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    Otter's Bend Lodge

    Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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    2018-01-28 2018-01-29
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    • Excellent48%
    • Very good38%
    • Average7%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible6%
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    My husband and I spent 1 night at the Otter's Bend Lodge on our honeymoon. We absolutely loved the cabins and wish we had allotted more time to spend there! The cabins are simple and have everything you need, plus stunning views of the forest....More

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    Thank kaylee w
    Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to review and comment, Kaylee. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. We appreciate that you have pointed out how easy it is to walk to different wineries and restaurants - the joy of being so...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Great getaway for the Mrs and myself. Whilst there were some noisy tourists nearby the cozy feel of the property and ambiance of the environment made the couple of days really recharge the ol' batteries.

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    Thank 206grahams
    Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 2 days ago

    Thank You! So pleased to hear that you were able to charge the batteries. We look forward to hosting you again.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Wow where do I begin......this little gem is just the most tranquil,peaceful place in the heart of Franschoek,I would highly recommend it to anyone, my husband and I went along with our family the cabins is very neat and tidy, cosy as well, the garden...More

    Thank brony2018
    Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks, Brownyn. We really enjoyed having your family to stay and are pleased that you had a good time. Happy New Year!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The little cabins are with a good bed. All you need. Beautiful setting. People very welcoming. Community garden, linked to biosphere reserve. Environmental and social friendly. Possibility to camp. Internet works fine. If you not looking for a fancy classical hotel and like outdoor experience...More

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    Response from Mark H, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Thanks so much for comment Patricia, You have described exactly what our aim is, to be simply very comfortable, affordable, relaxed and eco friendly, where people meet and build friendships. We really look forward to your next visit. Cheers Mark

    Reviewed 1 December 2017

    Very nice & cosy place. Especially the garden is very beautiful. However, the kitchen and bathrooms need some more care. Considering the price, its location and the general atmosphere, it is still recommendable.More

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    Response from ottersbendlodgefrans, Owner at Otter's Bend LodgeResponded 3 December 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments. We are aware of the need to pay attention to the kitchen and bathrooms - they are on our 'soon-to-do list'. We would like to invite you to send us a...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Price range
    • US$44 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 8
    • Location
    • South Africa >
    • Western Cape >
    • Franschhoek
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    Diedie M
    24 August 2016|
    Response from norkse | Property representative |
    Hi Our number is Cape Town, 021 8763200 Warm regards Mark
    27 September 2014|
    Response from norkse | Property representative |
    079 7474632
    Room Tips
    "Best views,tranquility all round,very peaceful"
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    "all rooms are recommendable"
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    "Double Twin rooms: The location was quiet, however I would pick a room away from the communal area."
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    "If possible ask for the solitary house on the other side of the road!"
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