We arrived in Jo-burg after a long flight from the UK, our family in SA had booked my parents, wife, son and myself into the “Elizabeth Lodge” *** for 1 night on our way to Kynsna.
Cost R1200.00 for a family room and R900.00 for a double.
On arrival we were told that the family room that was meant for the 3 of us was not available as the previous occupants had decided to stay an extra night.??
So we were given 3 double rooms, one at no extra cost. My 14yr son was expected to sleep in his own room which was some way from ours in a strange enviroment.In Johannesburg ?? Mmmm
As it happens neither he nor his mother were happy about the idea. So he ended up in our room head to toe, piggy in the middle until I opted to sleep on the floor. Why did you not stay in the other Double room some might ask? I should have! Let’s not mention the bad night’s sleep which was self inflected but the quality of the accommodation was terrible!
The bathroom was dirty, the white lace curtains were now Grey as they had not been cleaned in years!
The whole room was just “VERY” dated and in need of serious refurbishment/Clean, certainly not worth the R900.00 per night R1200.00 in my case. R1200.00 = £87.00.
All that aside the grounds were lovely as were the VERY friendly staff.
As an ex Zimbabwean and having lived in Africa for 30 years one becomes accustomed to the African way of life and the standards expected, we are well seasoned travelers who have visited many Hotels and lodges throughout the world, Zimbabwe and South Africa, but Elizabeth Lodge far falls below the expected standard, they need to seriouisly raise their game and the Tourism Grading Council needs to go to Spec savers!
With a fresh coat of paint and a “GOOD” spring “CLEAN” I am sure Elizabeth Lodge will be back up to standard.
We stayed in a QUALITY 4 STAR Hotel in Centurion on our way back and paid R1700.00 for a Family room and double room. VALUE FOR MONEY!
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