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St Lucia Lodge

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St Lucia Lodge, KwaZulu Natal is located on the magnificent shores of the St Lucia Estuary, one of the largest estuaries in Africa. The St Lucia Estuary is home to more than 800 hippopotami and an estimated 1200 Nile crocodiles not to mention the abundance of birdlife. It is no wonder that the area was proclaimed as a world heritage in 1999 by Unesco and is the first world heritage site in South Africa. St Lucia Lodge is ideal for leisure travellers wanting to explore the magnificent surroundings as well as families and corporate travellers, looking for a conference venue out of town. The hotel offers 36 spacious rooms, which include 16 rooms on the ground floor with private patios leading out into the garden or pool area while the first floor has 18 rooms all with views of the town. Our conference facilities are located at our sister hotel, Elephant Lake Hotel which is located 550 meters from the lodge. We can accommodate up to 100 guests and is perfect for corporate conference delegates who want to enjoy a balance between business and leisure with all the attractions the area has to offer. St Lucia Lodge is a self-catering lodge. Dinner is done on request as a buffet style service. Guests have access to a communal dining area and the use of induction stove plates, microwave and braai facilities. Alternatively, guests can also enjoy lunch and dinner at Hippo Steakhouse at our sister hotel, Elephant Lake Hotel. Near-by attractions include hippo and crocodile tours on the St Lucia Estuary, Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Cape Vidal and Mission Rocks, Veyane Cultural Zulu Village, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, turtle hatching tours and much more.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Italian, Zulu
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895bey wrote a review Jan 2020
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Only thing positive about the place was the staff were very friendly and helpful. Otherwise, it's only worth going there for an overnight stay, accommodation definitely not designed for more than that. Breakfast was ok
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Responded 30 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review, great to note that you enjoyed your night stay
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cgoodm180404 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Every time we walked into our room, we were welcomed by a very cool air conditioner - it made our stay in the very warm December days and nights in St Lucia. Location was amazing... so good to be able to walk to the restaurants at night, or to the shops in the day even though we had a car. It was extremely clean, well appointed, functional and comfortable in all ways! The service, friendliness and warmth of the staff was unparalleled: from the breakfast staff, housekeeping, security and gardener to the manager's knowledgeable information service and travel advice - you all made our holiday so restful and special - thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 01 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review and for staying with us, We look forward to welcoming you back.
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npayne485759 wrote a review Jul 2019
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Had such a warm welcoming from the get-go. The room was exquisite with swan towels greeting us. Shower was to die for and didn't want to get out! Very cozy room and was super quiet throughout our stay. Extremely accommodating and would definitely recommend to stay here!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Elizabeth N wrote a review Jul 2019
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This place was amazing. Exactly what you need, safe parking, easy to find, centrally located, spotlessly clean and the comfiest beds... This is s important.. and much appreciated.. we were greeted by the owner in the morning and she helped us with a map of the town and a lovely chat and even took the time To have the Tennis on the right channel when we returned from Isimangoliso Nature Reserve which was also amaZing. Breakfast was delightful and abundant and I would recommend this place for anyone visiting St. Lucia.. thank you so much
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded 14 Jul 2019
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure having you stay with us
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Resort13109381946 wrote a review Jun 2019
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We enjoyed our stay at elephant lake. We enjoyed the breakfast and services which are available there. The staff are very friendly and polite We are going to recommend other people to come to this place. We are also willing to return to this place
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Date of stay: June 2019
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LeighMcMaster wrote a review Jun 2019
Centurion, South Africa51 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent two nights at this hotel. Probably one of the better 3 star hotels I have stayed in. Rooms are generally neat as is the rest of the hotel. Small things like topping up on coffee/tea in rooms could be improved. Would however recommend this as an option in St Lucia
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 18 Jun 2019
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Lisa d wrote a review Jun 2019
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland28 contributions7 helpful votes
We spent two nights at elephant lake inn. Welcome was warm. All employees are here to help and advise. Clean rooms, delicious breakfast especially pancakesand omelettes. I highly recommend the place for a quiet stay in family.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wendy S wrote a review Apr 2019
Durban, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a peaceful, happy time in a place and also had a discount for dinner in a hotel. Staff for both Inn and Hotel are friendly and helpful. The place is very clean and wish can relocate in a peaceful place like this.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 16 Apr 2019
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure sharing our facilities, services and region with you
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Jet09270938063 wrote a review Mar 2019
Richards Bay, South Africa1 contribution
A lovely place to stay. Well located, close to shops and restaurants. Rooms are comfortable with everything you need. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast offered a great variety and was delicious. Definitely worth a visit!!
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Responded 31 Mar 2019
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure in sharing our facilities, services and area with you
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Roving66954905241 wrote a review Mar 2019
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My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Their rooms were super clean and the service we received from the staff was truly amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit St Lucia and needing some peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Responded 27 Mar 2019
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PRICE RANGE
R 736 - R 755 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Elephant Lake Inn
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about St Lucia Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to St Lucia Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Amala Massage & Gifts (0.07 km), Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.1 km), and Ants & Mustard (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at St Lucia Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at St Lucia Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at St Lucia Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St Lucia Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Reef and Dune, John Dory's St Lucia, and KAUAI St Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at St Lucia Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does St Lucia Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, St Lucia Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is St Lucia Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at St Lucia Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to St Lucia Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (4.6 km).