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Katse Lodge

2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Katse Village, Bokong, Lesotho (Formerly Orion Katse Lodge)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014
Alan R Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The room was basic - a place to sleep... The standard rooms are dorm rooms that share a bathroom with the neighbouring room. The view from the room was good, but the room doesn't look like the one on their website. The swimming pool, tennis courts and squash courts are community based and are far from the hotel. There is... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your honest review following your stay at Katse Lodge. You have raised various points and we thank you for taking the time to make mention of them. Our standard rooms are dormitory-styled as advertised and we do offer other accommodation options if a guest seeks a more private setting. All the rooms offer great views... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel has several pieces to it - new rooms; old "flats" and a house or two I am told. Built on top of a hill with amazing views of the Katse Dam it is the only place to stay in the village It was origianllly the construction camp but ahs been looked after and added to. Friendly staff and... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alan Thank you for your honest review of the Katse Lodge. We appreciate your kind words and agree with your statement about the fireplace. We do hope you will visit us again soon. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was average, service is good, location is excellent Drinks are quite expensive The views are fantastic, Access to the Dam wall is only possibly with the day Tours,that was a bummer for us. The area is secure and clean.

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Katse Lodge. We appreciate your kind words and will take some of the points you mentions for consideration. We thank you further for your suggestion when booking a stay with us-We will always accommodate groups and alter the rooms accordingly. We hope you will visit us... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Knowing it was rated as only a three star hotel we were not expecting a lot but we were still disappointed. Our room was comfortable for one night but it was sparsely furnished and the furniture old and tired. The fitted base sheet to the bed was torn but the linen seemed clean. Long corridors with old linoleum flooring gave... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review of Katse Lodge. Thank you for your kind words about the staff and the food -your compliments will be passed on to the applicable staff we also thank you for your suggestions about visitors viewing the Dam and Botanical Gardens. We are currently looking at upgrading the Lodge and hope to move forward... More

Alton, United Kingdom
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238 reviews 238 reviews
85 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Katse is quite a long (and windy) drive - along some beautiful scenery - so we decided to stay over. We arrived around 3pm but the staff were very friendly when we asked if we could still have lunch (answer yes) and could we move a table outside to enjoy the sun and more surprisingly, no wind! (answer also yes).... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We are glad to here you enjoyed your visit to Lesotho and the beautiful scenery. We are currently renovating some of the rooms and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed here on Christmas Eve. The first room we had when we got there had an issue with the shower, however the staff were very quick to move us to a new room once we notified them. The room itself was a little dated and hostel-like, the sink was a bit stained and maintenance could be improved. Cookies, tea, coffee... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ollie and Jess Thank you for your honest review and bringing some valid points to our attention which we will be dealing with shortly. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we cannot wait to have you and your partner at the lodge again. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The rooms were basic and the sink in the bathroom in our room was almost falling off the wall. On the other hand the staff were friendly and the dinner was reasonable. Could do with some more work to make it appear slightly less hospital like!

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We thank you for your kind words on the dinner and staff. The good news is that a comprehensive renovation plan has just been approved for the lodge and we hope to see you back again soon to witness this project. Warm Regards Staff and Management Katse Lodge More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

With a stunning view on the Katse dam, the Lodge offers great comfort, lovely food, and a perfect and smiling service: this is a place to go and rest, enjoying the peace of the mountains amidst a very friendly people. The road from Leribe to Katse bridge and further, to Katse dam offers scenic landcapes. A beautiful trip.

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, the lovely food and the service you received. We will pass your kinds words to our all our staff members. We look forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards The Katse Lodge Team More

Johannesburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Having read previous reviews on this hotel, we were not sure of what to expect at the Lodge. We were pleasantly surprised!! Staff very efficient and friendly. Room large and comfortable (beds should be replaced though as they are of the old spring type). A-la-carte supper enjoyable and reasonably priced and a buffet breakfast that included everything that you could... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kenny, Thank you for your honest review. We are glad you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the food as well as visiting the Dam. We thank you again for your suggestions on improving the property. We will make them part of our renovation plans of the hotel. We hope to see you again soon. Your Sincerely, The Katse... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed for 1 night at the the Katse Lodge. The room was ok, very spacious with a large tv on the wall, but both the bedroom and bathroom were in need of updating. Katse dam is a beautiful area of the country and the dam tour interesting.

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Katse, Manager at Katse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you back at Katse soon. Warm regards, The Katse Lodge Team More

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Address: Katse Village, Bokong, Lesotho (Formerly Orion Katse Lodge)
Location: Lesotho > Thaba-Tseka District > Bokong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Katse Lodge 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Orion Katse Hotel Bokong
Katse Lodge Lesotho/Bokong

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Katse Lodge is perfectly positioned atop a saddle, offering incredible panoramic views of the famous Katse Dam, with its surrounding mountains, rocky crags, sparse vegetation and landlocked lakes. The Lodge is an ideal starting point for travelers wishing to explore Lesotho’s mountain kingdom. For the adventurous, drive the robustly constructed alpine roads to Mohale Lodge, and experience the stark desolate landscape with traditional villages, untouched by time. Return to the lodge after a day of exploration and adventure dine in comfort, with unobstructed views of the glimmering waterscape, and then relax in front of the inviting fireplace. Katse Lodge offers genuine warmth and old-fashioned hospitality, making it one of Lesotho’s best-kept secrets. ... more   less 
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