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Face Tranquility B&B
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife and I took a last minute trip to Tranquility Lodge. There is an immediate sense of "calmness" as you walk through the front gate. Besides the beautiful surroundings, the beach 50m away etc etc the FOOD was INCREDIBLE. Hats off to Jason (the chef) on amazing cuisine - definitely one of the biggest attractions and a reason we will be back there soon. We had great weather and enjoyed paddling on the lagoon, swimming in the sea, hiking and just relaxing. Its not 5 star but thats the point, its natural, beautiful, very comfortable and most of all it lives up to its name...TRANQUIL!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris U, Manager at Face Tranquility B&B, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Hi James

Thank you so much for your review.

We enjoyed having you and your wife stay with us and look forward to your next escape to Tranquility Lodge, form the little ones.

Kind Regards
Misty & Jason

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We expected this to be the highlight accommodation of our two weeks in South Africa but unfortunately it did not live up to those expectations. The two days we were at Tranquility Lodge were rather wet so probably did not help - the setting and scenery are 'tranquil' but we did not feel that the accommodation lives up to the descriptions on the website. The room (standard double) was comfortable but rather cramped, the 'pool' is tiny and the hot pool not overly romantic or exciting. We ate at the Lodge on our first night, the food was tasty and very well presented but not 'special' as envisaged. We had requested a meal for our second night online when we placed our booking but this had been overlooked so we ended up eating at the pub next door. Sadly did not deliver as hoped.

Room Tip: Probably worth paying a bit extra for larger/more special rooms
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Becca L
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Chris U, Manager at Face Tranquility B&B, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Hi Becca

Disappointed is what we are at Tranquility Lodge that you did not enjoy your stay.
It was unfortunate that the weather did not play along. The website is currently being updated with more visuals of the lodge and rooms.

We would like to offer you a free night in one of our Superior rooms ( Butterfly - honeymoon suite) with a free 3 course dinner and a hot pool package(this sets the romantic scene in the hot pool area) Please let us know if and when we can expect your visit.

Thank you for your review and we hope that you will take us up on our offer as we would like you, to have a Tranquility Lodge experience that will be nothing short of amazing!

Kind Regards

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Myself and my husband arrived the day after our wedding and the word "tranquility" says it all, absolutely tranquil and peaceful! We received the best service from Mary and Mark. Everything was pefect from our honeymoon suit, the hot pool, romantic dinner and lovely breakfast. The surroundings are beautiful. We took a long walk along the lagoon to the beach with the fresh sea breeze was so calming. I would get married all over again just to spend more time at tranquility lodge. I would reccomend it to anyone wanting to go on honeymoon or even just needing a relaxing get away! Mary and Mark will make you feel so welcome and at home. Thank you Mark and Mary for giving us an unforgetable experience we will never forget. See you soon! Lauren & Jarrod Hayward xxx

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Lauren1820
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MarkCNaturesValley, General Manager at Face Tranquility B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Thank you Lauren and Jarrod for your very kind words. You make a wonderful couple and we wish you a lifetime of happy memories together.


Our kindest regards


Mark Mary&Milly

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

A great place from which to base yourself for the start and finish of the Otter Trail . Hot pool a bonus to soothe those very wary legs. Only complaint was the quality of the pillows. Great locality to beach, pub and walks

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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MarkCNaturesValley, General Manager at Face Tranquility B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013

Congratulations on completing the Otter Trail ! And many thanks for taking the trouble to write your review.

New pillows on order thats for sure .

Tranquility Lodge is ideal for those wishing to walk or run The Otter with shuttles to the start at Storms River and safe parking.

We offer storage of your extra luggage for your return and a Relaxing Hot Pool to ease away the aches and pains.

We have just witnessed Ricky Lightfoot (U.K. athlete) run The Otter in 4 hours 15 mins what an outstanding performance.

Looking forward to your return.

Kind wishes

Mark Mary &Milly

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This was the best place I have ever stayed. The owners, Mark and Mary are so sweet and go out of their way to ensure you have a great trip. Such as arranging local activities and transportation. The food was amazing and they are flexible with dietary needs, such as vegan and gluten allergies. The rooms were very clean and only a short walk away from the beach. I only wish I could have stayed there longer. I would absolutely stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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MarkCNaturesValley, General Manager at Face Tranquility B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Thanks Kelly

We hope you are thriving back in New York and took back with you happy memories of Tranquility Lodge and Natures Valley and congratulations on conquering the Blokrans Bungy !

All our best wishes


Mark Mary & Milly

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was by far my favorite place I've ever stayed. The owners, Mark and Mary, were the absolute best. They personally picked us up and dropped us off to the airport, and went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and the hot pool is great. The location is secluded, quiet, and beautiful, right next to the ocean and a gorgeous lagoon where the lodge provides free kayaking! Mark and Mary made us fabulous food for dinner every night, and were very careful to accommodate our annoying dietary needs. They even sat and chatted with us while we ate, and helped us make plans for our free time. I honestly felt more like I was visiting old friends than staying at a hotel. If I ever go back to Port Elizabeth, I'm definitely staying there again! Seriously, don't make the mistake of staying anywhere else!!

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MarkCNaturesValley, General Manager at Face Tranquility B&B, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thank you Girls.

We hope you had a safe journey back to Long Island New York .

(And to fellow travellers just to mention Port Elizabeth is a two hour drive from Tranquility Lodge in Natures Valley but to Americans its "just a walk in the park ".)

We know you came for the Bungy Jump (once in a lifetime) but really hope to see you again.

All our fond wishes

Mark Mary& Milly.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We only had a short stop over on our trip down the coast. If we could change our schedule we would have. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome by Mary and Mark. It felt less like paying for a room, and more like visiting old friends. The room was spacious and well kitted, with a lovely fireplace in the corner to keep the inter chill at bay. Breakfast was awesome and the ver well priced dinner even better. This is now at the top of my list to visit again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarkCNaturesValley, General Manager at Face Tranquility B&B, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2013

Thank you Philip for your kind words we enjoyed your company. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tranquility Lodge.

With all our best wishes

Mark Mary & Milly.

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Additional Information about Face Tranquility B&B

Address: 130 St Michael's Avenue | Garden Route, Nature's Valley 6602, South Africa (Formerly Tranquility Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Nature's Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Nature's Valley
Price Range: $97 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Face Tranquility B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FACE the beauty that is Tranquility B&B in the heart of natures valley,South Africa - where the ocean & forest meet in magnificent splendor & nature seeps into your soul. Luxury B&B accommodation includes seven double en-suite rooms, one of which is our "honeymoon" or "penthouse" suite. We have 2 Superior Twin/King rooms also located on the upper floor. Our Standard rooms are located downstairs. All our rooms include a delicious breakfast to complete the experience. ... more   less 
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