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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Somebody on TripAdvisor complained about the single beds not being full size. ITS A CONVERTED SLEEPER TRAIN of course they may be slightly smaller than a normal bed. So...if you're after The Orient Express don't stay here but for the rest of you - I recommend it. Comfy, clean, cute, quirky, unusual, great value. The staff are really excellent and...

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Bredasdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I did stay here for two days. This is a genuine train the Santos Express Lodge at Santos beach. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. The train cabins face the sea, with the ocean close by with an exquisite view. They serve great food , in the bar in the restaurant and on the outside sundeck. The view...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My friends & I always wanted to exoerience the train lodge. The rooms are very tiny, but then again we paid R175. Hahaha. The continental breakfast is cereal, toasted bread & tea. I would recommend for budget travelers 😀

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Two of us stayed in one of their standard rooms. The rooms were, as you would expect, a train cabin. They were big enough for the two of us with a nice view of the beach. We dined in the adjacent restaurant which was nice, home-cooked, food. The staff were very polite, in particular one their male receptionists (forgot his...

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 17 August 2016

When I arrived at Santos Express I was a bitt worried.My friend booked us into Santos beach express because we could not find accommodation most places were fully booked or they charge ridiculous prices.I definitely recommend the royal suit.I could hear the waves crashing on the beach while I was laying in my bed and the waterfront just a stone...

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

What a unique and awesome experience! My boyfriend and I stayed over one night in the honeymoon suite aka the caboose, and it was cozy and comfortable. The view is heavenly and the sound of the waves lapping on the shore is so cathartic. only one complaint, the compartments are not insulated so it was very cold inside - I...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Most amazing stay, sleeping on the train brings back a lot of memory's, and the kids loved it. The royal suit is well worth the extra R300. Breakfast served in a authentic looking diner car. There is a full pub and restaurant on the premises

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Staying any closer to the beach at Santos in Mosselbay would mean you are going to get wet, very wet! The Santos Express is no more than 30m from the beach and at night you can hear only the breaking waves, so if you are on a budget and need a place in Mosselbay to stay for a night or...

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Sihnoukville
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Converted train into small but comfortable and cheap and clean accommodation with a difference. Great beach front and very good bar and restaurant. Not much to do in area but one night as a stopover is ideal.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We recently stayed here for two nights and loved it. I would gladly recommend staying here if this is your type of thing. One night would be enough if you are tall. Stunning view from room 33, coach 3. Kids will love the experience.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santos Express

Address: Munro Road | Santos Beach, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Mossel Bay
Price Range: $28 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Santos Express 2.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Stay in the Royal Suites if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The bigger units have their own bathrooms and outside stoep”
 of 5 bubbles 357mariaanb, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is a train, just enjoy it and have fun”
 of 5 bubbles larsonvacation, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Spend the extra on a Royal Suite. It's a special experience.”
 of 5 bubbles BryanG311, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from Royal suites! Not up to standard!!!”
 of 5 bubbles stone_rehanna, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
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