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Mechelen, Belgium
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We spend 2 nights here in the hornbill house in St. Lucia. The room was nice. Just what you need for a short visit. Everything was clean. Lots of choises for breakfast in a very nice looking room. There are 2 very cute/friendly dogs there as well. Butter and Donkey. We got lots of information from the owner about st.... More 

Thank Nerinckx
Ghent, Belgium
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Higly recommended! We stayed at the Hornbill House for 2 nights in an amazing room. It had a double bed and a bunk bed for our daughter, a little balcony and a perfect bathroom. The owner of the guesthouse is also the owner of Shakabarker Tours. We booked the Eastern Shore Safari with them and we could hop inn our... More 

Thank Tina T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I stayed for 4 nights in the Hornbill house and it was a great experience. Many choices at breakfast, tidy and clean rooms with a nice ambiance. I loved the dogs who cruise around the house, they are very friendly and well educated :). The tours the staff organized and executed were really awesome. They are very knowledgeble and you... More 

1 Thank Jannek23
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I stayed three nights at the Hornbill B&B in St Lucia from the 8th to the 11th November 2015. I enjoyed my stay & would go back - if/when I go to St Lucia again. The staff were efficient & friendly. A big plus for me was that they have a bore hole so we always had water & they... More 

Thank Dot O
Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We booked a room at the marlin lodge for 3 nights after doing research on tripadvisor and airbnb. After the payment and confirmation email from airbnb we received a message from the host (sonet) that her place was not available. She told us she would find us another place, but she could not tell us which place it was yet,... More 

Thank ToursInValencia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Small scale, intimate and beautiful setting. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly, as are the two dogs that walk around the house. The knowledgeable owner, Kian, runs a tour company and going on some of these tours is definitely recommended! Get on a boat and go see hippos and crocodiles (even bull sharks if you're lucky), take... More 

Thank Dutchgaucho
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We were welcomed and treated like old friends at the Hornbill House. The staff members are extremely friendly and accommodating. They arranged all our tours for us, and were happy to change them around to accommodate the weather and give us the best possible experience. They recommended restaurants and local sightseeing highlights, and cooked us eggs to order in the... More 

Thank MarieenVerlan
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed for three nights and found Hornbill House to be very comfortable and excellent value for money. The B&B is a short distance away from the main street, so it's very quiet, but still within walking distance. We also booked a tour of through the affiliated tour company (ShakaBarker) that was very good.

Thank Zzzz48
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Having arrived slightly late, we were welcomed by (as it turned out later) by a tour guide who was less than knowledgeable. Gladly, we got a much better impression of this Bed & Breakfast in the course of the next two days. One is accommodated in the host's house which might be off-putting for some. However, as the only significant... More 

5 Thank veepka
Melbourne, Australia
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133 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Pleasant traditional B&B. Very clean & well presented. Nice breakfast. Went on the night drive with Kian - very informative & entertaining - a must do!

Thank cimocounselling

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hornbill House is ideal for exploring the southern area of the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. We offer comfortable rooms, all en-suite and even a family room. We offer continental or full English breakfasts. A variety of safaris are available departing from Hornbill House. All water based tours can be reserved from Hornbill House. All rooms are en-suite, air-conditioned and have private verandas overlooking the garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hornbill House

Address: 43 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > St Lucia
Price Range: RM356 - RM502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hornbill House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Ask for the room upstairs, we enjoyed it a lot!”
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“My room was at the top of the stairs which gave more privacy .... & exercise!”
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