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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

What a lovely venue. Had a wonderful wine tasting followed by a superb meal at Benquela Brasserie. The atmosphere and staff were exceptional. Thanks to Karl and Thuli for making our day extra special. A must visit. Will definately return.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Owain J, Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you ANNSKIN for the wonderful review! We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Lakeside Lodge is situated on the edge of the beautiful Swartvlei lake between Wilderness and Sedgefield. It was our first visit and what a great place to stay. We were two couples, ourselves from Norway and our friends from Johannesburg, We were given a wonderfully friendly reception by Dee Dee on our arrival who showed us to our lovely bedrooms which overlook the lake. The rooms were very comfortable, tastefully decorated and very well equipped. The restaurant delivered first class dishes served by charming and attentive staff.
There is so much to do and see in the area that two days flew by. Anthony and myself had hired in Brent Coetzee of Drum Africa to give us Hobie 16 sailing lessons on the lake. What a perfect location- sailing from the hotel's doorstep and then back to ones luxury bedroom for a hot shower, Our wives opted for various spa treatments in the hotels spa and rated the service and treatments very highly. The manager Karl, made a point of checking we were happy regularly through our stay. With Dee Dee and the other friendly staff paying us so much attention I am sure they would have sorted anything out had we needed it.
With only nine or so bedrooms I am sure that as it becomes better known, finding an available room , even out of season may become harder,
In summary - I have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Lakeside Lodge. It is well worth the money as it really is a very special place to stay run by very special staff.
Greg
Stavanger, Norway

Date of stay: May 2018
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Owain J, Guest Relations Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you so much Greg for the incredible review! It is always so satisfying to read a review like this where you truly enjoyed the full experience on offer at Lakeside Lodge & Spa. I will be sure to acknowledge the team for the feedback you have given - thank you!
We look forward to hosting you again in the future!

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We hosted 8 couples to a wine tasting, dinner in the Benguela Brasserie and overnight in the Lakeside Lodge. It is a superb, up-market venue, in a beautiful and peaceful setting. The cuisine is of the highest order and the staff are accommodating, friendly and highly trained. The rooms are immaculate and tastefully decorated. A must-stay if you are in the garden route!

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Carl G
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Owain J, Guest Relations Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you Carl G for the wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed our wines as well as our accommodation. We look forward to hosting you and your guests again soon.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This place has it all. The views are of course the main draw to get you there, overlooking the lovely lake.. But then the fun begins. We stayed three nights and day one was spa day which was great value, day two water sports, SUP, kayak swimming in the lake. Breakfast is included and amazing! Dinners though prix fix and set menus are very special and super romantic and the place is obviuosl fantastic for lovely lunch

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank K S
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Owain J, Manager at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you K S for the wonderful review! We are so delighted that you took in all of the wonderful activities we have to offer, and even spoilt yourself with our wonderful spa! We look forward to hosting you again!

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful stay. Beautiful views and all the creature comforts. Super tea time treat left in your room each day. Comfortable beds. Nespresso machine and tea making facilities. The food in their Restuarant was excellent. The staff are amazing. Friendly, professional and so helpful. We will be back.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PStreeter, Owner at Lakeside Lodge & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will visit us again soon.

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