Set in lovely gardens at the very end of St Lucia the lodge is away from the hectic centre, but close enough to get to the restaurants easily. Our room was large and had a comfortable bed, but the dark ceramic tiled floor made the room a bit dark, and the wardrobe was a bit ricketty.The bathroom had a bath and shower, but several of the fittings were broken, and the grouting mouldy in places. However it was perfectly servicable, and we slept well
Breakfast was taken in the main house,which was beautiful.The verandah looked over towards the estuary, and it was delightful to watch the duikers skipping around on the lawn. The choice of food was good, with eggs bacon etc cooked to order.
Michelle was a welcoming host,and the information booklet in the room written in her idiosynchratic style was very helpful.
Overall we were pleased we chose the lodge, but a few little changes to the bedroom would make it perfect
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St Lucia is the gateway to the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, declared South Africa`s first World Heritage Conservation Site in 1999. St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge is situated at the edge of town which means that whilst the shops, restaurants and other amenities are only a 10 minute walk away, the lodge`s delightful gardens blend seamlessly into the surrounding Gwalagwala Forest. The lodge has extensive shady gardens with a wide variety of trees. St Lucia Estuary can be viewed from the end of the garden and the start of the walking trail through the Gwalagwala Forest is next to the front gate. This proximity to nature means that the gardens are home to a wide variety of birds and are often visited by animals such as hippos, various antelope, bush babies and very occasionally leopards. A small swimming pool is available for the exclusive use of guests. Guests are welcome to relax either on sun loungers in the garden, under a poolside shaded area or in the comfortable lounge in the main house. All room rates include a delicious full breakfast which is served in a light and airy dining room offering views of the gardens and estuary. Accommodation at St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge: We offer six unique and private rooms. Each room sleeps two and is equipped with air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a bar fridge for your comfort and convenience. All rooms have en suite facilities and a private shaded patio area. Other facilities at St Lucia Kingfisher Lodge: - Bar Fridge in each suite - Traditional Zulu hair braiding by the experts (go home with a new hairstyle) - All our Suites are non-smoking - Smoking on the patio is permitted - Internet Facilities - Free WiFi - Secretarial Services i.E.: Confirmation of flights, arranging tours/safaris etc ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kingfisher Hotel Saint Lucia