We booked in at Pine Lake Marina on the morning of the 08th of February 2014 for a romantic evening away. Upon arrival we greeted by the friendly staff who then explained where the pools etc. are. We were provided with a map of the resort and a welcome letter. When we got to our little 2 bedroom studio, it was beautiful, clean and fully equipped with the necessary cutlery and crockery. It felt like home away from home. Seeing that we only booked for one evening we tried to do as much as the activities as possible, we started by having a pick nick at the beach with the pick nick basket that they made up for us filled with biltong and all things yummy it was so nice to finally sit back and enjoy the view. We then booked our Jacuzzi session at the Pine Express shop [not even a 4 min walk from our room] and then went to play mini golf. After the mini golf we went on the paddle boat, it was so relaxing. When we finally got back to our room we started to braai, once dinner was done we decided to walk down to Pine Vibe where we enjoyed hot chocolate on the patio next to the pool. It was truly a wonderful evening and I absolutely loved it at Pine Lake the only down side from the resort was the extremely unfriendly and unprofessional staff at Pine Vibe and Pine Express. When we entered at Pine Vibe we were not greeted at all, after waiting almost 5 minutes next to a dirty table we were handed a menu and the waitress never returned eventually I went inside to the staff member at the bar finding him on his blackberry texting [which is rude considering nobody assisted us to take our order] and I asked him if I can place my order, he didn’t seem to be in the mood to work at all. When it was time to pay the bill his card maiden was at Pine Express so we walked over there with him, at Pine Express there was ± 4 staff members chewing gum with their mouths open, talking to each other, laughing loudly and handing out cigarettes to each other in front of us. Yet once again not greeting us or in the mood to work. Aside from the Pine Vibe and Pine Express staff and service we would definitely return to Pine Lake Marina for a holiday, the place is absolutely wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pine Lake Marina (SATOUR 3 star graded) is a self-catering family orientated holiday resort situated on the banks of the spectacular Swartvlei Lake, outside Sedgefield - in the heart of the Garden Route, South Africa. Rates include a variety of activities, for example, tennis, squash, kayaking, pedalos, mini-golf, etc. that can be done on site, whilst the location means it is a short drive to explore all that this wonderful area has to offer! Swimming beaches are close by and the area offers an abundance of activities to enjoy including Mountain Biking; Bungee Jumping; Paragliding; kite-surfing; Trail Running; .The newly completed conference centre and restaurant offers a beautiful setting for weddings and other functions at very affordable rates.Across the road there is an associated short golf course, The Sedge Links - where you can improve your short-game or learn the game for the first time! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Lake Marina Hotel Sedgefield