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“Stunning accommodation, very remote location”

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Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa
Ranked #19 of 57 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

Beautiful accommodation on stunning lakeside location but Wilderness is a very small town, albeit beautiful and the lodge is a 10 minute drive from the low key restaurants and nightlife of the town. A very peaceful romantic getaway but you'll need to drive into town

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Reviewed February 10, 2011

A Lodge on the Lake is an impressive building with nicely decorated rooms and a beautiful view on the lake. We intended to stay for two nights, but left after one night. The main reason was lack of service / hospitality.
The lodge has the reception of an impersonal hotel. The receptionist just asked to fill out a form and then showed us the room. No help with luggage, no proposal for making table booking in restaurant. When we were in the guest-lounge the receptionist chatted loudly for 20 minutes private affairs on the phone (reception is just in the guest-sitting area).
Breakfast buffet was average, no butter, no jam with toasts. Omelette was ok.
The few minor critics on room (dirty ashtray, no sanitary bag supply while obliged to use because of sceptic tank) become 'big' when service is cold ..... could do better...

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

We highly recommend this spot! Our room was luxurious and the view simply breathtaking! Service at the lodge was good. Very peaceful location.
The rooms do not have aircon-our only gripe.
All in all-we would gladly return!

  • Stayed: December 2010
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Reviewed December 10, 2010

from the entry past the stairs throgh the comunal area and up from the rooms enjoy the
view down on the lake
designed in a very calm and taken back atmosphere with nice accents of south-african craft.
the room had a freestanding wall separating the bath, everything has an openness that is relief for citydwellers like me. nature all around, beautiful beaches and natureparks nearby.
you don´t get dinner in the lodge but there is plenty fresh fish within a few miles...
just ask the very helpful and friendly staff !

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2010

A lovely view over a tranquil and peaceful lake and a convenient stop off on the garden route. Was really disappointed with the cleanliness and the service though - it was the worst we experienced in South Africa given the price. Towels were not changed, the bathroom/toilet was poorly cleaned and blinds were dusty. The service was disinterested and not welcoming. The guest house itself felt underfurnished and lacked warmth and welcome. It was a long way from any restaurant or bar - certainly not walking distance.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2010

What a great place, very nice views of the lake and great sunrises. Good attention to detail and very large beds which makes the rooms extra special. The staff was always there and the lady at reception was very friendly and helpful. Having traveled a lot and managing similar properties i can highly recommend this lodge for a quiet breakaway with a partner.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2010

A great location but some aspects disappointed us. The pool is not a 'swimming pool' but rather a 'plunge' pool in truth - exercise is out. Equally, the pool side loungers may look stylish but in practice are rigid and devoid of cushions. Staff pleasant but a defective window took some time to fix and the above shortcomings meant it was not the right place for us. If you don't need a good pool or want a comfortable place to sub bathe then it is ok.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa

Address: 746 North Street, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range: $110 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lodge On The Lake & Wellness Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "Lodge on the Lake" is now under new Management !!!! Overview: Lodge on the Lake is built on the outskirts of Wilderness. Found on the world-renowned Garden Route, Wilderness is also known as the Eden of the southern coast of South Africa. The Lodge is an exclusive five star guesthouse nestled on the hillside overlooking the spectacular Island Lake and the mountains beyond. Nature and architecture blend seamlessly into a setting that surely must be among the most beautiful in the world. Guests are offered internationally competitive exclusivity in both the accommodation and the adjoining Wellness Spa. Relax in the lounge area and gaze out onto the rimflow pool and the expanse of lake beyond. Accommodation: The Lodge has 5 magnificently appointed rooms, each with full en-suite bathroom, private balcony and unsurpassed views over the lake below and the surrounding mountains. The rooms have been individually decorated in sophisticated style with earthy undertones. Not only honeymooners can indulge in the luxury and space of the Honeymoon Suite with its 4 poster bed and free-standing stone bath. Wellness Spa: Merely walking into the beautifully tranquil Wellness Spa is an exercise in relaxation. Leave your stress at the front door and allow yourself to sink into a truly sumptuous and restorative experience. The emphasis of the spa is on whole body wellness and the 2 treatment rooms are sure to leave you feeling revived and invigorated. There are Facial Treatments, Body Treatments, Massages and TheraVine & TheraNaka treatments to target stress, muscular strain, cellulite and detoxification, amongst others. ... more   less 
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