i booked this place as i got some cheap deal. then to my horror i read so many bad reviews about this place! i nearly was gonna cancel and go elsewhere. but i'm on a low budget and wanted to getaway for the long weekend. being longweekend the other fancy places are either booked out or too pricey.
it turns out my tiger air flight was cancelled and i had to re-book with virgin on the next day. so had to call hotel and cancel first night. the girl on phone was most polite & pleasant.
on arrival, thats after a very hectic hassled 2 long days of going to airport, found out flight cancelled, try to buy with another airline, go home, go there again next day.. i was tired & flustered. to my delight, girl at reception was most helpful & friendly. since it was pouring rain she let me borrow a huge umbrella. she explained the maps carefully.
got to my room, and it was great! phew!!! clean bed, clean coffee/tea area, clean little desk (which i use for laptop) clean wardrobe, clean & very large spacious bathroom. I dont know why other travelers complained so much. maybe its my lucky day!! after all that misfortune with the cancelled flights..
Location: beware! this hotel is only a few minutes walk to the popular Hasting Street where all shops/restaurants and beach is. on google map that is. in reality, its a very steep HILL!!! by the time i put down my bag & went out looking for dinner, dark & pouring rain it was quite scary. walking through this bush covered track.. ok. by day time it wasnt so bad but girl alone after dinner (9pm ish) i was a bit scared..
good thing is, as hotel is already on this hill, its closer to walk to the LOOKOUT point. with fab views of the noosa town & river below & mountains in distance.
Hotel: some ppl were disappointed about the pool area, well it was pouring rain on my first night, then next 2 days it was sunny but i was busy at Noosa town & fraser island so it didnt really bother me. I mainly go straight to my room for rest. i can understand if ppl want a resort holiday and i can understand their disappointment.. but hey the enormous beach is not far you can do as much sunbathing & swimming as you like there.. (unlike some places where you're not suppose to swim at the beach cos of jelly fish or crocs & you have to swim at hotel pool..)
Rooms: as described above, i had a great time staying there. the only thing i didnt like was the fact that i can hear my "neighbours" in the other room adjacent to me. Not because they are a noisy bunch, but t i can hear if they talked, or if they're flushing the toilet!! which makes me conscious of myself /my tv or if I'm laughing cos i was watching a comedy... apart from that, there is no traffic noise etc.
Staff: as described above, staff are very friendly. each time i past reception they'd say hello, check out was quick n easy too (some hotels make you wait forever while your bus is already waiting outside etc)
overall: for what i paid (75 per night) its really a budget place not 5 star, so what you pay is what you get, so yeah all up thumbs up, if i see a good cheap deal i'd def be back!
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