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“Lovely Stay at Addo Palace”

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Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Ranked #16 of 57 Greater Addo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Uitenhage, South Africa
2 reviews
“Lovely Stay at Addo Palace”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Best place for a break away weekend and forget the city life. My husband and i went there just to take a break and it was absolutely worth it. The rooms were absolutely stunning and the view from our room was stunning. The staff was great and there is nothing i would change about that palace as it is fantastic just the way it is.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
It is always great to hear that people loved their stay with us. Hope to welcome you again.
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Reutlingen, Germany
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We were only for two days at the Addo Palace and we loved it so much.
We were the only guests and had the whole garden for us alone. The landscape is beautiful there, you can view the mountains and relax at the nice pool there. It is a perfect place for hiking while watching some animals:) Besides, it is only about an half an hour drive away from the Addo Elephant Back Safari, where you can ride on elephants.

The staff at Addo palace was very friendly, they made a lovely breakfast and a really scrumptious dinner for us.

We felt really at home and enjoyed the wilderness.

Thank you for everything.
Many regards
Vera and Markus

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thank you very much.!! You are wonderfull people!!
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

This was a wonderful experience, the lodges are visually beautiful and the location is absolutely breathtaking. We really enjoyed our stay here, mostly because of the warmth and hospitality of Elaine, who looked after us really well and was quick to respond when we had any questions or things that needed solving. I would highly recommend this place as a base for discovering this magical part of the world. Thanks Elaine!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Hallo There Friends of the Palace

We are soo happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us..!!We hope to see you in future..

Blessings and love to you!!!
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I will start with the fact that this lodge is definitly not a four star as graded and advertised.i have two small kids and phoned and asked if they have childrens facilities ie a camping cot which yhere was none,i wouldnt advice people with small kids to go there. the food is definitly below standard and the portions are enough for a todler. the staff are friendly but defonitly not qualified to liase with guests.Addo Palace will definitly have to make serious changes. I would like to know what qualiefies a lodge to be four star as we didnt even have a fan in the room nor was our bedding changed and sour orange juice and a half a cheese griller for breakfast is just not good enough espevially not for the tarrifs we paid. I think this lodge is a bad reflection on SA bush lodges as there were toursist there during our stay. I will not be recomending it the friends and family in the future. lastly its false advertisimg ad its not next to Addo game park as advertised.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear Guest

We are very suprised with your comment above about Addo Palace.

Most of our clients love Addo Palace and do not agree with your opinion.

We do thank you for your review and we do respect it.

Thank you.
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2014

1. Needs a proper chef, food is terrible and over prized breakfast is charged R90 for a half cheese griller one scramble egg toast and sour juice. Supper one piece of chicken rice and mixed veg R200.
The swimming pool is dirty and to small no umbrellas and garden furniture around the pool.
This place is maybe for hunters or student not a 4 star as advertise.
The advertise it next to Addo Elephant park false advertising it takes 40 minutes drive to Addo Elephant Park

  • Stayed February 2014
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
The lodge has had a change of management since this review. I hope that I have brought with me some positive changes and improvements. I was sorry to hear of the guests unhappyness, and will strive to improve on the quality of our accomodation as well as our service.
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We spent only a couple of nights at the lodge, but it was a wonderful experience. The location is breathtaking and we saw one of the best sunset of our life..
The personnel was very nice and helpful so we took the maximum advantage from our stay. Meals was very well prepared and served in a privileged and magic atmosphere.
We strongly recommend the place, even you should be prepared to drive on a good, but unpaved road, to reach this little paradise.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
We are always happy to hear that guests enjoyed their stay with us. We strive to make everyone at home.
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Simply an amazing place!! I stayed 5 nights there. You go to a remote valley (easy to get there, 14 kms from the main road) and you really feel that you're in Africa. It's in awesome valley where you have a great view of all the nature around you. Very nice decorated and with all commodities that you need. Very good food and really nice staff members. You must go!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Addo P, Manager at Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Hi there!
Thank you for your sharing your wonderful experience with travellers around the world.
We appreciate it when guests enjoy what we have to offer.
It was so good to see you unwind, relax and making good memories of your trip to South Africa.
We hope to see you again in the near future.
Kind regards
Elaine
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Property: Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve
Address: | Kromrivier Valley, Paterson, 6105, South Africa (Formerly Addo Palace "Ndebele Bush Lodge")
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Greater Addo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Addo Bush Palace Private Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Addo Bush Huts are environmentally friendly as they use just solar power. The mud huts are located on the side of a mountain with superb mountainous and valley views. Perfect for adventurous heart, real bush experience. ... more   less 
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