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Lythwood Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
2 reviews
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We recently held our wedding at the venue and all our expectations were exceeded. The service and staff were excellent and the amenities were world class. I highly recommend Lythwood Lodge and to anyone who wishes to have a wonderful and very special wedding.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We have stayed at Lythwood Lodge, as a couple and as facilitators of a team conflict resolution programme.

The colonial atmosphere, the staff, the food, the conferencing, the surrounding Midlands Meander and the wine-tasting are all fantastic!

I highly recommend Lythwood Lodge and their team to anyone who wishes to have a peaceful, cosy, luxurious stay in a beautiful hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed a night at Lythwood Lodge. the service is excellent, the food awesome, the atmosphere is relaxed. The venue is well spread, so where ever your room is, you are close to all amenities. The setting is very relaxing. The dogs are super friendly. The rooms are well appointed and clean. the turn down was great, with a choccie and the fire place was lit and the electric blanket turned on. Nice and toasty for a wintery night. We had a very chilled stay and will be back.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Lythwood Lodge is located in the Lidgetton area of Kwa-Zulu Natal and seems to be a popular wedding and conference venue. We were there for a wedding. We couldn't stay in the main lodge, which was booked for the wedding party, but we were located in the garden cottages. These were very pleasantly furnished, and the on-wall heating was welcome as we were there over a very cold weekend. A fruit basket in the room was a welcome touch, but it would be nice if fresh milk could be supplied in the room (perhaps in a small cooler bag) as I do not like tea with milk powder or UHT milk, and it was a bit of a trek back to the lodge to get a jug of milk, although supplying it was no problem. Delicious crunchies in the room were also welcome, but I feel should have been replenished on the second day. A coffee/tea station with biscuits in the main lodge is also a good idea. Drinks were expensive (over R30 for a rock shandy!) We also thought the room rate was high.

Our meals were all buffet, as the venue was booked out for the wedding party, so it's difficult to judge the food. What we had was adequate. The wedding meal was also adequate. The venue looked stunning but the bride's mother shipped in her own chairs, table cloths etc. The staff assisting with wedding arrangements appeared to be helpful and competent.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay but mainly due to the company. I think there are better options (more character) if one is looking for a romantic weekend away or a place to stay on the MIdlands Meander.

PS John Cleese apparently stayed here during the filming of the movie SPUD at nearby Michaelhouse.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lythwood Lodge

Property: Lythwood Lodge
Address: Farm 37, D18, Lidgetton, Lidgetton 3270, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Lidgetton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Lidgetton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lythwood Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Romantic Lythwood Lodge in the mystical mountains of the Natal Midlands is the ideal setting for that extra special weekend away wedding.From the small intimate wedding to a large social event, picnics of banquets, indoors and outdoors. Unique reception area for up to 300 guests, onsite chapel adjacent to the reception area and manicured gardens. Lythwood Lodge offers luxurious accommodation, friendly service and award winning food ... more   less 
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