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Sandriver Lodge
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed August 3, 2010

Anneke and Marc are amazing, so friendly and caring. Anneke's breakfast is great and Marc is always eager to share his stories and to take you fishing.

We were upgraded to a self-catering suite with our own kitchen. It was huge and the interior was simple but beautiful. Service was great.

The beach is just around the corner and it's just a short drive to J'bay.

Great value for money. Hope to be back one day.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2010

The unparalled beach vacation atmosphere at Sandriver Lodge which is very well represented on their website reflects the owners own life style and love of the beautiful beaches and ocean. Rooms and bathrooms are very spacious and everything reminds you the sea and holiday. Located just 2 min walk from the the beautiful beach.
Anneke & Marc are great hosts and their friendliness at this fantastic location will surely make you want to return to Sandriver Lodge at your next vacation.
Do'nt forget to book a fishing trip with Marc!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

We started our vacation at the lovely Sandriver Lodge. The rooms were very spacy and wonderful decorated. We felt very safe and had a wonderful good night sleep.
The next morning Anneke served a very tastful and delicous breakfast in the garden.
All ingredients were local and organic, some even home made (yummi jam:-)!!!
Was there a better start for our vacation? No. We enjoyed the stay and can warmly recommend to stay over at the Sandriver Lodge.
Thank you for your hospitality.
Irina & Björn, Sweden

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Devon
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

My husband and i stayed at the sandriver lodge for 3 nights. I thought our room was beautifully decorated: in a rustic beachy style and there was a very peaceful atmosphere to the place. The breakfast was very tasty and the owers and staff were very friendly. We would definately visit again.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Gothenburg
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Reviewed January 20, 2010

We stayed for 5 nights at Sandriver Lodge and had a great time! The rooms are spacious and have good standard and a nice atmosphere. Location is perfect - some minutes walk from a fantastic beach and beside the square with restaurants and some stores, including grocery stores. For the kids it was a perfect place as they could enjoy the garden to play at + the beach. The very best part is the nice hosts - Anneke and Mark. They are very friendly, supportive and easy going! Family feeling.

Thanks for 5 fantastic days!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

Me and my partner were very upset with the kind of service we got from Sandriver lodge. One of the most basic things people need is toilet paper - we stayed there for 6 nights and we did not get toilet paper put in our room once. I had to go to Anneke or Mark every day and ask for toilet paper ( I even had to go one morning in my pajamas ).You would think that if you go to the owners 3 consecutive times to ask for the same thing - that they would speak to the cleaner who cleans your room and make sure that she does not slip up again.Anneke only spoke to the cleaner the day before we left - after I had to go to Anneke and ask Anneke to speak to her cleaner. We also did not get any coffee / tea / sugar/milk replacements in our room - the same as with the toilet paper - you have to go and ask for it every day. I am just upset at the price we had to pay for this type of service - I mean , we go to Dullstroom quite often and stay at the Duck and Trout - we pay a 1/4 of the price we paid per night at Sandriver lodge , and we get toilet paper + coffee+ tea+milk put in our room every day. Why is Sandriver lodge skimping on guests so much? We chose the B&B option, not self catering? To top it all off - we had some clothing items stolen at Sandriver lodge : I did address this with Anneke, to which she replied that she trusts her staff. If you can’t even trust your staff to replace toilet paper /tea/coffee/milk or sugar - how can you trust your staff not to steal guests clothes? I also did not appreciate this feedback from Anneke, cause my clothes was stolen and the least they could do was to reimburse me for the stolen items. Not tell me that they trust their staff.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sasi01, Owner at Sandriver Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2010
This comment really upset us with its dishonest content.
Sandriver lodge is our passion and all guests are treated with the same love and respect, by owners and staff. Great care is taken in servicing and replenishing amenities in all our rooms.
We hope and trust that other reviews will tell future guests the truth about Sandriver Lodge... travel safe
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Bregenz
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Reviewed December 17, 2009

It was a very nice to stay in that Guesthouse. Very good privacy and a perfect location. Free Internet (Wifi) was also very helpful! The rooma are very nice decorated and enough space.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sandriver Lodge
Address: cnr St Francis Bay & Anne Ave | Across From the Village Centre, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
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Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
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Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandriver Lodge, is centrally situated in the village of St Francis Bay. Walk 200m to the beach, 100m to the golf course, across to the shops and restaurants, tennis and squash courts.We have a garden 'cafe' where delicious breakfasts are served, and dinners on request.Newly renovated with a tiled roof, we have gone back to the "beginning" of St Francis Bay with the rustic feel of fisherman cottages. Copper pipes are exposed against bagged white walls, with sea shells in the plaster, sand coloured tiled floors and the relaxed feel of St Francis Bay. Sandriver Lodge offers uniquely styled and set up accommodation to suit many different needs. Accommodation for one, a family, self catering or perhaps more cosy & private with breakfast in bed...We have what you need. ... more   less 
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