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Ridgeview Lodge

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   17 Loudoun Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 220 Durban B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent views and great location overlooking Durban, secure parking , quiet, serene. My stay was enjoyable, rooms are a little small for South Africa but good value for the money....................

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings Gordon, many thanks for staying with us at Ridgeview, unfortunately I was away at the time of your stay but I'm sure that Lindsay did a fine job as your hostess. It is so that some of the bedrooms are on the smaller side, we do offer larger rooms at a higher room rate, Unfortunately the house is a... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The locum B&B sitter went out of her way to find us alternative accommodation when our travel plans changed and they were unable to extend our stay, for which we will always be grateful. We were charged R80 to cold wash, hang and fold a load of laundry. Add R20 tip and it's double the price of our local laundromat.... More

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings Julieann, firstly, we are sad to hear of your accident and hope that all have recovered, I'm also happy to hear that Lindsay " went out of her way to find us alternative accommodation" as you quoted, a sign of a caring manageress, I assume that it was of better standards than the 3 out of 5 that we... More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

What a wonderful time we had at Ridgeview Lodge. Thanks to Gary and Tosca our visit to Durban was unforgettable. Look at Durban's Harbor from their beautiful terrace and enjoy the absolute tranquillity amidst the vibrant city of Durban. Gary and Tosca give you all the information you need to have a great time and lovely dinners in the area.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The owners of the Lodge - Tosca and Gary - are very caring and helpful. For example, even though breakfast is served from 8 am onwards at weekends, because they knew I had to leave at 7.30, they went out their way to make sure breakfast was ready for me before I left. The rooms are impeccably clean and comfortable... More

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Naima, many thanks for staying with us at Ridgeview and for your review, much appreciated, many thanks for the early morning chats over breakfast, we sure look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Durban, hopefully by then you will be settled in Cape Town, go well, Best Regards G&T More

Pretoria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very pleasant and comfortable stay. Enjoyed a great breakfast and got all excited spotting "The Opera" in the harbour! Gary is friendly and helpful and we will surely make use of their services in future.

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings Dirk, many thanks for the favourable review and that you our oasis in the city met your expected requirements and standards, Tosca and I are always excited to hear that guests have had an enjoyable stay, we look forward to hosting you before you depart on your next boat trip. See you again Regards G&T More

Moka, Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our stay at Ridgeview Lodge met all expectations. The location was excellent as we needed to be within walking distance of Entabeni Hospital. There was a very pleasant view of the harbour. The grounds were roomy and the main building and rooms were in an English style. Breakfast was excellent and Gary and Tosca, the owners, were extremely friendly and... More

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Robert & Genevieve, many thanks for the wonderful review that you have posted. Sure was a long emotional and often stressful times and you are so blessed that all has worked out accordingly, Our staff have also been asking after Roberts health, I have told them that all is well and that you are back home getting stronger by... More

Howick, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After a misunderstanding about my booking was sorted out, had a wonderful stay. Was on a course at Entabeni and wanted somewhere close to stay. It was walking distance. Gary and Tosca are wonderful hosts. They started breakfast early, as I needed to be at my course by 8am. Gave super directions to resturants and supermarkets. Ridgeview has a home... More

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Judi, great to hear from you, many thanks for the favourable review, we are over the moon that we were able to "tick the boxes" for your stay, we look forward to seeing and hosting you again......Robert from Mauritius, on the Tuesday was given new medication for the hick-ups, by Thursday when he flew home......hooray , they were gone......thanks... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Very good, safe and quiet location with great view. Rooms and bathroom/shower were clean and spacious. Gary and Tosca were gracious and friendly hosts. Minor deficit immediately corrected. Excellent breakfast. Very good restaurants in vicinity, recommended by Tosca.. We were impressed. Good value. Would stay here again! Jannie and Jeanette

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings Jannie and Jeanette, many thanks for submitting a lovely review of Ridgeview Lodge, very much appreciated and we are pleased to have been able to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. When next you are down this part of the world, we would love to host you again, Best Regards Gary & Tosca More

Richards Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Excellent value for money, food was good , Owners friendly, nice view, unfortunately I think the beds need upgrading.Otherwise all was good and will definitely stay there again as it is close to everything.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed a few nights here over Christmas time. I am very glad we chose this spot as the hosts made us feel like their friends - they were helpful and very jovial! It definitely feels like we were staying with friends rather than at some unfamiliar place. The lodge itself is not luxurious, but it is very well kept.... More

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings and many thanks for the review from a knowledgeable Tripadvisor contributor, its always gratifying to to have complimentary remarks about the positive aspects to our accommodation and unfortunately disturbing when there are conflicting remarks. Nevertheless we do look forward to hosting you both during 2014 when the opportunity arises. Happy New Year, Gary & Tosca More

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Address: 17 Loudoun Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ridgeview Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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