not what we expected
Michelle Thompson, South Africa
09 January 2012
Maybe ok for one night overnight stay passing through, but not ideal holiday accommodation. I think the name Eden Country Inn is a bit misleading. On their website they state that they are just outside Little Brak - amidst a delightful country atmosphere. They are right by the busy N2 highway and the sound of cars whizzing past are not conducive to the "delightful country atmosphere" they boast of. The chalet rooms don't look like the picture and there was no proper bedding on our beds, save for bed covers, which smelled used (I eventually bought my own as they did not bring clean linen when I requested it). We battled to use the gas-stove and oven and ended up eating out for every meal, which proved to be costly. According to the room specs on the Safari website, there was an en-suite bathroom however our chalet did not have one.
We had to ask for a kettle as our room did not have one. The childrens playground consisted of a rusty swing and seesaw - no jungle gym that I saw. The rooms are not serviced which we did not know upfront (Facilities brief says Room Service). And when we asked about laundry service, we were told to take our washing to the wishy washy up the road. We did not enjoy our stay. The whole atmosphere reminded me of the movies when people check into those budget "road side motels". We used Safari to book our road-trip type holiday and this was the only place out of 5 places that we stayed at that we felt what they say is not truly what you get.