I really would like to say nice things about Evedon Park as the setting is wonderful. A piece of the Australian bush with a lake and views over the coastal plain thrown in.
The resort was apparently opened in the early 1980s and its age is starting to show. We stayed in one of the the cabins, not the 2 storey apartments so I can only comment on what we saw. We stayed in the Wandoo cabin.
The cabins are old and are badly in need of a complete facelift including ALL the furniture, beds, lights, curtains, carpets etc.
The sliding doors to the balcony were HORRIBLE! Almost impossible to open or close properly.
The barn doors connecting the balconies could only be locked from one side.
On the balcony there were nail heads sticking up so that you could damage your feet on them if you did not have shoes on.
The chairs on the balcony were uncomfortable.
The chairs inside are worn out and only seat 4 people in a 5 person (max) unit. Ok there were only 4 of us so we didn't mind quite so much but they still need replacing.
The utensils provided in the kitchen are very limited. Basic things like a cutting board, veggie peeler etc,. were missing.
The fry-pan is too small to cook for 5 people let alone 4. We suggest a visit by the manager to the nearest Op-Shop to buy some more utensils. It would only take a small amount of money to get enough utensils and cooking pots to make the kitchen area much better.
Pillows were flat and there weren't enough so we had to ask for more.
Single beds were uncomfortable, the double was ok.
Lighting in the bedrooms is too limited. Not everyone wants to be blinded every time the lights go on. A choice of soft lighting is badly needed.
Blankets were horrible and insufficient, they all need replacing.
The toilet is old and the vanity needs replacing. Ok it works but it looks like it is direct from the 1970s. It is time to update it.
Hot water was very good and the stove in the kitchen was great. Other appliances supplied like toaster, kettle etc. were also good.
Security in the unit is poor so don't leave any valuables there.
With a bit more attention to detail this place would be wonderful. As it was, we enjoyed our stay but if you are looking for 4 or 5 star then forget it.
Other items that could be improved, more coffee and tea supplied, and for goodness sake replace that awful OLD evaporative air-conditioner. It is the most noisy contraption we have ever seen in a hotel. n the subject of noise and replacing things, also the bathroom fan is far too noisy and the light on the kitchen exhaust fan did not work - the fan on this was noisy when turning on/off too.
The free canoes on the lake were great and we even dared to swim a bit but as this is not running water we kept our heads out of the water.
We did enjoy our stay despite the negatives but unless many things were upgraded we probably would think twice before going again.
If you stay in a cabin get one that is shaded from the afternoon sun. Yes we read the other reviews...
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