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Queenstown, South Africa
Reviewed August 23, 2016

What an amazing experience I had at this lodge, the rooms, the staff and the food were of high quality standards ... the location and the tranquillity that comes with it perfect I would highly recommend everyone to try it out..... Value for money

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Elsa R, Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sivenathi Thank you for your nice review! It was a pleasure hosting you and your friend. As promised on your next visit with three friends, you will get your spa treatments at no charge! Looking forward to it. Warm regards, the staff at Thornycroft Lodge.

Reviewed July 20, 2016

I hosted my mother's 50th birthday.The staff was very welcoming. The owner Elsa was very friendly and helpful.When we got there,the venue was ready on time,tables were set nicely in white. Will definately go back.

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Elsa R, General Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lunathi Thank you for your kind words we much appreciate it. We are looking forward to seeing you back soon. Warm Regards Henna

Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

On arrival I was warmly welcomed and staff was friendly and helpful. The lodge is 100% beautiful and tranqual and hope next time I can extend my stay. The lodge is set in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, filled with lots of bird life and animals to see. I will definitely urge anyone to visit this awesome place. Many thanks to...

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Elsa R, Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr Fletcher Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Warm regards, Elsa

Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I can't see why people complaining. Exelent food, lovely place, friendly staff, super 5 star service and a very affordable price. Keep it up. I visited many times and I'll definitely stay there whenever I'm in East London. I'm considering december holidays with my family.

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Elsa R, General Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind words it's much appreciated. We will definitely keep up the great service. Hope to see back soon with family and friends. Warm Regards Henna Thornycroft Lodge

Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

From the moment I arrived, I felt at ease and very welcome. Elsa and her team will always hold a special place in my heart. Thornycroft Lodge is nestled in the heart of Horseshoe Valley, near a stunning section of river, surrounded by huge, beautiful trees, and an incredible variety of birdlife and small game. The kitchen staff outdid themselves...

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Elsa R, Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jacqui Thank you for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you! Thank you for the lovely chats we had. We are looking forward to your next visit to continue those chats! See you soon! Elsa

East London, South Africa
Reviewed June 29, 2016

My room was all white with an orange touch and the couch to relax tv to watch also a mini kitchen so clean n lovely. Wow the location if you love nature it's your place to be all green n fresh a place relax. Steam room, Jacuzzi n dinning area are to die for.

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Th0rnycr0ft, Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Warm regards, Elsa

Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed June 28, 2016

A great time spent at the lodge. Accommodation was comfortable and clean , well serviced rooms. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Certainly a weekend to remember. Thanks to Elsa and Henna for looking after us so efficiently.

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Th0rnycr0ft, Owner at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dallas, Thank you so much! It certainly was a pleasure hosting your group and we hope to see you all again. Warm regards Elsa

Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying at the lodge, from Friday through till today, and would like to comment on the excellent service that I received. The staff under the astute guidance of the owner Elsa was nothing short of brilliant. They went out if their way (full compliments to Henna) to make sure that the food was both wholesome...

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Th0rnycr0ft, Owner at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gary, thank you so much for your kind words. It cannot be easy to control 60 teens, but we were all impressed by the polite and friendly behaviour of your group. It was a real pleasure hosting you here! Elsa and all at Thornycroft

Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and good services. The friendly staff is always available to assist. If u want a peaceful rest this is the place to be.The massages are wonderful.Rooms are very nice, neat and tidy. Will definitely recommed this place to other people.

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Th0rnycr0ft, Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Johan, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back! Warm regards Elsa

Paris, France
Reviewed June 23, 2016

We stay during visit from France. Wonderful place with very friendly staff. Rooms are magnifique and has nice nature walks. Next year we come back to see our new friends at this lodge. Merci beaucoup, nous vous aimons!

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Elsa R, Manager at Thornycroft Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind words! Have a lovely trip further. Elsa

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thornycroft Lodge is situated on the banks of the Nahoon River. A 10 minutes drive through nature will take you to the centre of town. All rooms are situated around and give access to our tropical garden. The rooms and suites are very spacious and comfortable, with TV/DSTV/DVD player, free coffee/tea station, fridge/mini-bar, clock radio etc. Our chef will make you exquisite meals which you can enjoy in the cozy bar/restaurant or in your room if you prefer. Or why not relax with a full body massage, a session in the sauna, and a soak in the Jacuzzi. We also cater for weddings, conferences, parties etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thornycroft Lodge

Address: Thornycroft Road | Horseshoe Valley, East London 5247, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > East London
Price Range: $35 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thornycroft Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“value for money”
 of 5 bubbles sivenathi, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the left have a view of garden n they large”
 of 5 bubbles _asamdledleufs, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“I wouldn't stay there!”
 of 5 bubbles HelenPayne, Jan 5, 2014 | Read review
“do not use them not worth the trouble and arguments after”
 of 5 bubbles Harolderlston, Nov 26, 2013 | Read review
“My stay at ThonyCroft lodge-East London. I was a little dissapointed by how diffrent the place look from the bronchures, It was less than what we expected. The staff were friendly and helpful. I was however shocked to be charged R 200.00 for a pillowcase that my son wrote on, I do expect to pay for my sons mistakes but a set of that kind of pillow cases are ranging between R45.99-R49.55, believe me I checked. so essecially we were charged- X4!!!!. Why??. Anyway I was also bored out of my mind, there is handly anything to do there.”
 of 5 bubbles SUSAN479, Feb 20, 2012 | Read review
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