8 September 2022
Stylish Interior, Basic Services
This place has so much potential to be great! The interior is impressive. Time, thought and money have clearly been invested in the design. The hotel is right in the old town, so it's easy to pop in and out for toilet stops, water refills etc. There is a small water dispenser for morning coffees. Rooms come with a bit of coffee and shower toiletries. The pricing point doesn't quite match the room facilities in comparison to other guest houses I've stayed in throughout SE Asia though. AUD$20 less a night and it'd be fine. There is just 1 bloke trying to do everything (maybe the team in the always empty restaurant could take their hands out of their pockets and muck in). He was trying to clean rooms at 6pm and after while checking guests in. So I don't fault him, he was trying hard. There is little noise blocking. If you like hearing both sides of the neighbours' argument then you'll love this place. Same with hearing the Sinhalese Bar patrons singing drunkenly on a Sunday evening. Monday was surprisingly quiet. What really REALLY REALLY lets this place down is the beds. I had read they were a little on the firm side. Mate! If you bushwalk and camp overnight on an 5mm inflatable mat you'll be right. If you want to pre-experience before booking, put a thin mattress topper on a bed of bricks and try sleeping. I felt every age related injury and ache the next morning after sleeping here, I assure you. I had a look, they're box springs with thin toppers.
Jessica, 2-night trip
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