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“Not as Expected”
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Mimosa Lodge
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Lancashire
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not as Expected”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stopped at the Mimosa Lodge in March for one night to break our journey from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town. I have to say we were a little disappointed. we had an upstairs room in the main building, oh so dark, partly the decor and partly the fact that the main light didn't work. There was a fan that wobbled so much it looked as though it would drop of the ceiling and the floorboards and bed creaked at the slightest movement. The bathroom was a disappointment as well with only a bath and hand held shower (no shower curtain so water goes everywhere and it didn't feel that clean. (We actually left the following day with out bathing !!)

The gardens were OK but could really do with some attention and and what is described as a "fantastic black marble pool" was not, it looked dirty and uninviting.

We wandered round the Lodge to look at the rooms and went into the bar area which smelt very strongly of smoke (not what is expected) and were ignored by a grumpy bearded man behind the bar.

We had pre-dinner garden drinks and then the 4 course "nouvelle cuisine" dinner. We were disappointed as it was no better than average food presented in a fancy way. Breakfast the following morning was OK but nothing to get excited about.

As we were only stopping one night we couldn't be bothered to pass comment.

Mantagu is a great little town but Mimosa Lodge will have to improve for us to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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English first
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Excellent accommodation, superb restaurant and Fida and Bernhard are now good friends, having made our 4th trip to visit them. We choose the wine & dine option, Bernhard is a top class chef and Fida is an excellent hostess.

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oxford
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Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

After leaving our hotel in Franschhoek this was our next stop. What a disappointment! Yes, the evening meal in the restaurant was very good but that's where the praise ends. We had a garden room. We could hear every footstep / use of bathroom from room upstairs. Ceiling too low for a roof fan, so had to settle for a floor fan.
The room had not been cleaned well with fingerprints and the towel gown looking as if it had not been changed from the previous person.
As we returned to our room at 10 pm after meal, many of the garden path lights were not working or simply not turned on.
The pool needed re-furbishing around the edge ( their own brochures picture of the pool must have been taken several years ago), and we certainly did not feel inclined to swim.
In fairness, someone had at least made an effort to attend the gardens.
We went to the pre- dinner garden drinks and the manager himself passed
my wife a chair with bird droppings on it! Not in itself a major problem, but highlighted their lack of attention to detail.
I've done quite a few reviews and I think this is the first 1* I've ever given!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, UK
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Awesome food, great wine, particularly Hess reserve, fantastic staff, particularly Bernie.

Stayed two nights in March 2014. food was incredible. View from our balcony was of the most incredible contorted mountains.

Gardens wee lovely, our bathroom was divine, fantastic shower and tiling.

Montagu is a lovely town, very authentic Dutch architecture, but Mimosa is the best thing there. there are lots of things to do in the surrounding countryside, but we just chilled by the pool and enjoyed great hospitality

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boddington, Australia
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome, Free upgrade without asking. The meal was one of the best we had on our 3 week trip to South Africa and Zanzibar. Beautiful room, gardens and people.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
405 reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The Lodge provides a convenient and comfortable stay in the Montagu area of South Africa. The accommodation was very comfortable and spacious with an excellent breakfast. The rooms don't have air-conditioning, but a large fan is provided which serves to cool the room very well. The grounds are very pleasant with a pool area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed here a couple of nights in February.
The accommodation was tired and the bathroom was not clean. No air conditioning which was not good in the heatwave. This was more a restaurant with rooms than a hotel. The young staff were pleasant enough, but they had no direction from the management. The place needs a good coat of paint and everything cleaned throughout.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mimosa Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 323 | Church Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mimosa Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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