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Kingfisher Lodge

McKenzie Road, Saint Lucia, South Africa
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Kingfisher Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival was not met by the host. Was told that she is running in errand in town. When they should us the room, I was a bit shocked as it was not at all like the picture on the internet. bathroom is old no curtains or blinds just old rusty rack were curtains once hung. At night when we... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge is located right at the end of town adjoining the park area which enables the game to wander around the property especially at night. Everything was spotless and the owners were very hospitable and friendly. The rooms are lovely with good quality linen and furnishings. Only complaint was the only toiletries provided in the room was a bar... More

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Strasbourg, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Very quite Lodge with large and comfortable rooms located in a nice area of Sta Lucia Excellent hospitality of the owner who is always ready to provide help and guidance for any visit around Sta Lucia

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Nelspruit, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Room: small, dark, in need of some upkeep. Bathroom: shower pressure very low, shared geezer so hot water a problem, toliet didn't flush well. Garden and communal lounge are nice. Breakfast average. Overall, very overpriced, hospitality sub par.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It is a very nice lodge. The rooms are beautiful, very clean all with on terasse in a wonderful garden. There is also a beautiful garden behind the main house overlokking the river. The manager was very friendly and helped us a lot with trips and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay very much.

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Kingfisher Lodge is gorgeously presented, lovely rooms, great location backing on to the estuary, very helpful and a superb breakfast. Unfortunately wasn't able to witness any hippos by the pool, but that didn't matter. St Lucia and Cape Vidal are stunning. I was fortunate to witness a Zulu ritual by the beach during sunrise, nice unexpected surprise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is really a hideaway in the town - well, on the edge of the town and the estuary. Wonderful place to stay, very friendly staff and beautiful setting. It is within walking distance from most of the restaurants in the town.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We just returned from South Africa where we spent our last 2 nights in St. Lucia at the Kingfisher Lodge. It is such an inviting and relaxing inn, we wish we could have stayed a week or more. The grounds are lush and beautiful with views onto the wetlands, and the only sounds you hear are from nature. Unfortunately we... More

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were staying at the Kingfisher Lodge for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. We did have a nice room, where we felt comfortable. Dave made bookings for us, even on short notice and everything worked out, he even showed us the way by driving ahead. The house and location was really fun to hang out and have a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

What a place! Closest you can get to nature. A piece of paradise with unspoilt nature on the doorstep - literally. The rooms and service was efficient and a smile was always to be found. We will be back, not only for the peace and rest, but also for that chocolate cake!

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Address: McKenzie Road, Saint Lucia, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Saint Lucia
Also Known As:
Kingfisher Hotel Saint Lucia

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St Lucia is the gateway to the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, declared South Africa`s first World Heritage Conservation Site in 1999. St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge is situated at the edge of town which means that whilst the shops, restaurants and other amenities are only a 10 minute walk away, the lodge`s delightful gardens blend seamlessly into the surrounding Gwalagwala Forest. The lodge has extensive shady gardens with a wide variety of trees. St Lucia Estuary can be viewed from the end of the garden and the start of the walking trail through the Gwalagwala Forest is next to the front gate. This proximity to nature means that the gardens are home to a wide variety of birds and are often visited by animals such as hippos, various antelope, bush babies and very occasionally leopards. A small swimming pool is available for the exclusive use of guests. Guests are welcome to relax either on sun loungers in the garden, under a poolside shaded area or in the comfortable lounge in the main house. All room rates include a delicious full breakfast which is served in a light and airy dining room offering views of the gardens and estuary. Please note that regrettably St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge does not cater for children under the age of 10 years. Accommodation at St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge: We offer six unique and private rooms. Each room sleeps two and is equipped with air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a bar fridge for your comfort and convenience. All rooms have en suite facilities and a private shaded patio area. Other facilities at St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge: - Bar Fridge in each suite - Traditional Zulu Dinner upon request (24 hour notice) - Hair Dresser on call - Traditional Zulu hair braiding by the experts (go home with a new hairstyle) - Beauty Therapist on the premises - All our Suites are non-smoking - Smoking on the patio is permitted - Internet Facilities - Free WiFi - Secretarial Services i.e.: Confirmation of flights, arranging tours/safaris etc ... more   less 
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