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“Fantastic stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre

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Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

We were completely taken with the lodge. It is the kind of place families come back to year after year. We took our twin daughters (2yrs 6months) along and the place was everything we needed and more than we expected. We stayed in the 3 room chalet and the rooms were simple but comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful and all the facilities worked well. It was wonderful being 4km from the city but not being in it. Cape Recife Nature Reserve is right outside and a short walk to the Penguin Sanctuary. The kids area at Pirates Cove is superb and provided loads of fun for the girls. The bar/restaurant served good food with friendly staff. We will definitely go back. A big thank you to Dennis and all his staff.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank GMBlack
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

Had a great stay. The location is a little out of town but worth the drive. Had a fun ride on the donkey cart through the nature reserve to the lighthouse, kids had a great time. We found certain rooms on the small side but totally adequate. The staff were friendly we would certainly recommend this resort and we look forward to our return.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Illinois
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86 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

The Pine Lodge has lots of cabins and can accommodate large groups of people. The day we arrived a large student group was leaving. The basic cabins have beds, baths and small kitchen facilities. They are functional, but not luxurious. And then the cabins go up from t here. We chose the fanciest. They were up on the hill, had two rooms, great facilities. The bedroom was large with a whirlpool. The living room was nicely furnished. The patio had great views of the sea. These cost a lot more than the other rooms, but are really very nice for a family. The staff of Pine Lodge is very good. If you don't want to be in one of the bigger hotels and want some cooking facilities, this is a good place. Right near the University. There is a playground for kids and a pool.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank traveler2009Illinois
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Milwaukee
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81 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

I stayed here for a few nights on business. I stayed in one of the honeymoon cabins. We had a full kitchen and bathroom as well as an excellent view of the sea. The regular cabins were much more basic. Both cabins seemed clean to me, despite what the previous reviewer reported. We arrived during a busy conference when the property was quite loud but overall, the Lodge was quiet when the conference group left. The restaurant is average so I would recommend going into town for meals or preparing your own.

Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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DaleTucker_za, Manager at Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre, responded to this review, 11 July 2011
Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!

Our restaurant is privately owned and not run by the Lodge, but I will definitely pass your comments onto them as I know they thrive on improving.

We look forward to hosting you the next time you're in our beautiful city!
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Germany
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2009

I had a conference here and as the group went to lunch someone (staff) came into our conference room and stole 15,000 euro worth of goods. Laptops, Cameras, etc. The staff told us they were locking the doors, but to our dismay someone come in through the staff quarters. After the things were stolen, the manager was unhelpful and not remorseful at all.

The rooms are close to the beach, but they are not clean and very outdated.

I would not recommend this place.. There are far better places in PE.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TwoYearTour
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Additional Information about Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre

Property: Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre
Address: Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port Elizabeth > Summerstrand
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Summerstrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just minutes from Nelson Mandela Bay's City Centre and Airport, Pine Lodge is the perfect holiday destination. Our wind protected 3-Star chalets are nestled amongst the indigenous flora of the Cape Recife Nature Reserve and are a stone's throw from the ocean. Our 4-Star graded caravan and camping grounds all have electrical points and are well-grassed. ... more   less 
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