Even though George lodge is fairly easy to find and the reception staff was decent ,this does not make up for the terrible night we had here. Especially since we paid quite a high price for staying here.
Also reading trough the other reviews the comments from the hotel staff as a reply are extremely unprofessional denial is not just a river in Egypt. Admitting your mistakes is the first step towards improvement.
Like previous reviewers already mentioned the mattresses feel like granite and are extremely uncomfortable. The bed was too short as well and there is no way that taller people can sleep in that bed. The room smelled very weird like the previous guest had left a personal aroma in the room.Or as my wife stated it "Is this the room or the fitness centre?"
The rooms themselves felt very dark and uncomfortable and the mirrors everywhere made it even stranger (mirrors in front of the master bed is very bad in Feng shui)
After our 6 hour long travel from Houtbay to George we wanted to take a swim. When we saw the swimming pool we passed immediately it's so disgusting and if the tourism grading council would visit this day I think the lodge would receive a formal warning. We could not see the bottom of the swimming pool it was filled with sand,stones and bugs. (photos will be added later on)
Also the gardens in front of the rooms were filled with trash (paper/plastic and even a half eaten orange was in the bushes lovely but we prefer a real garden over a landfill)
The breakfast did not taste nice at all and the service offered during the breakfast was cold and unfriendly. One of our group asked for some extra bacon and the lady looked at us like it was unheard of to ask for such a thing.
When we left no one asked us if we enjoyed our stay on our way home we received an SMS to give our opinion about George lodge international, we can give it in one simple word that pretty much sums it all up:
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lenie Stander and Reinette Marais form the mother-daughter team behind the success and allure of George Lodge International. With many combined years of experience within the hospitality industry, we appreciate the individual requirements of each guest - and go out of our way to reach and exceed your requirements and needs. Our personal and intimate knowledge of the area, along with our experience in managing wonderful weddings, fabulous functions and successful conferences, allows us to tailor-make your stay. While George Lodge International is a family run establishment and visitors may expect all the comforts of home, our professional team adheres to the highest of standards. This combination ensures that your stay will not only be exactly what you needed and expected, but so much more. We offer a truly value for money experience with 22 en suite rooms, a swimming pool and braai area, cooked breakfasts, packages for tour groups and complimentary WiFi connectivity. Our conference centre also offers wireless access to the Internet with various rooms available that would suit the specific needs of every corporate group - regardless of the size of the group. Our shuttle service offers airport transfers and, with the rest of the Garden Route waiting to be explored, daytrips to all the activities and must-see landmarks in the area. The Garden Route also offers some of South Africa's best golfing and our golfing packages allow you to stay, play and shuttle in comfort and style. We offer a range of fully serviced rooms, with 22 standard-, family- and self catering rooms fitted with all the amenities you would expect from a world class facility. And as our rooms may be rearranged to meet your group's unique needs, you're sure to find your perfect room at George Lodge International. While our rooms are non-smoking by law, smoking is permitted on the balconies of various rooms - please enquire when placing your booking. Ample secure, off street parking is provided and guests may enjoy a great night's sleep, safe in the knowledge that their vehicles are secured behind palisades and electric fencing, while closed circuit television (CCTV) systems keep a watchful eye. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are looking forward to welcoming you to George Lodge International - remember to ask our receptionist for our Things to Do list, as well as a list of restaurants in the area. ... more less
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