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“Lovely view, awful breakfast”
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Ibis Lodge
Ranked #40 of 79 Speciality Lodging in Durban
south africa
1 review
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“Lovely view, awful breakfast”
Reviewed 19 May 2010

We stayed in the self catering flat which is clean spacious and well appointed and equipped. The night time view from there is wonderfull. Beds were comfortable. The rest of the guest house is very cluttered and breakfast was not good. Very greasy and unpleasant. The owner made us very welcome but the place is VERY difficult to find especially as there is nothing out side the property to let you know you've arrived.
All in all and okay place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 February 2009

this was certainly the worst place i have ever stayed in!
and yet when i did my homework - the pics, brochure, website etc were all very attractive!

so beware of false advertising and use the TA to advise you!

-- no signboard - thank goodness to 'gps' but we were very unsure when we rang the bell at the gate
-- the owner never picked her mobile when we called severally
-- we parked outside for over 15 mintes at the gate before the other owner came to open the gate
--despite reservations and full advance payment - they were not expecting us!
--the first thing you see is a dirty garage full of all junk stuff (see pic)
-- stayed in the 'honeymoon suite' which was the exact opposite
--carpet was filthy (had to wear shoes throughout!) - see pic which does not really do justice but ...
-- false advertising: bed was not kingsize as stated
-- there were no spoons, cups, glasses or sugar but there was kettle and teabags - no coffee!
-- not a single spare socket to charge a mobile or shaver
-- broken candlestands in bathroom to appear 'romantic'
--one ply tissue and thin towels
-- alarm from the maid quarters (right next door) was bleeping for 2 full days! owners never bothered to turn it off despite apparent noise and complains... so much for honeymoon!!
-- pool was too filty to swim in (see pic)
-- garden full of weeds and unkept
--bird seed was all over veranda and in our room (3 days it was not swept away)
-- breakfast was appauling; inedible oily eggs and sausages, no brown bread!
-- staff were so rude
--owners were so impersonal and unhospitable
-- horrible stuffy smell inhibited the entire place...

just was a horrible experience of my first trip to durban and a great disappointment! we had booked for a week but we could only bear 3 days.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — the filth was unbelieveable!
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Ibis Lodge
Address: 51 Highlands Road | Durban North, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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Ranked #40 of 79 Speciality Lodging in Durban
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ibis Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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