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Tropicana River Lodge
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed over at the lodge in December. Even though we arrived late our cottage was not prepared properly for our arrival. There were no pillow cases and the pillows were stained brown. There was only one towel that was dirty and clearly too old as it was worn thin. The couch was torn. The side tables were falling a part. There isn't a shower. The blinds on the door was torn. The place was infested with flies which were probably attracted to the filthy kitchen counter and wet, dirty dishes packed into the cupboards. The tv made such a loud hissing sound that we could barely hear the show we tried watching. There was a leak in the bathroom. The manager was not concerned with our complaints, such a pathetic excuse for a person in the hospitality industry. HATED IT!

Room Tip: The rooms are awful
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank L0sh
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

What an aweful experience we had. This place is a pit hole.
When we arrived I sat on the sleeper couch to discover it was broken and landed between two pieces of wood. The place was filthly, the bed side tables had not been cleaned or wiped for who knows how long, thier were still old coffee or tea stains on them as well as on the coffee table in the lounge. The bed linen was disgusting, I had to ask them to remove the linen and replace them with clean ones. The on suite bathroom lights didn't work as well as no bedside lights. I had the shower door fall on me when taking a shower. The basin in the bathroom was blocked. They don't give you bath mats you have to request one. There was a drying up cloth in the kitchen which I thought was a floor rag. Why is this place still allowed to trade let alone as a 4 star establishment.The grading council should take action against this. When we took a walk to the pool to have a swim it was dark green, I was informed that the pump was broken. All you get it Oh sorry, I will report it to the manager and he will contact you. Well he never did. We were supposed to spend 4 days we left after the first.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Beverley G
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The place is horrible. Nothing works. Not even the DSTV. The new manager is very lazy or just eats the money. NO inventory was given. Units weren't clean. One was missing a fridge. breakfast was about the only good thing.Service was horrible and they had one guy working about 4 jobs. Braai'er, Waiter, DSTV Repairman and pool cleaner. The other Women Double as receptionists and chefs and waiters.They have a terrible staff shortage and a bad attitude.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

What a terrible terrible experience at The Tropicana River Lodge. They possibly bought their 4 star rating or it may be from the arc ages- which is very possible as the place is decrepit with No customer care whatsoever. Our weekend at their hotel kick started with a very loud party which continued into the early hours of the morning - with no intervention from hotel management. Oh yes and don't even waste your time trying to dine at their restaurant as a 2 hour wait for food is quite the norm. There were actually diners who ordered Take Away Pizza from Debonairs and they received their food before we even received menus.

The rooms are not serviced, so your chance of getting clean glasses/cups and an empty dustbin is less than zero.

The cherry on top though, was that the establishment had a wedding on the weekend we booked, which is fine except we were never informed of the same and to top it off the reception was 15 meters from our room. The noise was unbearable and when we couldn't even find parking we decided to cut our trip short and check out the same evening.

There are much better establishments in the area - Stonehaven on Vaal being one of them.

Do not waste your time with this place. You will end up being very disappointed.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Nadia P
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

I think they should look at how this place got their rating! The gardens are overgrown with weeds, so is the tennis court! Sun loungers by the river have rotted so that you can not use them. No braai at our unit. Two bed lamps in the main bedroom, one without either a plug or globe, the other broken one hidden in a cupboard. The aircon's knobs were broken so you either had full aircon or nothing. Toiletpaper looks like a rat has been at it. Dirt swept from the unit left on the grass outside the unit. There is a safe in the cupburd, but no safe key provided. The kitchen light only works if the patio light is off and visa versa. Do not be fooled by the pictures on their website!

Room Tip: Do not even consider this lodge!
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Tionette B
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