Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.8 out of 5
3.0 Room cleanliness
2.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Port Shepstone

Nice cheap central stay

Posted Nov 14, 2014
Pros: The mix of livelyness and peace central lovely staff
Cons: Check up's on room cleanliness
Lovely place. Nice and central. There was a few ups and downs... room was double booked on arrival however the staff were more than accommodating and booked us into a nicer room for the same price with no hassle at all. On the first night (Thursday) there was a local musician playing in the bar downstairs, where there is a large room for dancing and entertainment and two bars. It was very refreshing to have something lively on the lodge entrance and the rooms are no where near the entertainment area so sleep is not affected. There was a balcony in every room, although not 5 star it was more than what we were expecting for the price we paid and was lovely for a morning coffee and smoke (though outdoor chairs would have been advisable). The room was very modern and clean looking. We however had two down-points, as we had moved rooms we had to push the beds together for a double bed. On moving the beds we found 1 pair of mens jocks/underpants... (unfortunately not clean!) and 1 pizza box, contents of which were 1 remaining moldy slice of (ham)? pizza. We were disappointed it wasn't fresh :/. The lift also didnt work on our day of leaving so we had to carry our bads down two flights of stairs. Apart from the maid obviously cleaning (very nicely) around the beds and not underneath we had a very very pleasant stay and would come back anytime we stay in Bloem. Thanks for our stay
2 out of 5
by fayfrom uk

What Game ?

Posted Sep 17, 2013
Pros: Restaurant and bar staff were excellent -
Cons: train the reception staff to Smile would be a starter ..........
Location: did not stay long enough to find out !!
My Husbands birthday - big mistake I should have read the reviews first !! Most expensive of all our (4 week) Holiday Accomodation and by far the very worst - almost like a Prison Block. I don't think the Staff in the reception would have taken any more notice if I'd have been naked !!!! awful, awful place
3 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Peterfrom Boston

Bains continues to grow but not improve

Posted Jul 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Have stayed here in the past when it first opened and thought it was a great value. While the place is obviously doing well and continues to build and grow, it seems the upkeep of the hotel rooms isn't a priority. When we checked in we had to ask for a new room after I couldn't stand the stale smell of the non-smoking room. We got a much nicer room which made us wonder why we didn't get this one in the first place. if you have work at the nearby university, this is a good option, but I can't highly recommend it. I've never tried the restaurants so can't review that element of the establishment. Service was responsive but a little late.
2 out of 5
by Jimfrom Devon, UK

OK if your passing through

Posted Apr 23, 2013
Pros: A bed for the night on a long trip
Cons: The food and swimming pool
This hotel is described as being in a rural location, however it is off a due carriage way on the edge of town. On arrival the reception staff were quite unfriendly and only gave vague directions to the rooms. The rooms were very basic, but clean but had no privacy, if the curtains were opened then the large window look straight out onto an open walk way. With the curtains drawn the room is just a small box and feels a bit like a prison cell. The restaurant tuned out to be the bar, the staff we helpful but the food was poor. Breakfast, again the staff were helpful but the food was poor. The swimming pool hasn’t been cleaned for ages, thick with algae, you would not want swim in it in a month of Sunday’s! All in all it’s OK if you are passing through, but you would not want to stay there for long.