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“Great place-- I stayed here two separate times!” 5 of 5 stars
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Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   23 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #48 of 80 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great place-- I stayed here two separate times!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

As I was traveling along the Garden Route, I stayed at Zoete Inval twice. Great location, great facilities, amazing staff! The ladies were more that happy to suggest activities and provide directions in town. When I signed up for a shark diving experience, they even suggested that i could tag along with two other hotel guests, saving me money in transportation costs! They even did the asking.

A wonderfully friendly place! And oh, some of the most affordable wifi I found in South Africa!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Berlin, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We really enjoyed staying at that backpackers. It's cheap. The staff was very friendly, rooms are clean, they have parking facilities and discounts for the whale watching tours. Breakfast was simple but free. Moreover, we had booked one type of room, but as the house was already partly occupied by a rugby team, they decided to give us a better room- no extra charge, so we won't be too bothered by the noise. Great choice!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Had a good experience here at Zoete Inval. Marianne was particularly helpful. The breakfast (free) was lovely and the showers likewise!! The rooms are a little dated and the bed wasn't overly comfortable but we were only there for 1 night and so weren't too bothered about that. Location was fantastic and we even got to see some whales during our stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

A great place walking distance from town and the ocean. Kitchen available and there is a lounge where you can relax with games and cable TV etc.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We have stayed here for 4 nights in November 2011. The owners are three nice ladies. We called them the "Golden girls" :). They remembered our names. That always feels good. Ok ok, the rooms are a little bit dated. But that's not important when you are paying like 100 to 150 rand a night. It's clean and the ladies and other staff are really making an effort to let you enjoy your stay. Funny fact. At the second day we dropped our laundry in the basket so that they could wash them for us. And the end of the day we found our laundry washed en folded on our beds!!! That's service!!!!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerpen
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

This is a backpackers hostel but with clean and comfortable rooms.
We received a perfect breakfast.
What makes this plase so special is the hospitality and kindness of the owners: Marilyn, Rina and Marianne.
We recommend the township tour with Willy as a guide !

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gardengirlafrica, Public Relations Manager at Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thank you for our first and very kind review.
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Additional Information about Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge

Address: 23 Main Road, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Zoete Inval Travellers Lodge 4*
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