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Igwalagwala Guest House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Ermelo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have never been to St Lucia before so driving there and taking in all the sites and sounds was a new experience for us as a family, when we got to the guesthouse we were met by the very friendly owners by our car. From the beginning we were treated as family. We found the guesthouse to be well...

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments on iGwalagwala guesthouse in St Lucia! We appreciate it. I am so pleased to hear that you had a splendid stay here with us. It was our pleasure hosting you! We are so privileged to stay in this beautiful World Heritage site. I hope we see you in the future again. Kind...

Ermelo, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guesthouse is located in a peaceful and quiet area and the staff is very kind and friendly. The reception we received was really exceptional. She staff did everything in their ability to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They were very helpful in suggesting attractions and activities in the surrounding area as well as arranging visits to the...

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your superb comments and beautiful description of Igwalagwala guesthouse in St Lucia. We appreciate it! It was such a pleasure having you. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Margi

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area where the guesthouse was located at, was very peaceful. It was also located in such an area that allowed for enjoyable walks to the local craft market and surrounding restaurants as well as the supermarket. Friendly and helpful assistance was always available and the general service was excellent. Our room was nicely decorated, very neat and very clean....

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on iGwalagwala guesthouse in St Lucia. It was absolutely our pleasure hosting you. We are very privileged to stay in this beautiful world heritage site. Glad you enjoyed your stay here! Hope to see you in the future again. Kind regards, Margi

Alaska
Reviewed 7 April 2017

St. Lucia - We arrived after a 2-hour drive from Ballito. We had reserved a room at the Igwalagwala Guest House ($85.00 US/night), we arrived at 12 noon and were met by Margie. She is the manager and was very nice and showed us to our room and explained the ins and outs of staying at the guest house. Igwalagwala...

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for staying at iGwalagwala guesthouse in St Lucia. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. Thank you for your thorough, diligent description of our property and its surroundings. We are happy to announce that we are busy renovating and upgrading our guesthouse. So the next time you find yourself in South Africa,...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The property is simply perfect in all its aspects. It is well and quietly located, tastefully decorated, super clean, and the receptionist are simply the best. Their professionalism, kindness and care make you feel welcome and relaxed.

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Yvonne D, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments on our guesthouse. We appreciate it! It was a pleasure hosting you. Hope to see you in the future. Kind regards, Margi.

Andalucia, Spain
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Perfect setting and location. Lovely big family room. Great breakfast and pool. Marga (?) always happy to help. Only tiny fault was bathroom: a bit cramped and shower doors didnt really work. Water came on and off. Saw a hippo on the street right outside the guest house!!

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iGwalaGwala, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Flynn Family, Thank you for staying at iGwalagwala guesthouse in St Lucia. We were delighted to host you and I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your nice comments. We are happy to be renovating our property, so next time you come the bathroom will be perfect! Hope to see you in the...

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Thanks very much for your attention , in my opinion it should have TV in the rooms, next time will suggest more friends to visit, and myself will be back soon as possible. my friend enjoyed really was good!

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Yvonne D, Manager at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments on our guesthouse. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to see you again! Kind regards Margi

Beijing, China
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A very helpful owner in arrenging stuff and does everything to make the most out of your stay.further more a great breakfast and good spacious rooms. Close to everything. I would highly recommend this

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback and for staying at iGwalagwala. we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regard Yvonne

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The hosts made you feel like a family guest, and gave excellent advice on things to do. They were also helpful with lending us a cooling box for when we went to the beach at Cape Vidal. The rooms were beautiful and the breakfast excellent and prettily laid out. Realising that we wouldn't have made plans for the fact that...

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Karin Thank you for staying with us, it was really a pleasure to host your family here at iGwalagwala. We are most pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We thank you for your very kind comments and we are most pleased that you enjoy your stay with us. Kind Regards Yvonne

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Would recommend igwalagwala guest house to anyone. Enjoyed our stay. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was phenomenal. All the rooms have aircons which was a lifesaver and of course the swimming pool helped a lot with the summer heat.

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iGwalaGwala, Owner at Igwalagwala Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Francois and Liana Thank you for taking time to write this review. Thank you so much for your special comments. I will pass it on to our staff as well. Kind Regards Yvonne

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
iGwalagwala Guest House is located in The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, now known as Isimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's first natural World Heritage Site. This entire coastline including the surrounding big five game reserves is known as the Elephant Coast. iGwala is the Zulu word for the Turaco (Loerie) bird found in abundance in the tropical gardens of our establishment and the surrounding area. The whole area is a birders' paradise as more than two thirds of the entire South African bird species is found in this Park. Just two and a half hours from Durban and six hours from Johannesburg, iGwalagwala Guest House offers one-on-one owner hospitality with a wealth of information on the area to assist you to make the most of your adventures exploring the Wetland Park and nearby estuary mouth of Lake St Lucia. Our five comfortable, double rooms are en-suite and equipped with fans or air conditioning & tea and coffee making facilities. Enjoy our hearty country style breakfast or alternatively opt for a continental-style buffet. Dinners are available on request and the large fully equipped kitchen gives guests the option of self-catering. Relax in our lounge or around the sparking pool in our tropical garden, sipping cocktails or enjoying our famous high teas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Igwalagwala Guest House

Address: 91 Pelican Street St. | Kwa Zulu Natal, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: £55 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Igwalagwala Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Wifi was available only near the office area. The bathroom in Room 1 needs updating.”
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BennyBAlaska, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs room - wooden floors can be a little noisy for those in room below.”
407maureenl, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room on ground level near swimming pool.”
Kobieshalom, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms quiet. No Great views. Access to garden round pool.”
gargled, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I believe I had room #1 which had two beds and double doors that opened onto the pool.”
TheChrisRay, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
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