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    Elephant Springs Hotel & Cabanas

    31 Sutter Road | PO Box 94, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent26%
    • Very good10%
    • Average9%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible43%
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    Public Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast Available
    Pool
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Steer well clear of this place, the rooms are dirty and the manger extremely unhelpful. The hotel is misadvertised on booking.com, who told me the resorts are responsible for their pages. It is easy to be under the impression that the cabana would have pool...More

    Thank AaronB3005
    Response from South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Springs Hotel & CabanasResponded yesterday

    Thank you for your review. We refer to our response published on 2 October 2017 that was our response to your wife's review on TripAdvisor. Since our letter has been sent to you, we have updated our entire image gallery on Booking.Com to offer an...More

    Reviewed 3 October 2017

    When we arrived there was rather loud music coming from the property next door, within an hour of arriving the power went out which stopped the music. The hotel had no standby power. The air conditioner did not work and while they were fairly quick...More

    Thank zane2016
    Response from South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Springs Hotel & CabanasResponded 4 weeks ago

    We're sorry to hear about your experience. We do have a generator on site but this is only for providing light in the passageways, restaurant and reception during power outages. We are in the process of acquiring a stronger generator for all our rooms. Our...More

    Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

    My husband booked this place through bookings.com we arrived early evening, we had to pay upfront then check in. It was dark,smelly and dingy. The door lock was broken therefore we wouldn’t be able to lock the door at night. when he booked on booking.com...More

    1  Thank MissNto
    Response from South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Springs Hotel & CabanasResponded 3 October 2017

    Thank you for your review. We refer to our e-mail communication on 6 September whereby the below information was sent to you: To ensure that our guests are well prepared prior to their arrival, we send a welcome letter through to the booking service that...More

    Reviewed 21 August 2017

    I booked 2 hotel rooms through Booking.com, and then needed to add another room, which I did through Booking.com. I then phoned Elephant Springs to make sure that I had 3 rooms booked, which they confirmed. When we checked in - guess what. The 3rd...More

    Thank Lee-anne G
    Response from South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Springs Hotel & CabanasResponded 20 September 2017

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We'll be sure to address this with management. We're sorry that the group that was in house were inconsiderate of private guests and disturbing your rest.

    Reviewed 14 August 2017

    My biggest regret is not reviewing other guest’s experiences but rather relying on the very deceptive online photos. The experience on Friday night was so bad, that we chose to rather check out early and return to Johannesburg than spend another night in the venue....More

    1  Thank Graham C
    Response from South_Of_Africa_HQ, Guest Relations Manager at Elephant Springs Hotel & CabanasResponded 21 August 2017

    Thank you Graham C for your feedback. We have been in touch via e-mail to address your concerns.

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 100 - USD 199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 74
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    • South Africa >
    • Limpopo Province >
    • Bela Bela
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    Traveller (53)
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    "If you get a good room, you are very luky"
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