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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Just the perfect place for our first visit to Sth Africa. The owner is the consummate host, the facilities are great, the accommodation is clean and spacious with that African style touches, wonderful breakfast and perfectly located. Highly recommend.

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Umlilo, Owner at Umlilo Lodge B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and kind words! We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Umlilo is a lovely B&B tucked away in the pretty little town of St. Lucia. I was welcomed on arrival by the owner who was very warm and hospitable. The room was very spacious and very comfortable with a nice spacious bathroom and great water pressure. I arrived after a busy day at a seminar in the town and welcomed...

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Umlilo, Owner at Umlilo Lodge B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind words. We hope you will visit again in the future.

Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Our stay here was faultless, the owner was very hospitable, nothing was too much trouble and he gave us great information. It was a great location for estuary/beach as well as shops and restaurants. Room was big and well equipped, bathroom was beautiful and the gardens were something else! The honesty bar was a great touch, trusting guests to help...

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Umlilo, Owner at Umlilo Lodge B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind words. You are welcome back any time! Hope you will visit again soon.

Kinna, Sweden
Reviewed 14 January 2016

A very good place to stay in St. Lucia, close to shops and restaurants. Lovely ambience with a "Bali" feeling. Good sized, and good room. Good service and very helpful host and hostess. Would stay there again, if we come back to St. Lucia.

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Mortsel, Belgium
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This was a little bit of paradise in the middle of Saint Lucia. Lovely green jungle setting and beautifully cared for gardens. The family running it were charming and treated us with warmth and care. The dinner was deliciously African. Accommodation was excellent with spacious rooms and clean. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Recommended to all.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

A lovely little oasis in the middle of St Lucia. The owners were super helpful with booking guided tours and we wished we had planned for more time to spend here. The common areas are great and makes for easy contact with other guests. The room was fine and nicely decorated.

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J-bay
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Sorry, i did the reservation with booking.com. Very nice stay, we really enjoyed it :) good breakfast, nicely pool, really close to atm, shops and the ferry for boatcruise to see the hippos. Visit cape vidal, very beautifull beach and landscaoe (always watch the speedlimit, the police also charge you in the park).

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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night and it was lovely. Rooms spacious and clean with nice decor. A little oasis in the town of St Lucia, with a stream running through the lodge and quaint sitting areas. Breakfast was delicious. The owner, Lourens, was very warm, welcoming and helpful. Will definitely stay again.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed for two nights in this lodge because I didn't book a hotel in advance, so by the time I tried to book a hotel this one was the only one available. Well, my friends and I do like staying in Luxury Hotels, so if you do too, keep in mind that this is not one. It is a...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We were welcomed warmly and introduced to a wonderfully arranged accommodation among high trees, lush bushes and gurgling streams on the premises. It has been very pleasant stay for us. Unfortunately the nearby Wetland Park has suffered from a prolonged drought with negative effects on flora and fauna.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umlilo Lodge is located in St Lucia and surrounded by the Big 4 (no Lions) iSimangaliso Wetland Park; South Africa's first National World Heritage Site. Lake St Lucia is a large estuarine lake abundant with hippos, crocodiles, fish and hundreds of bird species. The area comprises rivers, lakes, marshes, mangrove swamps and huge sand dunes, protection the town from the Indian Ocean, beautiful unspoiled beaches with Whale Watching and Sea Turtle Tours in Season. Our rustic but luxurious Lodge offer 12 comfortable en suite guests bedrooms, All rooms have air - conditioning, 10 TV channels, mosquito nets, hair dryer, safety deposit boxes, refrigerator, complimentary tea & coffee facility etc. Guests can choose to laze on the wooden deck by the pool, make use of full internet in our info area as well as WiFi for guests who would like to bring their own WiFi devise. Relax in our bar lounge with honesty bar full Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umlilo Lodge B&B

Address: 9 Dolphin Avenue | PO Box 267, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: $123 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Umlilo Lodge B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“beware the noisy motor in the large koi ponds in the grounds just outside the rooms - i had to request it be turned off - and was told no one had ever complained - the point is that i found it extremely noisy and if that was their first complaint - then so be it and comply nicely.”
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