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Madiba's Tide Country Hotel

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Expected 3 star accommodation, but got none. The place needs serious maintenance, but even just proper housekeeping would suffice. We had to clear out a couple of cobwebs while settling in and open windows to let some fresh air in. Then we found there was no hot water, so we had to use another unit's shower. The staff is friendly...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The hotel is in a lovely setting but I see why the hotel has no more stars. The pictures on the website are far from what the actual place looks like. The place is old and needs a huge upgrade. It is really disappointing when you find a place online with some good pictures of the venue but it is...

1Thank Nicjimash
Cape Town
Reviewed October 30, 2012

I sourced this property from the internet, and after having booked places via the internet and on other people's recommendations, was a little weary, as I have had some really bad experiences. I emailed for a quote, got a response the same day and booked and paid. We stayed for 2 nights at this super lodge. Myself and my guests...

Thank Michele O
Reviewed January 4, 2009

We found the venue on the internet. We found the rooms to be filthy and in need of a good scrub. layers of dust lay under the beds. The bedrooms and bathrooms should have been renovated a long time ago. This is most definately not a 4 star hotel. The owners are friendly but really seem to have little experience...

1Thank Businesstraveller066
Reviewed December 23, 2008

We stayed at the madiba's hotel and we didnt like it at all!!! The hotel is old, smelly and really not a 4 star hotel. The owenrs, however , were very nice and helpful. If you are looking for a nice hotel that looks like a 4 star this is not the place - if you are looking for a...

1Thank Dandush8
Reviewed December 12, 2008

We had booked this hotel on line before our trip but when we arrived were hugely disappointed when shown our room. The actual hotel is in a lovely setting and has so much potential. Our room was large with a separate lounge area as well as bedroom and bathroom but the whole place was in need of updating. The decor...

1Thank Jasmine24Uk
Reviewed October 19, 2008

We can defenitly recommend Madiba's Tide Country Hotel & Restaurant! All the staff are extremly helpfull and energetic, the accommodation is fantastic and the food devine... Madiba's Tide is a must to all travellers visiting South Africa!

1Thank Keyter
Reviewed September 9, 2008

I just returned from a trip to South Africa where I stayed at the most beautiful country hotel.The views were magnificent, I wished I could paint. The staff were very efficient and friendly and nothing was asking too much. The rooms are really spacious, with some private suits for families also. It is ideally located on the garden route and...

1Thank AdventurerDubai
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Madiba’ s Tide Country Hotel. Where the Indian Ocean meets & the Knysna River and nature abounds. Where time & tide fill your day within meters of the Knysna Lagoon. The Madiba’s Tide Nature Reserve, any birdwatchers dream, and ideal for a romantic picnic surround Madiba’s Tide Country Hotel. An elegant Country Hotel overlooking the famous Knysna Lagoon, Madiba’s Tide country Hotel was born from an old farm estate established in 1906, farming potatoes and citrus, renovated in 1994 to its present glory. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Madiba's Tide Country Hotel

Address: 5 Phantom Pass Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $24 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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