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The Elephant House

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

Great property, superbly decorated and with impeccable and incredibly friendly service – some of the best we have experienced in South Africa. Truly great staff! It is hard to find anything not to like, from the food, game drive to Addo Park, the beautiful rural surroundings (we love the sights and sounds of being in a farming area) and in...

Thank brookesview
Reviewed 11 November 2014

During a recent three week holiday in South Africa, a trip highlight was a two night stay at the Elephant House (near Addo Elephant National Park). From the moment you enter the Elephant House, you feel transported to a more genteel world gone by. Its lush gardens are framed by covered verandahs featuring oriental rugs and overstuffed furniture, creating a...

Thank SBTraveler101
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The welcoming was not very warm. When we arrived in the room the telephone and the safe weren't working.There was no internet in the room. The tap water was brown. There was one toilet paper roll, but no spare one. The towels were stained. The room was smelly. In short, the rooms were dated and in bad need for renovation....

4Thank Enar L
magyver_10, Owner at The Elephant House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - it was with great disappointment that we read about your unhappy stay at The Elephant House, we take all comments extremely seriously so we appreciate your feedback. We remember your stay clearly because it was with great excitement amongst all the staff that we had a visitor from Iceland staying with us as you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We spent three nights in the the very comfortable and welcoming Elephant House. We chose to eat in each night and thoroughly enjoyed the fare on offer. Excellent value delivered by an owner and staff who care.

1Thank Philip W
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 22 September 2014

We decided at the last minute at 15:00 on Saturday to make a booking for that evening. From the minute you arrive you are met by the owner Clive Read who immediately made you feel welcome and at home. We relaxed in front of the fire and had a bottle of wine before proceeding to a wonderful dinner that was...

Thank Jan B
Dereham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Visited towards the end of a Garden Route trip. Good property, very colonial in appearance. Enjoyed a Game Drive into Addo with their own driver. Had dinner here, and also breakfast, food was good, but no choice for dinner, only a set menu. When we left they had even washed the car.

Thank BrianL53
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We kind of stumbled upon this stunning hotel/loge. It was given a star in the Rough Guide to SA but having driven overland from Port Elizabeth ( not recommended) to Addo it literally popped up as a welcome resort. Our four poster bed in a rustic, traditional out - of Africa setting was beautiful, followed by a good evening meal....

1Thank Shazzy62
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We spent 2 nights here in Nov 2013 and loved it! The bedroom was great, had a nice outdoor shower. There are not so many options to eat nearby, but this is not a big deal since the hotel's food is delicious. The staff was super friendly and together with my husband prepared a big surprise - a birthday cake...

Thank Bianca G
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We spent 2 nights here on our first safari experience during our honeymoon in South Africa. We found the Elephant House very clean, welcoming and full of interesting things to look at! Breakfast is served in a beautiful location and was delicious! Staff were all friendly and offered extremely good service. Trips and safaris were booked for us easily. We...

Thank Gemma-Johnny
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The whole experience was great. Tranquil setting with a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. The dinner and breakfast was very good. The general guest areas were very homely and warm. Beautiful pool! Pity we were only there for one night.

1Thank Jenny M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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: RM469 - RM1,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“the staff will give you what you require”
 of 5 bubbles JANEFLOWER11, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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