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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 1
Adrar Province

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“Sharing a bathroom with 8? Really!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Before launching into what I perceive are the shortcomings of 16 Havelock, let me reaffirm that the owners are incredibly nice and accommodating and have done a good job of decorating each of the three rooms they rent. That said, the rooms are very, very small, particularly the doubles. Our room had a queen bed and a tiny table at the end of it. You could just walk around the bed. We stored our luggage on the floor of the closet, which did not have a door as it it could accommodate one.

But my main complaint is that there is one bathroom -- more correctly, a small half bath with tiny sink and toilet, and a larger bath with sink, tub and shower. This B and B accommodates 6 guests in three rooms, and the two owners, who also share the bath. So one has to use a great deal of creativity in figuring out when you can have a shower and use the toilet. It is very challenging in the early morning hours. Because we were on a tight schedule both days, we got up at 6 AM so that the three of us traveling in our party could make sure we could have showers before breakfast. I have stayed in numerous B and B's over the past forty years, but have never been asked to share a bath with more than one room. The property is disingenuous in its advertisement on Booking.com, which booked the property for us. It said " room with shared bath," not room which shares with three other rooms."

The breakfasts were good, although not sumptuous -- portions were controlled by the amount put out. It was adequate for us and there was fresh bread each morning

Last comment -- the owners have three cats, which are very evident -- sleeping in baskets in the living room. There is no mention on booking.com about animals. Although the home was extremely clean, if you are allergic to cats this is not a property for you. I think the animals should be disclosed on the various booking websites.

I would only recommend this place for young travelers, who are looking for value and not too fussy about bathrooms. And no way should anyone be giving this property five stars! It is completely misleading.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 2 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 2 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 2 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location with nice view of Mt. Taranaki, when it is out!
Liked least: Bathroom situation and cats
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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