Reviews of Cape Cross Lodge
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Cold stay at Cape Cross Lodge
Arrived here in warm sunshine although a bit blowy! Check in was quick and reception staff were polite and happy and gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble. Our room was bright and clean although the bathroom could really do with a revamp. We sat on our balcony with glass of wine and watched the sun go down over the sea, within 10 minutes of this happening the temperature must have dropped 30 degrees, it was cold so on went our long trousers and fleeces.
Dinner was good although all the guest sat shivering despite the fact there was a log fire which sadly gave out no heat whatsoever. The Manager did her rounds of the tables during dinner which was a nice touch and we joked with her that we needed a hot water bottle, low and behold when we returned to our room there was a hot water bottle on the bed, what a nice touch. They really could have done with heating which would have made it such a better experience.
Breakfast was okay, although it would have been good for there to have been a bit more selection out, but think we were last to breakfast and fruit/cakes etc had not been replaced.
Cape Cross-great location but no atmosphere
We had an excellent overnight stay here and saw the amazing seal colony, hundreds of cormorants, plus turnstones and white fronted plover. A jackal visited the water hole right outside out balcony in the early morning.
The location is wonderful but the lodge lacks atmosphere. There are few personal touches. It was chilly in the dining room even though there was a nice fire lit in the seating area so take sweaters to wear!
Staff were pleasant.
Simple but pleasant room overlooking the sea.
Very few guests so quiet at dinner.
Significantly under-rated. Great hotel which wouldn't be out of place in a smart resort on the Med.
Better to book B&B as accessing the a la carte menu when on DBB takes some discussion.
The a la carte is great.
Nearby seal colony passes a good half-hour, but when you've seen the first 500 you've seen enough.
Comfortable overnight stop
This isolated Lodge is geared up for a good quality overnight stop. All rooms face the raging sea and our balcony was sheltered enough to sit out for a while.
Open-plan public area felt like a barn in daytime, but roaring fires in the evening gave it a cosier feel. Dinner was delicious, breakfast a bit plain. We ordered packed lunches for our long journey the following day and each one could have fed a family!
Very helpful staff and the manager came round to chat to guests during dinner, which was a nice touch.
Isolated but a great stay
We both really loved our stay at Cape Cross.
Yes it is rather isolated and remote but we loved being so close to the sea and the heavy fog which that part of the world is famous for.
The seal colony is definitely worth a visit, we loved watching the seals, the young babies trying to find their mothers, the squabbles and the seal soap opera played out on the beach.
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Excellent accommodation in isolated location
For being the only accommodation in the area this was very good indeed. Huge bedroom including balcony with sea view.
Very friendly, talkative and informative waiters.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Cape Cross Lodge
A fine place to stay close to the huge seal colony. Not one of our favorites but no complaints either.
I'm guessing that since there are no other lodges in the area that feel like they don't have to be super attentive to their guests.
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