Plantation Lodge

Reviews of Plantation Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 38 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 38 of our travellers who have visited Plantation Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr A from Switzerland
Arrived on: 13-Feb-2020 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful lodge, spacious and green

Beautiful personal room which was spacious, and great to return to after a long day. Beautiful garden and grounds of the property. Possibility to relax at the pool, and facilities were spread out. Food was great. Service was mixed with sometimes excellent service, but sometimes awkward.

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Dr C from Newmarket
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2020 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

The old world charm of Plantation Lodge cannot be matched.

The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well organized for a short stay.

Staff is attentive and helpful and the food is very good.

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Ms S. from Bainbridge Isla
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Gorgeous!

A beautiful property and nice break from safari camps. Rooms were beautiful and the gardens were lovely.

Unfortunately we did not arrive until almost dinner time and left after breakfast so we didn't get a chance to enjoy it much.

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Mr D. from Cambridge
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Wow

One night was not enough!

This place is beautiful. Very high quality accommodation, food and facilities. We wished we had realised it was so good we could have stayed longer.

Perhaps Expert Africa should stress the excellence of this lodge more highly.

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Mr & Dr C from Chicago
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sublime place to stay

Plantation Lodge is a beautiful, beautiful place with great service and extraordinary food. The rooms are spaced out over a fairly large area.

There are little sitting areas and places to relax spread across the grounds. Beautiful veranda, lots of interesting plants, trees and birds throughout. The food is truly extraordinary — the best food we've ever had in Africa.

Our only complaint was with the shower, which was anemic and had a tendency to die down to a trickle periodically.

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Ms M from London
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Peaceful, beautiful gardens

We were very fortunate to be given the Zanzibar suite. Huge room.
Nice pool and gardens, it was good for a change of pace and to relax a little.
Food good. Room had a kettle so we could make our own tea.

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Dr P from Altrincham
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Plantation Lodge review

This was proposed by Expert Africa as a great base for visiting the crater. We spent two nights here. To be honest we didnt look too closely at the details trusting Olivia to have made a good choice. Crikey. An amazing choice.

I'm sure we could have stayed somewhere less well set up, but having been here I'm not sure I'd want to. Simply amazing. Beautiful grounds, a lovely 'room' (Full suite would be closer). Staff were great and the restaurant is excellent. Met up again with a Swiss family who had been at Olivers on night 2. Far removed from the camp experience, but a very very pleasant interlude.

Trip to the Crater was relatively short allowing an early entrance and allowed us all day in there. An incredible place to visit. Hippos, lions, elephants and the usual plethora of antelope/beests. Watched lions tracking a group of buffalo, but in fact the only 'kill' we saw was a wart hog killed by hyenas (grisly but part of the experience) and the bird life was also amazing. Rhinos too far way to see from our vehicle (this is pretty much the norm apparently), but were able to spot a couple (specs admittedly) from the viewing area.

Geologically incredible place to visit, and fascinating to see a burnt out caldera, having been in an active one (Yellowstone) some years ago.

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Family W from USA
Arrived on: 24-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fantastic food.

Lovely grounds.

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Maggie from Australia
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A very good hotel in a beautiful setting

no other feedback

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Mr C from Dar es Salaam
Arrived on: 27-Jan-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge was our least favourite stop-off.

The setting is nice, the rooms are clean and the veranda is a good place for a gin & tonic at the end of a long day. However, the food was extremely disappointing and the dining area and main areas on the whole lack any atmosphere. I think they could do a lot more with this place.

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