Ebony Lodge

Ebony Lodge

22 Park Road Cnr Of Park &, Blakeway Rd, Mthatha 5100 South Africa
Traveller (10)
Entrance to some of the rooms at Ivory Lodge
Room & Suite (13)
Pool & Beach (2)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Did you already book this hotel?

About

4.0
#2 of 6 lodges in Mthatha
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Laundry service
Ironing service
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Room features
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

22 Park Road Cnr Of Park &, Blakeway Rd, Mthatha 5100 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 40 out of 100
40
Umtata Airport
10.8 km
See all flights
18Reviews2Q+A5Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 10
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
  • 2
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
Robert AO wrote a review Oct 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hi everyone, for someone who travels around a lot, I would really suggest staying over with Ebony Lodge. They have a full and delicious menu with affordable pricing. The staff is friendly and polite at all their different premises. All their rooms have internet access with air-conditioning to help in those cold and warm days. The rooms and bedding are clean. Hope you will enjoy your time if you do decide to book.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Response from Dean Teubes, Owner at Ebony Lodge
Responded 24 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for the great review, we appreciate it 😊 We hope to have you back soon! All the best with your travels 😀
Read more
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Inga N Ndibongo wrote a review Nov 2022
Rosebank, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s a quaint, serene and lovely place in the midst of a city that’s lost all its glory! If you find yourself needing a place to overnight in Mthatha, Ebony Lodge is the perfect place, the bed was clean and comfortable. The shower was hot and clean. The WiFi worked perfectly! And finally, the staff were friendly.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Rory G wrote a review Jan 2015
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night in the Ebony Lodge.
The owner was extremely helpful - she even gave us two rooms at no additional cost - we, two men, had been booked into one room with two beds.
The place has 47 rooms and the one I was in was spotless! An oasis in the centre of Mthatha.
All the normal facilites expected were there - TV, bar fridge, complimentary tea and coffee, swimming pool, etc. The bath was huge with a stunning shower - I could have stood in it for hours! My room had a king size bed. Very comfortable.
Next time I'm in Mthatha, this is where I will stay.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
biker buddy wrote a review Jan 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked into the quiet side, the rooms were okay. With LoadShedding there was a generator which they battled to get started so we had limited electricity plus we had no water, not even cold water. We had to take ice buckets of water from the pool to flush the toilets. The strange part about the situation is that the top section had water and electricity. We booked bed and breakfast only to find out later that they don’t make breakfast on a weekend.
Dinner was brought to our rooms in the dark, it was tasty and warm. We were given two rooms in the top section the following morning to shower. They made us toasted sandwiches plus fruit and yogurt for breakfast because we complained - Shocking, never go back there
Read more
Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you don’t like noise then you must stay in the bottom section but you might not get water and...
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Anne wrote a review Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The only good thing about Ebony Lodge was the two men that we had a fabulous evening with.

Check in was ok, on entering the bedroom I could see it was dated on closer inspection the bedding was old and grey looking, the paintwork what there was of it was grubby and peeling. The lighting was dismal, the gloominess hid the dire need of a deep clean. The bathroom was small and grubby too, the shower was hot but as with the rest of the bedroom needed alit if TLC.I asked for an hairdryer and was given a bag with several in and to,d that she didn’t know if any worked.

We asked on checkin for a table at 19:00 which were to,d was booked, at 19:00 we went and the restaurant and outdoor eating space was full,we were told, we’d have to wait until a table became available as they were busy ! Eventually we found a table for ourselves thanks to the two men we ended up chatting too. As for the food it’s mediocre at best.

Check out the following morning the receptionist had no idea if we’d paid which I did and had to show her the online payment, she had no idea on the restaurant bill from the previous evening and we had to go to the restaurant to find out.

This was a one night stop dictated by mileage if our trip, had we known it was so bad we’d have driven another hour, wouldn’t recommend to anyone
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Onsite parking, avoid arriving late afternoon Mthatha is very busy
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
FleetJG wrote a review Aug 2015
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A set of 3 or 4 old style houses in town that have been converted to guest houses. There is the added bonus of a restaurant for all meals too. The room and service were all excellent. Secure parking for cars. The house we stayed in had a small pool - but July is not swimming weather here !
Read more
Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
yaf111 wrote a review Aug 2019
Brussels, Belgium
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely awesome, extremely nice service, very comfortable, spacious and clean rooms, restaurant is delicious, fish and meat, breakfast worthwhile and very safe area, both for business and travellers, just perfect...
Read more
Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Erilene wrote a review May 2017
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Ebony Lodge when alone on business to Mthatha. The room was clean, spacious and air conditioned. Linen fresh and clean. The parking is secure.
Very good dinner is served at the restaurant.
The breakfast is not bad, but the best is that one can order a take-away lunch.
Will recommend to a business woman looking for a pĺace to stay.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Andrew R wrote a review Apr 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great stay at Ebony Lodge while in Mthatha for business. The staff was really helpful and my room was great. The restaurant on site makes a great meal although their wine and beer selection is a bit thin but they have a full bar so I can't complain.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
back2nature74 wrote a review Apr 2016
South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Come for business and found the staff friendly and help full. The room I stayed in was nice and spacious. It had a bar fridge which is always a welcomed item for me to keep my water nice and cold. Onsite restaurant serves really enjoyable steaks. Staff also goes the extra mile as they provided a breakfast pack as I was leaving early before breakfast was going to be served.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Answer from Willem S
Mthatha, South Africa34 contributions3 helpful votes
Yes, specially if it is over weekend. Ideal stopover between Durban and Port Elizabeth
biker buddy wrote a tip Jan 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don’t like noise then you must stay in the bottom section but you might not get water and electricity"
Read full review
Anne wrote a tip Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom73 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Onsite parking, avoid arriving late afternoon Mthatha is very busy"
Read full review
Mark S wrote a tip Jan 2019
Mbombela, South Africa77 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prefer Ivory over Ebony"
Read full review
Helen S wrote a tip Sept 2016
22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet rooms at the back section."
Read full review
Mishen N wrote a tip Apr 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"No wifi and internet reception is a challenge"
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Mthatha area.
PRICE RANGE
R 1,324 - R 1,632 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeMthatha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

EBONY LODGE - Now R 1 467 (Was R̶ ̶1̶ ̶6̶6̶9̶) - Reviews & Price Comparison (Mthatha, South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Ebony Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ebony Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nelson Mandela Museum (1.1 km) and Dutch Reformed Church (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ebony Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ebony Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Ebony Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ebony Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ebony Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ivory Eatery, Big Eagle Spur Steak Ranch, and Nando's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ebony Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
All Mthatha HotelsMthatha Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in MthathaHotels near Ebony Lodge
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsHoliday HomesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire