We recently spent 4 nights in the hotel.
The hotel had a very impressive initial appearance the view from the lobby is breathtaking.- the best bit!
Our room was described as sea facing which it was however I expected more for the price, situated on the corner of what appears to be the main building it viewed none of the features of the hotel so well pictured in the advertisements. Averagely equipped, however I have received better for a lesser price.
The amenities were mostly closed due to it being winter, which again is disappointing if you are the paying client. To be informed mid afternoon that kitchens are closed therefore room service is the main alternative is, in my opinion woeful especially when a delivery charge is automatically applied to anything brought to your room.
The staff in general were pleasant when spoken to however unlike other hotels in the area there was a distinct lack of management checking on our thoughts and concerns which created a general feeling that we were "off season" guests.
The location is spectacular, great walks, great beach and great views the second best bit!
What was expected to be the highlight of our stay became the our 5th place out of 6 only just beating a very cheap, last minute, one night stay in Pinetown.
Summary: Very Average for its price.
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