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Mckenzie Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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#12 of 35 Specialty lodging in St Lucia
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Located in the heart of the verdant and peaceful town of St. Lucia, just minutes away from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Lake View Cabanas offers spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed apartments and an abundance of hippos, crocodiles, birdlife and fishing, St Lucia is a nature lover's paradise and Lakeview Cabanas is perfectly located to make the most of it. On-site facilities include WiFi, restaurant, Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, speciality shop, bicycle hire, playground, games room and braai area. Nearby attractions include Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve, Cape Vidal, St Lucia Estuary, Hippo and croc tours, whale and dolphin watching.
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Free parking
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80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Steve Parrack wrote a review Jan 2020
22 contributions22 helpful votes
Very comfortable apartments, with reserved secure parking. The staff were great, and very helpful. Lake View is situated right in the heart of St.Lucia, and only five minutes from the nearest game reserve, and only two minutes from the lake dock for boat trips to see the hippo's. We would definitely go again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded Jan 8, 2020
Thank you for choosing lakeview cabanas and for taking the time to complete our survey. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Lakeview Cabanas and will certainly share your kind words with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeview Cabanas in the near future.
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Sabelo Y wrote a review Dec 2019
Kempton Park, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
Prior boarding our flight in Johannesburg i took initiative of calling Lake view Cabanas to inform them that possibly we will be late for check-in. As i usually do with other resorts i visited before. i do this in order if the reception area is closing so that they can tell me if there are arrangements made for us seen that were still going to drive for at least 3 hours. my call received by a person i identified herself as Marie Stubbe whom her reception was very rude and hostile. My holiday was ruined right at that moment. to cut the story short i called because we managed to get a flight late than we had planned because myself and my wife we work for an airline, meaning that we always on standby subject to seats availability. i made her aware that we might be late due to the above mentioned reason. she immediately told that the reception area closes at 10 PM, precisely was the reason i was making a call to notify them. I asked her if there is no other alternative to ensure i get assisted on my arrival should we delayed further. i made some examples with other resorts i have visited before on how they have accommodated us. she responded by saying that we are not other resorts, before i get accommodation i have present all necessary form identification and fill in the forms as a procedure. by all due respect i know that and i have visited a lot of resorts before. our conversation was turning to an argument and at that point i was so so angry because it felt that MARIE was doing us a favor due to her attitude and hostile reception i am receiving from her. i further asked her what should we do then as i am making you aware that we might be late. She responded by saying when we land in Durban we must call the same number her staff will try and assist. Through my mind at that particular moment i was not sure to go ahead with this holiday because i was uncertain that we will get accommodated should we arrive late than 10 PM. i told my wife after terminating this call and i was so angry. We had to make a decision to board the flight or not seen that Marie instilled doubt in my mind by her rudeness. What made to go-ahead with and board the flight was that my wife said if we found the place closed we will have find overnight accommodation somewhere else. On our arrival i called again my call was received by a pleasant lady called Nelisiwe, immediately voiced my frustration about what happened earlier. She immediately put all my fears to rest and assured me that they will be waiting for us and i should not rush to get here. She apologized on behalf of here manager after i narrated the story to her. i felt so relieved and i was looking forward to get to my destination. i also did not want to disappoint my kids as they were looking forward to this holiday. Nelisiwe is my true champion. On my arrival at around about 21:25 PM, Nelisiwe took me through check process and other formalities and explained that there was nothing wrong i did and stated that they appreciate that as guests we should call if we know that we will be late. She assured me that even if i was going to arrive in the wee hour of the morning i would have been accommodated. if it was not Nelisiwe this vacation would have been doomed, other staff made our stay pleasant some i forgot their names including Sonja when we check out. i would love to visit again it was worth it except the incident with Marie. She needs to work on her interpersonal skills in working with customers. should value each and every guest visiting your lodge regardless of colour or race or creed without guests there is no lodge and work for everyone. My apology for this long story, normally i do not like complaint but i felt i would not be doing justice for other employees who are doing exceptional job. Regards Sabelo Aubrey Yekelo
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: place very nice and quite if you need to break away from a very busy lifestyle.
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Response from Trail744772, General Manager at Lake View Cabanas
Responded Dec 18, 2019
Good day Thank you for your time to give us your feedback regarding your experience at Lakeview Cabanas it is much appreciated and there for I would like to make use of this opportunity to apologise if you feel offended by my behaviour. I would also to my defence mentioned that I Marié Stubbe as the manager stay on site and is 24/7 on duty and available to all my guests. I pride myself therein to make every guest feel welcome and accommodated. I will indeed convey your compliment to my staff.
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AdamCaldwell wrote a review Nov 2019
St. George, Utah176 contributions79 helpful votes
The hotel was right in the heart of St. Lucia, although there's not much to the town. The staff was helpful and friendly. The room was clean, although the carpet is ready for a replace. The only complaint was that the wifi wasn't working...it would connect, but no internet. We arrived late, and left early, so not really a big deal, and to be fair we didn't give them a chance to fix....just notified them of the problem as we left.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded Nov 20, 2019
Thank you for choosing Lakeview Cabanas and for taking the time to complete our survey. Thanks for complimenting my staff and will certainly share your kind words with my staff. I would like to make use of the opportunity to apologise about the interruption of our Internet service whilst you were staying at our resort, and any inconvenience caused thereof.
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Alex B wrote a review Oct 2019
Ashford, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
The evening when we arrived (mum, dad and 2 babies), the room next to us had a rave going on. There was a large group, in a single apartment, specifically there for an all night party. They brought their own speakers, sub woofers and booze. There was deafening music, screaming, shouting, profanity and fighting. Staff did not want to stop them and we had nowhere else to go. So we barricaded the kids into the opposite end of our apartment, put up mattresses and blankets to block the noise but nothing could stop the massive speakers. The babies could NOT sleep all night, so we stayed up with them to keep them company and keep them safe. We planned to find another hotel in the morning, but found out from reception that the party group were checking out that day. They raved the whole of Sunday morning and then as planned checked out. Since we'd already paid for the week, and since we were exhausted from the long journey to St Lucia followed by the sleepless night, we took a gamble and stayed. It took a while to deal with the interrupted sleep patterns, but after a few days things got better and it was a nice holiday. St Lucia is a beautiful and peaceful place in general, great nature, and Lake View has decent facilities & location. The staff at the hotel were excellent overall, but were unable to deal with the rave. The manager should have been on site in a flash and either cut the party of by 10pm, or moved us to another hotel. Nothing was done about unfortunately, and nothing has yet been done to compensate for it. I'd still recommend the place, but families or people that want to sleep, should avoid weekends to be on the safe side.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Oct 20, 2019
Good day Thank you for your time to give us your feedback and compliments which I'll definitely convey to my staff, My apologies for the noise factor Saturday on your check in, but the first time that a complaint reach me the GM who resides on site regarding noise were on Sunday Morning when the group packed for their departure.
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Thamsanqa1986 wrote a review Oct 2019
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The whole Lakeview Cabanas team was friendly and ticked all the boxes of our expectations. It was our first visit and we heard about the place from a friend George Kavul. He said to us you will enjoy the place and you will want to go back again. I didn't agree before I came to St Lucia Lakeview Cabanas but now I full agree. I will be making my return to you guys just because your service to us was awesome.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 20, 2019
Thank you for choosing Lakeview Cabanas and for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Lakeview Cabanas and will certainly share your kind words with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeview Cabanas soon.
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DintyS wrote a review Oct 2019
Accrington, United Kingdom361 contributions34 helpful votes
Excellent prices. We stayed as a family in one villa . Not much of a lake view due to the foliage. However this did not disappoint , loads of places to eat all day. Well stocked accommodation no problems with the wildlife . Gated and good security, not that we encountered any problems.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Trail744772, General Manager at Lake View Cabanas
Responded Oct 16, 2019
Thank you for choosing Lakeview Cabanas and for taking the time to complete our survey. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Lakeview Cabanas and will certainly share your kind words with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeview Cabanas in the near future
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ronniebovill wrote a review Oct 2019
Nelspruit, South Africa1 contribution
The stay at Lake View Cabanas was excellent and joyfull. The location is very central and walking distance to most places for shopping, food and drinks. The personnel is very helpfull and friendly. I will surely recommend Lake View Cabanas to family and friends. Thank you
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Oct 10, 2019
Thank you for choosing Lakeview Cabanas and for taking the time to complete our survey. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Lakeview Cabanas and will certainly share your kind words with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeview Cabanas soon.
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sajmoodley777 wrote a review Sep 2019
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Awesome experience. Rooms were clean. All equipment and utensils were available. Pool and entertainment for kids kept them busy. Staff and management extremely kind and friendly. Definitely be going back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded Sep 16, 2019
Thank you for choosing Lakeview Cabanas and for taking the time to complete our survey. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Lakeview Cabanas and will certainly share your kind words with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeview Cabanas soon.
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janrothman wrote a review Sep 2019
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Well situated Ecellent amenaties Outstanding service by all staff members Lack of plug points in unit was a frustration does not meet the standard of the unit Please attend to doors and windows of unit not lockable
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Sep 3, 2019
Thank you for your time to give us your experience feedback, rest a sure that we will follow up on the lack of plug points, doors and windows.
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wir229 wrote a review Aug 2019
Pforzheim, Germany2 contributions13 helpful votes
Enjoyed the stay very much, extremely friendly and helpful staff, very well positioned for tours to Isimangaliso, Hluhluwe and Zulu cultural village. Our children loved the kiddies play room and pool. Thank you so much to Sonja for helping us with sending a parcel with our forgotten clothes!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Responded Sep 2, 2019
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It is always heartwarming to hear that our guests enjoyed their experience at lakeview Cabanas
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake View Cabanas
Which popular attractions are close to Lake View Cabanas?
Nearby attractions include Amala Massage & Gifts (0.2 miles), Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.2 miles), and Kosi Bay (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake View Cabanas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and an outdoor pool.
Is parking available at Lake View Cabanas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake View Cabanas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, Reef and Dune, and KAUAI St Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake View Cabanas?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Lake View Cabanas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of St Lucia.
Are there any historical sites close to Lake View Cabanas?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (2.9 miles).