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Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

68 Josiah Mathebula Avenue, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015
dinasour_7 Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to the shamrock lodge just for one night. The room was big and spacious. Jaco was helpful and friendly. He is very good with people and was a wonderful host. The owner Terry is very involved with the customers and we had a good chat and enjoyed staying at the Shamrock arms. We would definitely come back. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stopped at The Shamrock Arms on our way from Kruger Park going back to Joberg. What a wonderful experience. A great welcome on arrival from Jaco and a super room. After a wash n brush up we went into the delightful bar for drinks and dinner and met the most hospitable owner Terry. We then had a real treat... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We would like to thank you for the wonderful night we could spend at your charming guest lodge. The room was indeed luxurious and the atmosphere perfect for our little get away. Jaco is a wonderful host and he really made our stay very special. He also spoiled us with a delicious omelette breakfast. We hope that we will be... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We used the Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge as a half way stop to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. We arrived late but received a warm welcome from Jaco who directed us to our room. The rooms are spacious and clean with crisp white linen. Brace yourself for the 5 star (king size) breakfast the next morning.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a great place to stay. Jaco, the manager, makes you feel right at home and you feel like a friend from the moment you step through the door. The same applies for Terry the owner. After the weekend we felt as though we'd been friends forever. Accommodation is great. The ambience and atmosphere are very small town and you... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The website is very user friendly. Accommodation was outstanding, I was very pleasantly surprised. Jaco and the owner, Terry, were both very friendly helpful. Breakfast was outstanding! The rooms are very spacious and clean. I'll definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I would just like to say that I loved this lodge , I actually would like to have stayed a lot longer unfortunately due to difficult circumstances I couldn't , but these people will always be in my heart in very special place.xxx

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Jaco the manager makes this quaint little place. The rooms are beautiful and spacious but this is really just a tiny town and good for a one night stop over. The lodge is great and the food prepared by Jaco is homely and tasty. We enjoyed our stay.

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Allschwil, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a great 2-night stay at Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge. Jaco cooked a wonderful dinner for us and gave us many tips what to do around Waterval Boven. We enjoyed pretty much Jaco and Archibald. Best regards Edith & Karl from Switzerland

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We found the guest house excellent value for money. It was clean and well maintained. We didn't get to meet the owners as they were away on a trip but that didn't matter as the staff were extremely nice and friendly, offering advice on the best roads to take for our onward journey to Kruger and what to see on... More 

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