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“Little Britain in South Africa”
Review of Glen Avon Lodge

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Glen Avon Lodge
Ranked #3 of 40 Constantia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We stayed at this 5 star lodge for 3 days. Its location and setting is excellent with easy connections to Cape Town and Constantia. Although our room was comfortable, we found it somewhat dated. This also applies to the bath and shower facilities. There is no detachable shower. We noticed that this accommodation has quite a few returning British guests, who are mainly occupied with each other. This can make newcomers almost feel like intruders. On the other hand the serving staff is very friendly and go out of their way to provide a good service. We were permitted to use the shower facilities in the late afternoon and have a meal before going to the airport for a late flight. Very much appreciated!

Stayed: January 2016
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WendyDrummond, Owner at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Many thanks for your views- it is always well appreciated by the management. The rooms 1-6, which are our standard rooms are due to be refurbished in the winter months this year. All our new suites have detachable showers but the standard rooms unfortuantely don't have this facility.Thank you for bringing this up for our consideration. February is the prefered month for the British to visit Cape Town and as we have so many return guests at this time of the year, many already know one another. This is when our friendly staff play such an important part in making everyone feel very welcome.

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Reviewed 26 January 2016

First time at Glen Avon Lodge, fantastic place. We had a poolside suite, plenty of room very clean, all your could wish for in comfort.
Wonderful breakfast. A very good value 3 course evening meal. Staff extremely helpful with information of where to go and places to eat. Will certainly be back. Could not fault this gem

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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Just spent 4 days at this wonderful guest house. A very warm welcome from Livinston who was so charming. He then continued to look after our every need during our 4 days, with a very calm and professional attitude. It was clear to see he was passionate about his work.

Our room was spacious and airy with a very comfy bed and the ensuite bathroom was very well appointed. Delightful toiletries and a lovely big bath with room for 2!

Breakfast served on the terrace with plenty of choice for everyone. We had dinner one evening in the dining room and although a limited choice, the meal was excellent.

A very special mention must go to Lauren who went "that extra mile" helping us to find accommodation for another night due to our flight being cancelled at very short notice. We were unable to stay on at Glen Avon as they were full and British Airways were totally unhelpful in finding any accommodation for us.

Lauren checked us in to our new flights, printed our boarding passes and made sure we were "set" before we left. The hotel she found us right by the airport was absolutely super. She knew exactly our requirements.

All in all, a very relaxing 4 days staying in a very professionally run and charming guesthouse. Will we come back??? ABSOLUTELY YES.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We are staying here for the last four days of our holiday. It is beautiful, the room is large, airy, plenty of hanging space and the bathroom is large very modern with a lovely bath, shower and two basins. The surroundings are beautiful with a lovely pool area.
The breakfast is very nice and we are eating here tonight which is unusual so looking forward to just 'falling' out of our room into the very pleasant dining room. Not a large menu but we have chosen what we want to eat.
The staff are charming and friendly. The hotel is surrounded by the usual electric fence and has a electric gate, well we are near Cape Town. Glen Avon Lodge is only twenty minutes drive into Cape Town depending on traffic.
We would happily stay here again.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Graham40
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

If you are after a small boutique personal place to stay, then this is the one.
The room was great, overlooking the pool, had everything we needed (apart from an iron and board) although we were offered for someone to do it for us.
The staff were all really friendly, and the breakfasts are great, fresh fruit platter to start, continental and a cooked breakfast.
We had one dinner in the lodge which was lovely also. - you must book this dinner well in advance, and the choice is limited to two variations per course.
We arrived back one late afternoon, wanting to eat in the restaurant as were told it was too late as preparations had been done.
All in all, good value for money

Room Tip: I would recommend that you have a car here
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable stay at Glen Avon Lodge during the Test match. It was a peaceful retreat from the bustle of Cape Town and Newlands. We'd like to mention Beauty, Linton and Livison for their friendly service.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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WendyDrummond, Owner at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Thank you for mentioning our staff in your review. It is much appreciated and I always get them to read the reviews and have an imput, as to the improvements we can make to "Glen Avon".We hope you'll visit Cape Town again, in the near future.

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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Glen Avon Lodge is now a Boutique Hotel of the finest and most personalized service in the fairest Cape and especially in Constant is. I have been staying at Glen Avon many many times over the years and have seen the transformation from an 6 Bedroom Lodge to a superb Boutique Hotel. Well done. Keep up the good work.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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WendyDrummond, Owner at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2015

Thanks you so much for your kindness. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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Additional Information about Glen Avon Lodge

Address: 1 Strawberry Lane, Constantia 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Constantia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Constantia
Price Range: $206 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Glen Avon Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glen Avon has been officially upgraded by the TGCSA to 5 stars and has expanded to 16 superior luxury rooms and suites. Only minutes from major attractions like the Cape Town Waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Top Beaches and the Constantia Wine lands. Our en-suite bedrooms have all the luxury comforts including air-conditioning, private bar, internet access, modern marble bathrooms and swimming pool access. Hearty breakfasts and gourmet dinners are all part of the tradition. ... more   less 
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