We picked it for a cheap overnight to break our drive from Dunedin to Hanmer Springs. Picked it mostly based on being an all non-smoking property (as cig smells give my friend asthma and me asthma, sinusitis and migraines).
The sofa is from the 1970s and has 40 years or so of smoke in it. The carpet isn't much better. I took a double dose of Telfast and was still ill. My friend left with asthma. Whenever we sat on the sofa we were itchy.
I pulled off the sofa arm protector (expecting it to be gross underneath) and found a white-tailed spider living in it.
The KB is sunken in the middle and only one side of the electric blanket worked.
The twin bedroom had only one powerpoint, with a powerboard attached. Only one point of the powerboard worked. This meant only one bed had use of its electric blanket.
There was no hair-dryer (although Wotif info says there is one) and if there had been, there was nowhere to plug it in anyway!
There were no powerpoints for charging laptops, cameras, phones, etc and we had to piggy back everything (including kettle and toaster) on the powerboard from the same point as fridge and microwave. Of course it overloaded!
The bins were not emptied from previous occupant.
Light globe was missing from one light in twin room.
And a whole host of other minor complaints...
But the "smoke free" property thing really cheesed me off . People choose "smoke-free" properties so they don't have to put up with the smell of other guests' cigs (and many of us have associated health probs). If the property still reeks of smoke, it's false advertising as far as I'm concerned.
Avoid at all costs.... unless of course you're a heavy smoker with no appliances to charge and who is ok with white-tailed spiders!
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