I stayed one night, arrived 7pm and left 8am. Was told on arrival that a hold would be placed on my credit card for the room cost and an additional $100 for incidentals. I've come across this type of policy on a few occasions during my travels and can only assume it reflects a large number of denied cards at check-out? Dodgey guests? It is particularly frustrating that the hold can take some days to clear. This can be a real pain to business travellers who rely on corporate cards with modest limits. I've had a card declined in the past because the previous hotel still had a hold on it.
The room itself was fine, although dated. It was a standard (superior) room, clean and a decent size, with a great ocean view to wake up to. Room service options for dinner were limited and the meal just average. Buffet breakfast was standard fare with nothing special. Poached eggs sitting in hot water for so long they were rcok solid. Staff were indifferent.
All up, it's just an average hotel, with average rates ($165 incl b/fast), so I got what was paid for.More