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Hippo Pools Resort
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Run-down, ramshackle kind of place. The "restaurant" had nothing other than a very poor quality salad to offer, as everything else on the menu wasn't available. Swimming pool was green.The tariff we originally were quoted wasn't correct so we ended up spending more money than we'd expected, and the rooms were way below average! Overall, a terribly disappointing stay. Seemingly, even the hippos have left, as there was not a sound or sign of them at all either!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
5  Thank Gill R
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed here three nights and loved it. The host was very lovely and was so willing to help with any questions we had. We had problems with our rental car and she even called Avis to put us in the right direction. We had about three meals there and they were all prepared very tastily and the staff were very friendly and appreciative. We originally had a budget rondavel booked but our host upgraded us to a family accommodation free of charge. There are some updates that need to be made on the property but our host was very aware of that and was working on it. The area the resort is in was very beautiful even during Winter. The pool wasn't very clean so we didn't go swimming, but to be honest most places we stayed didn't have pools up and working. There were plenty of cute curious monkeys also, some hippos that come out at night and they have a few elephants on the property. This place has quite a bit of history, and we felt nothing but welcomed here.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Thank christinaarmstrong2
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I was happy to find Hippo pools had Accom as the whole of Hoedspruit was booked out!

I kinda know why. The place needs a lot of maintenance, rooms are ok, but certainly not 3 star!

Most positive thing I can say was my bed was comfy and clean.

When I checked in I asked if there was a restaurant and was told there was. When I dropped my bag in the room and went to find a beer, the place was locked up and nobody could access to the "bar!" Eventually drove back to town to find dinner!

Anyway, was passable for a night, but certainly wouldn't try holiday there!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
Thank de_chalain
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Rooms and over all lodge is in a horrible state and over priced, not worth R 1100.00 per night This lodge has passed its hey days. Paid and they could not pick this up??? Should not exceed more than R500.00 per night.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank debbiev39
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

A beautifully clean and very neat room that was comfortable for our one night stay. Lovely crisp, clean white linen. A super pool facing room that was well equipped and had all the necessary goodies for a braai. Clean, modern bathroom. A most pleasant overnight stay with a very friendly reception lady. Was a bit far out of town so make sure you have all the stuff you need if self catering - a bit of a trek into town.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Thank 622sharonf
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