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Umlilo Lodge B&B
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   9 Dolphin Avenue | PO Box 267, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa   |  
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70 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful hostess!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We stay here 2 nights in a family room and it was a great experience. The room was big and comfortable, but the best was the B&B interior courtyard, because the rooms are around a wonderful tropical jungle.
The hostess, very friendly and helpful, is the main asset of this nice B&B.
Regarding the location, it is in downtown, near of all restaurants and shops, but in a quiet street.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We visited here on our honeymoon and could not be happier. A wonderful location situated in downtown St. Lucia (not the biggest town but the heart of the area). The lodge is a great set up with decorated nicely as a rainforest and quite comfortable. The rooms are comfortable and the staff of this family run establishment are great.
We did the river Hipo and Croc cruise from Shoreline Cruise which was fantastic with our guide Steven. Try to do one near sunset as the sunsets are fantastic from the river.
We also did the Bush Horseback Ride with Tory of Bhangazi Horse Game Safari which was a fantastic way to introduce us to the wildlife of the area. We were able to ride up so close to the animals that later when we did a drive through the park we barely stopped for animals in the distance because we had already seen them up close.
The Braai dinner is a must and is a great way to end a day.
Breakfast is fantastic and great way to start the day.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houten The Netherlands
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

perfect garden perfect harmony, perfect breakfast with a very friendly mother of the owner (?) giving you al kinds of friendly words and advises for activities of the day, offering you snorkel geer (however to cold to snorkel)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A lovely unsual setting with well appointed rooms and well located. Es and Lourenz were fabulous hosts - helpful, warm and friendly with lots of great hints and tips. The rooms are cosy and beds comfortable and we found the Umlilo a lovely relaxing place to come back to after a day's activities. Breakfast was outstanding. It is not perfect (in particular, the lighting in the bedrooms could be improved) but we would choose the character of the lodge and the warm hospitality we received over the sterility of a corporate-run hotel every time!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dorking, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We loved our stay here - Esther is so helpful and welcoming, the setting with the water and plants and boardwalks is delightful. The rooms are spacious and really well equipped. Breakfast was excellent and reading the other reviews I wish we'd tried the dinner too as we didn't have much success in the local restaurants! The area around St Lucia is lovely and there is lots to do.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We had no idea what we were booked into for our 3 nights accommadation in St Lucia. But from the moment we were greeted, and then shown to our rooms, I was in love. Walking through the trees and up the steps to a rustic type room that offered all that we needed. Very clean, great position and we could not fault our stay. The breakfasts looked like they were for an army of people and catered for all tastes. Two dinners were supplied and home cooked and just beautiful. A Braai well catered for with lots of food as well. Would really recommend the Umlilo Lodge to anyone going into the area. Handy position to shops, a very easy walk to the markets. Thanks to the lady owner and her son for looking after us so well. Would go back given the chance but New Zealand is quite a way to come from.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centurion, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Great first visit to St Lucia thanks to Umlilo. Well located in the town. Excellent advice about where to go and what to do in the area. Nice breakfast, especially the muffins. Would return without a doubt.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 9 Dolphin Avenue | PO Box 267, Saint Lucia 3936, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Saint Lucia
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Ranked #4 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Saint Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Umlilo Lodge B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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