Casper Lodge

Casper Lodge

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#1 of 2 lodges in Lubango
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4.2
Value
3.9
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pool
Bar / lounge
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Denise0086 wrote a review Jun 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful grounds, beautiful rooms, with excellent facilities and good food. We stayed here twice as a stopover and much enjoyed the calm and carefully curated ambiance, both internal and external. The modern facilities all work and are very clean and security was good. The breakfast buffet is exceptional with a range of breads, jams, cooked items, cheeses and fruit etc. We chose food from the varied daily specials menu and service was quick and the food tasty. A small amount of English was spoken by the staff but Spanish worked fine! Good 3G so did not use the wifi.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Roland2373 wrote a review Apr 2021
Luanda, Angola
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Casper Lodge is a very nice lodge to stay for a "stop-over" if you coming from Namibia or for a visit to Lubango and Namibe, I have stayed at this lodge so many times and every time I felt welcomed and enjoyed my stay. The rooms are located nicely with a view of the beautiful garden and surrounding, lots of green and very quiet and relaxing. The breakfast is amazing, one of my favourites, just so rich.
This place is highly recommended for people travelling in couples or with family, it serves well all types of travellers.
When COVID is over I will definitely plan a visit to Lubango and a stay at Casper Lodge, just hope things are still as great as I remember from my last stay.
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Date of stay: May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Regina Fuga.te🎈 wrote a review Jul 2011
Mossel Bay, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We live in Luanda, and decided to make a long weekend visit to the city of Lubango. Originally we had booked 3 nights at the Grand Hotel in Lubango. However, after having a lovely dinner at the Casper Lodge's, and looking around the grounds, we decided that we would be better off staying here.

Thankfully, there were rooms available, and so we moved. Our nightly rate with breakfast was the equivalent of $160, a bargain in Angola.

We selected one of the rooms in the original wing. The new wing rooms are very chic, spacious but cost about $200 a night. However, the original room was quite cozy, with a nice large bed, a TV with some channels. The bathroom is nice, with lots of hot water!

The breakfast was truly wonderful, with lots of fresh fruits, breads and some hot breakfast items.

The dinners are quite delectable, and the prices are slightly lower than Luanda. The service was very nice.

The grounds are well-kept, green, with lots of flowers. There is ample free parking. At the time we were there, they were finishing up their Spa, which promised to be quite nice.

There is a large pool, and it also looked well-maintained.

All in all, we had a fantastic stay!!
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Date of stay: February 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you want to splurge, ask for a room in the new wings
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ccamer wrote a review Jul 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in this hotel a number of times, most of them 3-4 weeks at a time. The reception and cleaning staff are all polite and helpful. The restaurant and Bar staff give the impression you are an inconvenience to them. Surly, slow , forgetful. Food and drinks take an age to arrive. Even using technology wrong food orders are common and if you have the audacity to complain their ability to understand your complaint falls on deaf ears.
Rooms however are nice and kept clean. Breakfast .. how can freshly cooked eggs be always cold. the buffet style , probably due to covid, is an unpleasant experience ans the staff are just apathetic.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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missionnick wrote a review Jan 2010
Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
great little place. rooms are nice and grounds are wonderful with lots of little garden spots of cactus and African plants and a small pond. Two onsite restaurants, both were excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Poleinahole wrote a review May 2008
Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely lodge in a spacious garden a little outside the city center of Lubango about 20 minutes from the airport.

It is quiet and has a pool as well as a marquee tent for larger corporate functions or weddings. The owners (Luanda based, Turismo Toudo Tereno) are building a conference center and some additional rooms.

The rooms are tastefully appointed and spacious. You walk into a small room with a desk and pull out sofa that can sleep children or an extra adult. There is then a separate room with a queen sized bed with tastefully decorated sheets (all the furniture is imported from nearby Namibia). You can listen to the BBC on a small TV. The bathroom is spacious and has a shower stall and plenty of towels. The plumbing, as in the rest of Angola, leaves something to be desired so don't dispose of toilet paper in the toilet!

The food is excellent. Breakfast is a real treat (fruit, cereal, lots of fresh juices, cakes, bread, cheese and eggs can be ordered) and you can see that the manageress has spent a lot of time learning her trade in Namibia. She has a South African twang and you could be forgiven for thinking yourself in Namibia or a well run South African B&B instead of in Angola.

This place is becoming popular with Luanda based nationals and expats for a long weekdn as the flight schedule (Air Gemini is excellent) is conveneint and Lubango and nearby Namibe offer a welth of stunning scenery.

A real treat!

The name derives from the fact that there is apparently a haunted house next door and the owner wanted to distinguish this property as the friendly house!
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Date of stay: May 2008
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RiodeJaneiroWanderer wrote a review Apr 2012
Arnside, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Casper Lodge is in wide grounds with a massive range of plants reflecting it's highland location. Roses, bananas, coffee, cactus, vines, passion fruit trees are well gardened by someone with apparent Japanese aesthetic landscaping expertise.
The rooms are large and immaculately looked after. Fluffy bath towels (luxury). Likewise well-laundered linen in the restaurants (one used in the evening, the other for breakfast).
Location is away from busy town centre on the road heading to the chapel (Nossa Senhora de Monte/Christ statue viewpoint and Namibe). There's a eucalyptus park nearby.
Food was very good, especially breakfast - several types of home made bread available. Service impeccable. Steak was a wee bit chewy but grilled grouper spot on.
Room price was a very inviting $100 a night - this is less than half ANY Luanda b&b or hotel.
Downsides: no info that restaurant was closed on Sunday - the hotel next door is open (the modern Serra da Chela).
Downside 2: internet disappeared for 48 hours..... Lubango in general supposed to have constant internet probs. Fibre optic cable is being laid and should make big difference in 2013.
Accommodation was organised for me by excellent one-stop shop for incoming tourists: Eco-Tur. Owner Paul Wesson has been in Angola over 30 years and is best placed person for unusual itinerary requests.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Pool was being re-lined.
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Christian G wrote a review Feb 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is beautifully located within the city and nonetheless an oasis of calmness with beautiful gardens, a nice pool and a young deer grazing on the lawns.

Breakfast, as previously mentioned by other users, was very nice, especially with the local fruits and cheeses (Le Chalet). When we had lunch and dinner at the restaurant during our stay, the cuisine was also good.

What made it an outstandingly good stay for us though was the dedication the lodge management had towards making our stay a pleasant one. Even after some major mechanical problems with our car, we were helped in a fantastic way.

You don't see this kind of customer service in Angola (or other countries e.g. in Europe for that matter...) everyday! We were very pleasantly surprised and must recommend this lodge!

Our rooms were great as well. While firsts having spent the night in the standard rooms next to restaurant and pool (great rooms!!), we later moved on to what the Lodge has defined as suites. The suites are also high standard, seem to me, though, to be more for long term stays in the lodge. Nonetheless, bed comfort and nice bathrooms made for excellent stays in either category!

Can only recommend Casper Lodge for its great service, its great location, its fantastic management and overall fantastic value for money. A true gem hidden in Lubango!
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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DCBecca wrote a review Apr 2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms that were booked for us had been given to other people so we were put in the new apartments in the back of the grounds. The apartment had a large living room and full kitchen as well as a bedroom and nice bathroom. Everything was clean, the furniture was comfortable, and there was a great breakfast involved. The gardens were lovely, and the grounds felt like an oasis in a large city. I would stay here again!
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Celibol wrote a review Sep 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I m staying periodically in this hotel , no one speaks good english ...if you do not know portugese language you are in trouble.
About service people , they are no show tolerance ...they have strict rules and they persisting for no tolerance ... for example if you ask internet password they says go reception....
For restaurant , after your order you can have your food minimum 40 minutes ...if restaurant full this procces can get 1 hour and they always forget something....
There is many more things ...i will write later
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Magnus B wrote a tip Sep 2017
Luanda, Angola57 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet and clen rooms"
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NunoVentura wrote a tip Jun 2016
Monte Real, Portugal18 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think rooms from 28 up are better, as they are newer."
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Safari M wrote a tip Mar 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa145 contributions68 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast is a must. Do not leave before having a breakfast in the gardens."
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Petrus R wrote a tip Oct 2012
Table View, South Africa1,474 contribution57 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms at the far side, eg 20 - 25, would be quiter than rooms 16-20."
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RiodeJaneiroWanderer wrote a tip Apr 2012
Arnside, United Kingdom174 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool was being re-lined."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casper Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Casper Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tundavala (4.7 miles) and Christ the King Statue (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Casper Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Casper Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Casper Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casper Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kimbo do Soba, Cafe Do Monte, and Restaurante dos Lagos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casper Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Casper Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Christ the King Statue (2.9 miles).
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