walked up or down the hard wooden stairs, it was literally directly next to your head. It was so loud!! Up until midnight all we heard were banging footsteps up and down the stairs!! And anytime someone in the room above went to the toilet you could here the banging footsteps. I cant imagine why anyone who built this thought it would be comfortable?!
The flyer for this place says "modern rooms" is a complete lie! I have seen tents more modern than this.
You would be better off sleeping in your car than sleeping here! Save your money or Pay that bit extra to stay somewhere else!
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