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Otter's Bend Lodge

Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

OK, so you really don't expect luxury accommodation when you get a good deal on Groupon or Cityslickers, but it should be a reasonable standard shouldn't it? In any case, we took up one of these deals as an opportunity to visit Franschhoek for longer than a day and take in more than the usual single restaurant or wine farm.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I would not have had nearly as good a time in Franschhoek if I had not stayed at Otter's Bend Lodge. The Lodge rooms feel very home-et, and give a beautiful view of the mountains. Our hosts (a lovely family) were genuinely invested in our having a good experience, and took the time to make sure we knew what we... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Amazing value in Franschoek. A stone's throw away from the "main strip", Otter's Bend is lovingly run by a local family. While the accommodation is basic, it has everything you need. We had mistakenly booked two nights here but ran into problems getting there and could only stay one night. The operators were nice enough to only charge us for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Incredible value for the money. There are few other reasonably-priced accommodations in the area, and the location of and service at Otter's Bend is great. Hosts went above and beyond, letting us use their home phone, bringing us to Stellenbosch to catch an airport transfer, and taking us to/from dinner in town. We cannot say enough good things about them.... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I would recommend staying here during the summer time. The tree house type backpacker rooms are pretty cold during the winter months. There is a great communal area for making fires, swimming and socializing - although we did not use this as the area wasn't closed off from the cold. Although this is situated on the farm, we still heard... More 

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed in the family room and got to enjoy the area at a really affordable rate. The accommodation was clean and the setting really pretty. It was very good budget accommodation. The kids could also walk down to the river and enjoy the setting while other just sit on the lawns and enjoy a good bottle of wine.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is one of the most relaxing places if have ever lived at. It feels like you are in a little oak house in the middle of the woods surrounded by trees and water and all you want to do is Braai, read, swim and have fun with family. This is the ideal place for a big family get-to-gether or... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Didn't stay very long...But staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely convenient when taking the Wine Tram! Close to town, and offers some great views of the Franschhoek valley. Recommend to all those looking for simple...yet good value.

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Black River, Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We spend only one night there! it was very very nice. the room was very comfortable, and the place is so beautiful! It was perfect for us! If we come back to SA we will come back there for sure! Thanks

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Cannes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Just what we were after, a nice relaxed place to stay with friendly staff and easy walking distance to town - important for wine tasting! Rooms are quite small but perfectly adequate and cheap as chips! Would definitely go again.

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