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Mbotyi River Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Mbotyi, South Africa
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Mbotyi River Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been as nice at it was 2 1/2 year ago !! The owneress - Nita Ross - has been present and around and she is my star !! Friendly ,helpful and very competent !! They are doing all for you : Dinner was very good ,breakfast great and service is great !! There has been a problem with... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there last month and the views are wonderful. The public areas are good, I liked the comfortable seating. The food was a bit of a hit or a miss and you wouldn't have to be in a hurry. The accommodation was really pretty tired and not as clean as it could be - cracked toilet bowl, broken flooring, damaged... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A few weeks ago some friends and I were running down the Wild Coast and overnighted at Mboyti Lodge. Nothing was too much for the staff at Mboyti to help us - afternoon sandwiches for hungry runners, extra fruit at dinner, a rush laundry job and breakfast at 05h30 in the morning and delicious lunch packs for our next day... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I do a lot of local and international travelling and have by far experienced the best service of any South African establishment at Mboyti River Lodge. A very personal touch, great food and beautiful location. Well done guys

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Spent three nights at Umngazi River Bungaloes, absolutely amazing, brilliant food, room and service all outstanding. Then onto Mboytji for three nights paid two weeks prior! Just R480.00 less than Mngazi. Arrived and managed only two nights! Terrible food, zero service, uncaring owners present and management and staff not interested. After a shocking luncheon we paid our tabs for the... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Mbotyi River Lodge is not about fine dining and perfectly made bedrooms. Its about the world outside of the resort which is endlessly beautiful. Just use the resort as a friendly, comfy base and venture out on the amazing waterfall walks and horserides, wonder the hills around, go deep in the forest and swim in waterfalls, and let your kids... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Having stayed at other resorts on the Wild Coast we were hugely disappointed with what Mbotyi River Lodge has to offer. The grounds are superbly maintained, the linen is fresh, the beds comfortable and the rooms adequate. The riverfront rooms have inter-leading doors which are locked if you are not part of the same group. However the walls are very... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I agree with the general sentiment about the superb location, and facilities. Children are well catered for. Also, the lodge is quite easy to reach (in Wild Coast terms) and really any car can do it. The last bit is well maintained (if bumpy) gravel, and the road leading up to the gravel is very good. Staff are friendly, but... More

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This Lodge has so much potential but unfortunately the food and service let it down. The positives are that it is in a beautiful setting right on the beach and river. The rooms are rustic but have everything you need and are clean. I had a good massage from one of the therapists. On the negative side, the food was... More

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Paternoster, South Africa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Let's be frank . It is a mission to get here. The Transkei roads are full of horrendous potholes ,; people , goats and cattle wander at will . And the last 15 or so kilometers is gravel. OK a sedan vehicle will manage it but at SLOW speed . I managed to do 120 kilometers on this combination of... More

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Address: Mbotyi, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Mbotyi
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Mbotyi
Hotel Class:3 star — Mbotyi River Lodge 3*

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