Yes, the views are definitely the main attraction here and give this hotel an above average rating for me. The rooms are fairly basic but ours was clean. The bathroom was a little tired and looked as though there had been some home renovations done on it. The notices there seemed to suggest that guests might steal towels etc if not reminded that they were hotel property.
There is no lift and certainly no offer to carry bags was made. However we travel lightly and this was no problem. Moreover the hotel was operating under considerable difficulty on the day/night we were there as the electricity was totally off in the town until 5pm and after 7am the following morning. This seemed to be affecting morale at the front counter and it was hard to get a smile from the check in person. The Australian owner made no effort to speak to us but her mother was very friendly.
We ate at the hotel and dinner was about average- not startling. Breakfast was also not wonderful but I put this down to the lack of electricity.
I think the hotel definitely trades on its position, the seeming lack of attractive alternatives for anyone other than young people and on the fact that it is a mercifully quiet getaway from the backpacker scene. And yes, I would stay there again at least for a night or two.
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