A terrible place and horrendous experience :( My first time in South Africa and I got robbed in the house.. by the housemates.. I rented my room to a work colleague of my friend from LONDON for 2 weeks and then when I was away to Garden Route, all my stuff was moved from one room to another without my consent or knowledge from the booking agent, the Irish guy called Ed 0Really, who was nothing but nasty and mean to me. Lots of things got lost/stolen during the sudden move, including all my cables that were in a bag in a pocket with a zip and my 2 expensive hoodies in the wardrobe. Nobody wanted to help and nobody wanted to claim responsibility. I even contacted the owner of Blake House but with no response. Felt pretty traumatised and heart-broken as it was a friend of a friend and the trust was completely shattered. The new people were moved into my room (for which I paid all in advance, period of 2months), while all my valuables were still in the safe in the room. It was a scary, stressful and really horrible experience. I was blamed for everything and everything was turned against me when I tried to recover my things.
The room I had was next to the kitchen in the first part of the house and it was horribly loud due to the noise in the living room all the time, every day till late at night. Blake House is full of young disrespectful students who make terrible mess and noise and do not care about people living around them :(
It is better to stay in a hostel in CapeTown and live in a dormitory instead of staying in Blake House where it is unsafe and when unpleasant things happen, the unprofessional booking agent, Ed Oreally, tries to escape the responsibility and blames everything on the client :(
If you cannot trust your friends, then who can you trust?.. Really nasty and really sad as I have never lost and I had never anything stolen in my whole life while travelling :(
12/30/2016 5:54:43 AM