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Outeniqua Travel Lodge
Ranked #26 of 29 Speciality Lodging in George
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1 review
“Clean, friendly and generous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

The Lodge is clean and well maintained. The facilities for self catering were generous with free (real) coffee and tea. The free wifi and computer facilities were handy. The atmosphere was very friendly and this seemed to rub off on the other guests so that meeting in the common kitchen, dining and TV areas was a pleasure rather than an irritation.
The Lodge is conveniently located on a main route with ample secure parking.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

I stayed at the Outeniqua Travel Lodge for two nights last week and really got the chance to rest! All the facilities were in working order, the bed comfortable and the room clean and the WI-FI worked (a blessing as it is so difficult to sometimes have that as an extra). The owner took time to have a chat with me upon arrival as well as many other times throughout my stay. I feel that what they have to offer is value for money. Wish it was warmer weather so that I could jump in the pool as it looked very inviting!!
Will definitely stay over again if i could!

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Durbanville, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

The lodge is fairly well situated, being quite central in George. The property has attractive gardens and plenty of parking. Our room was clean and neat. However, our room was quite noisy - the toilet sounded like it was in agony after being flushed, and the electric gate (situated just outside our room) was very loud. Thankfully no other residents arrived late at night, otherwise we would certainly have been woken up. The price was fair, but certainly no bargain.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Booked this place on line and on arrival was told that I was early i.e. 10 minutes before booking in. The male owner was really an unpleasant person although his wife was nice. The room is very tiny with no television - you have to share the living room with others and be happy with what they want to watch. The one night I stayed there I could not watch anything as the owner (male) had an "Orchid Club" meeting so all guests had to stay in their room.
Wi-Fi signal is very bad as well so there really is nothing else to do. The power outlet was not working as it had been disconnected so drying my hair was a mission. Oh yes, no hairdryer available either. Bedding was clean and bed was comfortable.
Even the housemaid looked afraid and unhappy being there.
Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Our family stayed for a couple of nights at Outeniqua Travel Lodge. Very affordable for the great service and comfort you get. It was for sure home from home and my 2 and 6 year old had a great time and also felt welcome. Clean bedding, fresh coffee every morning and a cosy fireplace in the evening made us feel welcome right through the day. Lovely bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool and outside braai area make it so easy for every traveller to be self catering. I can recommend Outenikwa Travel Lodge to any traveller - leisure, business, families, single travellers, backpackers, etc. It is across the golf coarse, so very convenient for golf lovers.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

Would not advise staying at the Outeniqua Lodge in George. My partner and I had arranged to stay there to then be informed that our booking had been cancelled the morning of arrival. We turned up to discuss the issue just to be faced with there non responding door bell. Luckily we found a place a couple of kilometres away but we didn't appreciate the principle of it all. Would not recommend Outeniqua Lodge if you hope to have a confirmed place to stay.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

I have stayed here before, but this place has only improved over time. The owner can still be really grumpy and annoying, but when you take it all as a joke you can just laugh it off. The other owner is really friendly and will help you with everything. The lodge is really clean and the rooms are really nice. There is lots of pictures everywhere with a nice vibe. There is also safe parking in the back.
I loved my stay again and hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Outeniqua Travel Lodge

Property: Outeniqua Travel Lodge
Address: 19 Montagu Street, George 6529, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 29 Speciality Lodging in George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Outeniqua Travel Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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