Grand Kruger Lodge has many elements to live up to expectations. So all ingredients are there. Nice location (we love Marloth Park), tranquility , nice setting, chalets that are nice with a good terras.
However, the place lacks "a heart". Guests are treated on the automatic pilot. Owners are not hospitable to our opinion, although the place is small enough to give a more personal touch.
Example: no greeting in the morning when we arrived for breakfast.
Staff however, did their utmost to give the right service, so no complaints about that. No, it were the owners that left a bad feeling with us. Too distant. Not hospitable. Not 'with the guests'.
One small tip for future visitors: please ask waiters to take away the plastic cover that is protecting the table cloth! It makes dinner and breakfast much nicer. Can you believe it: anno 2013?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its African atmosphere, Grand Kruger Lodge is the perfect base from which to experience the pride of South Africa's conservation efforts. Superb accommodation, exquisite cuisine and game viewing in southern Kruger National Park. Our hospitality teams have been chosen for their attention to finer detail, thereby providing the luxury of personalized service to you throughout your stay. Grand Kruger Lodge is also the ideal location for conferences and weddings that will provide a memorable day to be cherished. Our recently completed Spa gives an additional service to our guests to relax their body after the game drives.Game drives in open vehicles with qualified game rangers provide guests with thrilling opportunities to view the 'Big Five' as well as a myriad of other flora and fauna in the Kruger National Park, which is a short and easy drive away. Bush walks with knowledgeable rangers will give guests a chance to see game 'up close and personal' or take pleasure in a night drive to hear and spot the elusive nocturnal animals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Kruger Hotel Marloth Park