Royal Tree Lodge

Reviews of Royal Tree Lodge

Good(88%) From 30 travellers
Excellent
14
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 30 of our travellers who have visited Royal Tree Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk
Arrived on: 9-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Ideal to Start or Finish

Friendly,efficient and helpful. We stayed here for the first night of our trip and it is ideal for that. About 15km from Maun along a sandy road. Sets the 'mood' for the holiday better than I suspect a town centre hotel would.

We arranged for our hire car to be delivered to the lodge the following morning to begin our self-drive. It didn't happen and made for a stressful first day. We were taken in the lodge vehicle into town to go through the endless paperwork and collect the vehicle from the office. There were so many forms and photocopies required that I don't believe it is realistic to have the car delivered and have to do all that at the lodge. We were over 2 hours late leaving for the long drive to Nxamaseri. The advice from Julius, the very helpful manager, was to be met by the lodge vehicle and be taken to the hire car office. They will wait and you can follow them to the lodge. This way you can have confidence you will find the lodge and have seen the route when you leave the following morning at a time you will be in control of.

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Ms L. from Heathfield
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good

Comfortable room at Royal Tree Lodge

Royal Tree Lodge is some distance out of Maun on a very sandy road. This was disconcerting as we had only just picked up our car and needed to take great care as it was not 4x4. The lodge sent an employee to greet us at the airport and he was able to guide us through the less navigable parts of the road.

We only stayed for one night and the room was very comfortable with an especially nice bathroom. Dinner was taken communally round a large table with the other guests and the manager which was enjoyable. However they have a problem with flies buzzing around and was especially evident at breakfast, where the flies were stuck in the jam (yuk!). We suggested that they cover the food to avoid this!

The only thing we would say is that the extra charges were quite high- .e.g. for extra drinks and for the packed lunch for the next day.

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Mr M and Ms T from London
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

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Mr M and Ms T from London
Arrived on: 31-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

good quality hotel reasonably close to Maun

Hotel manager was welcoming. Staff were polite and efficient

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Ms L. from Minneapolis
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Royal Tree Lodge review

Great to get out and walk. Wish we had not been so rushed but totally understand why it was that way.

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Mr C & Ms B - Colorado
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Royal Tree Lodge review

Julius makes the place from a people aspect...a master of hospitality! No one could complain about the homestyle meals, either. The lodge facilities and setting are lovely, but the elevated rooms can be cold because the air goes all around. This was a fine stop for a night in Maun.

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Mr D - London
Arrived on: 27-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Royal Tree Lodge Review

This was our first night in Maun and was a great introduction to Botswana.

We would definitely recommend as an introductory stop before heading into the bush. We were even taken out on a quick drive around the estate to see the resident animals up close; even though the grounds here are ultimately enclosed it served as a perfect starter for ten for the camps to come!

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Dr C. from Singapore
Arrived on: 3-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Royal Tree Lodge review

Stayed for 1 night stopover in Maun. Nice to see a few animals in the grounds.

Unfortunately it rained all the time we were there although the outdoor shower in the rain was enjoyable.

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Mr & Mrs H from Northwood
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

A starter to the main course

As well as breaking up the long journey to the major safari areas of Botswana, one good thing about Royal Tree Lodge is that you can safely embark on your own walking safari within their extensive grounds. No predators, obviously, but is great to be on foot amongst the impala and giraffe

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Prof & Ms Moler - Santa Fe
Arrived on: 18-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Royal Tree Lodge Review

Best place to stay in Maun. Owned by an evangelical Christian group from Houston, dinner is like a church supper.

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