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Glen Avon Lodge
Ranked #3 of 40 Constantia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We spent 4 days here at the end of December and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was superb. We had the family two bedroom cottage, which was so beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable, the website images do not show how great all the rooms are in my opinion.
The two pools were a pleasure to use after a busy day and the setting of Glen Avon is very peaceful. We only had breakfast at Glen Avon, but the quality of the food, presentation and service was excellent. All of the staff we meet were very helpful, friendly and went out of the way to make our stay enjoyable. I would highly recommend staying here and we cannot wait to go back.

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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WendyDrummond, Owner at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Thank you for the review...we love that you enjoyed the family cottage and the pools....
Looking forward to having you stay with us again.
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This lodge is rated #3 of "Bed and Breakfasts" in Constantia by Trip Advisor and I would not argue with that at all. My problem was that my travel agent recommended it as a "hotel" which it is not.( you have to order dinner in the morning,if you want it from a very restricted choice) and if you want anything by the pool you have to go to reception and order it and again, a very limited choice.
The lodge has very good bedrooms, with turn down service complete with chocolate and weather forecast! I particularly liked the spacious and well appointed bathroom, fully stocked with appropriate toiletries. One tip, be careful if you us the laundry service which is inordinately expensive!
Breakfast is taken on the terrace with an adequate, but unexciting breakfast buffet. The staff are very anxious to please and attentive.
The main building is low rise and in Cape Dutch style, but the other, new buildings are somewhat bland architecturally. The 2 swimming pools are very small, but good sun loungers are provided.
The gardens are pretty and well looked after.
We much appreciated being allowed to keep our room later than check out as our flight was at night.
Overall, very good accommodation and with friendly staff.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool have their own sun loungers
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed four days at Glen Avon, we really liked the place, the atmosphere, the service and the staff. The service and flexibility was very good. Rooms were excellent. The staff was really nice and we felt the whole stay very comfortable and relaxing.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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WendyDrummond, Manager at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thanks for the review...glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Glen Avon soon.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

My brother from London, who has stayed many nights at this hotel, recommended it to us for the couple of nights that we were in Cape Town. We loved the location convenient to all the wineries in Constantia, the delightful room with good air conditioning, and relaxing by the pool.

Beauty and Livison in the restaurant were particularly welcoming to us.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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WendyDrummond, Manager at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thank you for writing on trip advisor...we appreciate the comments, and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully more of the family will be recommended to Glen Avon for their visits to Cape Town.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

My two children and I stayed at Glen Avon for 6 nights over the Christmas 2016 / New Year 2017 period and had a wonderful time. The setting is beautiful with manicured garden and a warm pool, and the rooms were excellent. Every effort was made to accommodate the preferred diet of the boys and they felt thoroughly special, due to the attention given to them by the staff, especially at meal times.
A peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town within easy reach of all the sites we wanted to see. We would definitely return!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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WendyDrummond, Owner at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Thank you so much for writing on Trip advisor, and so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you and the family back to Glen Avon in the near future.

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We returned recently from another wonderful holiday in South Africa. For over three weeks we were at Glen Avon Lodge where we have been many times. Having been before we know the Lodge well, and we were looking forward to our return. We were not disappointed in any way. On this occasion our home was The Gables the new addition at Glen Avon and it was excellent in every way. Very modern, very bright and very well equipped with every comfort we required.
Our hosts David,Annette, and Wendy Stringer made us very welcome and during our stay we saw them frequently. Always very helpful and with a wealth of knowledge of the region were able to answer all our questions.
The breakfasts taken on the lovely terrace and the dinners in the evening were exceptional. Emmanuel the chef is excellent and the food is well prepared and presented and full of flavour. Beauty, Emmanuel's wife is now front of house and with her lovely personality and smile is always happy to talk to the guests and very helpful in arranging bookings or trips to the vineyards. Livison with his full of life approach and enthusiasm to everything at Glen Avon is a great person and always about to help with any problems or queries. Janet Livison's wife is now helping in the kitchen and is a quiet, thoughtful and lovely girl. Having mentioned the above two couples, all the staff who looked after our rooms, the beautiful gardens, everyone is a great asset in making Glen Avon the perfect place to stay. Galena who is married to David and Annette's son is supervisor of rooms making sure every room is spotlessly clean and well presented.
We cannot talk highly enough of Glen Avon and would certainly recommend the perfect stay. The Lodge is close to Cape Town, the airport, and the vineyards. We will certainly return and you will not be disappointed.
One of the many assets of Glen Avon it is always restful and peaceful, with beautiful gardens which are immaculate. When you stay here you feel fully secure and safe.
Having read a recent review of a guest, I am amazed at his negative attitude and comments and disagree totally. Nothing dull or dismal in our room and towels are fluffy, very large and very white.
See you at GLEN AVON!

Jack - Glasgow Scotland

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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WendyDrummond, General Manager at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Thank you for the splendid review...always a pleasure to have you join us at Glen Avon...all the staff feel like you are coming home to us, when you visit. Glad to hear that you got to meet the newest members of our team, and we have had one more join us at the beginning of December...we look forward to welcoming you back soon, sometime in 2017. Love and best wishes to the Mrs from us.
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Glen Avon Lodge is one of the nicest and most relaxing hotels we have stayed in for many years. The staff could not have been more helpful or welcoming. The rooms were very large and airy and our suite opened directly onto the large garden with swimming pool. The gardening staff need to be congratulated on the plentiful and colourful flower borders, especially the masses of roses.

We usually ate out at lunchtimes so did not try the dining room. The breakfasts were freshly cooked and good quality, always served with a smile. Although we didn't use the kitchenette on this visit, it would be very useful on longer stays as the supermarkets are only 5 minutes away by car. As an example of the care in the layout and furnishing of the rooms, the kitchenette was hidden away behind cupboard doors so it didn't intrude into the bedroom space as you often find elsewhere.

We also very much appreciated the owner's original paintings on the wall and would like to have seen more!

We will certainly return to Glen Avon on any future trip to Cape Town and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Worth paying the small additional cost of a deluxe ground floor suite opening on to the gardens and...
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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WendyDrummond, Owner at Glen Avon Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the very kind words on tripadvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Cape Town. Please do mention if you would like to see more paintings...I have many...mostly in the rooms.
The suites all have the kitchionettes or butlers cupboards hidden away behind cupboard doors, there is nothing worse than having to look at a wash up bowl, or kettles and toasters while you sit in your chair or couch relaxing, or if you are lying in bed. Next time, you'll have to try our dining room in the evening, or maybe even order a salad or some sandwiches to relax with on your patio, whilst enjoying the long summer sunsets overlooking the pool.
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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: $201 - $367 (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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