Nkanhe Lodge

Nkanhe Lodge

Ponta Beach Drive Lopes, Mozambique, Ponta do Ouro 2000 Mozambique
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2.5
#5 of 5 small hotels in Ponta do Ouro
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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Self catering accommodation with air conditioner in every room hot water, we have a swimming pool and are very near the beach and all the main attraction at ponta do Ouro
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Boating
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Diving
Snorkelling
Shared kitchen
Sun deck
24-hour check-in
Room features
Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese

Location

Ponta Beach Drive Lopes, Mozambique, Ponta do Ouro 2000 Mozambique
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Mario1547 wrote a review Dec 2020
Pretoria
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Here is what to consider:
1. The location as advertised on booking websites/Google/Facebook is inaccurate. Nkanhe lodge is in actual fact behind the taxi stand opposite Fernandos slotted between two very noisy shebeens.
2. There are 18 rooms. All of which are cramped together. When more than two rooms are occupied, the noise echoes in the court yards. Rooms are not sound proof.
3. Four rooms share geyser. The owner instructs the manager to switch on the geyser for one hour per day only. Despite numerous complaints of cold water, the owner still insisted that the geyser is switched on for only one hour a day. Also, if you don't ask for towels, towels are not supplied.
4. Only one roll of toilet paper is supplied for the entire stay.
5. Breakfast hours are officially 07h30-10h30 Yet, breakfast was never ready before 09h00. Juice, corn flakes and milk are provided, but no drinking glasses or breakfast bowls are provided.
6. There are open (live) electrical wires in the room, the bathroom, and around the complex.
7. One would expect the owner to address the basic issues like hot water, the late breakfast, cutlery and drinking glasses, toilet paper and towels. Instead, when we broke a glass bowl by accident, the owner insisted that he pay 500MT to replace it. The owner is obviously in the business for money, not for hospitality.

After having encountered the various problems and the 'non-care' attitude of the owner, it is sad to say that this establishment is not recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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W0r1d_Tv1182 wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Despite the previous reviews about this property, we decided to give Nkanhe a chance. In desperate need of a break away, we booked for 2 nights hoping this was going to be a trip to re-energize. It seems we expected far too much.

Firstly, there is only 1 sign to guide you to its location and it took us going around in circles 4 times before finding it (after calling for help with directions). Now, there are two location placers for this lodge. It’s is actually opposite the informal market (opposite Fernando’s) turning off the main road towards an informal settlement. The lodge name does not appear anywhere but next to the pool which you only see once you’ve entered the property.

Upon arrival, it felt like we where entering through the “back door”. The washing line was full of linen and there was (who we assumed to be) staff lunch. Check in happens at the bar, passed the pool. Before checking in, we asked to see the rooms first as we where already having doubts. The receptionist / bar man, possibly realizing we where already not keen, gave a little sigh / snigger / laugh at the request but obliged.

We walked through a narrow passage to where the rooms are. Linen and clothing was strewn across the garden shrubs, a mattress was standing in the corridor (torn and dirty), an old exercise bike and furniture was pushed into another corner and it seemed like one room was undergoing deep cleaning as all the (worn) furniture was standing in the corridor.

The gentleman opened the room door and before putting a foot inside he realized that the room was in fact occupied and promptly closed it again. Not sure how with a manual key system he managed it, but not a good sign.

Back at the bar and after a quick deliberation we decided to cancel our reservation and look for something else instead. We told the receptionist / bar man that the photos online do not look like the lodge, to which he just smiled and repeated our statement back to us.

So, even before staying we realized this place was not up to standard and they are very obviously not what they claim to be.

Give it a miss, not worth it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Elaine I wrote a review Aug 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely guesthouse and would stay there again. The grounds are beautiful with a big pool and outdoor seating area with a TV. There was also a big kitchen which was well equipped and available for us to use at any time.

The room was a good size and clean, as was the bathroom and had a warm shower. The bed was comfy. The room also had a fridge/freezer which was useful. The only thing missing was a mosquito net, but it was very easy to put our own one up (we were also there during winter, so it’s possible mosquito nets are put up in the Summer).

The staff are lovely, as are the family who own the place - extremely welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed socialising with them.

The lodge is in a great location, a 3-5minute walk from where the chappas stop by the market, and 10 minutes to the beach.

Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from José S, Gestor at Nkanhe Lodge
Responded 19 Aug 2018
Dear Mrs. Elaine, Thank you for being with us at Nkanhe lodge we are glad you enjoyed, there is always things to improve and the mosquito nets is one of them, we guarantee to have improvements by the next time you come back.
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Stoffel C wrote a review Dec 2019
1.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived the pool was green and dirty.
Watermelon standing on the bar for arrival snack was full of flies.The rooms were dirty and run down.
No safe parking.Room to small to store 2 crates of diving equipment.Fotos on the website do not match the lodge at all.
Wifi was not workin and staff do not understand english.
All of this was conveyed to the owner Jose and he just shrugged and deducted the full amout from my account.
We had to find new and safer accommodation.

It is situated in the rural area across the local marketand shebeens.

Dont be fooled by pictures,we were and lost alot of money.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Different lodge or hotel
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Pilatus Sengo wrote a review Oct 2019
Maputo, Mozambique
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a fantastic experience to be at N'kanhe for my birthday. Right from the get go it was magical. The owners are so kind, down to earth and very enthusiastic about improving the Lodge with some creative ideas and colorful designs. Definitely a place to stay
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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William D wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrible place. I’ve slept on more comfortable concrete than the rock hard beds. The handyman does his best but cannot speak English. The rooms are very basic. Not much inside. The taps are loose. We didn’t have any water on the second day. Nobody was there when we left. We didn’t have breakfast either, not that the breakfast was any good anyway. There was music playing nearby the whole night. Possibly the worst place I’ve stayed in.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DivineNicky wrote a review Dec 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We unexpectedly found ourselves on route to Ponta without accommodation in peak season. Nkanha lodge saved the day by providing us with 2 air conditioned rooms and on suite shower toilet.
Lovely lounge areas, braai facilities and close to markets.Swimming pool is beautifully maintained, communal kitchen available. The price is very reasonable.
Our hosts were very friendly and hands on.
A modest but up and coming venue
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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telma marisa jo... Z asked a question Jan 2019
peco email e contacto do nkanhe lodge
Answer from José S
+258843287170
telma marisa jo... Z asked a question Jan 2019
boa noite peco email e contacto
Stoffel C wrote a tip Dec 2019
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Different lodge or hotel"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,137 - R 1,282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MozambiqueMaputo ProvincePonta do Ouro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nkanhe Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Nkanhe Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Beach Bar (0.2 km), Fernando's Bar (1.0 km), and Ponta Douro Beach (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nkanhe Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nkanhe Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Nkanhe Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nkanhe Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mango Cafe, Love Cafe and Deli, and Pontas Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nkanhe Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Nkanhe Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ponta do Ouro.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nkanhe Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
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