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“Classy country retreat”
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Lythwood Lodge
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I got married at Lythwood 10 years ago and it was handled beautifully. This time we took our 3 year old twins for a few days while I was working in PMB. Lythwood does not disappoint - we booked a self catering chalet and everything was as we had remembered - immediately giving you a real luxury country feel. Apparenlty it's now under new management but they have held up the same standard as the previous owners.
The staff were great and with some forward planning were able to cater a wonderful home cooked dinner for all 4 of us, served in our chalet, both nights that we were there.
The kids loved it and there is enough space that they can run around and enjoy without bothering any other guests.
The only issues we had was that the DVD didn't work (the cables from the the TV to the DVD were missing, much to the disgust of our kids, and their is no wifi in the rooms - only in the main hotel building. I guess this is to be expected in the country, but unfortunately my mobile LTE router wouldn't work there either.
Otherwise it really was a great stay.

Room Tip: Self catering units great for families, but no wi-fi in the rooms
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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LythwoodLodge, General Manager at Lythwood Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Hi Dale. We are pleased you enjoyed Lythwood Lodge again. I am happy to hear that the staff was able to help you with the cable for the DVD machine and we are investigating having free WiFi in all the rooms, not just in the main hotel. Hope to have you back at Lythwood soon.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We spent another fantastic weekend at Lythwood. From the amazing welcome we got, including delicious hot chocolate on arrival, to the continued friendly and attentive staff- we really were treated like a king and queen for the weekend. They create such a warm and homely atmosphere with fireplaces all over, including in the room we stayed in- brilliant to keep warm and create that cosy atmosphere. Again we had delicious food, all the meals were fantastic. We are getting married at Lythwood in November and we cannot wait to expereince our special day there.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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LythwoodLodge, General Manager at Lythwood Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Hi Garth & Megan. November is just around the corner and we are looking forward to your wedding weekend.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We spent the weekend in one of the self catering cottages and were blown away. The cottage was beautifully laid out and had everything we could possibly need, it was also very clean and neat. It was very cold the weekend we were there but it was not at all a problem as the cottage had a fireplace, heaters in the lounge and bedroom and even heated towel rails in the bathroom. The staff were kind and friendly and the location of Lythwood is absolutely beautiful.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cameron A
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LythwoodLodge, General Manager at Lythwood Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Hi Cameron. Hope to see you in the summer months as well, where we trade the fireplaces for picnic blankets in the shade of the oak trees. Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a destination in its own right. It's beautiful, and the rooms are plush with gorgeous finishings. A home-baked treat each day is put on your bedside table and fresh milk for tea provided. The attention to detail would make even a fussy traveller impressed. There is sherry as a night cap and the bed electric blanket is put on at turn down and the gas heater creates a cosy atmosphere. The food is phenomenal. It should be five star. Beautiful settings.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled on business
Thank Katharine C
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LythwoodLodge, General Manager at Lythwood Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Hi Katharine. Thank you for noticing all the little things we do. Your comments are well appreciated and I will share them with the staff. Thank you very much.

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Our stay was excellent and we enjoyed tranquil surroundings. Our workshop was fulfilling and our marriages were greatly enriched. I would certainly come visit this establishment in future and even refer some of my friends and family.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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LythwoodLodge, General Manager at Lythwood Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

Hi Bonginkosi. It was lovely having your group here at Lythwood Lodge on such a busy weekend and we are really happy that the tranquil surroundings assisted your workshop goals. We hope to see you all back at Lythwood soon.

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Additional Information about Lythwood Lodge

Address: Farm 37, D18, Lidgetton, Lidgetton 3270, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Lidgetton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Lidgetton
Price Range: R1 531 - R2 457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lythwood Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Romantic Lythwood Lodge in the mystical mountains of the Natal Midlands is the ideal setting for that extra special weekend away wedding.From the small intimate wedding to a large social event, picnics of banquets, indoors and outdoors. Unique reception area for up to 300 guests, onsite chapel adjacent to the reception area and manicured gardens. Lythwood Lodge offers luxurious accommodation, friendly service and award winning food ... more   less 
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