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Selkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

This was going to be the highlight of our stay based on previous reviews and photos. When we arrived we were very disappointed by our room the Toscana suite supposedly the bridal suite. The shower leaked and had black mould round the bottom and the sinks had black mould behind them. There was no air conditioning leading to open windows...

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After experiencing a truly incredible visit to The Fernery in September last year, we wasted no time in booking for a summer stay - and a longer one (we spent 3 nights on our first visit, and 5 nights this time). Of course, after such a wonderful first visit, expectations were quite high. We've just returned from our much-anticipated second...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Dear LindPZA, thank you sincerely for such an excellent review. It is always such a pleasure when our guests return, and it is especially rewarding when we know that everything has met expectations... and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you back and to make your stay wonderful and memorable. Thanks again. Kind regards Diane

Mumbai
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

So you pull off the main highway and take a small road to the fernery. It is another 20 min of drive from there but the tall trees on both sides of the way with an occasional grassland on one side make it a lovely scenic approach. The hotel property is huge. Could probably do a small trail there. It's...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning and warm greetings from The Fernery. Thank you for your beautiful description of our lodge. We would love you to plan a longer visit next time to soak up the natural beauty of the area and the many activites on offer both on site and in the neighbourhood. Thanks again. Kind regards, Diane

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Fernery Lodge for one night during our trip along the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. We had a large room with an equally large bathroom, all impeccably clean and beautifully appointed. Management seems to pay attention to detail, down to the personalized welcome letter in the room. Check-in was quick and smooth, so...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning Iris It was such a pleasure having you as a guest, and especially great that your experience was 5-star. Thank you for this review. We hope you plan to return for a few days longer next time. There is much to do and much to see in the beautiful Tsitsikamma. Kind regards, Diane

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my wife and two sister in laws in the main lodge with stunning views over the gorge and the Indian Ocean. Our rooms were bright, welcoming, roomy and very well appointed. I wish we could have stayed for more than the two nights we had booked.

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning and warm greetings Thank you for having reviewed us on Trip Advisor. With the feel of total peace and relaxation, an extended stay is always worth it. Please do come again for a longer visit next time. Kind regards, Diane

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice, spacy chalets with luxurious equipment. The views from the restaurant overlooking the gorge are stunning! Very friendly staff eager to making your stay most enjoyable. You can relax very well here, so you might consider to stay here for a couple of days. There are many hikes nearby.

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning Benedikt K We are having the most wonderful weather. Today the gorge is a vivid mix of beautiful greens and browns. We are always thrilled when our guests appreciate the spectacular views. Thank you for this 5-star review and positive comments. We wish you a safe trip and hope you will return. Kind regards, Diane

East Sussex
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Fernery Lodge to be a bit of a mixed bag. As other have said the hotel is a long way down a bumpy unmade road, which does rather encourage guests to stay at the hotel once you’re in. Lovely views from the terraces over a gorge and down to the ocean. Perhaps it’s because of the position on...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Greetings! Many thanks for this informative review. We value our guests' comments and depend on your feedback. Much appreciated. Kind regards, Diane

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a wonderful Chalet surrounded by silence - trees and birds. Wonderful. Even the milky way could be seen out of the bed in the second floor. Astonishing. The restaurant is very good, the food, beverages and the service were very good and professional. This place can be recommended if you like nature, silence and stars!

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Warm greetings Yes, indeed! The Fernery is the perfect destination for those hoping for a retreat in nature. Your review describes it well. Thanks so much. We are pleased that you found all aspects of your stay to be on point. We hope you will be back for more. Thank you for recommending it to others. Kind regards, Diane

Watford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, the vast collection of wines make a visit to this place a must. The rooms are huge and the service from the guy who worked on the bar was incredible (he makes truly outstanding cocktails) - although not entirely convinced by the local beer he managed to sell to us haha! The views from the restaurant balcony...

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Good morning JamieOliver1986 Thanks so much for this great review, and special mention of our great barman who is quite a whizz at cocktails. It is really great when our guests feel treated to good service and a wonderful experience. Hopefully you will be back again? Kind regards Diane

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not having wifi reception is a bit of a hasstle.Nice chalets and food excellent.A bit slow in obtaining drinks on wonderful lookout patio.Hotel in lovely position with very nice views Why must reviews be so long?

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TheFernery, PA to the Owners at The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, responded to this review

Greetings Neville Many thanks for your favourable review. Your comments are valid and we have addressed them individually. We are currently in the process of an upgrade to enable more secure connectivity for our guests. Wifi is free and soon it will be available to our guests. The team has been communicated on your point regarding the service at the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fernery Lodge and Chalets situated above a 30m waterfall with breathtaking views of the river gorge, is the perfect romantic and peaceful getaway. The luxurious and opulent rooms in the lodge and the private chalets are each tastefully decorated with every effort made to ensure our guests' comfort. Each unit has a unique theme inspired by the magnificent surroundings. Start your day with a hearty breakfast and end off with a wander through the wine cellar where you can select a bottle of your choice before heading up to our plush diningroom with its special ambiance, and experience excellent cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

Address: Forest Ferns Estate | Bluelilies Bush, Tsitsikamma, Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Tsitsikamma National Park > Storms River
Price Range: $209 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fernery Lodge & Chalets 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“The chalets are absolutely gorgeous and highly recommended!”
 of 5 bubbles LindaPZA, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a chalet”
 of 5 bubbles EastSussexSma, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“. The family rooms bathroom a bit small and if you have young children getting to the loft bedroom can be a bit of a mission.”
 of 5 bubbles Shehnanz, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were great and the Lodges exceptional. WiFi is only available in the main building but heck, you're supposed to be on holiday!”
 of 5 bubbles GrahamWestSussex, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All cottages and accommodation have special views - mountain or ocean”
 of 5 bubbles Wildman01, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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