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Travel reviews by Mr T from Kew, London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

5

Excursions taken

0

Winter 2017 holiday

South Africa between 15 Feb 2017 and 6 Mar 2017

Trip rating: Excellent
"The trip was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable in all respects.If revisiting Southern Africa I would certainly consider travelling with you again."

Arranged By Claire Scott


Acorn House

Acorn House

"Excellent choice"

6 nights Arrived 15 Feb 2017
"Very happy with this choice of accommodation.

Good ground-floor family room with private patio. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfasts.

Good restaurant recommendations."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
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Avondrood Guest House

"Good choice"

3 nights Arrived 21 Feb 2017
"We were very happy with our stay here.

Very good room (some traffic noise early in the morning but not an issue). Excellent breakfasts.

The owner and his staff were very helpful and made good recommendations regarding wine estates and local restaurants."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Schoone Oordt Country House

Schoone Oordt Country House

"Lovey conversion"

3 nights Arrived 24 Feb 2017
"A beautiful old house converted into an excellent small hotel. Again very good accommodation.

Attractive grounds and swimming pool. Very good breakfasts each day. We also had dinner here twice which was very satisfactory.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Lairds Lodge

Lairds Lodge

"Overall a good choice"

4 nights Arrived 27 Feb 2017
"We enjoyed our time at Lairds Lodge. We were not too happy with the family room originally allocated but agreed to occupy it for the first night. We were then moved to a much nicer (superior) room with a fine garden view (the initial room, no. 4, looked on to a wall). Breakfasts were very good and staff were very helpful and attentive.

I have 2 negative comments:

1) there was almost always background music playing in the public areas, including at breakfast. This became rather irritating and was to my mind unnecessary.

2) we had dinner on our first night which was very good, however the choice is minimal (one main course plus a vegetarian option). I suspect that not so many guests choose to dine here for this reason.

Given that the alternative involves a drive into Plettenberg Bay, I would have thought that the hotel could widen its offering and therefore attract more clients."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

"Five stars"

3 nights Arrived 3 Mar 2017
"The highlight of the entire holiday. Nothing but high praise for Ecco Lodge and its staff.

Wonderful setting, excellent spacious accommodation, great food, lovely staff, superb game drives with plenty of animals and birds in evidence.

Definitely worth the price."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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