More terrible reviews than anything else. They are all wrong I assume?
We were looking for something minimal for one night on the way through doing something else and we got an upgrade so I have no complaints personally; but we have a total of one night's experience there so I can't really judge other people's experiences. I have travelled very rough and have also done some 5-star stays so I would try and get the general flavour of the reviews that seem to address issues that matter to you.
We stayed in the "newer" accommodation and have absolutely no complaints. It was clean, the caretaker very helpful, close to town and had everything we needed. Would recommend it.
one wishes ...! the operators like to describe the place as "budget"; in my experience it is worn out to the point of being dangerous. It is grubby and grotty. In all honesty I could not recommend it for any reason at all. In terms of 'buget' the price, for what you get, is exhorbitant.
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