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“Great views” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Boardwalk Lodge
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UK
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2009

We stayed in a luxury room. Whilst the views were great & the balcony private, the communal areas often appeared to be occupied by (what appeared to be) a tour group. This made it feel a little less romantic than we'd hoped. The pool area is nice, but the pool wasn't that clean. There was no air con or safe, but the rooms are nicely decorated. Had a few problems with bugs/spiders but to be expected in a more rural area. Location is just far enough from the centre of Wilderness to make driving always recommended. Breakfast was fairly poor, although we didn't try the "famous" omlette.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2008

When another B&B I wanted to stay at was fully booked, they recommended the Boardwalk Lodge. What a find!
We stayed in a 2-bedroom house. All houses are built on stilts on the hill overlooking the seafront. The house, built around 2004 entirely from wood, was very spacious with a fully (and well) equipped eat-in kitchen, two well-designed en-suite bathrooms, a mezzanine-level lounge with fireplace, a lower-level lounge with big TV (DSTV incl. M-NET) and a huge, partly roofed veranda overlooking the whole oceanfront, with a gas braai/barbecue grill on one side and tables, chairs and recliners. Each bedroom had its own small balcony as well.

The views are to die for and ever changing. Even rainy days (quite common on the Garden Route) are enjoyable with this view. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. A great place to enjoy some wine, watch the sea & the stars at night and relax. The houses are clean and in very good condition, safe and very private. Our main regret was not to have stayed there longer.

All houses are reached via plenty of stairs and boardwalks (hence the name), so a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. But it is an enjoyable and shaded walk through the hillside vegetation. The Lodge does thankfully provide porters to carry the luggage up and down on arrival and departure.

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — The mosquitos
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2007

If you like the ocean, love small houses, love to bbq -> this is your place. You can stay in your bed watch the waves breaking...sit on your private terrace for sunset and enjoy the great view. If the weather isn ´t that good,...you can enjoy a warm fireplace in your living room .
Very romantic getaway.

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  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Thank Lateran
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Property: Boardwalk Lodge
Address: Young Terrace | Constantia Kloof Road, Wilderness 6529, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Boardwalk Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boardwalk Lodge, a four-star guest house and self-catering lodge, is a popular retreat within the tranquil seaside village of Wilderness. Set high on the slopes above the village, a short stroll from the beach and lake below, the lodge’s innovative design, exclusive features and excellent facilities provide the ultimate Wilderness experience.You will be warmly welcomed by our attentive lodge staff and will love the luxury rooms, stylish suites and comfortable self-catering timber chalets. All have private decks overlooking the village, lagoon and sea.Whether staying for a night, a weekend or a week, Boardwalk Lodge with its picture-perfect views and lovely setting amidst natural forest vegetation provides the perfect venue for a glorious holiday.Boardwalk Lodge is an ideal venue for intimate small weddings, honeymoons, celebrations, meetings, small conferences, team building events, or other corporate functions. ... more   less 
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