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Outeniqua Travel Lodge
Ranked #27 of 30 Specialty Lodging in George
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Booked this place on line and on arrival was told that I was early i.e. 10 minutes before booking in. The male owner was really an unpleasant person although his wife was nice. The room is very tiny with no television - you have to share the living room with others and be happy with what they want to watch. The one night I stayed there I could not watch anything as the owner (male) had an "Orchid Club" meeting so all guests had to stay in their room.
Wi-Fi signal is very bad as well so there really is nothing else to do. The power outlet was not working as it had been disconnected so drying my hair was a mission. Oh yes, no hairdryer available either. Bedding was clean and bed was comfortable.
Even the housemaid looked afraid and unhappy being there.
Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Our family stayed for a couple of nights at Outeniqua Travel Lodge. Very affordable for the great service and comfort you get. It was for sure home from home and my 2 and 6 year old had a great time and also felt welcome. Clean bedding, fresh coffee every morning and a cosy fireplace in the evening made us feel welcome right through the day. Lovely bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, swimming pool and outside braai area make it so easy for every traveller to be self catering. I can recommend Outenikwa Travel Lodge to any traveller - leisure, business, families, single travellers, backpackers, etc. It is across the golf coarse, so very convenient for golf lovers.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Would not advise staying at the Outeniqua Lodge in George. My partner and I had arranged to stay there to then be informed that our booking had been cancelled the morning of arrival. We turned up to discuss the issue just to be faced with there non responding door bell. Luckily we found a place a couple of kilometres away but we didn't appreciate the principle of it all. Would not recommend Outeniqua Lodge if you hope to have a confirmed place to stay.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

I have stayed here before, but this place has only improved over time. The owner can still be really grumpy and annoying, but when you take it all as a joke you can just laugh it off. The other owner is really friendly and will help you with everything. The lodge is really clean and the rooms are really nice. There is lots of pictures everywhere with a nice vibe. There is also safe parking in the back.
I loved my stay again and hope to come back soon.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Arrived to find our Booking.com reservation (for 4 rooms) had been lost and only one room was booked in our name.
Rooms are OK, but make sure you confirm your reservation as owner seems to be a little confused with Booking.com's reservation system.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed here for one night with husband and 9 month old son. Lovely and helpful people, nice and clean room and bathroom, lovely living room, fully equiped kitchen, nice terrasse with a little swimmingpool. The room and the doublebed is however a bit small. If you are two and need some space - go for a room with twin beds. Walking distance to supermarket and a wonderful little deli (Laurens) Would definently recommend this place to anyone visiting George.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

I just needed a quiet place to sleep, having been to several hostels in the past where there's late night partying. This place was just what I needed. The owners even gave me my own room for the same price as a dorm room - not sure how common that is, maybe they just weren't busy at the time. It has a nice common area as well and the owners were friendly.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Outeniqua Travel Lodge

Address: 19 Montagu Street, George 6529, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #27 of 30 Specialty Lodging in George
Price Range: $37 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Outeniqua Travel Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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