Noisy, hot and very basic.
Posted Feb 13, 2016 on Wotif
Booked 2 nights while attending a conference at the uni. First, couldn't find the entrance - no information on accessing this secure compound when booking, so had to ring when I found I couldn't locate the main entrance - ended up walking around the streets on a very hot day, dragging my suitcase with me. The contact person wasn't even onsite and couldn't help me with street directions. Eventually found the entry off Waterloo Road, and got my key from the resident caretaker. The room was one of 5 sharing kitchen and lounge. Mine had a broken fan, and just about nothing else in the tiny room. It was pretty clean and had a towel, but no soap. it was hot and stuffy. Trouble was I had to sleep with the window open but it was soooo noisy, with people talking just outside my room well into the night, plus the noise of Waterloo Road. Called the caretaker and she took the broken fan away, but never saw her or the fan again! The kitchen had crockery but no cutlery to speak of. All in all a very disappointing place to stay for nearly $100 a night. The next 2 nights I was able to book the Uni management school hotel which was excellent and not much more expensive.