I stayed here recently over a weekend, and ended up with the entire place to myself - it seems that it generally attracts more of a weekday business crowd. I found it a very pleasant stay all in all - the room was large and very comfortable with a nice deck overlooking the valley, the house itself is also very well designed with separate eating and lounge areas inside, as well as a nice pool and deck area leading out - would be perfect on a sunny Durban summer afternoon. Breakfast was pretty impressive as well, and part of the room rate. I also very much enjoyed the little touches - the personal message on the chalkboard outside was great.
On the con side of things, not much to mention - the wireless seems to keep cutting out and signal was very difficult to get on my phone in my room (although since I was the only guest I could leave the door open, which seemed to help), and bizarrely, the temperature of the hot water seemed to decrease over the course of the stay - my Monday morning shower was ice cold. I would also suggest some literature about the area (pubs, restaurants, shops, etc) might be useful for guests who are unfamiliar with the area.
Overall though, great value for money, and would really recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ntengu Lodge is a Boutique Guest House which is designed to offer you an experience, not just a stay. Enjoy the personalized levels of service whilst delighting in the ambiance and quality of the establishment. The color and artistic flair used in our decor and design is also reflected in our food presentation. We take pleasure in providing breakfasts, which have become a trade mark of the Lodge, prepared by the "barefoot chef." ... more less