Currently an excellent budget option with very nice and clean rooms.
With a bit of painting in the entrance area the hotel could even become an overall excellent option.
We wanted to stay for one night and ultimately stayed for three nights.
Now off season it is a very quiet place.
The manager (Marie) is therefore not always on site and it is recommended to call her shortly beforehand.
The Village Inn is very well located in Wilderness.
1 minute walk to all restaurants and gas station, 2-3 minutes walk to the lakeside boardwalk and shopping center, 3-5 minutes walking to the beach
The entrance might look better quickly with some fresh paint, new signs and one or two pictures. Maybe in time for the summer season ...
But overall the hotel is clean and well maintained.
The rooms are almost all newly renovated and decorated.
Offered are quite different rooms, all at very reasonable prices.
There are rooms up to 6 beds, also a family suite, rooms overlooking the sea or the mountain side, with or without own terrace, on ground floor or first floor.
Between the sea and the hotel unfortunately runs the main road N2.
The road can be heard in the small rooms with sea views.
Therefore I would recommend the family suite (6 beds) with sea view in first floor.
We had this suite as evening-walk-in-winter-special for 500 Rand.
(with balcony, 2 bed rooms, separate sitting area, huge bath tub, as well as a safe, refridgerator, water-cooker, coffee, tea and milk)
The very helpful and friendly manager Marie gave us excellent advice on what we can do in the area, was patient with our extra needs and short-term plan changes. We have reached her easily by phone and text message during the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and relax in our beach house style Guesthouse, with 10 sea-facing and non sea-facing rooms. All rooms are en-suite with DSTV, heater, fan, tea/coffee tray and a digital safe. Enjoy a hearty farmhouse breakfast every morning in our dining room (vegetarians catered for also). Whale watching in season from our private patio is a must. GPS co-ordinates: 33º59'39.35"S and 22º34'33.85"E ... more less