I booked at this lodge directly via their website, altough there were no photo's available (which should sent off alarm-bells already). On the day we arrived we received some sms-messages with a description how to get to the house we booked. At arrival (we left 05:15 and arrived around 16:45) we were 'welcomed' by 2 annoying stray-dogs. Not by the owners, managers or staff.... When we came into the room we almost fainted as it was very hot inside, just 1 bedroom with airco and a living room (app. 1,5 by 3,5 metres). There was a sleepingcouch for our 2 boys (2 and 4 years old) in the living room, no airco, no light (only electricity wires in the ceiling), 1 small table with a microwave on it -so too small to eat on with 4 persons- and a very small plank with an electric stove which was 'the kitchen'.
I paid a deposit of R2250 for 5 nights for this so-called self-catering appartment, but we were so dissaiponted in what should be a nice stay in St. Lucia, that we contacted the owner and asked her if we could get an upgrade. In stead of showing some understanding the reaction of the owner was very blunt, blaming us for booking directly via internet! He could not arrange something for us, so we left and went to Monzi Country Cottage which was lovely! The room we got is a total rip-off: R4500 for 5 nights!! We are the most disgusted by the rude reaction of the owner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodge's name "Ingwenya" derives from the Zulu word for crocodile. It was quite logical to choose a name for our lodge indigenous to Zululand, in this first world heritage site of South Africa. Ingwenya Lodge is situated on the "outskirts" of the residential area of St Lucia, nestled in the heart of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The property borders the nature reserve with a view of both the sea and the estuary, a very unique privilege in St Lucia. ... more less
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