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“You get what you pay”
Review of Limberlost

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Ranked #36 of 57 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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“You get what you pay”
Reviewed 23 September 2009

My fiancee and I were traveling on the Garden Route and we just started calling around guesthouses listed in the Garden Route travel book. We booked with Limberlost because it was cheap (R160 per person a night) and it seemed like a nice place from the picture.

How misled we were! We temporarily thought this is a hidden gem but eventually found out that you get what you pay. It seemed like a very nice with a big room with high roof and a big bathroom. When we looked around to see if there was a heater or a thermostat, we realized there isn't one and we are getting what we paid for. The roof is thatched so it does not keep out cold spring air so well (the temperature was hovering low teens, if not single digit in Celcius). Maybe it was the thatched roof but the moldy smell in the room was unbearable. There were 2 comforters on the bed but it was still too cold. And who knows when they last washed the comforters since there was no folded sheet to "shield" you from touching the comforter.

In the end, it was a cheap stay but I was glad to be out of there after one night. Oh yeah, it's cash only.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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italianDuesseldorf, owner at Limberlost, responded to this review, 28 September 2009
Dear traveler, well, I am sorry, you didn`t have the time of your life,but
If you would have liked a more comfortable stay, why didn't you take
one of our rather upmarket-units for just 3 US-Dollar more?
instead of asking for the cheapest we got? If it was so cold at night ( 15 degrees ) why did you not use the electrical blankets?
If the scent of thatch is disgusting to you, why did you not go for a room with the usual ceilings? Besides, it is not very likely, that a room with a height of 7.5 m is badly aired.
Talking of cleanliness : We got loads of guest comments which indicate
how they enjoyed the tidyness of the place.
We do not need a protection shield in our guest beds, because the linnen is completely changed each time the visitors leave.
Finally, if your stay was as terrible as you described, why did you not point out a single complaint to us at any time, we would have adviced you to a more suitable accommodation with the greatest of pleasure.
However, I hope you enjoyed your time in South-Africa and found establishments, which were tailor-made to your needs.
It is simply not possible to serve everybody`s taste and YES we are a bit different, some call it special.
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Property: Limberlost
Address: 380 Waterside Road, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
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Ranked #36 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our house "Limberlost" is the oldest mansion in the village; you will find us just a 2 min. walk from the beach, right at the lagoon. Enjoy pure nature in our infinity garden, shaded by palm trees as old as the "wilderness" itself. Available are 2 attractive double rooms en-suite and 2 charming chalets, which are fully equipped and made to meet all your needs for a convenient and relaxing stay enjoying your precious privacy. ... more   less 

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