Lake View Cabanas

Lake View Cabanas

Lovely large comfortable bed with plenty of wardrobe space. Hairdryer in drawer of dressing table with large mirror. Garden view from window.
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Lounge area view. Very spacious includes good tv.
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Pool & Beach (4)

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4.5
#2 of 3 ranches in St Lucia
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Located in the heart of the verdant and peaceful town of St. Lucia, just minutes away from the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Lake View Cabanas offers spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed apartments and an abundance of hippos, crocodiles, birdlife and fishing, St Lucia is a nature lover's paradise and Lakeview Cabanas is perfectly located to make the most of it. On-site facilities include WiFi, restaurant, Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, speciality shop, bicycle hire, playground, games room and braai area. Nearby attractions include Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve, Cape Vidal, St Lucia Estuary, Hippo and croc tours, whale and dolphin watching.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Outdoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Family

Location

4 Mckenzie Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 82 out of 100
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Richards Bay Airport
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Zulu Inyala Airport
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Steve Parrack wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable apartments, with reserved secure parking. The staff were great, and very helpful. Lake View is situated right in the heart of St.Lucia, and only five minutes from the nearest game reserve, and only two minutes from the lake dock for boat trips to see the hippo's. We would definitely go again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Trail744772, General Manager at Lake View Cabanas
Responded 08 Jan 2020
Thank you for choosing lakeview cabanas and for taking the time to complete our survey. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Lakeview Cabanas and will certainly share your kind words with my team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lakeview Cabanas in the near future.
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Danie wrote a review Nov 2022
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was extremely impressed by the friendliness of the reception we received. The rooms are kept immaculately clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. When there was a problem ie our DSTV connection, it was dealt with immediately...and with a smile! This place will definitely see me again. Well done guys!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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david r wrote a review Nov 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
well equipped spacious apartment. central in St lucia, on main road but quiet.
full kitchen good bathroom, big tv. balcony. restaruant attached and a few more close by. easy parking. nice pool area. shops etc close by.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda B wrote a review Apr 2024
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
All round comfortable, spacious and clean accommodation. In walking distance to various restaurants. Reception handy for booking hippo boat trips. Staff friendly. Bar on site reasonable. Secure entrance gate and reserved parking space.Ground floor cabannas on the level.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Göran N wrote a review Feb 2024
Lerum, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
2 bedrooms, 1 with AC and a sitting room. Table and chairs outside and barbecue.
Good price and friendly atmosphere.
Booked hippo tour at reception, and it worked fine.
Not long to walk to Indian ocean and a beach that goes on for miles and miles.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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KevinKraaibosch wrote a review Oct 2010
George, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Had our first exposure to Saint Lucia for 7 days and stayed at the mentioned resort.
Whilst comfortable the fittings and room we stayed in looked " tired " to say the least, couches a bit grubby, carpet full of cigarette burns, braai broken and in need of repair, bathroom door very grubby and in need of painting, squeaking fans, uncut grass, I think that's enough.
Staff very friendly and efficient, the maid who looked after our room was excellent.
Stay was unfortunately affected by the current water shortage, however tought us to spare water and use it senseably as we all should.
River trip was highlight of stay, all visitors should at least do this. Started raining when we left so hope conditions improve soon.
Got tired of tourist busses continuously idling their engines whilst waiting for passengers over the road from our unit
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Date of stay: October 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MichaelDorfan wrote a review Jan 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The customer service is wonderful, the staff are extremely obliging. The rooms - we had a six sleeper over a week, it was perfect with all the basics for holiday living. It is 2km from the game reserve and 25km to Cape Vidal, and extremely unspoilt portion of beach and nature. The Braai facilities have improved since the last review. The facility games room, has pool/snooker and table tennis which my son and I e. Ceiling fans in rooms to keep you cool in hot humid tropical climate. Main bedroom had prepaid Airconditioning, but not to costly R100 lasted us the week we were there. Spent time at the private blue pool. They had staff happy to wash our cars for the long trip back, so the kids did not have to sit in beach sand on the way home :). A really nice get away for a family with kids. Monkeys, and Hippo's visit your gardens :) ---< Feel well rested, oh and my breakage deposit was in my bank account before I arrived back.
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elsey R wrote a review May 2014
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly and helpful staff with quick booking in. Amazed that in the 21st century they have no credit card facilities - cash only. The accommodation was only just average. A few things were broken but most quickly fixed but not the safe. Rooms spacious but needed some TLC and a lick of paint. Good braai. Good maid service which was very useful. We moved rooms to avoid braai smoke from ground floor apartment to another ground floor room which was better but safe was broken here as well! Car parking in covered spaces in compound. Grounds not excessive in size and rather cramped and dark from trees. Hotel can be rather noisy at night but not excessively so. I didn't actually see the lake from either of our apartments and suspect only one of about 6 rooms might have a glimpse of the lake between trees. Swimming pool OK but behind a less than 2 metre high wall adjacent to main street so not particularly private. A few children's facilities, climbing frames etc. Lakeside might be a better name. Beware of Hippos who go down town's main street of town at any time of day or night! Plenty of restaurants
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Date of stay: April 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try to get rooms facing lake on ground floor.
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Lin L wrote a review May 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is fabulous accommodation, quiet, and romantic and near all the best restaurants and shopping areas and the beach. Everybody is friendly and helpful. I would suggest booking a ground floor apartment as it has a barbeque area and table and chairs for outdoors cooking and entertainment. The Alfredo's Restaurant is on the premises and is a brilliant restaurant with great food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The ground floor apartments are the best as they have a lovely 'braai' area.
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Alex B wrote a review Oct 2019
Ashford, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The evening when we arrived (mum, dad and 2 babies), the room next to us had a rave going on. There was a large group, in a single apartment, specifically there for an all night party. They brought their own speakers, sub woofers and booze. There was deafening music, screaming, shouting, profanity and fighting. Staff did not want to stop them and we had nowhere else to go. So we barricaded the kids into the opposite end of our apartment, put up mattresses and blankets to block the noise but nothing could stop the massive speakers. The babies could NOT sleep all night, so we stayed up with them to keep them company and keep them safe. We planned to find another hotel in the morning, but found out from reception that the party group were checking out that day. They raved the whole of Sunday morning and then as planned checked out. Since we'd already paid for the week, and since we were exhausted from the long journey to St Lucia followed by the sleepless night, we took a gamble and stayed. It took a while to deal with the interrupted sleep patterns, but after a few days things got better and it was a nice holiday. St Lucia is a beautiful and peaceful place in general, great nature, and Lake View has decent facilities & location.
The staff at the hotel were excellent overall, but were unable to deal with the rave. The manager should have been on site in a flash and either cut the party of by 10pm, or moved us to another hotel. Nothing was done about unfortunately, and nothing has yet been done to compensate for it. I'd still recommend the place, but families or people that want to sleep, should avoid weekends to be on the safe side.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Trail744772, General Manager at Lake View Cabanas
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Good day Thank you for your time to give us your feedback and compliments which I'll definitely convey to my staff, My apologies for the noise factor Saturday on your check in, but the first time that a complaint reach me the GM who resides on site regarding noise were on Sunday Morning when the group packed for their departure.
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Answer from Mariè S
St Lucia, South Africa
Good day Please take note that we will not provide daily cleaning service during the Covid19 period. The Hippo & Croc activities are back in place as well as Whale Watching . Eastern and Western shores are open , Road to Vidal is a tarred road.
Sabelo Y wrote a tip Dec 2019
Kempton Park, South Africa7 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"place very nice and quite if you need to break away from a very busy lifestyle."
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leonheyes9 wrote a tip Jul 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cannot fault anything. Great experience."
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Curious39387851549 wrote a tip May 2019
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your own pillow if you like soft ones!"
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clearmoon wrote a tip Apr 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia51 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no lifts so for a person who is unable to use stairs, it is better to be on the ground floor."
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Lynniedw wrote a tip Mar 2019
Durban, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not get unit 3 as it is quite noisy. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 902 - R 1,516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lakeview cabanas hotel saint lucia
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake View Cabanas
Which popular attractions are close to Lake View Cabanas?
Nearby attractions include Amala Massage & Gifts (0.3 km), Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.3 km), and Kosi Bay (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lake View Cabanas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and an outdoor pool.
Is parking available at Lake View Cabanas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lake View Cabanas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, John Dory's St Lucia, and Reef and Dune.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lake View Cabanas?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Lake View Cabanas located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Are there any historical sites close to Lake View Cabanas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (4.6 km).
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