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“Disappointing”
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La Montagne
Athens Greece
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Spent a week in an apartment on ground level. View was great and the beach very close by on foot. Sadly the room was not up to standard. The bathroom caked with mould and mildew. The linens seemed clean and the staff were around daily to clean up but the place needs a facelift and and new furniture!

Room Tip: Don't get ground level apartment as passers by on the walkway always stare into your apartment o...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

After having a terrible drive down due to the snow, arrived to a warm and welcoming reception. The staff were so understanding.after 18 hours of traveling my daughter slept all the way so there was no way she was gonna sleep. I was handed a pair of glasses from the deputy resort manager and told to sleep at the pool while the entertainers look after my daughter. Anything and everything that we needed was available. My daughter '4' had an absolute ball, always entertained. The staff were always friendly. For a pure relaxing holiday this is definitely the place to come. A week ago we were in mauritius and now wish I had rather spent the week here too. I love this place don't want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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34 reviews
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

In July 1999, we became owners of a studio for 16 out-of-season days. We've been going every year since. We have had a few complaints over the years, but look forward each year. The patio is as big as the sleeping area, and lovely. Willard's beach is just down the stairs. There is a lovely promenade along the edge of the beach, where lots of well-formed bodies often jog.

Room Tip: Level 1 is at 'dune' level - nearest to the sea; however, by-passers could be a nuisance.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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100 reviews
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

This resort is currently being renovated, and access to the outside area, pool etc is very limited. We were not advised of this when booking or when checking in. 70% of the units have been renovated and the balance will be complete by end of 2013 apparently. Our unit with 2 bedrooms was not yet renovated and had old fittings and fixtures. Cleanliness was not an issue at all and the staff kept the unit spotlessly clean.
The resort is pretty much right on the beach, and once the common area renovation is complete it will be very nice. The location is great for people wanting to spend a week at the beach and you can regularly see dolphins from your terrace.

Room Tip: Lower rooms below the pool area are renovated.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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king william's town
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

The place looks nice with rooms facing right at the beach. The place need some real refurbishment inside the apartments especialy the studios. Staff are very friendly and entertainment and a spa what a great experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2011

This is an establishment that worked well in the 80's however now it needs a major revamp. The only good atribute about this hotel is its proximity to the sea and the beach, otherwise it creeps with 'old' everywhere. Service is poor and food quality poorer. Try other newer places in the area, there are a few good options..

Room Tip: During the holiday season the place is full of large families and hundreds of kids, so if you are lo...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

Enjoyed our stay overall with good entertainment and attentive staff. Lovely walks on the beach and a spa in the hotel.
Make sure you get a refurbished unit as the older units are very old and not fit for use. Also get the unit that are close to the beach and not set back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: La Montagne
Address: 100 Compensation Beach Road, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Montagne 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated along the Dolphin Coast, just 15km from King Shaka Airport, 120 luxury terraced apartments with breathtaking sea views await you at La Montagne Resort Hotel and Spa. With restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine and room service, a great in-house Wellness Retreat, a live supper theatre club, squash courts, swimming pool, magnificent seaside sun deck and a daily entertainment programme for the whole family, La Montagne is guaranteed to fulfil your holiday dreams. The resort also boasts superb wedding and conferencing facilities with a full banqueting function, themed evenings and special activities. ... more   less 
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