We spent a Sunday evening at Hippo Hollow before entering the Park. Arrived at lunchtime & while the reception & check in where good, to get a refreshment after the long drive posed a problem. Once someone actually appeared to serve us, it was a long wait to get a drink & a sandwich. The river chalets are nicely appointed & comfortable but seem to be in the middle of a facelift. Shower has been redone while the rest of the bathroom still has tiling from 20 years ago?
Al la carte dinner served on the verandah overlooking the river was good but over priced for the quality of food being served. Seems as if they are relying on the busloads of foreigners who overnight at the hotel. Breakfast the next morning was disasterous! The busloads of tourists had been served & had left & the rest of us seemed to be a nuisance to staff. The tables weren't reset, there were no plates at the buffet, the chef seemed to have had an awful morning & it was simply too much trouble for the waitress to bring us a warm cup of coffee. We had visited Hippo Hollow many years ago & after a bad experience decided to go back & see if things had changed. They have changed & things are looking up but there is a long way to go! With the choice of venues in Hazyview, we will give it awhile before a return visit.
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