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“Lovely setting, tired accommodation, reasonable prices”
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Reeden Lodge
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Lovely setting, tired accommodation, reasonable prices”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The setting of the cottages at Reeden Lodge is lovely. However since our last visit we got the feeling that little had been done to improve facilities. The bungalow we had this time was in need of redecoration and the upholstery was stained. The shower and bathroom facilities were on a poor standard. There was no WIFI which is surprising in this day and age.
Notwithstanding the above the owners were friendly and helpful and given upgrades to the bungalows I would be very pleased to visit again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This is the best value for money I have come across in Franschhoek, and since I am from Cape Town, we visit the town quite often. We had a group of 8 that all wanted to stay together, and Reeden Lodge offered the perfect option in the Willow Tree cottage. This is not a 5 star experience, but it is within walking distance to the main road of the town and easy access to everything you need. It is clean and has all the self-catering amenities you might need, it is literally like a home away from home. Rooms are spacious and perfect for what we needed. We did however have an issue with no hot water in the top room but there are two more bathrooms so we were fine. The farm is gorgeous and really peaceful and the hospitality of the owners really makes you want to stay longer. We will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile


+ Great view of sheep, pond, willow trees, all from a private cottage....totally peaceful
+ cosy little cottage with kitchen, couch, tv, fireplace outside and wood stove in.
+ the owner Polly was very friendly
+ walking to great dinner locations in town.
+ sitting on the porch drinking wine looking at the birds

- double or queen bed downstairs was a bit small for two and the upstairs twins were not that comfy
- no wifi in the cottage

all in all we loved it and thought of going back during our two weeks because it was so cozy. Definetly a great value and place to unwind.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I stayed in one of the cottages for 2 months and i just didn't want to leave ... Everything about this place is perfect !!!! Lovely owners, smiling and tidy cleaners, helpfull gardeners (especially for the bbq) and adorables cats !!!! The cottage is peacefull and fully furnished, with your own barbecue ...
Really close to town, you can do everything by walk and enjoy the sunshine at the same time !!!
There is a nice smiming pool area where you can have a lazy afternoon underneath a tree ...
I recommend this place to everyone from 0 to 99 years old because whatever you are looking for, you will find it there ....

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and the entire family was very happy! Thanks to the hospitality of the owners and the beautiful lush gardens and very comfortable cottages we had the feeling of being at home away from home.

Our family members from Switzerland expressed the same feeling. Wow!!

I recommend this place to young and old.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

The ground and the setting is lovely. The accommodation is very dated, run down and dirty. No evidence of maintenance on the accommodation for many years. Whilst the bedding and towels were clean, they were very old. The kitchen, veranda and lounge were dusty on arrival, with limited service throughout our stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

This place was really amazing, and one of the best deals we had on our whole trip.

We paid 1000 for a large, lovely 2 bedroom cottage. At this price and having read some of the reviews, I was worried it would be a bit icky and run down, but it is NOT at all. It is beautiful, clean, modern and cozy. The furniture is lovely (I have no idea who would call this run down), a working fireplace, a working tv with tons of channels, huge and extremely comfy beds, a pool, beautiful gardens and views of the mountains.

I honestly couldn't think of anything more I would want. This is by far the best deal we found in Franschloek. It's a short (and beautiful) walk to town, and the sheep grazing pasture next door is a nice touch. I wish we had stayed longer.

Oh wait - I can think of one thing. There was a nice book case - but it would be nice if there were some games or puzzles for families or groups.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Reeden Lodge
Address: Cabriere Street | PO Box 203, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
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Ranked #31 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Franschhoek
Number of rooms: 8

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