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Santos Express Train Lodge

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Munro Road Santos Beach, Mossel Bay 6500 South Africa
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#16 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Mossel Bay
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Accommodation is in a train parked just 30m from the beach.We have an onsite restaurant and fully licensed bar. Function/Conference venue is available, perfect for a beach wedding. We can accommodate large groups comfortably.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Beach
Evening entertainment
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
ATM on site
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbour View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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JJBuirski wrote a review 17 Jul
Cape Town, South Africa217 contributions48 helpful votes
Staying in a beautiful old train is one thing, but also to be on this lovely beach is just too much. At night we lay in bed looking at the lights from boats and the harbour and it was just too wonderful. In addition, if you stay in one of the royal coaches you can park right next to it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Ken W wrote a review Feb 2021
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
I had stayed in Santos Express in 2020 and enjoyed my stay. I booked again for January 2021 for a luxury carriage. I booked on the 2nd January and had to cancel my holiday to SA due to Covid situation. I cancelled on the 4 January by email, no response, called and they told me they write to me, nothing happened. I wrote an email again and called again no response. However, they refunded 50 % into my bank account under the ''normal times'' rule of cancellation. My frustration is not with the facilities etc but poor customer service communications approach to booking and refunds. Ken Wright Ireland
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: modify your expectation on the actual space downward in a railway carriage
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Response from Lenichia Willemse, Guest Services / Front Office at Santos Express Train Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Dear Mr Wright I am sorry but there must be a confusion somewhere. We do have sympathy with all our guests and due to Covid which is out of everyone's hand, we did not charge any cancellation fee to any of our guests within the restricted period. Especially not the guests coming from abroad. We are still awaiting your refund form to refund you the amount back in full. The credit is still on your reservation. We do apologies for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.
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Jaun du Preez wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town, South Africa8 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here 5 nights. From when reservation was made till last night, everything was great! We stayed in carriage 6. Double room with a sea view, a few meters from the water. Will definitely stay here again. Staff super friendly and always willing to assist! Restaurant staff and the food perfect! Cant fault anything! Will definitely recommend to family and friends! Welldone to the team! 9
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lenichia Willemse, Guest Services / Front Office at Santos Express Train Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Dear Jjdp1980 We are delighted to have been your chosen accommodation during your recent stay in Mossel Bay. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guests We appreciate your business and value your honest feedback. Your comments have been shared with the Santos team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to our guests. See you soon again :)
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Barry A wrote a review Dec 2020
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Stayed at the Santos Express for one night on a trip from cape Town to Port Elizabeth. What fun it was. Booked a Royal Suite which was luxurious for the time... very nice sleeping next to the sea, with a very powerful and strong shower in the quaint bathroomn with original fittings. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and added to the pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant was middle of the road, but the breakfast in the morning was superb. It was great having private parking at the Royal Suites. All in all, an enjoyable experience! Although I felt it rather expensive for one night.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Lenichia Willemse, Guest Services / Front Office at Santos Express Train Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Dear Road Tripper BA We are delighted to have been your chosen accommodation during your recent stay in Mossel Bay. It was truly a pleasure to have you as our guests We appreciate your business and value your honest feedback. Your comments have been shared with the Santos team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional
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ABrodrick wrote a review Dec 2020
26 contributions1 helpful vote
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A very good experience staying in a train so close to the beach. Very clean bedrooms and bathrooms. A light breakfast included. Overall awesome!!!! So glad the train did not move away from this awesome views! A very safe and secure beach to enjoy a swim anytime of the day!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lenichia Willemse, Guest Services / Front Office at Santos Express Train Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2021
Dear ABrodrick Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review.” We are so grateful for your kind words. Your comments have been shared with the Santos team as a critical way of understanding how we can continue to deliver exceptional service to our guests
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PRICE RANGE
US$22 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeMossel Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santos Express Train Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Santos Express Train Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Santos Beach (0.04 km), Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex (0.4 km), and Mossel Bay Craft Workshop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santos Express Train Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Santos Express Train Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Santos Express Train Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santos Express Train Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Gannet, Kaai 4, and Mossel Bay Oyster Bar.
Is Santos Express Train Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Mossel Bay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santos Express Train Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Santos Express Train Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.