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Lily Pond Country Lodge

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Gocek
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We liked Lily Pond very much - an ideal location and very peaceful - but with the owners away for 2/3 years sailing round the world, in their absence the management of this lovely property needs sharpening. Lots of little things combined to make for annoyance. We booked two suites doe two days. Our initial welcome was a bit lukewarm,...

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LilyPond2012, General Manager at Lily Pond Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs CBEGoceck Thank you very much for the trouble & time you took to write your travel experience on Trip Advisor. We have noted your management comments and appreciated your positive comments regarding your overall stay and dinners. We were notified of a slow hot water flow & a fused light bulb at +/- 17h15 .The geyser...

Northern Ireland
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We were lucky to visit Lily Pond for two nights in March when the weather was superb. That meant that we were able to make full use of their beautiful gardens and infinity pool. This a stylish modern property decorated with a wide variety of African art in what, apparently, is the Afro-Zen style. Much more to our liking than...

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Stayed here with the wife for 2 nights while on The Garden Route. It was faultless. The staff went out of there way to make our stay as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. They had lots of advice and maps to help us with the garden route. Food and service in the restaurant was excellent. The grounds and lily ponds...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The restaurant serves a 3 course or if you wish a 2 course meal each night of a good standard. The breakfasts are adequate but not exceptional in variety of food. Smokers can be an issue as the smoke can drift in to your eating area. Wifi comes and goes. The rooms are well designed but close to your neighbour...

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Surrey
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Stayed at the Lily Pond 29th/31st Jan, what a lovely setting, very peaceful and tranquil set on lovely lily ponds in vast gardens, Staff were friendly and helpful, the food is of a high standard with plenty of choice for Breakfast, the owner does provide an evening meal if you wish to eat there as we did, the food was...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed 2 days at this wonderful place. It was our first visit and we had A warm welcome. Our room was very nice and comfortable no complains at all. We were lucky to have wonderful weather so we could relax at the pool with a nice glass of wine. The dinner and breakfast were delicious. We will defenatlely come...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We returned to the Lily Pond logde in the hope to continue the experience. We have to say that we now have mixed feelings on the lodge. Let's try to capture the good, the bad and the rest. On arrival we were welcomed by Joseph, one of the staff. It was somewhat uncomfortable, on the one site we mentioned that...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2014

After the first visit 2 month ago we came back to this lodge again just to find our first impression confirmed or even topped. This is a perfect place for combining a well designed and relaxing place to stay with a delicious 3-course dinner, cooked and served with perfection. Very friendly and helpful management and staff, beauliful gardens and pool...

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2014

What a find! If you want somewhere relaxing with good food - come here! The food is good and just tell them if you don't like what's available that evening - they are happy to substitute for some thing else. This worked fine the 1st evening but on the 2nd day the manager - Carol never passed on the message...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a great lodge - the rooms are fantastic - very spacious. The whole lodge place is very well designed. The dinner was excellent too. Great area too - the beach (Natures Valley is 10 mins drive away) and you can do some great walks/hikes from there. It is the last stop on the otter trail.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quietly situated in the best part of the Garden Route with large colorful lily ponds and indigenous forests, Lily Pond is renowned for its design, tranquility, creative cuisine and relaxing ambiance. This contemporary "Afro-Zen" style Country Lodge is adjacent Tsitsikamma National Park and a 7 minute drive from Nature's Valley beach and lagoon. All 10 suites with air condition, shower and bath, TV and private patio overlooking the lily ponds. Restaurant with good fresh food sets the scene. Pool with wooden decking. Jacuzzi along one of the ponds. English, Dutch & German spoken. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lily Pond Country Lodge

Address: R102 Nature's Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay 6602, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Plettenberg Bay
Price Range: $146 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lily Pond Country Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“all good views”
 of 5 bubbles clarep634, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a walk in shower.”
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“All appeared good”
 of 5 bubbles MandS60plus, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Give yourself time to chill out on the site-so much to do in the area easy to miss out on Lily pond itself”
 of 5 bubbles SevenoaksJohn, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the Honeymoon room extra but worth it .”
 of 5 bubbles DustyTraveller07, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
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