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“Poor for a 3* establishment”
Review of Oak Lodge

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Oak Lodge
Ranked #11 of 42 Grahamstown B&B and Inns
Johannesburg
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Poor for a 3* establishment”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed at Oak Lodge for one night and were so glad we didn't have to stay longer. The good news is that the bed linen seemed clean and the shower was hot. But the whole place seemed run down. Our room was not clean - vintage dust had collected in the 'belly buttons' of the furniture upholstery. It seemed as if it had not seen a vacuum in many a day. The bed sagged so you would roll into the middle during the night. There were electrical wires over the walls/skirtings and the ceilings looked as if there was a damp problem. The lodge is on the main road so we were woken at 5am by the morning traffic. We didn't stay for breakfast as we were concerned about how clean the kitchen was given the state of our bedroom. Will definitely never stay here again and would advise others to do likewise.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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3 Thank Liz F
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Toronto, ON, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2007

Well, I was stuck out in the dark and the rain, in a strange town, and the B&B I had a reservation at , I thought, wasn't answering the phone, message said they were away.
So kind strangers dropped me off at this place, and it was OK for one night, though would be great for younger travellers on a budget, as staff kind, courteous and knowledgeable about the area.
Room I had, which was the last in the house, I think, was extremely small and a bit musty smelling. Everything was old and not too well kept up, but glimpses I had of the larger family sized units on the ground floor looked much better.
It was kept as clean as possible with something that old.
Breakfast was good and plentiful, staff pleasant and helpful.

  • Liked — helpfullness
  • Disliked — Musty smell - though to give them credit, they didn't try to cover it up with even more objectionable scented products
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Oak Lodge
Address: 95 Bathurst Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Grahamstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Oak Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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