I recently booked a night at the Treehouse Lodge with my boyfriend. We were really excited because all the reviews we had read and the pictures we saw were absolutely amazing.
My boyfriend is still a student and such an accommodation is typically out of our budget but we decided to have this special night which we imagined would be the highlight of our trip.
Our room was also very nice so in that we were quite pleased... but although you are up there in the trees with a great deck, there isn't much to look at but a tangle of dense vines and there appeared to be no wildlife whatsoever.
Then we decide to go to the lounge to smoke some shisha, which is one of the things I looked forward to the most, but again… “Unfortunately we don't have any coals, somebody would need to go into town to buy them… You could use the coals from the fireplace but other guests have said they do not taste good." Sorry but this is no excuse… He’s telling us the problem has been longstanding but no one went in town to buy new ones? You can not advertise something you cannot provide… not very high-class..
Okay.. this time I was totally disappointed and thought what did I spend all this money for? So we went to the lounge to have a drink… We were sitting outside and no one came… So we had to go to the bar and search for somebody to fetch a couple drinks. When we found the bartender, he appeared to be bothered and put out by our request. Self-service? We were the only customers around… it was a literally a ghostown. Again, far from satisfying! Then they offer cheap Smirnoff Vodka (not even the original one) Now it was time to fully accept and settle into disappointment.
Although it was still nice I might also mention that the hot tub was more like a luke warm tub that felt kind of slimy at the bottom.
The one thing I can fully say we were satisfied with, was the food. Our dinner and breakfast was excellent. The massage the next morning was very good, so we tipped the lady quite well, we got the feeling the staff member saw this and was a little angry because we didn’t tip the lodge itself… how could we? And at the end we had to get our luggage out of the car on our own.
Not worth it.
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