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Botany Bay Lodge

27 St Thomas Road | Berea, Durban, South Africa
Botany Bay Lodge
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

clean and comfortable attentive and helpful staff room had everything and more - just too much on the airfreshener bits 20m walk across road to botanical garden surrounding area otherwise a bit dodgy and need to drive to restaurants etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Situated in the nice suburb of Berea, Botany Bay Lodge is just across the street from the Durban Botanical Gardens, arguably one of Africa's oldest botanical gardens. The place is very comfortable and the rooms have enough closet space for those travelers who will stay a while. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom/shower is very functional and exceptionally clean.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Botany Bay Lodge was our home away from home for several days following the Comrades Marathon. We felt safe and comfortable at the lodge the entire duration of our stay (it's a gated home with security cameras and two guard dogs). The hosts, Stacy and Wayne, have now become our new friends. They were so accommodating with helping to reserve... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The location of the Botany Bay Lodge in Berea is very good, right next to the Botanical garden. The rooms are large and comfortable. The decor of the house and around the pool looks a bit worn. The Maid is very nice and helpful and she makes a fantastic breakfast! Would directly have taken her with me. The owner is... More 

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DurbanBotany, Owner at Botany Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear your stay was comfortable and you found the service great. While we realize we cannot be everything to everyone all of the time and we do respect our guests' privacy. More 

Underberg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had a great experience staying at Botany Bay Lodge in Room 2 over the nights of 19 and 20 July 2013. Our room was extremely spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed the layout and tasteful informality of the Lodge as a whole. It is very conveniently situated for exploring Durban and its attractions. The kitchen is fully equipped and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights in December 2012. Overall, the stay was comfortable, but it's the service that is missing in this place. I felt like I was more in a self catering lodge than a bed and breakfast place - for example, no staff was available when I arrived, rather I received instructions on phone on how to... More 

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BotanyBayLodge, Owner at Botany Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Apologies for the impression that service was lacking. We do provide breakfast order forms, which are left in the rooms for guests to fill out. This allows us to serve breakfast at the guests' convenience. These were, however, not filled out by this guest so, yes, we did have to wait for the guest to... More 

Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed at the Botany Bay Lodge for two months (August/September) and it really was like a "home" for us. It's a small but very nice place just opposite the entrance of the Botanic Gardens, very green. The rooms are big and nicely decorated, with nice and clean bathrooms, and the pool area is beautiful, a nice place to relax!... More 

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BotanyBayLodge, Owner at Botany Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you loved you stay at Botany Bay Lodge and it gives us pleasure to know that we lived up to your expectations and that you felt at home here. We hoped you saw Durban for the beautiful sunny place that it is and we would welcome you back one... More 

Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I really enjoy the stay at Botany Bay Lodge. What really convinced me: • Lovely staff • Helpful tips for my stay in South Africa • Showed me beautiful places in Durban • Support me if I need any help • Free Wi-Fi • Beautiful pool to relax • Well equipped kitchen • Centrally located • Safe area • Good... More 

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BotanyBayLodge, Owner at Botany Bay Lodge, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have had such lively, joyous guests and we're pleased that you experienced all that we say we are. More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Botany Bay Lodge offers clean and friendly accommodation of a very high standard at reasonable rates. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, so much so we changed our itinerary to return for an extra few nights. The friendly and relaxing atmosphere along with the welcoming and helpful owners and excellent staff (Lily and Constance make a great breakfast and maintain... More 

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BotanyBayLodge, Owner at Botany Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is wonderful know that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Durban so much. More 

Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Clean comfortable rooms with home from home feel to the place. The whole atmosphere of the house is friendly and welcoming. The owners Stacey and Wayne went out of their way to make us feel welcome and make sure we had everything we needed. The house keepers Lilly and Constance ensured our room was perfectly kept and we had all... More 

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BotanyBayLodge, Owner at Botany Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We truly hope you had a great stay in Sunny Durban and that we were everything you expected. Hope to have you back again one day. More 

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