We had booked here and committed to payment before I read the TripAdvisor reviews. It was therefore with some trepidation that we approached our overnight stay en route from a private wilderness reserve outside Clanwilliam to the Aughrabies Falls near Upington.
We stayed in the Syringa Room.
My reading of the earlier reviews led me to expect a cool and indifferent welcome and an unfriendly set of house rules on arrival. The actual experience was quite different. We had an efficient and cordial welcome, and if there were once evident lists of house rules, they were kept well-hidden during our overnight stay.
The house and rooms are jam packed with over the top collectibles and the decor somewhat garish, but actually quite amusing for an overnight stop.
The room and large en suite bathroom were thoughtfully equipped and stocked with everything a traveller might possibly need.
The breakfast choice was good. One interesting touch was that each table had its own toaster.
All in all a pleasant surprise after the impact of some negative earlier reviews.