From the website pictures, Trois Estate looks fantastic - rustic and full of olde world charm. However, the reality was completely different. It had a very run down feel to it. The potential is great...but somewhere along the line..it just wasn't fulfilled. It looked a little like a building site, with half finished buildings and debris strewed around. Because we don't get to go away that often, I chose an expensive room of $250 per night. The room had cracks in the wall that were badly patched up, loose fitting fixtures in the bathroom and TV channels that kept on flashing up warning signs that the subscription needed to be paid. The water pressure in the shower was very low. Now, usually this are minor problems but when I am paying $250 a night, I expect a certain level of quality, and this level was definitely not met at Trois Estate.
Next was the swimming pool. I had specifically chosen a B&B with a pool for our 22 month old daughter. While the water looked clear, the bottom of the pool was slimy to the touch which turned my stomach. So we took my daughter for a quick, and very unpleasant, swim. Dinner was our own picnic which we had on the rooftop. It was beautifully designed but had an abandoned feeling to it.
After a night of tossing and turning (because the air con was so loud) we had a pleasant breakfast, although there was no choice of food. The waitress was lovely and friendly.
We had booked for two nights and had paid the full amount upfront so felt compelled to stay another night. Generally we are quite easy going and allow for mishaps here and there. But we were so unhappy at Trois Estate that when our child woke up at 3am in the morning on the second night (the aircon woke her up) we packed our bags and stole away like thieves in the night.
Overall, a very unpleasant experience. I think what I am most resentful about is the high amount we paid. If we had paid $100 per night, I wouldn't have complained because you get what you pay for. But for $500 for two nights , it was a real disappointment. My greatest mistake? I didn't take the time to read other reviews beforehand. Rest assured I will do so in the future.
- Also Known As:
- Trois Estate At Enchanted Rock Hotel Fredericksburg