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Umlilo Lodge B&B

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9 Dolphin Avenue | PO Box 267, Saint Lucia 3936, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling as a family with two children, 8 and 5 years old, and were stopping in this little bit of paradise for 3 nights. The owners at the Lodge were extremely welcoming and helpful. They had a great knowledge of the area and were more than happy to help in anyway they could. We had a very comfortable... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with our room, the plumbing in the shower was terrible and poor visibility in the bathroom. The pillows were hard and uncomfortable and the room was very average, nothing to rave about. We moved after a night. The owner seems pleasant enough but nothing particular stood out about the couple. We had very little interactions with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Located centrally in St Lucia, Umlilo is operated by its family owners who were extremely hospitable. They'll make you feel at home the moment you check in to the lodge, paying close attention to all your needs and travel itinerary at St Lucia. The owners also served up scrumptious South African food (we had 2 breakfasts & 2 dinners there),... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

The family owners were all very friendly. We had home cooked meals included with our safari package...delicious!! Very comfortable beds and great shower!! Walking distance to the town.. But you will find everything is walking distance in the town. Felt very safe with the security at the lodge! Breakfast was included

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

rooms dark and dreary - linen worn and not giving one the impressioon of freshness - impossible to see into one's suitcase lighting so dim - shower ok - reasonable water pressure - outside foliage way too overgrown and making motel style rooms very dark inside - wooden ramps for walking through this foliage to rooms wet and slippery. garden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Umlilo for two nights. It's central, the Main Street being a short walk away. It's convenient as it is a short drive from most places and super comfortable, with big beds and large rooms. A win is the lush green garden and flowing water throughout which makes it a great place simply to relax on your balcony. This... More 

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Dale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a warm welcome at Umlilo and immediately felt at home. There is an honesty bar which is open all hours for water, wine and beer which is a great part of this lodge. The evening meals and breakfasts were perfect and delicious and the service was fantastic throughout. The lodge is safe and atmospheric - perfect for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We were booked into here by our safari company, and so glad we were. The setting is stunning, Paul looked after us wonderfully and the rooms had everything we needed and more. The pool was an added bonus and breakfast was lovely. A great place to relax when not out exploring the bush!

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The owners of Umlilo went the extra mile to ensure that we experienced a "once in a lifetime" experience.We did the tour package for 5 days and extended our stay. The tour guides were knowledgeable and professional and their passion for the area was contagious. The owners accomodated my health requirements regarding diet and accomodation with utmost kindness and the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Umlilo Lodge was a wonderful place to stay! Beautifully designed so you felt you were in the African Bush! Rooms were spacious and immaculately clean and had all amenities. The bathroom was huge with a bath and a shower! The guesthouse is well situated for easy access to the town and for pick ups for safari trips. The owners, Elphia... More 

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