Santos Express

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 150
PRICE (unit):
from R 560
GETAWAY TYPE
Backpacker
Overview
The Santos Express is a train lodge situated on Santos Beach in Mossel Bay. It is a genuine train with all cabins facing the sea. We offer you a unique stay in a double Compartment or single Coupe, which is similar to the Trans Karoo Express. <br /><br />We are a five to 10-minute walk from the Dias Museum, the harbour and the town centre. Simply known as "The Train" by locals and situated in the heart of the famous Garden Route of South Africa, guests can enjoy the unique and romantic experience of staying on a real train only 30 m from the sea. With double, single and budget units, accommodation offers spectacular sea views and clean showers. A Compartment comprises four beds and a Coup comprises two beds. Each coach comprises two Coups, five Compartments, a communal shower and two toilets. For those celebrating that special day, we have a Caboose offering private bathroom facilities and a private balcony. For the more budget conscious, we have a Dormitory which comprises 16 beds. We also have a fabulous conference room which is ideal for weddings, birthday parties or business meetings.<br /><br />Our happening restaurant and bar serves breakfast all day, as well as other delicious meals such as steaks, seafood and famous traditional meals. The restaurant is open from 7:30 am. Our staff can help with all travel and adventure arrangements such as shark cage diving, boat based whale watching, sky diving, game drives, quad biking, deep sea fishing, or pleasure boat trips to Seal Island.
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"Very dissapointed"
10 Oct 2017
By Brenda Edwards
"Even though the staff were overkill friendly, there was no initial attempt to rectify a booking error. Only after complaining to SAFARI did they attempt to accommodate, but at an additional charge. The facility refused to issue a refund, even though they were able to resell my rooms.The initial booking was for four people, three adults and one child, they only provided three smaller than single beds and recommended that the one bed normally gets shared...."
"Santos train lodge the best"
18 Sep 2017
By Siphokazi Dyasi
"Was such a nice experience oh the view of the sea when waking up in the morning, sooo clean for the value you pay and take you for the breakfast"
"Sleeping in a train coach next to the ocean."
21 Aug 2017
By Thelma Steinmann
"We loved the view from our balcony and room. Maybe a small gas barbeque will add to this amazing experience."
"The view - sunrise sunset!"
07 Jul 2017
By Karen Ferreira
"The only problem I had was that my full deposit, as paid to SafariNow, was not submitted to the Santos Express office and at first they expected me to pay in which would have meant that I had to pay and extra R122.50. Could you please explain that."
"Excellent stay"
29 May 2017
By Hannah Wood
"Amazing location and a great atmosphere. Will definitely be returning again!"
"Cocktails galore!!"
02 May 2017
By Elizabeth Tolken
"Having the Fork&Restaurant attached to the train - very convenient. The staff very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be visiting again"
"great stop over at the Santos Express"
24 Dec 2016
By Elden, South Africa
"It was a great experience for our daughter who has never stayed on a train. Situated in a great spot. Enjoyed our 2 night stay over on our way to Gordons bay. The staff was great and very helpful. Enjoyed the restaurant and had plenty of cold beers."
"Best value for money"
16 Oct 2016
By Karen, South Africa
"We stay there whenever we pass through Mosselbay and have no reason to change our minds. Upgraded security a great comfort."
"SANTOS EXPRESS REVIEW"
12 Oct 2016
By Nicky, South Africa
"Well priced, very reasonable stay. Staff friendly and very accommodating. Stunning view for the price you pay. Well worth a visit."
"Delightful surprise"
15 Aug 2016
By Paige, South Africa
"What an amazing stay. First off, our bedroom had the most spectacular view of the ocean. The room was extremely clean and neat and the beds very comfy. I loved that it was a train- felt like being a kid again on a great adventure! We had a delicious dinner of calamari and hake at the pub, and a lovely light breakfast before we departed in the morning. Staff were friendly. All in all, we can highly recommend this lovely little place."