We arrived in Grahamstown at dusk, without having previously arranged accommodations. We were anxious to find a place and settle into the town.
When we first entered Adventure Lodge, no one was present at reception. We waited for a good 5 minutes. Finally, a person I presume was the owner, came to our attention. Thankfully, they had accommodations. The owner, however, was entirely unfriendly and seemed to want to rush us through our check-in, hastily answering our questions. When it seemed everything was in order, we took the keys to our room, and the owner rushed away. When we returned to reception to ask a few questions about the town and where to dine, she was again not present. When we were finally able to track her down, the woman indicated that you "just go to the main area and there are lots of restaurants". This was hardly a recommendation, and vastly incorrect, as when we went to the main strip, only one restaurant was visible and open!
The room itself was okay, however, the bathroom toilet was filthy, requiring me to rub it down entirely with sanitizer and paper towel.
Overall we were quite disappointed with Adventure Lodge, however, this review does not appear to stray from the norm of this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cosy wooden cabins and luxury en suite rooms lie in a lush bird filled garden fringed by its own gurgling mountain stream and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Halfway between Cape Town and the Garden Route it is ideally situated to hike or horse ride through indigenous forests or wander through the picturesque village. Beneath the most spectacular peaks of the Langeberg Mountains Swellendam is the 3rd oldest magisterial district in South Africa with plenty of inspiring and peaceful experiences. Sit around our welcome fire under starry skies and enjoy the countryside. ... more less
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