the blue train greeted us parked along the tracks at santos beach, it has been painted as it is quite old already. R50 deposit for the key upon arrival, the train is parked permanently along the beach and right next to it runs the actual tracks. when you climb the built stairs, to make it easier, you can imagine that the train will be pulling out of the station, the toilet is where is is suppose to be at the end of each carrage but has been changed to a normal updated toilet, next to it you will a shower, big enought to put down you toiletry bag, towels, change of clothes and the compartments and coupe's start, some look like the actual compartment with 2 single beds and the top bunks hooked up, some compartments have been changed into a double beds. Blue duvets, white linen and pillows welcomes you. the lights, bed lights have been disconnected it is suppose to work with the a diesel or elctric engin pulled the train, there is now a single main light. The windows slide up and down to be open or closed for how long, one cannot say. no noise of the moving train to soften the opening and closing of doors during the night or people/passengers walking in the passage,all in all you get what you paid for, acompartment on a train?!
- 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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