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Glen Avon Lodge
Ranked #3 of 40 Constantia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 29, 2012

At last, after many visits to Cape Town area, we have found the perfect place to stay. We received a wonderful welcome and were shown to the most elegant suite, which opened up to the pool, and looked across the lawn and beautiful rose garden. The bed was comfortable, the room large and the bathroom was spacious with a roomy shower, bath, twin wash basins and luxury toiletries. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and the staff were all very well trained, motivated, friendly and helpful. The bedrooms are in a Modern house and garden rooms and the old house which was built by slaves is used for the public areas, thus providing the best of both worlds.

We had dinner here on the first night, which was excellent, but the guest house is located close to so many superb restaurants, many of which are rated in the top 100 in South Africa, that you are not restricted to the guest house to eat. There is also a very popular up market bar/restaurant within easy walking distance.

There are some of the best vineyards in the country all within a short drive, plus Cape Town is easy to drive to either via the motorway or the scenic drive along the coast, making Glen Avon an ideal base visiting for Cape Town and the surrounding areas and attractions. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and family. You can stay somewhere cheaper but this really is a case of getting what you pay for. You will not be disappointed and I would say that the actuality is better than the web site.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We stayed here last minute in February and have to say the service and attention shown, as well as the place itself, is top notch.

We turned up in Constantia having booked to stay somewhere else but as we checked out of that place 30 mins after we checked in as it was so bad so we drove into Constantia Mall to a travel agents trying to find somewhere else for that evening and the rest of our stay. They recommended we drive down to Glen Avon Lodge and we werent disappointed.

They were very understanding of our predicament (having had to pay for three nights accommodation elsewhere in a place we were in 30 mins!) so were obviously pushed for money, so they offered us a discount on the room, and upgraded us to the honeymoon suite as a gesture of goodwill, which we found very thoughtful and were immensely grateful.

Henk couldn't have been more accommodating with everything, making sure we enjoyed our time there, and the room itself was excellent, lots of space, very clean and just a lovely, quintessential, colonial style lodge.

The hotel is across the road from a traditional pub called Peddlers On The Bend which we couldn't rate highly enough. As we like to have a sociable few drinks in the evening when we are on holiday the location was excellent, literally a hundred yards from the hotel.

Breakfasts are excellent, they even booked our trips for us online so we had a discount and printed off our passes, which was much appreciated.

One point of note goes out to Henford who works there who was the sweetest, most helpful person I think we have ever come across on our travels around the world. Couldn't do enough for you and always had a smile on his face morning, noon and night.

All in all if anyone is looking for the perfect place to stay in Constantia for luxury, location and excellent customer service then I can't rate it highly enough, and would return if I was ever in Cape Town again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

We spent 14 days at Glen Avon Lodge from the end of march to early April. It was a wonderful experience. Our suite meant we had room to spread and enjoy the luxurious appointments and toiletries. My husband's birthday was celebrated with chocolate and champagne! I cannot speak too highly of the service from all the staff at Glen Avon who made us so welcome and showed such an interest in our visit. The breakfasts are a leisurely delight and the dinners are a superb candlelight experience. We shall return!

Room Tip: Suites are great value if staying for a while
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We have stayed at Glen Avon Lodge for many years and have always had marvellous service from David, Annette and Wendy and all of their very friendly and efficient staff. The rooms are well appointed, very clean and comfortable. The pool and gardens are a delight, and so peaceful. It is ideally located for trips into Capetown and the renowned local wineries. The breakfasts, served on the terrace, and the dinners are superb, and we look forward to our next visit.

Kate & Barry U.K.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent - but our choice is a room facing the pool with direct access to the gardens...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

This place gave us enough privacy yet great attention at the same time, we felt very at home staying here. Thank you for the managers and staff. Your hospitalities added superb ending to our vacation!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We appreciated the high standards set by the owners and maintained by their outstanding staff. There was really nothing to fault, but we would suggest improving the sound proofing between neighbouring rooms. Can highly recommend to discerning tourists who choose to stay in personalised boutique style establishments.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This was our first visit and is the last stop before returning home to the Uk. Everything was perfect the bedroom was exceptional the pool the breakfast and the location were all beyond what we had expected. the staff were caring attentive and heipful nothing was too much trouble If you have to return home this is a perfect way to finish a holiday. Thanks to all the staff we will certainly be returning next year.Such

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Glen Avon Lodge

Address: 1 Strawberry Lane, Constantia 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
Price Range: $156 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Glen Avon Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glen Avon has been officially upgraded by the TGCSA to 5 stars and has expanded to 16 superior luxury rooms and suites. Only minutes from major attractions like the Cape Town Waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Top Beaches and the Constantia Wine lands. Our en-suite bedrooms have all the luxury comforts including air-conditioning, private bar, internet access, modern marble bathrooms and swimming pool access. Hearty breakfasts and gourmet dinners are all part of the tradition. ... more   less 
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