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Cape Town
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Our one night stay in the Lodge and also in the village was too short but will come again! We were surprised at the cleanliness the room as well as furnishing - excellent! The breakfast the next morning also came as a surprise regarding the volume, the variety and freshness of the food.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Debbie & Sophie were brilliant hosts they advised us where to go & where to eat they know so much about the area & made our short stay memorable. The rooms were excellent & very clean Breakfast was lovely Thank you for a lovely stay we will be back again

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CapeTown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Village Lodge is set in beautiful gardens, has charm and style in abundance, all the important things are spot on (great showers beds and airy spacious rooms), and the staff and management are brilliant. They helped me with Otter Trail transfers (and rescued the situation when I messed it up!), advice and general good cheer. Diesel the dog is...

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SRVillageLodge, Manager at The Village Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cecile, It was a great pleasure to have you to stay with us, albeit briefly. I am glad that we managed to avoid any issues and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Take care Debbie & Sophie PS. Diesel also says thanks and tot siens!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed one night. Good for young people as had hostel like atmosphere and nearby bar but not for older 70 year olds like us. Also arrived a t 7:30 p.m. and office closed and emergency number on door not answered. after half an hour someone came and things straightened out but very unsatisfactory way to start after a long...

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SRVillageLodge, Manager at The Village Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David, Please accept our apologies for the check-in experience that you received when you arrived at the Lodge. We agree, not a good start, but we are glad to hear that things did improve after that. We are under new ownership and upgrades are underway, including new king size beds in Tsitsikamma (and other rooms). If you are ever...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family group stayed here in Feb 2017. The rooms we stayed in were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was more than adequate with fruit salad,yogurts,juice,toast,muffins and then a cooked to order breakfast. Lovely. A good location for Storms River Mouth, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland,also Natures Valley and Kuerboomstrand.Also Microbrewery in the village well worth the visit. Plenty...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lodge is very professionally managed. Rooms are a little bit small, but clean and basically equipped. The breakfast was excellent. The manager gave us helpful tips for Addo Elephant Park, our next destination. WiFi in the room was bad to not available. The available internet bandwidth was very small. The room's key fob is huge. That is a real...

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went back this year as it is the very best place to stay in that area. They have apparently changed hands but kept the important things...mainly the two people who make it the place to return to. Again we were made very welcome, rooms clean, breakfast more than enough for anyone and the place is kept tidy all the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved staying here. It was not the most luxurious place we stayed on our trip, but certainly one of the most enjoyable. The rooms were fine. Our three person family had one large bed and two bunk beds in the room. The bathroom was decent and the WiFi was excellent. Probably the best on the trip. There was a...

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1Thank Milton O
Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed February 6, 2017

It took a long time to determine which place to stay at in Storms River Village, since there are an overwhelming amount of choices. We ended up being over the moon with our choice of the Village Lodge. Our room was very nice and comfortable, housekeeping was great, and the HOT shower was very welcome at the end of each...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Stayed with family and friends for a couple of Nights. Very nice breakfast and extremely charming ladys with good knowledge of the area running the Lodge. Perfect home cooked breakfast and good location.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Village Lodge is in the centre of Storms River Village, close to all activities and amenities. Nestled in lovely gardens, with a magnificent mountain backdrop, its front gate opens onto the Old Cape Road (the original road between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth) and is the main street of the village leading into the Tsitsikamma Forest. The Lodge is ideal for Otter Trail Hikers, those looking for day hiking trails as well as small families and couples. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Village Lodge

Address: 40 Darnell Street | Stormsriver Village, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa (Formerly Storms River Village Lodge & Flashpackers)
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Tsitsikamma National Park > Storms River
Price Range: $68 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Village Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Dorm rooms were awesome for a big group - but if you are a family/couple opt for the more upmarket double rooms..... Lovely!”
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