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Kloof, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Stayed here for one night and would stay again. Hotel is centrally located and easy to walk to the resturants and shops. We had a room on the 2nd floor with a lovely balcony over looking the gardens and we could just see the lake through the trees. Rooms were clean and more than adequate. The bathroom was a little... More 

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Great that you enjoyed your stay and the boat cruise. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Deon Steyn More 

Oslo, Norway
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Central to the town for access to restaurants and shops. The rooms are ordinary, but nice and clean. The breakfast is really nice, the serve eggs of your choise and fresh fruit. Hippos visiting the garden at night was an exciting experience.

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Your feedback is greatly appreciated and yes we are truly fortunate to live in an area that we share with animals More 

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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Was booked at another lodge in St Lucia, we were not satisfied with and finding this hotel when we were looking at Hotel.com. Booked the last 2 nights here and we were very happy with it. The rooms and bathroom good good. The garden and pool were good. However, one would expect that the leaves and sand could be removed... More 

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Great that you enjoyed St Lucia. Deon Steyn More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Lovely Hotel, somewhat dated but well maintained. Excellent position alongside the lagoon. Hippos visited the garden in the evening during our stay. Fairly central to the town for access to shops, bars & restaurants. A must is a trip on the lagoon to seen the plethora of wildlife. Crocodiles, hippos (+++) bison, pelicans, flamingos etc... Unfortunately there had been a... More 

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We had some nice rain over the last few days so water levels are up slightly! Hopefully we will have more rain soon. Deon Steyn More 

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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Spacious rooms with a decent size bathroom with bath and shower. It has aircon, TV, tea and coffee and a small buikt in safe. Our room overlooked the pool. Hippos come to drink from the pool at night before they take to the streets of St Lucia. Breakfast is suffiecient. The hotel also overlooks the Estuary however the view is... More 

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. Your feedback is truly appreciated. Deon Steyn More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Nice 3 Star Hotel with Beautiful View from the Room Balcony in 60-80 US $ Range. Also Quite Near to the Main Market and Famous Restaurant's. Delicious Breakfast but less items for vegetarian people. Internet was not working while we were there. Friendly staff

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your feedback is valued. Deon Steyn More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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206 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This hotel have very nice rooms and most have a great view of the lake or the pool area. Excellent service from the staff and good food. Look at he photos in reception of the hippos next to the pool. Be careful of the hippos at night when you walk outside.

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. Your input is greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

A very nice hotel with good food from the self service buffet. Nice and clean with big rooms. Wifi only seems to work occasionally near reception, but hey you are on holiday to get away from it all! Pleasant staff and located near to the town/village centre. Close (walking distance) to the river cruise start point. The highlight of the... More 

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes we are blessed to live in such a wonderful area and honored to share the experience in a pleasurable manner with our guests. Deon Steyn More 

Gorinchem
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are clean en the beds are good. The staff was very helpfull and friendly. In the restaurant we enjoyed the buffet whit nice food and lots of choices. Breakfast was also nice. The location is perfect and there is enough (free) parking space. Watch out for the hippo's when it gets dark.... More 

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ElephantLake, General Manager at Elephant Lake Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback and value all input. Deon Steyn More 

Chaldon
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of days. Room was good, breakfast was OK but a bit of a scrum withe the large groups. Staff were very helpful if a little wayward in there directions. We would probably stay here again as its a safe option.

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Thank you for the review posted. Your input is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you again. Deon Steyn More 

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Additional Information about Elephant Lake Hotel

Address: McKenzie Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: RM285 - RM622 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elephant Lake Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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“away from any groups”
 of 5 bubbles lecalabash, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“1st floor rooms have a view of the estuary”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms seem to have lovely views from the big patio doors.”
 of 5 bubbles southafricafan_9, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get an upstairs room nearer to the bar 29 -37 for views toward the estuary.”
  • Could just see the estuary through the trees.
  • Large, bright room.
 of 5 bubbles heatherquick, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“most rooms face the pool, quieter near the higher numerical end as the rooms are further from the Bar”
 of 5 bubbles ckfrost, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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