Wrong information! Posted 19-Jun-2011
First of all, this is a good place to go if you want to save money. Otherwise, give it a miss. The biggest attraction in the money-saving department is that the motel consists of small units, rather than rooms, which include a kitchenette. However, this information is not provided! We live only 3 hours' drive from Canberra, so it would have been dead easy to throw in some supplies, as the trip was not a holiday. The 'Fawlty Towers' aspect started with the fact that Expedia supplied the wrong map with the motel description (there is another Best Western down the road). When we found the place, it wasn't too bad. But although our visit was comfortable overall, there were a lot of disappointments besides discovering that the kitchenette was a closely guarded secret. The units are somewhat cavernous and hard to heat in a Canberra winter. One evening, the thermostat started playing up. When I went across to the office to ask about it, thinking it closed at 10.30 pm (as the information booklet said), I found it had closed at 10.00 pm. Fortunately, after a somewhat 'heated' argument between the 2 of us (heh heh), my partner worked it out. Other surprising absences were: 1. Somewhere to hang towels in the bathroom! We had to drape them over chairs to get them dry. 2. Somewhere to put things in the bathroom! A few tiny drawers in the main bedroom were where they hid the hair dryer, and where we had to store absolutely everything. A good place to stay if money is tight.