Hotel in a Real Train Tauheed Ahmad June 15, 2014 Travel 980 An old abandoned train, parked on Santos beach in the harbor town of Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape of South Africa has been transformed into a good-looking little hotel. It is called “The Santos Express Train Lodge” or simply “Train”, the lodge sits on a pair of abandoned rails approximately 30 meters from the sea. There’re 7 coaches, of which four are same with sleeper compartments, sharing two toilets and a shower. The fifth coach is transformed into a 16 bed dormitory with a self-catering kitchen. The last two coaches are the “Royal Ladies”, are two vintage coaches dating from the early 1920`s, each containing two very roomy suites. In addition, there is a restaurant that serves a good range of traditional South African dishes, like “bobotie” a dish of spicy ground meat with savory custard topping. Santos Express Train Lodge is not a luxurious stay, because every sleeper coach is separated into single, double and budget accommodation units and lodgers share toilets with others boarders, but the toilets and shower are clean. The rooms are miniature except for the Caboose, which has its own bathroom and a private deck. There’re also no lockers on the compartments, so if you have any valuables items, you could deposit them at the front desk for safe storage. Related PostsJumbo Hostel: A Jetliner HotelThe “Lion Head” Cape Town, South AfricaThe Magical Island House That can only be reached by a 90ft-high Suspension Bridge costs £3,000 a week to rentThe World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Bathrooms The Underground Coober Pedy is the Only “The Opal Capital of World”The Brusio Spiral Viaduct in SwitzerlandThe Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway in Cape TownQuiver Tree Forest, Namibia Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.