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“Worth every penny” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chobe Marina Lodge

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Chobe Marina Lodge
Ranked #1 of 4 Kasane B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
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“Worth every penny”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a great place for a leisurely holiday. It's definitely worth the prices, however the food is just as good as anywhere I have been to. If they could use feta on their creamed spinach they would be outstanding.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lebone M
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Chobe Marina Lodge. We appreciate your feedback on the cream spinach & feta suggestion & will certainly pass this onto our chef. We look forward to your return in the not too distant future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our very comfortable room, with adjoining lounge area interconnected to our children's room (aged 17/18) overlooked the Chobe River. We had warthog and mongoose in the gardens outside our room and even a crocodile viewed from the dining area, The food was generally good, though it was low season and therefore the a la carte restaurant was only open on one of our 3 nights at the hotel.
What really makes this special is the fact that river cruises go from the hotel, and the game drives which pick up at the hotel are only 10 minutes from the national park. The river trip was amazing, we watched elephants swimming in the river in front of us, hippo, crocodiles, herds of buffalo, impala and a host of different birds, to name but a few. Escorted by a knowledgable guide and returning at sunset it was a wonderful way to start our stay.
The morning game drive started at 0545 and at least 3 layers were required even though blankets were supplied. we saw over 50 species of animals and birds, watched lions chase down and take a warthog and then the following day take a baby elephant only to look up in the tree above them where a leopard had dragged an impala into the tree as it sat there attaching the lions. There were hundreds of elephant and kudu and impala and scores of giraffe, buffalo. I am not sure if the fact that we went in their winter (end of June) meant that the animals were more visible as it was not so hot, but we did not expect to see so many wonderful animals. we all enjoyed our stay very much.
There is wifi available in the communal area of the hotel, but not in rooms.
Staff are helpful without being intrusive.
Breakfast is served on return from the early morning game drives or boat rides, and then there is time to relax before luck and then an afternoon activity.
be aware that the pool is not heated and does not get much of the sun.
Highly recommended

Room Tip: I don't think that any of the rooms have any significant advantage
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jes F
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Many thanks for your positive and descriptive review on our property. It is always rewarding reading such great feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Chobe Marina Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back in the hopefully not too distant future.
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Lusaka, Zambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

I can highly reccommend this resort in Chobe, Botswana.

We had an excellent stay with clean, modern rooms ( with A/C, DSTV etc.) and very friendly staff.

The River Cruises for Game viewing was fascinating and the guide was very skilled and informed on all the animals that we saw (including Elephants, Buffalo's, Hippo's, Crocodile etc.) and the nature in General.

Food was great and the atmosphere at both restaurants very good.

In general excellent stay.

We'll be back.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that we could make your stay so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back, thank you for recommending us highly as that is what we strive for.
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Ladysmith, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were moved from Chobe Safari Lodge to Chobe Marina due to a booking discrepancy and what a pleasure it was!
The rooms were great and the setting absolutely stunning. Food was good and service friendly and efficient. Would stay again without hesitation.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Paul D
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for the feedback, we were delighted to host you and that your booking was moved to us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chobe Marina Lodge.
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Pretoria, South Africa
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed there oct 2013 on a photography tour with cnphotographers. Rooms and food was supurb. Wifi worked. Boat and snacks evveryday and huge breakfast and dinner. Used the conference facilitys everyday with wifi.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jossvw
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for the feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will visit again some day
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

A dream came true when a very reasonable room rate was offered to me as SADC resident enabling me to spend 3 nights at Chobe Marina Lodge.
The staff was warm, friendly and welcoming and we had a fab time!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
You are most welcome, and it is always rewarding when our guests leave with happy memories of their stay with us.
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I enjoyed my time at the Chobe Marina Lodge. The views were great as well as the rooms, which were quite spacious. It was good to stay connected while on tour using the free wifi service at the lodge and the lodge had an overall very comforable feel to it. The thing that let down my stay a little bit was the evening dinner we received on our first night, it was rather average to say the least. Overall a quite acceptable and spacious hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Nathan H
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Malcolm R, Chief Operating Officer at Chobe Marina Lodge, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at Chobe Marina Lodge, and take note of your comment regarding the dinner on your first evening with us, but we are happy it went better from there. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chobe Marina in the near future.
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Property: Chobe Marina Lodge
Address: Chobe River, Kasane, Botswana
Location: Botswana > North-West District > Kasane
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Kasane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chobe Marina Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 66
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