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The Elephant House

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

we were lucky to get the honeymoon sweet (room 1, harley) and really enjjoyed it. the room is very high and one can see the old roof which is really cool. the bathroom has a strange form but is fine ad well. the room and the entire hotel are very charming with thrir generous use of space the old furniture... More 

Thank Chris G
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell in love with Elephant House the moment we arrived, with stunning views overlooking the pretty gardens, the verandas with beautiful furniture and furnishings, the entire decor of the Elephant House is gorgeous, loved the map room and the library with books and albums to peruse. Situated in a lovely area and so close to the Addo Elephant Park... More 

2 Thank AvrilFD
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enormous luxurious room. (converted stables). Lush surroundings, with use of 2 pools. The main house has comfy chairs and verandas surrounded by beautiful plants. Fast internet. Really friendly people, who couldn’t do enough for us. The restaurant was slightly on the expensive side, but was lovely food, and quantities were good. It was a set menu though, and if there... More 

1 Thank Dianne W
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A magical place, other then the convenient position as its is very close to the addo park the place it self is so magical that you really just want to stay there! there is a dog, grace, and we adored her she just made our time there better gifting us of sincere smiles for everything she was doing. Not to... More 

1 Thank Camilla M
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51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you like country houses, romantic rooms with a mosquito net and a distinct colonial interior design (complete with early 1900's photos albums) feel, then this is the RIGHT place for you, as it was for us. Perfect (or almost) in every way. The air was filled with orange blossoms' divine smell as this is spring in SA, just like... More 

1 Thank Nelda68
Swansea, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was the place I was desperate to visit when we booked our trip. It even had a 'special mention' in the guide book as a favourite. To be honest it was nice but, there were a few things that spoiled it. On arrival they didn't know who we were and it took ages for them to work out if... More 

1 Thank Welsh_Bev
magyver_10, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. Please accept our sincere apologies for the mix up on your arrival. Your booking was made through an automated, on line, booking system by the ground handler your travel agent uses. The booking pulls through automatically into our live system and for some reason the name that was entered under ‘guest names’ was Stella... More 

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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was so excited to stay at The Elephant House for our honeymoon and I was not disappointed, this place is beautiful! Our room was just lovely, the dinners were delicious and the staff were very accommodating with adapting menus. They run their own game drives into Addo Elephant Park and helped us organise some fantastic activities during our stay.... More 

1 Thank Lynsey A
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We made a return 3 night stay and didn't regret it. Well located for the main gate of the Addo Elephant Park we had a lovely room overlooking one of the pools, great hospitality from Clive, the owner, and all the staff and also much enjoyed the breakfast and dinners.

1 Thank Philip W
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We loved this b&b right near the park. Staff, rooms, service and food we were all outstanding. They arranged great tours of the park, the local settlement and area history, a very nice canoe trip on the Sunday River and a local private game reserve. We hope to come back in the summer when we can enjoy the pool.

1 Thank Jeffreycrigler
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

close to addo park Clive and his team provide a new/old African dream lodge even in winter. the food is excellent and even vegetarians can survive. Romms are clean and air conditioning is working bathrooms include an outdoor shower. Clive was a perfect gentleman host for us - we very much appreciated staying in the lodge.

2 Thank bschoser

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about The Elephant House

Address: P.O Box 82, Addo, Sundays River Valley 6105, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Addo
Price Range: RM454 - RM1,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We loved the Stable Rooms in the garden with a generous swimming pool.”
 of 5 bubbles AvrilFD, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If travelling with small children opt to stay in Elephant House instead of a family unit at The Stables.”
 of 5 bubbles AngieEllse, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles 185livyh, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“No obvious rooms to choose.”
 of 5 bubbles 327hughc, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“best chill out place.”
 of 5 bubbles marcusandlindae, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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