Welcome to Motel Hell.
You want a new towel? That will be $10
You want the floor cleaned in the bathroom? Another charge
You want the bed made? That will be another charge.
They are all listed in the handy plastic guide in your room.
I have never in 40 years of business or personal travel encountered a motel that does this.
It works when your guests aren't coming back anyway.
Rooms have not been updated since they were 'too old to rent'.
Visualize paint over paint over paint over old wood.
The toilet in the old (really old with cheap plywood) bathroom flushes up. Visualize what is in the toilet on the floor with each flush. But relax you can have it cleaned every day for an extra $20 or so...
If you are feeling perky you can try to back your car around the sign that extends into the driveway that normally take chunks out of guest cars. It could have been erected in the yard but was cleverely designed to extend into the driveway a few feet to make your stay really fun and test your skills.
Read the comments on the www site and you would think this is a great place - like we did.
Where did those people stay? Is there another motel with the same name?
The motel looks nothing like the photos. Sounds remote, quiet etc. it is really run-down, on the road and just 2-story.
If you think this is extreme simply contact them and ask them to send you the list of charges - in addition to the already too expensive for bad lodging - room charge.
There is a trampoline. You could at least sit outside and watch the stars except they have figured out a way to kill that fun by putting blinking lights in the tree that will drive you made.
Inside the rooms are basically unlit except for basic institution lighting. The TV is the size of the the one on the back of your airline seat and probably has tubes.
Golden Bay is too nice to waste it here.
This is what living in an old age home is like.
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