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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I read the 2014 reviews after I booked and paid the deposit. I was really worried. I could not phone the resort because none of the phone numbers were active!! After a visit to the resort, I was happy that the pictures on the website was a true reflection on the facilities. It was all we needed for a nice... More 

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2 Thank Hannes d
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We spent a wonderful weekend at Tropicana River Lodge in April. After reading reviews that were dreadful I was a little apprehensive - but was pleasantly surprised by the venue. Clean rooms, clean linen, comfortable beds, fabulous strong water pressure in the shower :-), friendly staff, nice views of the river - all in all a lovely weekend! We will... More 

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3 Thank ShirleyClive
Edenvale, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Arrived on Friday and was blown away by the tranquility of being at the riverside. Room was in great condition and quite spacious! However, we went there to relax, so the family spent much of our time on the river bank, just relaxing and enjoying the peace... The staff, including General Manager, Ricardo, receptionists Lerato, Caroline and Martha and even... More 

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7 Thank AthishS
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed over at the lodge in December. Even though we arrived late our cottage was not prepared properly for our arrival. There were no pillow cases and the pillows were stained brown. There was only one towel that was dirty and clearly too old as it was worn thin. The couch was torn. The side tables were falling a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

What an aweful experience we had. This place is a pit hole. When we arrived I sat on the sleeper couch to discover it was broken and landed between two pieces of wood. The place was filthly, the bed side tables had not been cleaned or wiped for who knows how long, thier were still old coffee or tea stains... More 

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5 Thank Beverley G
Roodepoort, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The place is horrible. Nothing works. Not even the DSTV. The new manager is very lazy or just eats the money. NO inventory was given. Units weren't clean. One was missing a fridge. breakfast was about the only good thing.Service was horrible and they had one guy working about 4 jobs. Braai'er, Waiter, DSTV Repairman and pool cleaner. The other... More 

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6 Thank Allan S
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

What a terrible terrible experience at The Tropicana River Lodge. They possibly bought their 4 star rating or it may be from the arc ages- which is very possible as the place is decrepit with No customer care whatsoever. Our weekend at their hotel kick started with a very loud party which continued into the early hours of the morning... More 

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5 Thank Nadia P
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I think they should look at how this place got their rating! The gardens are overgrown with weeds, so is the tennis court! Sun loungers by the river have rotted so that you can not use them. No braai at our unit. Two bed lamps in the main bedroom, one without either a plug or globe, the other broken one... More 

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4 Thank Tionette B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

I share Herna's comments.We spent the previous weekend there.The room was tacky.The curtains were dirty, as well as the table cloth.There was no kettle , but cups and coffee.There was only a light above the bed and one in the shower , the rest of the light fittings were hanging from the ceiling.No light at the mirror if you wanted... More 

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3 Thank FredaV
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Nothing positive about our weekend there. Rooms dirty, bedcovers dirty and smelly. Lights not working, lampshades torn and tacky. Cushions on bed, postal stamps are better to sleep on. Every complaint is answered by manager that he has just taken over, only to discover he has been there for 7 months, enough time to fix any problems.

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Address: 139 River Road | Mantevrede, Vanderbijlpark 1911, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Vanderbijlpark
Number of rooms: 10
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“Self catering room was spacious enough for 4 people. All appliances were in working order. Air conditioning and fans were a great help. Kitchen was adequately kitted out with necessary utensils etc appliances.”
 of 5 bubbles AthishS, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The rooms are awful”
  • torn broken couch
 of 5 bubbles L0sh, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Do not even consider this lodge!”
 of 5 bubbles TionetteB, 27 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Do not believe the photos that are on the web , they are not current.There are other lovely places in VDByl to choose from”
 of 5 bubbles FredaV, 22 Nov 2012 | Read review
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