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“Not happy at all!!!”
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Gethlane Lodge
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Kempton Park, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not happy at all!!!”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We had a bad experience at another resort on Monday 23/12/2013 and was not prepared to stay longer at the resort in Hazyview. Through Optimabreaks they organised us another place to stay for the rest of our holiday. Getting there everything looked so nice and you can just relaxed. We booked in, got our keys - but getting to the unit - so disappointing. Wooden cabins that is not even showed on their website or brochure. We were 6 people so we got one unit that is interlinking. But if the person walks at the top the whole place is "shivering". A toilet that is leaking, you are just waiting for the toilet to fall through the wooden floor. We left the place that we were staying because of wooden doors that have been broken in to, for us to be robbed. Now we have been put in to a place where the front door is not locking properly and with every squeak you are awake at night. As my husband said, first impressions last, will not go back there at all.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Almancil, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Awesome, well prices place to stay and will definitely be back,,, great especially for getaways and holidays. Well equipped clean rooms, friendly staff and plenty to do... There are even some wild life walking around.., breakfast, lunch and supper are served and reasonable prices.., thanks for the great stay!

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Benoni, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We booked here based upon what they advertised on the internet (they show these lovely duplex units), but needless to say, we were very disappointed when we found ourselves in a small unit consisting of a tiny room with 2 single beds, and a room consisting of a couch, small dining room table, microscopic kitchen and double bed - yes all in one room. Considering we were all adults - privacy was none existent. The dirt road to the resort is also awful, and unless you have a four-by-four, brace yourself for a very bumpy ride.
Would we go again? - No! Other than the lovely surroundings, the very basic, small and average accommodation leaves much to be desired - especially considering they are a 3 star resort one would expect better.
Word of advise to any-one considering going - make 100% sure you know what you are getting when you book - and don't base your decision on what you see advertised. Contact the resort direct and be specific about your accommodation needs.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

My family and I had a lovely stay,it was beautiful,very nice and helpful staff,enjoyed using the facilities mostly (pool and gameroom)...it was very clean..I sort of liked seeing animals around,the zebras,ostriches etc.The spa treatments were amazing,felt very refreshed afterwards..Would I go back? Ofcourse I would...

  • Stayed March 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2011

Being my first SA lodge experience, I have nothing to compare it to. Accommodation was very clean and spacious. I stayed at the top of the hill in the newer section. On my next visit I shall try the lower more traditional accommodation. Meals were simple but huge - great value for money. Fantastic swimming pool and walking tracks. Little monkeys were everywhere.;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Went for an early morning walk and was confronted by zebras (scared the living daylights out of me)!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Gethlane Lodge
Address: Fraaiuitzicht Road | PO Box 28, 15 km from Burgersfort, Lydenburg 1120, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Lydenburg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Lydenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gethlane Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amongst 172 hectares of bird-rich indigenous forest, in a well-stocked game farm, Gethlane Lodge is within striking distance of all the Lowveld action with nature reserves and natural sights within a few hours' drive. Volleyball, table tennis and a walking trail at the resort provide plenty of entertainment onsite. Take a refreshing dip in one of our five salt-water swimming pools. Bring out your best at our onsite wellness centre with one of our beauty treatments or luxury massages. The comfortable and spacious chalets provide for all your holiday needs. Gethlane Lodge is a perfect bushveld retreat. ... more   less 
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