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The Elephant House

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cheshire
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful thatched guest house with rooms and separate bungalows in the grounds. An infinity pool plus two others. Excellent bedrooms. All very peaceful. Good breakfasts and evening meals. Has a very colonial feel to the place. All very relaxed and very welcoming.

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London
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We stayed at Hazelmere cottages which are part of the elephant house but just down the road. Beautiful big rooms, everything comfortable and spacious. Use of family pool an added bonus! The Elephant House itself has a wonderful old colonial feel and the staff are super friendly. Breakfasts are delicious and we also ate a fabulous three course dinner one...

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Bucks Uk
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Stayed here for one night only , which was a grave shame. Part of a pretty full itinerary but what a find ! Welcome bottle of bubbly started a great experience. Elephant drive with fun, experienced guide, glorious evening meal outside (chef cooked an off menu choice for a fussy eater !) , attentive and friendly staff across the board....

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2Thank Buckstravellers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is the best place ever! From the moment you arrive, to the time of your reluctant departure you are looked after so well. Everything is beautifully appointed from your room to the beautifully furnished terraces. Anything you could need for a relaxing time is provided. Very comfortable beds beds with pristine white sheets, soft sofas, magazines, books and interesting...

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Harrogate
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Room was adequate & comfortable with air conditioning although the absence of a toilet door may disarm some travellers! Catering was a bit haphazard - we waited farcically long for a pretty basic set menu, as did the other 20 guests. Lovely open seating areas, very cool under the thatched roof & a pleasant swimming pool & area.

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Buckinghamshire
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Unfortunately we only got to experience this wonderful relaxing hotel for one night , but the rooms where comfortable and immaculately clean with crisp freshly laundered bedlinen . Our room also was equipped with a safe and hairdryer Our room had a little courtyard which unfortunately we didn't have time to use , but I can only imagine sitting outside...

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1Thank sonzzell
UK
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a tricky one to rate. The stable cottages are outstanding, spacious and clean with a beautiful private outdoor verandah complete with table and chairs and a comfortable lounging area. The gardens are vast and well tended with a sunny pool in the centre though some umbrellas would be welcome for shade. There is another pool you can use...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I spent 4 wonderful days here. The accommodations are spacious and comfortable. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is such that we engaged with other guests and thus met many interesting folks. The staff are so helpful and kind. Charlene is everywhere and takes care of anything that comes up. Our first day there we went on...

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2Thank Marsha F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This B & B was situated just a few kilometres from the Addo National Park Main Gate I can sincerely say that we loved our stay here. Both inviting and really comfortable this well organised and efficient Bed & Breakfast gave us everything we could have wished for. Bedroom Accommodation was clean, tastefully furnished and well equipped. The lounges in...

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2Thank sassiecat2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The Elephant House is place of pure tranquility and all the staff go out of their way to make sure your every need is met. It's our third visit there and every time I leave completely relaxed. Tasty meals are served at different locations around the hotel which makes each meal a unique experience. Expect open verandahs where u can...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Elephant House

Address: P.O Box 82, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: $137 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Recommend booking dinner at least one night”
KTCapetown, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a cottage near the pool, or rooms near pool very quiet at night time.”
Karen230, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Thatched lodge overlooking pool”
Buckstravellers, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great ! We stayed in Courtney room which has its own balcony - each room is different”
Aud61, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the staff will give you what you require”
JANEFLOWER11, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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