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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Do not even close to this one!!! Stay away from them. CASH ONLY!!! The only security is for the reception room. The swimming pool is dark green!!! Stinky! Paid for 2 nights and stayed only 1 night. Not refundable at all.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

The only words of welcome were "Follow me outside". We were then lead to our rooms and handed the keys with no further interaction or explanation as to where the facilities were or where breakfast would be served. The rooms were damp with mould and bubbling paint work. None of the blinds could be pulled up. The bath was filthy.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Situated on the main road so very close to all the restaurants and amenities. The lodge has all the usual features all kept clean and tidy. Very nice included breakfast. Free WiFi but a little weak. Parking area.

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

The rooms themselves were quaint and the reception staff were extremely helpful, however the breakfast was very poor, almost inedible. Its location was perfect for a holiday destination but the bar was closed and there was nothing to do at the lodge itself except swim.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

From day one we had issues. There was no signal for the tv, when queried, i was told that a geyser keeps tripping the cirquit. There were not enough forks and plates for us all. The pool was not maintained at all. It was green and disgusting. The braai area was never cleaned, when i approached one of the employees... More 

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United Kingdom
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78 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

If you like everything handed to you on a plate and no quibbles do not stay here, pay more and go somewhere else. We enjoyed, comfortable beds, running water infrequently (due to this being the 7th drought year) and intermittent working electric sockets. But the aircon unit worked all the time! Great to have the fridge, cool enough all the... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Started out by nearly missing the check-in (website says until 6, sign at reception until 5). Got back to the room around 9pm, while getting ready to go to bed we lifted the sheet to discover not one, but 2 very large cockroaches in bed!! We went back to reception to ask for a different room - had to call... More 

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2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Got a good deal from this place. Breakfast included. Friendly and helpful staff. We really liked the barbeque facilities because we didn't feel like going to a restaurant every night. And it was nice and close to our room. So when the kids wanted to go to bed we were literally right outside the room.

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2 Thank Worldcitizens5
Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

We stayed there earlier this year for a week. It was very nice and simple. Even though it is a 3 star lodge, there is some work and maintenance to be done (which they are busy with). The staff were very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was amazing! We had a great time and hope to return in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We've stayed here before and they've really turned this place around since the last time we we're here. The staff are friendly and helpful - especially at breakfast when my husband tends to be a bit of a fussy eater. Within walking distance from all the restaurants in St Lucia, this makes our stay very convenient as we're out most... More 

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Additional Information about Jo-A-Lize Lodge

Address: 6 McKenzie Street | St. Lucia, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $64 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jo-A-Lize Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“No choice of rooms”
  • Curtains that were barely hanging on the rails
  • Partial wooden divide between room and en-suite facilities
  • Rusting fan, blind that couldn't be pulled up
  • Damp, mould
  • Rusting hob
  • Cracks to masonary
 of 5 bubbles nb947, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We preferred the family unit, as we are a family.”
 of 5 bubbles sammy918, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“It doesn't really matter - depends on what size of room you want.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnasS348752, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
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