We stayed here for one night in April, in one of the two garden rooms. I would say that the Caledonia has seen better days. The room was OK, but the walls were crumbly and some of the bedding had holes in it – though it was clean. We were not given any pillows for the “put-you-up” that our son was sleeping on, just a duvet. When we realised, it was too late as the staff had left for the day. Also the curtains over the windows were too small – the sun came streaming in early morning.
The information about breakfast said that it was served at the Windmill – which is directly opposite the guest house. However the next morning it was closed. Luckily for us we bumped into the owner who told us exactly where to go as it was not at all clear. Breakfast was served at a different bed and breakfast establishment for some reason (and was OK).
I asked the staff if the Jacuzzi was working and was told that it was; however it was freezing cold and full of twigs, leaves and dust - a fact that the staff member acknowledged with a laugh but did not do anything to rectify.
Payment of the balance of our bill was bizarre – we were told to just leave the money in the room. We did, but felt uneasy about such an ad hoc method and it would have been difficult to prove that we had paid if there had been any dispute.
The Auberge Caledonia was cheap though; and was OK for an overnight stay as somewhere to rest our heads. However, having stayed at some other superb places on our travels in South Africa I feel that this guesthouse needs some love and attention to bring it back to what (having seen previous reviews) it obviously once was.
By the way the Coral Tree restaurant next door is very good.
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