It pains me to write this review as I have stayed at this place 3 times prior to this visit. I will always try to equal out negative comments with positive....so lets begin:
We arrived to be notice building works happening on the site & was met at the desk by the very cheerful & helpful Roland. Roland explained they were having 8 new units & a convenience store built at this time - I noticed the units had all been painted since the last time we had stayed (4 years prior) and this gave me the (false) impression they had upgraded everything from our last stay...but as we pulled up we started to fear the worst. The fly screen door wouldn't close properly, and as we opened our door to our room we noticed a very old, outdated room that was in drastic need of a redecorate & proper clean. The old style wooden panelled walls looked tired...the shower & toilet floor looked dirty and aged....our extractor fan made such a din we had to shower with it switched off. We struggled to open the fridge due to the positioning of an oversize dining room table. The bed was sagging due to aging. But the positives were that the shower was nice and hot and powerful. The tv & dvd player was fairly new. The fridge was nice and cold. The microwave was clean & in good working order...and the price - $80 per night....so I am trying to make this a constructive review rather than moaning. It is that age old saying...you get what you pay for....BUT little things like the pool (which by the way was lovely, clean & refreshing) was surrounded by dried long grass that hadn't seen a mower or sprinkler in ages, and made walking or lying on it uncomfortable - please, if your going to tidy up the exterior by painting the units then a bit of gardening goes a long way. Back to the positives - the new units look lovely (Roland explained they have been severely let down but contractors but hope to complete in 3-4 weeks) and one would hope that once they are finished they will then strive to work on upgrading the old rundown units.
To close I will say this. If I was coming down on my own for work or just some "me" time then I wouldn't hesitate to stay here as it is functional & cheap....but sadly if it's with my wife then we'll have to stay somewhere else as she didn't sleep well and didn't even want to stay the 2nd night that we were booked in for (but she did after some persuasion).
I hope they can do something to save this lovely little motel....Both Roland & Pamela have a lot on their hands to get this back to how it needs to be...and if they do we will be back :)
I have to add that we travelled with my in laws and their room, although still slightly outdated, was much nicer and if we had been in that room this review would possibly been a lot more positive.
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