How sad when a rather pricey weekend away is disappointing – we has this problem this past weekend. We joined friends on a late booking weekend away and although the lodge was a Luxury Tented Lodge we found it to be anything but luxury.
Dirty swimming pool, shabby main lodge area, very average food and a family tent where the toilet is in the bedroom! I could go on and on which is not the point of this as it just makes me a little more mad and that is what TripAdvisor is for (yes sadly left a not so great review)
I want to remind you all to
- check out the various websites where reviews are posted
- wonder why a venue has space for a late booking when every other place you have tried is jam packed
- wonder why the venues own website has no review saying how wonderful they are past 3 years ago
- ask questions!
Agreed my kids enjoyed themselves – the 14 year old loved the volume of food and my 11 year old loved the hammock. But that does not really a holiday alone make.
Another point – when a place is close and you have to check out at 10am you are home by noon! Not really a vacation more a spin up the drag!