Mixed bag of OK, poor, pathetic and sneaky
Posted Oct 16, 2016
The Royal Sun is a cut below the Motel6/Super 8 quality of motels.
The room was OK. Clean, spacious, quiet, good maid service, fridge and microwave. The Royal Sun web site lists a safe but there was not one in our room. Parking was convenient. We had little interaction with staff but they all seemed pleasant and friendly.
The pool and internet are poor. Lost connections were common. The pool area has a few newish patio sets of table and chairs but the loungers are very old, worn, faded or damaged.
The breakfast was rather pathetic. Typical of many motels : juice, coffee, yoghurt, cereal, waffle maker, toast , fruit and pastries. However there were only two choices of cereal, just bruised apples for fruit, not sure what the single choice of pastry was, and no protein. We arrived on Sunday and the selection got worse as the week went on and it seemed nothing was topped up. We left on Friday and that morning there was a little more fruit. We would eat leftovers from the previous nights dinner.
When I booked this the Expedia grid showed free cancellation and a reasonable cost so I made the booking. I have never had a problem with this before so did not read the fine print or regulations. When I got the confirmation from Expedia it showed that the first night could not be cancelled and gave the costs for each night of our stay. Well, what a surprise. The cost for the first night (Sunday) was about 4 times the cost for Mon, Tues and Wed. The mid week cost was about right.