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“Our 'pink' stay”
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Obesa Lodge
Ranked #3 of 38 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tadley, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
101 hotel reviews
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“Our 'pink' stay”
Reviewed October 7, 2008

Obesa Lodge lies just off the main street of Graaf-Reinet, which is an attractive town with over 250 buildings of National Monument status and importance. The Lodge consists of a number of houses along one street, all separate from each other, and each one coloured brightly. We had 'Sundowner', which was a glorious shade of pink, but equally we could have been sleeping in lilac, orange or blue, etc.

Our room was large, airy, and spotlessly clean. The bed was huge, and we had a sitting room area, and a small kitchenette should we have needed it. We looked out over the pool area, and sat out in beautiful sunshine admiring the view.

Breakfast is delivered to your room the next morning by a maid, but that system doesn't work too well - the cooked breakfast was less than hot, and the fried eggs were well and truly cooked to solidity by the time they reached us!

The staff were friendly, and value for money was terrific. If you stay there, do make sure you visit the cactus garden opposite - a fantastic range of cacti, owned by an ex-lawyer for whom cacti is a passion rather than a hobby.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2008

Obesa Lodge is situated on the edge of the Town Centre and is within walking distance to restaurants etc. The accommodation is clen and comfortable and Sonja is friendly and helpful. The rooms/lodges are all decorated in bright but not garish colours/themes. Breakfast can be ordered although there are self catering facilities. Excellent quality and value in Graaf Reinet.

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  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Obesa Lodge
Address: 64 Murray Street, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Graaff-Reinet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Obesa Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The inspiration for the name OBESA LODGE comes from the Euphorbia Obesa, commonly known as the 'African Hut'. Obesa Lodge is a colorful complex and offers affordable 'value for money' accommodation to large groups, families, couples or the single tourist. Travellers can choose between Self-catering units and family cottages OR Budget Twin rooms with bathrooms with the option of a full English breakfast delivered to their doors. The self-catering units and rooms are decorated according to various themes e.G. Sundowner, Spring Breeze, Tutti Frutti and Mellow. The Lodge is surrounded by beautiful gardens, complete with free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, braai areas and safe off-street parking with remote controlled gates. Credit cards are accepted (Visa, Master and Diners). The Obesa Cactus and Succulent Garden is situated opposite Obesa Lodge - one of the twelve most spectacular cactus and succulent gardens in the world. ... more   less 
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