I was pleasantly surprised -- the lodge was so reasonably priced that I did not expect much. Instead I was amazed. It was very clean, the gardens were amazing. I would take my coffee and walk the gardens every morning. The staff was the friendliest -- the front desk staff would help me with all my arrangements since we could not get our cell phone to work. The breakfast was great including made to order omelettes. The best part was the towel animals that the housekeeping staff would leave each day -- better than a cruise.