Two halves to this review. The site is magnificent, amenities are new and immaculate, lovely showers, good laundry kit, well equipped kitchen and warm lounge and dining area. Nice quiet setting, beautiful sky at night. Amenity block would be better placed midway between pitches as quite a trek if taking a spot near perimeter, but that's a small point. Very fair rate for pitches, all looked great....................
However, behaviour of hostess (Gloria) is distinctly odd. She made a point of coming into the kitchen while we were cooking to silently open windows, was obviously monitoring us, walking through dining area while we were eating, and made a point of checking our children's activity in lounge. My son was disturbed by her rapping on the toilet door asking who was in there, noting that the toilet doors oddly have "locks" on the inside and outside which means they will always open.
Most odd of all, my wife chose to take a late night shower (11pm ish) as we had a 7.30am start on boat trip. Before she could take the shower there was a rapping on the door asking "What do you think you are doing using the bathroom at this hour?!". She then waited for my wife to exit the bathroom explaining that using the combined shower/toilet room was a fire risk and mustn't be used after 10pm. My wife was visibly unsettled on returning to the camper and we contemplated leaving that night but settled for locking all doors! I was then a little apprehensive going for my 6.30am shower!
Now getting to the end of a three week road trip in NZ and this site was a bit unique, but definitely not always in a good way. We would not really recommend this site and we moved on the next night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation Facilities We offer for your convienience:•Motorhome and Caravan sites•Powered or unpowered sites•Water to all sites•Large sites for buses or 5th wheelers•Plenty of room in each site for awnings & storage•Wide gravel drives and laneways for easy access•Expansive lawned areas. Amenities:Fantastic en-suite type showers with modern vanities and toilets•Commercial quality washing machines & dryers•Fantastic kitchen area with fridge space available•Excellent cooking facilities, microwaves and large dining area•Large lounge area•Internet•Outdoor clothesline to hang your dainties!•First class dump station ... more less