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Elephant House
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8.8

Excellent

200 reviews

200 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Lendlovu Railway Station 1.0 km
Addo Valley Raptor & Reptile Centre 2.4 km
Chriscross Adventures 3.8 km
Rosedale Organic Farm 3.9 km
Addo Wildlife Sanctuary 4.3 km
Addo Railway Station 5.4 km
Addo Elephant National Park 6.2 km
Alexandria Hiking Trail 9.6 km
Zuurberg Mountain Village 18.0 km
Port Elizabeth Airport 53.5 km

Elephant House

1 Main Road, Addo, Addo, South Africa, 6105 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Addo part of Addo, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage, restaurant and indoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Bar

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [indoor]

Kids club

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Cheaper than 69% of all properties in Addo in the last 24 hoursCompared to 29 Addo properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center6.6 Km
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Elephant House

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Sable Cottage Family
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Stable Cottage
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Family Room
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Colonial Family Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Luxury Double Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Colonial Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury family room
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Luxury Double Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
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Double Cottage
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Shower
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Family Cottage
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What types of entertainment are available at Elephant House?

Elephant House features games room while you remain at this property, supplying guests with entertainment value throughout your remain here.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Elephant House?

Elephant House's policy pertaining to children's bedding considers guests age 2 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How long do visitors typically stay at Elephant House?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Elephant House had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

At what time of the year is Elephant House most popular?

Elephant House's most popular month where verified guests have stayed the most is in February.

What do visitors like most about Elephant House?

Verified guests that stayed at Elephant House have given this property a rating of 8.958 for its excellent service as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Elephant House's Wi-Fi?

100.0% of our past visitor assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's Wi-Fi. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Elephant House down in the review section.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Elephant House's view?

100.0% of our verified guest evaluations have given a positive review and remarks about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Elephant House down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with young children have given to Elephant House?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Elephant House an average rating of 8.9. You can look up more specific customer reviews and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Families with older children have given to Elephant House?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Elephant House an average rating of 8.5. You can look into more in depth customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the closest airport to Elephant House?

The closest airport to Elephant House is Bhisho Airport, 163.0 km away.

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What people love about Elephant House

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location is perfect, it is quiet, not far to the park, and a large Spar and Restaurants are not far away."

    Jens

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    February 1, 2023

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Lovely spacious rooms - spotless and friendly staff - will go back as soon as we can - old world hospitality"

    Darrel

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    January 29, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Dinner and breakfast were excellent."

    Kingsley

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    January 29, 2020

Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
200 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.3
Location
8.8
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More about Elephant House

More about Elephant House

Elephant House

Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Elephant House. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hotel can arrange it before your check-in date. Shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Addo even more convenient.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hotel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Elephant House guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Elephant House include special design features like a balcony or terrace. The hotel also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Recreational facilities at Elephant House are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 86% of other accommodations in Addo.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Canoeing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Non-smoking
  • Seating area
  • Shower

Location

1 Main Road, Addo, Addo, South Africa, 6105
Excellent
Location

8.8

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center6.6 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)150 ZAR
The property
  • License Id / Local Tax ID/ Entity Name4250186139
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 11
  • Room voltage220
  • Most recent renovation2020
Parking
  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of Elephant House from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.4
Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.3
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service9.0
Value for money8.1
High score for Addo
Rating
9+ Exceptional (15)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (7)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (10)
Dec - Feb (14)

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10.0
Exceptional
Jens from United Kingdom
Couple
Colonial Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Best accommodation during our South Africa trip”

During our trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth we stayed at many guest houses and lodges. Elephant House was the best of them. It is at the northern area of Addo, only a few kilometers away from the main gate of the Elephant Park. The location is perfect, it is quiet, not far to the park, and a large Spar and Restaurants are not far away. We stayed in the colonial style house in a very large room which is actually more like a suite as it has a separate living area and a huge bathroom. The rooms and the whole house is beautiful. The house has multiple courtyard and two pools (the cottage area has a third pool, but we haven't been in that area). There are areas for relaxing in comfortable sofas and coffee table books everywhere. The breakfast was excellent and prepared us for a full day of game viewing in the park. We were greeted by a staff member called Graduate who explained everything in great detail and who was super friendly and helpful whenever we met him. The staff and service was amazing, they even had booked a table at a nearby restaurant for us before our arrival just in case we would like to eat somewhere. Overall, we regretted that we only stayed a single night and will return!

Reviewed February 01, 2023

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10.0
Exceptional
Jaymin from Germany
Family with young children
Stable Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Excellent stay!”

We had a fantastic stay at the Elephant House, Addo. Clive and his team are excellent hosts, taking great care of all guests and providing so many things on top. The complimentary bottle of wine is just one example. We will for sure come again!!

Reviewed May 16, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Garance from South Africa
Couple
Stable Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

Beautiful self-catering farm cottage next to Addo”

We loved everything! We were totally alone on the property and had the full garden and its swimming pool for ourselves. The cottage are spacious with the biggest bed. The outside area is lovely with a terrasse opening on the garden and the swimming pool. There is an outside kitchen with everything you will need (facilities: fridge, gaz etc) and a braai area (they give you wood and fire starters). The + : the fresh roses on our table in the morning coming for their rose garden. Thank you for the incredible stay!

Reviewed October 27, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Eric from South Africa
Couple
Colonial Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

beautiful place”

really loved the grounds, the location and the room which was surprisingly, very large.

Reviewed November 12, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Kingsley from United Kingdom
Couple
Colonial Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Beautiful hotel”

Our stay at the Elephant House was wonderful. We particularly liked the colonial-feel decor, and the spacious 'open-air' lounges. the grounds are lovely with two swimming pools and sunbeds. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. Our room (#6) and bathroom were comfortable and spacious, but two little niggles...(a) there needs to be a door or curtain so the bathroom/loo has a little more privacy, (b) the 'courtyard' with the table and chairs and the outdoor shower needed to be cleaned and swept regularly. The Staff particularly Charlene were very helpful especially with info and options on safaris in the park. We will definitely stay there again if we return to Addo.

Reviewed January 29, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Couple
Stable Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

Perfect Accommodation near Addo ”

We stayed here in 2015 and the standard was outstanding, 5 years on the stable cottages have been enhanced and needless to say the standard remains outstanding. Ideal for visiting Addo but would recommend to enjoy and explore the area. Needless to say we will return.

Reviewed November 18, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Darrel from South Africa
Group
Sable Cottage Family
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Great location, wonderful hospitality ”

Lovely spacious rooms - spotless and friendly staff - will go back as soon as we can - old world hospitality

Reviewed January 29, 2022

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9.0
Exceptional
Caroline from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Wish I had stayed longer than one night”

Spacious room, ambiance and location

What a find! A wide expanse of green lawns, very spacious accommodation and so close to the Addo Elephant Park main gate. The hotel has the feel of a colonial era property but it is less than 20 years old. My family of 4 stayed in one of the separate 'cottages' but we were intrigued by the main hotel building; there are so many spaces in which to relax with large, soft sofas and chairs or large tables and chairs arranged around courtyards. You could chill out and read some of the books on offer or play cards and drink tea. The ambiance is terrific. There are two swimming pools and a delightful-looking restaurant terrace where you can eat on white cloth tables under the shade of a grapevine. Sadly we did not eat here. I would absolutely love to visit again and I would be sure to stay for longer.

Reviewed January 17, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Julia from Germany
Couple
Colonial Room
Stayed 6 nights in January 2019

Exceptional”

Thank you Charlene and the whole Elephant House Crew! We spent 6 nights there and would be still there if we had the time. It was awesome. From A like Awesome Area with the garden and the love rooms, D like Delicious Dinner & Breakfast, F like Fresh Flowers every day in our awesome & beautiful room and everywhere else in the hotel, L like Lovely Laughter (like Charlene), P like Plenty cool Poolsessions, S like Super-excellent Service and many many many more. Not a single thing to complain. Ok, just one, I missed a full body mirror in the room, but honestly, this was not really a complain. We couldn't be happier to spent our honymoon there, I would like to come back, immediately! We recommend to take more than 3 nights to enjoy the awesome pool and nice surrounding. We were always the only ones at the pool because we split all of our activities on more days, That was so relaxed. It is just a little hotel but that is the best way for us to travel, you will feel magnificient.

Reviewed January 20, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Marcus from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Colonial Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Wonderful oasis”

This was an incredible experience, charming, warm and an excellent place to stay outside of Addo. The food was thoughtfully prepared and tailored to the guests and nothing was too difficult. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anybody visiting Addo.

Reviewed May 04, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Georgina from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Very satisfactory”

Comfort, service and proximity to Elephant Park

Very good. I would go again. The gardens were beautiful and a joy to walk around. The staff were wonderful, but we found that we could not always find someone on hand to whom to ask directions or pose a question. This was not a great problem ,however ,and we had a wonderful time at Elephant House

Reviewed January 19, 2014

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7.2
Very good
Andrew from United Kingdom
Group
Colonial Family Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Colonial Suite”

We stayed for 1 night in the colonial family suite which comprised a super king sized bed, living area, second room with 2 beds, plus bathroom which was as big as the entire downstairs of my own house! Breakfast was very quaint being on a covered area next to the pool and accompanied by very tame sparrows. The weather was not so good when were there so we did not get the chance to make the most of the leisure facilities at the Elephant house. Overall, if you are just visiting the area to go on safari and want a place to rest your head for 1 night only, then don't stay here. You need to stay longer and spend time at the elephant house to make it worthwhile as the rooms are not cheap.

Reviewed November 02, 2017

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7.2
Very good
Hilton from South Africa
Couple
Stable Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

ADDO AT PLEASURE LEISURE.”

This establishment ticked all the boxes for me ,situated a few kms away from main gate Addo Park .The grounds the rooms the ambience is really amazing, an experience to be enjoyed ,.before or after the game viewing drives.With the deterioration of the Park services from check in to departure, it is really worth staying outside and commuting into the park.The appointment of the rooms is excellent,and the swimming pools gardens ,lounges really outstanding.The breakfast served on the terrace area is lovely ,breakfasts original and very good.I cannot rate this property highly enough, and as a world traveller i have seen many .

Reviewed April 02, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Wendy from Saudi Arabia
Couple
Stable Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

Great location for Addo Elephant park ”

Large Stable room in grounds of comfortable lodge, very convenient for the elephant national park. Not a luxurious room but well priced with all basic amenities, including milk in the fridge, and large patio overlooking grounds. Lots of character in main house with several comfortable indoor/outdoor seating areas. Staff friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful morning drive through the park with expert guide Aubrey, who made sure we saw lots of animals and gave us plenty of time to watch and photograph them. We were also able to book other park drives through the property.

Reviewed September 16, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Maarten from Netherlands
Family with teens
Sable Cottage Family
Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

Very good”

The Elephant house is a English style landhouse with beautyful buildings and garden with great hospitality and good food.

Reviewed December 26, 2017

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6.4
Good
Heiko from Germany
Couple
Colonial Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Very nice stay in a beautiful house”

We stayed for 2 nights and can only recommend this place. It is located a few minutes in front of the elephant parc and the Building is very Relaxing. We recommend to take the dinner in the Hotel as the only Restaurant nearby is not very good.

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
David from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

fantastic”

Location, staff and food

The location is perfect. The staff went above and beyond. We took their private guide Aubry to the park and he is fenominall. The day we arrived it was raining hard so the kids were hard to entertain as there is no tv in the room but on a sunny day they could have swum. Overall, I highly recommend this place.

Reviewed January 19, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Beth from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Sable Cottage Family
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Relaxing colonial hotel”

Lovely hotel with beautiful Colonial decor. Would recommend to all travellers. My only suggestion would be to heart one of the three pools in winter.

Reviewed August 13, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Jason from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Sable Cottage Family
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Exceptional”

excellent but dinner was pricey- staff were amazing and it was beautiful accommodation

Reviewed December 06, 2018

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9.2
Exceptional
James from United Kingdom
Couple
Sable Cottage Family
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

A beautiful place to stay. The staff were exceptionally helpful. The food was delicious ”

Friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings

Reviewed February 09, 2019

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