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Ilawu Boutique Hotel

2.0 of 5
2 Morcom Rd | Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg 3201 , South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Stayed in Room 6 at the Boutique Hotel. Went to Durbs to attend a wedding. The stay was pleasant with an affordable price tag. Will recommend this venue at any given time. Suburb very quiet and great for a peaceful sleep.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Ilawu is well situated for the Comrades (2km from the start in Pietermaritzburg). Ilawu is really overpriced for a 3 star hotel. The rooms are very close to each other and very noisy. So you can't really get much sleep the night before the comrades.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A bad experience, When the booking was done, I was given the address as 18 New England road (on my Agoda Booking Letter) on arrival at this address, after much scratching of the receptionists head and calling a supervisor, it was discovered that I was in fact booked at the hotel, which is situated in another part of Pietermaritzburg, approx.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

although first impressions can be deceiving at first it looked lovely and clean. staff friendly and helpful. However on closer look. Towels were old and stained with holes. on even closer look "slightly imperfect" label explains holes but not stain marks, and hair left from previous user. Food was plenty and sometimes good but sometimes just been kept hot for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

excellent place will recommend to anyone, everything neat and tidy,very helpful and efficient staff. Rooms up to standard. Very neat garden and well lit up area. Parking is ample and very safe. Centrally based , breakfast a must(divine),i will defnatly use this place again for family events in the area

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East London, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

my husband and sisters stayed here for 4days, it was unfortunate that we had already booked and paid our accomodation here. I must say the rooms were neat and the food "okay", however, there are number of things that were not working. the first night the shower was blogged, the next morning there was no hot/warm water in the showers,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The little hotel exceeds ones expectations on several levels. 1) Very well appointed entrance and rooms. 2) Breakfast and dinner included in the room rate. 3) Friendly helpful staff. I stayed for two evenings and found the hotel a fresh breeze of air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

my husband and i stayed at ilawu B&B during our december break, this place exceeded our expectation the room where very neat and cosy, breakfast was lovely, staff was friendly, safe and secure parking..the staff here really make this place what it is they are ever ready to go the extra mile to make the guest comfortable this is now... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Ilawu Hotel and Lodges is situated in a city called Pietermaritzburg in Kwazulu Natal in South Africa, they are a boutique hotel next to the Botanical Gardens in Maritzburg. Their hotel has perfect views of the Botanical gardens and thier service is exceptional, They realy exceded my expectations on the place and the city in general. Thank You guys keep... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Firstly we booked for New England Road, but make sure this is where you going as there is another branch in Morcom Road Prestbury. The opposite side of town. Which is where we had to stay. Secondly we were on the ground floor & people entering the establishment were very noisy together with the reception staff. The person on duty... More 

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