My partner and I attended an event in Hahndorf this week, and so chose to stay overnight at the Old Mill due to it's inexpensive rooms and convenient location. Because we were there for such a short time, we chose a room upstairs in the hotel (smaller and cheaper than the larger spa rooms and family rooms located beyond the car park set back from the hotel in the garden area - we've seen these rooms before, and they look quite nice - basic, but nice).
On the positive side, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom seemed reasonably new and clean, the television was a good size and had good reception, and the cute little window (emphasis on 'little') had a nice view of the main street in Hahndorf. The room was also surprisingly quiet, despite being in the hotel. The painted white bricks and beams also gave a bit of rustic charm to the room.
On the down side, the carpet really needs a steam clean, the furniture was outdated and scratched, the small dining table was wobbly, the fly screen was completely falling away from the window (thank goodness there were no mosquitos about that night), the lamp shade was detached on one side of the frame, and the airconditioning unit was NOISY, clunky, and you couldn't change the temperature setting. While most accommodations have information in their rooms about the hotel, breakfast or dining options, and the local area, there was no such information in our room at the Old Mill. Disappointing, and made breakfast a non-event.
Would we stay here again? Maybe. At $95 it was almost half the price of other motel accommodaiton in the area. And if you're just there for a short time, the little issues aren't really too bad, especially if you know what to expect. And the service by the staff was excellent, they're all incredibly friendly and helpful. But if we stay in Hahndorf again, we'd probably pay more to stay somewhere nicer.
Ask to see the rooms before booking, and select the room with the quietest air-con!
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We take your concerns onboard and attempt to rectify the issues a we are made aware.
We are extremely proud of our staff offering good old fashioned country hospitality and services as we are a Family owned and operated hotel.
We also offer higher priced accommodation in our Austrian styled village at the rear of the hotel, including Single and Double Spa Chalets and two storey Mezzanine Spa Chalets with cooking facilities.
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