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“Large spacious room, great view” 4 of 5 stars
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Mimosa Lodge
4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. Box 323 | Church Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Large spacious room, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here on route to Addo Elephant Park. After I had booked the room I then came onto tripadvisor.com to check the reviews and off the back of some of them was a bit worried that I had made the wrong choice - absolutely not. We had a large garden room - yes the floor was not tiled or carpetted but actually in light of how hot it can get this keeps the rooms cooler and was of no issue to either of us - its not bare rough concrete as some reviews suggest. The bathroom was lovely, big bath and seperate walkin shower, and the rooms, hotel and gardens are all very tidy and well maintained.

We did not eat at the restaurant in the evening, but have heard from other guest houses along R62 that the food is very good. The staff in the hotel were all very accomodating and I would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to someone passing through - if they could get an outside room (having not stayed in the actual main building)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

Our room was ultra modern, very large with its own garden area & loungers (we were upgraded). The bathroom was large with modern fittings. There was tea/coffee making facilities and a hifi system. The only down side was the lack of airconditioning which could be a real problem in the very hot weather. A large fan was provided (almost of industrial proportions) and the noise on its lowest speed was quite intrusive, and not conducive to sleep. The hotel provided complimentary pre dinner drinks in the garden and the evening meal was superb with the hotels own wine (chardonnay) which was delicious. Breakfast was plentiful with home made bread and cakes. The hotel was centrally located in the old part of Montagu and a leaflet for an historic walk around the town was provided by the hotel. The pool was very small and not very inviting.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights. The staff were very friendly, and the room was very nice (large double bed, very comfy pillows), but unusually for South Africa we han no air con, and no fridge to chill any water. The staff kept prividing us on request with ice buckets but it was a bit of a hassle. It was so hot at night that we had to sleep with the doors open.
on a more positive note the meals were fabulous (we ate there both nights). A nice location within Montagu., with parking outside.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

If you need a stop over in Montagu then it is a decent choice. It is not a "wow" hotel, but overall it was fine as a break on our route between Franschoek and Oudtschoorn via route 62. Our room (which was an upgrade from the standard rooms) was clean, large and comfortable. It felt a touch dated and there was no air con so it was quite warm. There was also a rather scummy looking plunge pool outside our room which I can't imagine anyone wanting to go in, which begs the question of why it is there. Pool area was OK, nothing special. Overall, it was absolutely fine as a stop over en route, but not somewhere i would seek out or want to spend more than a night.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

We didn't really know what to expect as this was really just a stop over hotel for us, but we wish we had had longer here. The rooms were beautiful (we had an enormous drapped four-poster), with a fab bathroom, and very thoughful finishing touches such as a carafe of wine, and a kit of essentials.
The gardens are absolutely stunning, and we were sorry not to have more time to enjoy them and the pool area within them.
The staff were extremely helpful, providing us with advise on local vineyards etc, which we spent a fantastic afternoon visiting!
A wonderful seating area in the gardens was a lovely location for pre-dinner drinks, and the food was out of this world- one of the best of many fantastic meals we enjoyed in south Africa.
I would highly recommend this hotel- but make sure you have at least 2 nights (or more!) to properly make the most of it.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

We spent 1 night here on our tour of the garden route.. As it was basically just a stopover we didnt get a proper chance to evaluate things. However from what we saw it was a lovely spot. The rooms are gorgeous, very unusual, with stone fixtures and fittings.
We ate in the restaurant on the night of our stay and were impressed, the food here is top notch. Montagu itself is a quiet town with not allot going on. I would have no hesitation reccomending the Mimosa, but I wouldne be hanging around Montagu too long...

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2011

We first stayed at the Mimosa Lodge at end of 2008 for 3 nights which included New Years Eve which was amazing, one of the best ever. We have visited South Africa many times each time trying to visit at least one new place and always stay in guest houses. This time we stayed at Mimosa Lodge for 4 nights between Christmas and New Year - it did not dissappoint in any way. We stayed in one of the garden rooms - new build, very contemporary and stylish great bathrooms and such comfortable beds. The gardens are lovely - very natural and it has a lovely little pool that is designed to tone in with all the garden colours, and although the whole idea of the Mimosa is to relax, there is a TV room and honesty bar right next to it. Bernard and Fida the owners are wonderful hosts - and all the staff extremely helpful and kind. Bernard is also a fantastic chef - dinners at the Mimosa are very special. Yes there is a set menu each day - the same as in the current top rated restuarant in Paris - but Bernard has no probelm in changing a course if it does not suit - one of us only eats certain foods, and all the food is totally fresh and well sourced. The wines are superb, especially the Mimosa selection. We had a lovely time pottering about during the day, picnicing on the Breed River, mountain tractor rides, local museums and lots of lovely lounging by the pool and in the garden. We can't wait to go back.
Jenny and Ray, London

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O. Box 323 | Church Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mimosa Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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