Obesa Lodge lies just off the main street of Graaf-Reinet, which is an attractive town with over 250 buildings of National Monument status and importance. The Lodge consists of a number of houses along one street, all separate from each other, and each one coloured brightly. We had 'Sundowner', which was a glorious shade of pink, but equally we could have been sleeping in lilac, orange or blue, etc.
Our room was large, airy, and spotlessly clean. The bed was huge, and we had a sitting room area, and a small kitchenette should we have needed it. We looked out over the pool area, and sat out in beautiful sunshine admiring the view.
Breakfast is delivered to your room the next morning by a maid, but that system doesn't work too well - the cooked breakfast was less than hot, and the fried eggs were well and truly cooked to solidity by the time they reached us!
The staff were friendly, and value for money was terrific. If you stay there, do make sure you visit the cactus garden opposite - a fantastic range of cacti, owned by an ex-lawyer for whom cacti is a passion rather than a hobby.
- Also Known As:
- Obesa Hotel Graaff-Reinet
- Obesa Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Obesa Lodge has different types of accommodation.Rooms (not self-catering) with 2 single beds, ceiling fan, TV, tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave and en suite-bathrooms are R360 per room per night. Names of rooms are Kalahari, Crocs, Ingwe, Tusk, Samurai, Malmaison, Masai, Clifton, Rhapsody and Bad Mama.Familythyme Cottage has 2 bedrooms (double bed and 2 single beds), open plan fully equipped kitchen/lounge and en suite-bathroom = R560 per day.Flower Power Cottage has 3 bedrooms (double bed and 4 single beds), 3 en suite-bathrooms, lounge and fully equipped kitchen = R660 per night.La Med and Sundowner suites have queen size beds, air-con, mini-kitchens and en suite-bathrooms and these units are R430 per night.Spring Breeze and English Country units have one bedroom with double bed and air-con, open plan kitchen/lounge with single bed in lounge plus en suite-bathroom. Spring Breeze is R450 per day and English Country R480 per day.Obesa Lodge has safe off-street parking with remote controlled gates, swimming pool and braai facilities. ... more less