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Santos Express

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05/14/2017 05/15/2017
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Remember this is a train, rooms are small but the view from you bed is fantastic. The small rooms with 2 beds have not wc/shower in the room. But if you book "Caboose 69" you get a big room with private bathroom and a balkony. Fun experience and we liked it

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully located on the beach with beautiful scenery from windows & restaurant. Everything so spotlessly clean & staff very friendly & helpful. Beds not for tall people but very cosy & comfortable for the rest. Bring towels

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Thank elliecourts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent two nights in the dorm there, that was okay - maybe a bit less space but okay - However, the restaurant at the beginning of the train looks very nice with a great sea view but after I have ordered pizza I just got a frozen pizza, the 'soup of the day' also tastes like convenient food. Just...

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Thank Sebastian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here 3 days in a row and waited more than 15 min for service. We eventually left as no waiter took a order. We usually support the restaurant by staying there and having dinners. This will be my last time as well.

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Thank Kobus V
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved every moment ans ended up booking an xtra night. Front desk staff friendly and helpfull. Clean and neat. Took me back 2 my childhood years. Showers clean and huge. Have bbq facilities for each carriage at the back of train with great sea view. 2 lovely restarants neatby as well as a Casino about 10 min away. Memmorable stay.

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Thank SonjainDubai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in an old train just by the ocean, really special! Some facilities, like the sanitary, could use an upgrade but we still liked it a lot! The included breakfast was fine!! I would defenitely reccomend it, cool experience!

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Thank Marielle L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to stay on the train just because it was different. Classically, I guess because it is so cheap, it was full of young people & oldies, but had a nice restaurant overlooking the beach & bay, which fed us well. Well worth eschewing the normal B&Bs for a change - highly recommended!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guy at the reception was checking us in like a robot, I guess he was tired. The rooms were tiny, but great view and nice hot shower. The whole premise is fenced off from the street, and so were the neighbouring restaurants. Not a nice idea that such precautions are apparently necessary. It also made it harder to walk...

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Thank Femke M
Noordhoek, South Africa
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Right on the edge of the beach with good views, sat outside in the sunshine. Cabonara, chilli poppers and a few drinks for R268 along with excellent service.Went back a couple of times whilst in the area and not disappointed.

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SantosTrain, Manager at Santos Express, responded to this review

Dear Mikebarn, Thank you for taking the time to review us. So chuffed that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you back here soon! Kind Regards, The Santos Team

Reviewed March 23, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in the Royal Suites which are very comfortable.... overlooking the beach with a private deck. Room was large and comfortable with an en-suite bathroom. Really quirky staying in a railway carriage but great fun! The restaurant was ok just a little disorganised. Staff were friendly and helpful.... overall good value and location,...

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SantosTrain, Manager at Santos Express, responded to this review

Dear Robert S, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are all about the quirky and unique! We hope to see you back here soon! Kind Regards, The Santos Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Accommodation is in a train parked just 30m from the beach.We have an onsite restaurant and fully licensed bar. Function/Conference venue is available, perfect for a beach wedding. We can accommodate large groups comfortably. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santos Express

Address: Munro Road | Santos Beach, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: $21 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Santos Express 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“if you what a bigger room, book caboose 69 then you even get a private balcony.”
  • view from the balkony in Caboose 69 (evening)
  • view from bed in Caboose 69
  • view from the balkony in Caboose 69 (morning)
jeanettejensen2017, 6 days ago | Read review
“Stay in the Royal Suites if you can.”
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“The bigger units have their own bathrooms and outside stoep”
357mariaanb, Mar 20, 2017 | Read review
“This is a train, just enjoy it and have fun”
larsonvacation, Mar 19, 2017 | Read review
“Spend the extra on a Royal Suite. It's a special experience.”
BryanG311, Mar 14, 2017 | Read review
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