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Outlook Lodge

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1 Ambleside | Lakefield, Benoni 1501, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ventura, California
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this lodge late April 2015. It was part of a Safari package and we were a group of 10. The common areas were nice, plenty of room to sit and chat, one tiny bathroom, and outside tables and a pool that did not look very inviting. The people who worked there were lovely, very friendly and nice. The... More 

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FrancoisJones, Manager at Outlook Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Amelia H, Thank you for taking your time in reviewing Outlook Lodge. We do appreciate your feedback and have looked into the concerns that has been highlighted in your review. At Outlook Lodge we strive to exceed customer expectations, and to achieve the highest standard of service. Kind Regards, Francois Jones Guesthouse Manager More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great night stay here in preparation for our trip to Kruger the next morning. The rooms were very comfortable and the dinner we had was excellent. Breakfast the next morning was very filling and delicious. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very nice place. The room and bathroom was very big with comfortable bed. All the staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. There was plenty of space outdoors ( and a pool) but visiting in the winter makes it a bit to cold for swimming.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at Outlook lodge in April 2015 while waiting for friends that were going take a safari with us at Elephant Plains Lodge in Sabi Sand. The staff was welcoming and made every effort to assure our stay was memorable. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The meals were fantastic. The entire Lodge had a distinct B&B... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had booked to stay at Outlook lodge indirectly through African Budget Safaris - the host François is delightful and goes out of his way to help his guests - as I am vegetarian he cooked me special delicious meals which I really appreciated! The room was very clean and neat with a bathtub and a shower. The area of... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed here as part of a Safari package but I understand it is available by the night. Upon arrival in the evening, we were offered a glass of wine as a nightcap. Full breakfast and Supper available. Rooms were quite luxurious with huge bathrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I spent two nights at Outlook Lodge and really enjoyed it because I felt like home. I got to stay in two different rooms, that were both lovely and comfortable. Clarissa was taking care of guests when I was there, and she was very welcoming and kind, patient and such a great cook! Breakfast and dinner there was just amazing,... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a very nice stay here, very friendy and helpfull owner. Rooms were clean and nice. The meal and breakfast very nice. Very good service. When we go back to South Africa we will go back here for sure.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here the night before we flew to Hoeidespoet for 5 days of safari and returned for another night before flying yo Amsterdam. Francois arranged for us to do the your to Soweto, Mandella's home and The Apartheid Museum AND we were able to join his full house for dinner even though we weren't spending the night. The place... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Outlook lodge is in the green leafy area of Benoni, absolutely delightful to stay at. Rooms are big and clean and airy, and the bathrooms! oh the bathrooms! absolutely huge, modern and chic. Hosts are fantastic and the food was to kill for. We will never forget the pudding! Thank you for a wonderful stay and we hope to return... More 

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