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The Lodge on the Beach

| Second Beach, Port St Johns, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first: What a view!!!! What a location!!!! Totally love this place. So honestly, i couldn't understand those bad reviews i read earlier! This is absolutely the best place we have stayed during our trip, till now! The guesthouse was amazing, the owners were so nice and really made us feel home! I'm sad i couldn't stay longer than 2... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had a chance to see one of South Africa's great wonders after taking a Sho't Left through Port St Johns. We arrived in the evening, had dinner at a secluded restaurant which according to my partner had 'the best schwarmas'. In the morning we took a hike to the top of the hill overlooking the beach. The pics tell... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stumbled this at the end of second beach. Amazing views and great hospitality. Unfortunately we did not have time to stay overnight but took a tour of the rooms which are simple and charming. Bathrooms not actually ensure but just across the corridor. Definitely recommend for an idyllic retreat

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Hannover, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived at the place, it was very dark and the night man told us that it was booked already even though we had made a reservation. Fortunately, we still went inside and found out that this was not correct and that our room was still reserved. However, we did not know that we had to pay in cash... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed with Mike, Cat & Neo in early Jan 2013. The Lodge is old and could do with some refurbishment, but as I understand it the rent is extreme which doesn't leave much room for Mike to put money back into building he doesn't own. That said the rooms were all clean and each has a separate bathroom which... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Travelled throughout South Africa for a month with a friend and booked Lodge on the Beach without knowing too much about it. What a great find. Cheap and cheerful yes, but with views to die for and your own bathroom it was just a great place to relax and unwind. It was quiet, yet the other two rooms were also... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Booked this venue in April to stay with our friends who had booked in March. When we arrived we were greeted by a puzzled looking character who said that he hadnt had confirmation of our bookings and had no rooms available even though we had paid deposits. However, he did us a favour as we thought the place was dirty... More

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Malaga, Spain
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154 reviews 154 reviews
20 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Booked our accommodation in March 2012, one room then our friends decided to join us on our holiday to SA so booked another room in April 2012 through Safari.com - the deposit was paid and accepted by the owner of this establishment. Upon arrival, after 7 hours of driving, we were advised we had no rooms, Michael had very kindly... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We made a booking at this establishment in March 2012 for a 2 night stay on 5th and 6th Feb 2013. We later added our friends on the same dates so had 2 rooms booked. Our deposits were paid and given to the owner,Michael,in April 2012. After a long 5 hour drive we arrived at the location to find the... More

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Kalkan, Antalya, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed at the Lodge on the beach for 3 nights although we had only planned to stay 2, would probably have stayed even longer had they had the room. The location is perfect, literally right on the beach with the most amazing view to wake up to. There are some lovely walks to be done right on your doorstep,... More

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Address: | Second Beach, Port St Johns, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Port St Johns
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