My husband, 10 yr old son and myself stay here for one night, found the place to be lovely. We were given a small cabin (three rooms) the lounge had a two piece suite,a flat screen tv, a small wood burning fire place, a bar fridge and a small bar with glasses and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom was standard with a shower, no bath, and was very clean! The bedroom had a double and a single bed, a suit case stand and a wardrobe with iron and ironing board. Over all the place was really well kept, clean and is a good place to stay for a night or two. Each cabin is a little away from each other. We unfortunately didnt try any of the brewed beer on offer as we run out of time, but would next time.
We ate at the house restaurant on Saturday night, it was fine, nothing to really rave about, the desserts were lovely, and they offer gluten free options!! Our son who is a fairly big eater, ordered a children size meal and dessert and nearly couldnt finish it. Ok wine list.
Breakfast the following morning was included in the price, and was a real disappointment all round. Husband order the American style pancakes (with maple syrup and bacon) these were REALLY dry pancakes and he had to order more maple syrup, and had three cups of coffee to wash them down. My son had the childrens pancakes, with ice cream and maple syrup, he liked them but one small one isnt enough for most children. I ordered the Egg Benedict -,with bacon and avocado (Sounds nice) The eggs were, I believed not cooked at all as I could still see blobs of uncooked white, I asked it the eggs could be cooked a little more, the waitress was really helpful and took them back, when they returned 30 seconds later the eggs were rock hard and stone COLD, they had been cooked the previous day as the yellows were all GREY. I then realised that what I believed was uncooked egg white was poached eggs full of water. I'm sorry this is the worst breakfast I have ever had!!!. The brearnaise sauce must have been out of a bottle as it was very Sour. Breakfast spoilt the whole experience for us. Such a pity as this place is really quite nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Happy Valley Retreat you will... STAY in individual timber cottages/suites each with their own bathroom, verandah, TV, DVD player and wood fireplace.Each cottage/suite has a queen and single bed, tea & coffee making facilities as well. ... more less
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