i-Lollo is a beautiful B & B overlooking the estuary at St Francis Bay. Ann and Rob are warm and welcoming hosts, very laid-back, even to the extent of not demanding a deposit when the booking was made.We arrived early but were made at home immediately with a cup of tea. Our upstairs rooms commanded a great view -- even stormy weather was a pleasure as we watched the clouds rolling in over the water. The rooms are very well-equipped, with tea and coffee-making facilities and a small fridge, plus TV, but we also had the freedom to use the TV lounge downstairs if we wished.
The breakfast was beautifully prepared -- fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, cereals, and the cooked items came hot and fresh from the stove, prepared by Ann herself -- nothing was too much trouble. All the guests eat together at one big table, which gave us the opportunity to interact with another family, from Germany and exchange ideas for their ongoing journey towards Cape Town.
Ann was also a great source of information about local restaurants and walks, even an interesting farmer's bazaar held in Patensie, which proved to be a good choice on a rainy and blowy Saturday.
We would certainly recommend a stay at i-Lollo and wish Ann and Rob every success as they continue to welcome guests from all over the world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- I-Lollo Lodge is situated just steps away from where the Kromme River meets the Indian Ocean. This idyllic location offers exceptional river, ocean and mountain views. Guests are free to explore these sandy shores at their leisure or take part in the many activities on offer these include water sports, swimming, fishing, walking and birding. Free use of canoes and bicycles is offered to explore the unique canals and river. All rooms include a private patio or balcony and views of the surrounding area or garden. Also included is free wi-fi, a television, a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. The en-suite bathrooms offer complimentary toiletries. There is a swimming pool and outside seating area which guests may use. Guests at i-Lollo enjoy a free cooked English breakfast each morning complimented by fresh fruit juices, local yoghurts and a selection of cereals. The village centre and the Port St Francis harbour is a five minute drive away. Here you will find two golf courses, shops and a variety of restaurants including seafood, Greek and Italian fare. Our locally caught calamari is delicious! Cape St Francis, a 10 minute drive away offers a beautiful and expansive beach with great surfing, a beautiful lighthouse and the Penguin Rehabilitation Centre. ... more less
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