My wife and I were recently visiting Cape Town and Somerset West from our home in Port Elizabeth. We visited many great locations including Hout Bay, Knysna, Stellenbosch, Bloubergstrand etc and were greeted warmly with very adequate accommodation. On our return trip to PE we made the mistake of stayed overnight at Two Oaks B&B Luxury accommodation (what a joke) in Somerset West and were appalled at the condition of the rooms. We arrived at Two Oaks on the morning of the 22nd of April and upon arrival our host Martin suggested we pay him cash to avoid SARS. As the room was being readied we left to visit our son in Stellenbosch. We returned around 21.00 later that evening.
We were horrified at what greeted us. The sheets were both threadbare and stained. The room was very unclean and to our horror we found cockroaches in the cupboard. The bathroom was dirty and horrible. We complained to Martin who escorted us to another room. By this time we were both exhausted. The second room was little better than the first but we were so tired we decided to ignore the conditions. After a dreadful night with little sleep we left the premises well before daylight.
We do not intend to visit Two Oaks ever again but we do want to try and prevent others from having the same experience. I dread to think what overseas visitors think of South African standards of accommodation. Please do whatever you can to assist us in this aim. We attach photographs which may help.
Rob and Joan
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