If you love trains you will love the experience of staying on this stationary train set on the edge of a beautiful beach with glorious views across the bay.As I lay looking up at the stars from my pillow beside the open window, I fell asleep to the soporific sound of the waves, secure in the knowledge that security guards were on duty outside. The single First Class "coupe" rooms of South African trains are compact, with a useful table, a full-length mirror on the door and adequate space for luggage, and are certainly larger than those you'll find on any Amtrak Superliner. With a shower and two toilets on each coach, the accommodation is immaculate - much cleaner than those I have encountered on working trains. My only criticism is that the blind was slightly torn, but I'm sure they will soon sort that out. The staff are welcoming and accommodating, and the included self-serve breakfast can be taken on the deck of the adjoining restaurant which shares those spectacular views. My overnight stay offered a touch of ocean-side train magic at a very reasonable price and I can't wait to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation is in a train parked just 30m from the beach.We have an onsite restaurant and fully licensed bar. Function/Conference venue is available, perfect for a beach wedding. We can accommodate large groups comfortably. ... more less
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