Stayed in room 3.
Air-con was not working so initially left the large front window and tiny rear window window. Then had the enjoyment of listening to the night check ins and people walking around, so closed the large window. Could not sleep as the room as the room was stuffy (which defeated the purpose of paying $110 for a room to sleep in). (the chap came up and played with the dial for a while trying to get it going, couldn't. I asked where that left me and his reply was to open the window- there was no suggestion of changing rooms though the motel was mostly vacant that night.
Not surprisingly the rooms have a fan which has a control similar to a Russian cold war breaker switch. In any event the fan was too noisy, so I turned it off, but then discovered the noisy fridge....
Room was very clean and appointed with cheap IKEA style austere furniture (the beach veneer type).
TV screen was slightly larger than my small (13 inch laptop) so opted for the laptop on the bed which was then larger (come on guys given the low cost of monitors these days why not pay the extra $50-$100 for the larger screen)
It had reasonable cable programs.
Bathroom was as the rest of the room very clean with bad taste floor tiles. The shower, is OK and the usual silicon rubber in hotel rooms which have seen a refurb minus the bathroom in the lower shower recess joints is holding up well.
Breakfast of bacon and eggs and a pot of coffee - the eggs were cold though the bacon was warm. The toast was hot, buttered and very nice. I do alot of regional travelling and poor rooms usually afford a good breakfast. Not so in this case. The pot of coffee deserves some description given that as I poured it into the cup it looked some reaction was occurring (as if curdled milk had been used but with much smaller clotted milk). It wasnt curdled though but certainly had that appearance. It was weird. This scientific reaction attracted my attention so I plucked up the courage and had a few sips. I was right it wasnt curdled but then it didnt taste like coffee either. More along the lines of possibly a bushels or international roast watered down blend. I decided to stay away from it and made myself a cup of tea leaving the still gurgling so called coffee (that I paid extra for) for the cleaner.
Mattress was comfortable to sleep on but every time I satdown on it for the first time I thought I was going to break a spring (which being of cheap sort will likely occur).
All in all a clear step below the usual Best Western Quality. Everything and I mean everything has been done at the lowest possible price.
However if you want a cheaply appointed room and dont want to sleep then I would definitely stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel Forster. Our location is very central to all the attractions of Forster. We are only 500 metres from the lake, Stocklands Shopping Centre and The Lakeside Tavern. Hotel Forster offers four-star accommodation in Forster. ... more less
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