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Reviewed 10 November 2016

When we first arrived we thought how interesting and an unusual place this was with what appeared to be modern facilities in and amongst the flora and fauna of the area.The reality was different.Our room was damp.Clothes left out were damp in the morning.There were significant health and safety issues particularly the poor light from the restaurant back to the lodge with a series of stepping stones and just a large rock to put your foot on to raise yourself to lodge level.The outside light did not work and although we asked for it to be fixed,nothing was done.Our friends had wooden steps up to their lodge but with no hand rails! The bathroom door would not shut probably due to expansion from the damp and generally the whole place is in need of refurbishment.
The food was reasonable but nothing exceptional.Oh yes my wife wanted to use the hair dryer in situ but there was no adapt or plug.I was told it must have been taken by the previous occupants.It was not replaced however!
All in all very disappointing and certainly not somewhere I could recommend at all.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Garth J
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Marion A, Owner at Armagh Country Lodge Rafters & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Dear Garth J. Indeed you arrived at an interesting and unusual place amongst the flora and fauna (and forests) in the paradise we call The Armagh in StormsRiver Village Tsitsikamma. What a pity you then went down a very dingy rabbit hole where everything was sullied ugly and summed up by our greatest Cri de Guerre of the 21st Century - Health & Safety! Of course we are always aware of our guests health & happiness and have done a pretty good job during a period exceeding 22 years.
We do get damp days in our mountain and forest environment but each room has air conditioning and some Log fires to alleviate those conditions; raised stepping stones are placed because of huge flooding we do have (believe it or not) rendering our lawns kayak zones! We truly apologize for missing plugs and the light not working. A bathroom renovation program is under way but can't continue again until May 2017. Our local builders are in high demand as are our occupancy levels so we have to be swift to grab those opportunities and shoe horn the priorities. We completed one bathroom May-Aug 2016. We aspire to greater heights in this New Year when hopefully I'll be back to full health in order to pick up the baton and take The Armagh forward again. I'd so love you to come back and have a super holiday. Our loyal Staff are so disheartened when one of our guests expresses such levels of displeasure particularly when I'm not fit to be there.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We really enjoyed staying here for 2 nights in August. It was a lovely landscaped setting and surrounded by mountain views. Very peaceful and would definitely stay again if we came back. Nice service and perfect for a short stay.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Marion A, Owner at Armagh Country Lodge Rafters & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

Our sincere thanks for taking a little time out to convey your thoughts on your August stay at The Armagh! We are pleased when our guests have the best time (and weather) in our piece of paradise. We look forward to your return visit - you know you are so very welcome! Very happy greetings from Marion & all our Staff #TeamArmagh

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

What a fantastic place. Hano, and his staff, went out of their way to look after us and cater for our daughters birthday. It is a little piece of paradise on earth. Will definitely be back. Thank you very much

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Thank 152marthan
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Marion A, Owner at Armagh Country Lodge Rafters & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Dear 152marthan: So delighted that you took the time to write about your recent visit for your daughter's birthday. Hano, and our Staff are always thrilled when their dedication and hard work is recognized. Yes! We do live in paradise and we thoroughly enjoy the wonderful appreciative guests we have. We really look forward to seeing you again at Armagh Country Lodge & Spa.
Very best wishes to you all Marion

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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The country lodge is a nice place to stay over night. It is a small accomodation not directly to the sea. The rooms are provided with all you need. De restaurant is surprising good and has a jovial atmosphere

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Marion A, Owner at Armagh Country Lodge Rafters & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you for your time in giving a little feedback about your recent stay at Armagh Country Lodge & Spa. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the Rafters Restaurant experience. Next time hopefully you will stay a little longer and enjoy our Spa and all the adventures in our Village. Our very best regards and thanks again very much....Marion

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

We spent 2 nights in Armagh as part of our honeymoon.
We loved it. Stayed in Keurboom Room - perfect for a honeymoon as it has a lovely King size bed and nice bath. Also kitted with a lovely stoep - perfect for a sundowner.

Armagh is situated close to the Big Tree and Canopy Tours
The food was just as awesome. We loved sitting close to the fire while eating a lekka burger and listening to the forest sounds.

I would recommend staying here, and i will return!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank johanj591
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Marion A, Owner at Armagh Country Lodge Rafters & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Dear Johan Since we built The Armagh in 1994 all we wanted were happy guests and this is a wonderful affirmation and a real boost when we receive reviews like yours.
We are blessed with super staff in great surroundings with proximity to all the best adventures - arguably in South Africa. Thank you most sincerely for your lovely words and we truly look forward to your return visit. For your future married life we wish you much joy. Best regards Marion.

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