We chartered the whole boat for my hubbys birthday, so all 12 guests were our friends. The accomodation is lovely, its warm & cosy & felt very homely. We all had a great time but I feel I must comment on some negatives.
Firstly Bonny is not seen, not only does she not greet people or introduce herself, she doesnt say goodbye either. She was nowhere to be seen almost the entire trip. Whereas unfortunately Andy does tend to take over & commandeer the conversation & does not know when to leave alone. He was belittling & embarrassing over a blocked toilet & even asked in front of everyone ''well who had the dump then'' & this was addressed to 2 of my girlfriends who were sharing a bedroom!!!! He inferred that they could not operate the toilet, & didnt know how to press the flush, even though he had to disappear with a bucket & plunger to clear & this was after he had asked if it could be left until the following morning to sort.
The website is misleading, it infers there is some choice in the meals. On Friday night, we had the Cape Malay dinner, which was very tasty but as a previous review states, not much content really, very little meat, but a good meal none the less. Unfortunately Saturdays meal was ridiculous. We did have a choice & 8 of us requested the Rib Eye steak, a little later Bobby came out & said there was only 5 steaks, so some of us had to change to Duck. We were all asked how we wanted our steaks cooked. Well when the steak came it was not rib eye, it was about 4 inches long & 3 inches wide & about 0.5 inches thick. It was really tough & embarrassingly small & everyone of them was overcooked. It looked like it came from a value frozen pack of meat. Some of us left it & others eat it, but noone was happy with it. The pudding choice was chocolate surprise or a milk shake. There was a birthday cake for my husband complete with fireworks etc, which was lovely, until we realised that those who had ordered chocolate surprise were getting the cake & those that ordered the milkshake were not & that included my husband whose birthday it was!!!! Bizarre!
The breakfasts were adequate & as someone else has said, no variation, the mushrooms on the 2nd morning were tinned and we were given 3 of the smallest pieces of mushroom I have ever seen, it would have been better to have left them off than serve such a small serving. The bread was also as cheap as you can buy, no fresh bread here.
To sum up, the weekend was great, especially as we had the whole boat, but I feel that the food is only adequate, its very cheaply done & shows, albeit that the Cape Malay buffet is tasty.
Andy is overbearing & you get the impression, its his boat & like it or lump it.
Bonny is nowhere to be seen, but a big mention to Bobby & Cherry who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend & always with smiles on their faces, without them I can't imagine how well the boat would run.
I would have felt very uncomfortable had I not been in a group & had gone just hubby & I.
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