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Floreat Riverside Lodge

3.0 of 5
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PO Box 150, 103 Old Lydenburg Road | Sabie, Sabie 1260, South Africa
Floreat Riverside Lodge
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sabie
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area around Sabie is beautiful and the accommodation provided at Floreat is comfortable and reasonable for the price. It is clean and reasonable wheelchair facilities. It does look a little under-decorated in parts however the self catering chalets are modern and tidy. The buffet breakfast and dinner is also very good, although we were not impressed with the evening... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is with considerable trepidation after reading the negative reviews, that we booked at this resort. Pleasant surprised that the reviews did not to justice. From the outset we were treated, with care and consideration by all staff. Positives: The room (honeymoon suite) was clean and well - appointed as well as spacious and had excellent views. Breakfast was more... More 

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Sabie, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Morning has broken over a misty Sabie Valley - The Floreat provided warm hospitality to match the ambience of Sabie - Great Service, Great Staff. Cool misty mornings in the Sabie Valley are the perfect prelude to a baking African summer's day.

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had high hopes for the Floreat in Sabie. Firstly, the accommodation is okay, it would be suitable for a family staying together. There are multiple beds in our cottage and there is kitchen space to cook. Most importantly, the reception staff is friendly and helpful. Beyond that things fall apart. First, our rooms were dirty, like in a poorly... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The location of the hotel is in the hillside town of Sabie in good reach of many beauty spots and of course Kruger National Park. From the initial booking in I was a little concerned as the reception areas garden was full of weeds and the large pots holding shrubs had tab ends in them. Our room smelled of damp... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We enjoyed the quite and beautiful riverside setting of this lodge and our suite was spacious, clean and well-appointed. The breakfast buffet was nothing to write home about and the restaurant atmosphere was stiff and outdated. The bar-lounge area was nicely decorated and furnished but the separate bar and pool room was a bit tacky. Service was good but impersonal... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Sabie is a lovely little hill town that you come upon after the scenic drive down the Longtom Pass. Unfortunately despite a riverside location the property itself is poorly designed with no sitouts and poorly furnished rooms. The food too is way below average, but the staff is surprisingly helpful, friendly and resourceful. I would not select to stay here... More 

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Sandton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have known this lodge for the last 25 years and I must confess, my stay on 16 April 2014 was certainly the worst experience for me during all the years. The lodge is in desperate need of refurbishment! The rooms have been the same for 25 years! We needed accommodation as the weather turned on us ( we were... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed for three nights this month. The rates for the old rooms are not justifiable. Our double bed was actually two twin beds pushed together with one of the mattresses in the need of being replaced urgently. Staff is friendly but there is a strange vibe to the whole place. Breakfast and dinner (buffets) are of low quality. Overall... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I was gobsmacked when I was shown our room! For the amount of money we had paid, definitely not what I had expected. The rooms are by far, below standard and definitely not what you see on their website. The photo's on their website must have been taken over two decades ago and no one has cared to take proper... More 

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