Posted Jul 27, 2015 on Hotels
Well, the website advertised $46/night and this is the rate i booked at. When i printed the confirmation, this rate appeared as well as language that the rate was 650 ZAR, which included a 325 ZAR deposit. However, the rate I was charged was 650 ZAR ($60) per night, which did not include a refundable deposit and was $16 more than the Hotels.com rate. The owner told me the guesthouse rate was 650 ZAR and that Hotels.com rate wrong. He was indifferent to honoring the hotels.com price as it wasn't his price. Owner also wanted to charge me penalty bc I was only one person, but he did not. Note, there was no mention of penalty for being single on the hotels.com summary of this guesthouse.
I'm disappointed in the price discrepancy as I had to pay more than expected. I would have stayed somewhere else to where i was visiting if I'd known I'd be charged $60/night versus the advertised $46 as the point of choosing thatchings in the first place was due to the price.
The place is about 4km down a dirt road so be cautious when driving muddy conditions. My car slid on the dirt road.