Older style accomodation at a 5 star city price in the 'heart' of down town Lake Tinaroo at the height of the "Barra Bash" will cost you around $280 for 2 nights.
The accomodation, while clean and tidy was mediocre ESPECIALLY the double bed (which was a Sealy brand..) One bedroom with a sleepout (two single beds) and one large airconditioner which cooled the whole place if you turned it right down to freezing in the TV/Kitchen/sleepout..
Every day was a new experience to see where you ached the most, caused by the stiff as a brick wall mattress and screaming pipes from the adjoining unit when the water was turned on.
While the staff are friendly, you are very much a captive audience and a 5 star hotel about a 'kay away would be a much better option and as we found, nearly the same cost ($40 difference in the same time period)
Value for money - don't even consider it in peak periods
Access to the Lake - good, but everywhere around has the same accessability.
Cleanliness - good, but expected for near 300 bucks and the beds weren't even made daily, no change of towels and a nice little note in the kichen advising that if you make a mess, you would be charged a clean up fee..?
We couldn't wait to bug out, this one will never be considered again.
Oh and a cancellation fee would not be considered if you had already booked in..proudly displayed in reception.
Don't expect anything more than a 2 star TOPS at the old accomodation block
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Dear Bob S,
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Thank you for your trip advisor comments. We appreciate any feedback that is constructive. We strive to provide clean accommodation at all levels and I will pass on your positive comments to our team.
Discovery Holiday Parks Lake Tinaroo was given the four star rating by AAA Tourism based on selective criteria judged across all of our accommodation. We do have accommodation from 2 star up to 4 star. With consideration given to your comments it would be assumed that you were in the lower rated accommodation offered at $139 per night for two people staying. This is far from any “5 star city accommodation prices” advertised even on special. The Barra Bash weekend is a peak season with accommodation fast filling for next year’s event.
The Standard Family Units have been found to have a pipe hammer and this will be addressed this week by our plumbers. We have been unaware of this issue up until now as it has not been reported to us.
All advertising material from the “5 Star Hotel about a kay away” shows this as Rated four and a half stars by AAA with Mid-week specials priced higher than the $ 40 difference claimed. As with all accommodation providers we have a cancellation policy and the statement on the wall is “Please book carefully, No refunds for early departures or cancellation once arrived” has been recommended by Government departments. I do not refute your claim that the accommodation chosen for your stay was 2.0 stars however I would suggest that if you seek a higher rating then book accordingly to save disappointment.
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