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Abancidou Lodge

Review Summary

3.8 out of 5from 41 reviews for Abancidou Lodge
Cleanliness
3.6/5
Service
4.0/5
Location
3.8/5
Safety
3.9/5
Value for money
3.7/5
Lourens E - Jun 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Lourens E
With spouse/partner

Minimalisties, maar skoon en goeie waarde vir geld.

Abancidou Lodge is eenvoudig, maar vir oornag heeltemal voldoende. Skoon en netjies. Nooit die kombuis geriewe gebruik nie.

Analize L - May 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Analize L
With friends

Nice!

It's the perfect place for backpackers and even spiritual camps, or groups who want to take a break!

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Lekker man lekker.

Dis die ideale plek vir backpackers en selfs geestelike kampe, of groepe wat wil saam 'n wegbreek vat!

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Melt K - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Melt K
With spouse/partner

Accomomodation is sub-standard.

The buildings are in a poor condition. Paint on the roof and the walls are pealing quite badly. The accommodation itself is sub-standard. On arrival we decided to rather forfeit our deposit and went looking for accommodation elsewhere. I would discourage anyone to make a booking at this place. The picture is misleading, it does not reflect the current state of the buildings.

Clarence K - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
2/5
Clarence K
With spouse/partner

Teleurstellend, a.g.v. van toestand van verblyf.

Geadverteerde adres verkeerd, plek nodig dringende aandag. Op perseel diens was oorgewillig maar lastig.

Lynette V - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lynette V
With friends

We had a very welcoming reception in a very safe environment.

The owners waited for us at the gate at the time we would arrive. The rooms were very neat and clean and the location very safe. The kitchen was fully equipped. The fridge full of cockroaches was very disappointing and we were very worried about our food that we had to leave overnight in the fridge.

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Ons het 'n baie welkome ontvangs in 'n baie veilige omgewing gehad.

Die eienaars het vir ons by die hek gewag volgens die tyd wat ons sou arriveer. Die kamers was baie netjies en skoon en die ligging baie veilig. Die kombuis was ten volle toegerus. Die yskas vol kokkerotte was baie teleurstellend en ons was baie bekommerd oor ons kos wat daar moes oornag!

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Amie D - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Amie D
Individual traveler

Good safe place to stay overnight.

I stayed overnight and for the price I was quite satisfied. The service was good, room was neat and clean, staff friendly and helpful. WiFi worked well. I will stay there again any time, just halfway between the Rand and the Cape.

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Goeie veilige plek om te oornag.

Ek het oornag en vir die prys was ek heel tevrede. Die diens was goed, kamer was netjies en skoon, personeel vriendelik en hulpvaardig. WiFi het goed gewerk. Ek sal enige tyd weer daar oornag, net mooi halfpad tussen die Rand en die Kaap.

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Werner M - Mar 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Werner M
With friends

Dis wel ou geboue, maar skoon en netjies. Ideaal vir ons gewees wat aan die trans Xhariep deelgeneem het.

Sien sterre.

Martie L - Feb 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Martie L
With spouse/partner

Maybe for backpackers that don't expect anything.

Place is very old, prefab. Room super small. Carpets look like they haven't been cleaned in years. Too many things to mention. Wouldn't go again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Feel sorry for them, the place needs a lot of money and time to get it to look better.

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Miskien vir backpackers wat niks verwag nie.

Plek baie oud, prefab. Kamer baie klein. Matte lyk of dit in geen jare gewas was nie. Nee wat, te veel om op te noem. Sal net ni we gaan nie en niemand aanbeveel nie. Jammer vir die mense, plek baie geld en tyd nodig om dit na iets te laat lyk.

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Mandisa N - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Mandisa N
With friends

I will never recommend anyone to go to this lodge.

We were there December, Iwill never go there again, we were treated very bad there. We were three ladies and they only gave us 2 towels. When we asked for a towel they were very rude.

Mike H - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mike H
Individual traveler

Value for money.

I was pleasantly surprised with my stay. That was exactly what I wanted. A nice hot shower and a good night's rest at an affordable price.

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Waarde vir geld.

Ek was aangenaam verras met my verblyf. Dit was presies wat ek wou gehad het. n Lekker warm stort en 'n lekker-slaap teen 'n bekostigbare prys.

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Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie.
U is altyd welkom by ons.

Abancidou Lodge
Marelize T - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Marelize T
With friends

Eenvoudig en rustig.

Goed ontvang. Het ons selfs gekontak oor die geyser wat stukkend was en weer reg was. Baie eenvoudig maar het alles wat ons nodig gehad het om te oornag.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie.
U is altyd welkom by ons.

Abancidou Lodge
Amanda S - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Amanda S
With spouse/partner

Very neat.

Clean and friendly people.

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Baie netjies.

Skoon en vriendelike mense.

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Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie.
U is altyd welkom by ons.

Abancidou Lodge
Sarie V - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sarie V
Family with young children

Goed.

Baie goed en lekker. Sal weer daar oornag.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie.
U is altyd welkom by ons.

Abancidou Lodge
Phillene D - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
3/5
Location
1/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
1/5
Phillene D
Family with teenagers

Gariepdam moet moderner word.

Klein, nie modern en voel vuil.

Theo V - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Theo V
With spouse/partner

Lekker.

Baie vriendelik. Netjies en skoon.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie Theo, Ons waardeur die positiewe terugvoer

Abancidou Lodge
Peet B - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Peet B
With spouse/partner

Slegs 'n oornagstop op pad na 'n ander bestemming.

Baie basies, maar skoon en netjies. Nie 'n lang vakansiebestemming nie.

Basil S - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Basil S
Individual traveler

Gasvry, skoon en goeie ontvangs.

Gasvrye ontvangs, skoon en netjies plek. Rustige atmosfeer.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie.
U is altyd welkom by ons.

Abancidou Lodge
Natasha T - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Natasha T
With spouse/partner

It was worth a night.

The area is beautiful and neat, and the host was friendly and helpful. The only negative comment is that they do not serve any meals anymore, and there is no kitchen facilities for people to make breakfast themselves. It was a wonderful night's rest. We would recommend it.

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Dit was vir seker 'n oornag werd.

Die omgewing is mooi en net, en die gasheer was vriendelik en behulpsaam. Die enigste negatief is dat hulle nie meer etes bedien nie, en daar geen kombuisfasiliteite is vir as mens self sou ontbyt wil maak nie. Dit was 'n heerlike nagrus. Ons sou dit aanbeveel.

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Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie, dit was wonderlik on julle weer te sien.
Daar is wel 'n kombuis beskikbaar vir julle gebruik.
Veilige reis verder.

Abancidou Lodge
Tshidi O - Nov 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Tshidi O
With friends

A nice place to be with friends.

Owners are very friendly.

Gt S - Nov 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Gt S
With spouse/partner

Accommodation was nice.

Accommodation was nice and quiet. Enough space. Kitchen was well equipped. Enough parking. Braai facilities good. Safety was good.

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Verblyf was lekker.

Verblyf was lekker stil. Genoeg ruimte. Kombuis was goed ingerig. Genoeg parkering. Braaigeriewe goed. Veiligheid was in orde.

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Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie.
U is altyd welkom by ons.

Abancidou Lodge
Peter M - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Peter M
Family with young children

Spent the night en route from Port Elizabeth to Kempton Park.

Very basic facilities, but sufficient for a stopover at affordable rate.

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Oorgeslaap op pad van Port Elizabeth na Kempton Park.

Die geriewe is baie basies, maar was voldoende vir oorslaap en die prys was redelik.

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Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie.

Abancidou Lodge
Jan O - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
3/5
Jan O
With spouse/partner

Die fasiliteite en kompleks is oud en het aanvanklik nie 'n goeie indruk geskep nie. Wel 'n hartlike ontvangs.

Was nie bewus dat eehede deel uitmaak van 'n grooter kompleks nie. Skep indruk van koshuis verblyf. Gaste kompleks is 'n tipiese oornagfasilteit wat by toeriste 'n negatiewe indruk kan maak.

Willie L - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Willie L

It was a very restful stay.

We liked that is was away from the hustle and bustle and we needed to rest.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Thank you very much.

Abancidou Lodge
André P - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
André P
With spouse/partner

Baie vriendelike en behulpsame personeel - kamer netjies en skoon, maar uiters eenvoudig.

Baie eenvoudige verblyf. Kamer met net die basiese geriewe. Geen stoel om op te sit in kamer nie. Baie eenvoudige ou stort met gordyn en vloer nie baie skoon nie. Kamer baie netjies. Net te eenvoudig - en gedeelde geriewe nie so aangenaam om 'n paar ure te spandeer nie. Sal volgende keer meer luukse plek kies. Plek vertoon baie verwaarloos en armoedig.

Antoinette M - Jun 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Antoinette M
With spouse/partner

More equipped for a group of anglers or team building.

Bedding and towels were clean and smelled good. Room was very simple and the layout is more appropriate for large group of anglers or team building. Not the ideal place for longer than 1 day if you are a couple.

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Meer ingerig vir 'n groep hengelaars of spanbou.

Beddegoed en handdoeke was skoon en het lekker geruik. Kamer was baie eenvoudig ingerig en die opset is meer gepas vir groot groep hengelaars of spanbou. Nie die ideale plek vir langer as 1 dag as jy as 'n paartjie gaan nie.

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Pieter V - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Pieter V
With spouse/partner

Rustige nag gehad.

Kamers is klein. Ketel in die kamer en ook in die kombuis het nie gewerk nie, maar die mikrogolfoond het darem die koffie warm gekry. Phillip is vriendelik en gaaf. Die ander gaste was te luidrugtig en het mens se vrede versteur, maar dit is nie toeskryfbaar aan Abancidou nie.

Paul N - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
1/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
5/5
Paul N
Individual traveler

Uncomfortable in summer with heat and no aircon.

Ok for a low-cost stay, but perhaps not in summer with no aircon and extreme heat. Also, night I stayed there was sever wind and the premises rattled and shook, keeping me awake. Management was pleasant.

Carmen M - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Carmen M
Individual traveler

Ons het soos familie gevoel en baie lekker geslaap.

Sien die sterre.

Yvonne P - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
2/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
1/5
Yvonne P

Ongemaklik.

Die kennisgewing in die kombuis wat in die kombuis teen die kas opgeplak was het gaste beveel dat hulle, indien hulle skottelgoed maak, hulle dit self moet was. Van die items was stowwerig en duidelik nie nagegaan voor nuwe gaste dit moet gebruik nie. Die kaste waarin die breekgoed gebêre word, is oud en afgeleef en hang net oor 'n gordyndraad. Die matte in die kamers was duidelik lanklaas gewas en is vol merke wat lyk soos ou waterkolle. By geen van die kamers was daar stoele waar 'n gas buite kon sit om die groot braai nie. Daar was wel vier stoele by die groter braai-area maar was reeds deur ander gaste gebruik. Daar was ook wel twee gebreekte plastiese stoele.

Mimi S - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mimi S
Family with teenagers

Baie goeie ontvangs en oorslaap ervaring.

Baie aangenaam. Goeie ontvangs.

Annetjie V - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annetjie V
With spouse/partner

Vriendelik ontvang, kamers was netjies en skoon.

Is bekostigbaar en sal dit verseker aanbeveel.

Henrika B - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Henrika B
With friends

'n Baie netjiese en gerieflike plek.

Die eienaars was baie vriendelik en tegemoetkomend. Ons sal definitief weer hier bly.

Christiaan R - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christiaan R
Family with teenagers

Goed genoeg oornagstop tussen Gauteng en Kaapstad.

Die ontvangs was vriendelik. Kamers was basies, skoon en netjies. Die kombuis en leefarea word gedeel. Hierdie is 'n goeie "Stop, Slaap, Ry" oornagstop. Hierdie is nie 'n vakansiestop nie maar goed genoeg as 'n oonagstop.

Rina V - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
5/5
Location
1/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Rina V
With friends

Was nie wat verwag was nie, volgens foto's nie.

Dit was baie klein met klein bedjies. 2 ekstra deure wat met gang en kamer verbind is, onveilig.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Die kamers is presies soos op die fotos en die deure sluit soos ons aan u deurgegee het. Die binne deur is vir U gemak om binne die Lodge te kan beweeg na die kombuis en TV kamer sonder om buite om te moet loop.

Abancidou Lodge
Karina F - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Karina F
Family with teenagers

Ek was teleurgesteld.

Was baie teleurgesteld. Die beddens was baie ongemaklik, tipiese skoolkoshuis-beddens wat baie ongemaklik was. Die badkamer lyk nie goed nie en die stort se drein was verstop. Het baie ongemaklik gevoel daar.

Abancidou Lodge's response

U probleme is binne 5 minute van rapportering reggestel. Die probleme wat u met die dorp gehad het is ongelukkig buite ons beheer.

Abancidou Lodge
Kotika B - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Kotika B
Family with teenagers

Dit was baie lekker.

Ek was verras oor die verblyf en die eienaar en sy vrou was baie vriendelik en behulpsaam.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie. Julle is altyd welkom by ons. Julle was 'n fees om by ons te he

Abancidou Lodge
Chris R - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Chris R
Family with teenagers

Baie tevrede.

Baie tevrede. Was baie verbaas gewees om te hoor dat dit die ou koshuis was vir die Franse Engineers wat gehelp het om die damwal te gebou het.

Andries V - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Andries V
Individual traveler

Dit moet geklassifiseer word as 'n backpackers. Nie 'n lodge nie. Baie swak gehalte. Hele naweek geen water gehad nie.

Ek sal die plek nie aanbeveel nie. Dis verskoning na verskoning omdat daar nie water was nie, van die Vrydag tot Sondag. Ou ysterbeddens met een laken en 'n duvet. Mense moet nie val vir die valse advertensie van die plek nie. Daar is nie TV's nie, nie WiFi nie, en veral nie vriendelik wanneer hulle gekonfronteer word nie. Sal die plek nie aanbeveel nie, punt.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Die water probleem was 'n munisipale probleem en totaal en al buite ons beheer. Water vir toilette en drink water was verskaf op ons onkostes.
WIFI is beskikbaar vir al ons gaste teen geen kostes. die kodes is beskikbaar by ontvangs.
Komberse is verskaf vir alle gaste sowel as koffie en tee.
Jammer vir u nare ondervinding en ons sal aandag gee aan die kwessies.

Abancidou Lodge
Wynand B - Sep 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wynand B
With spouse/partner

Beste verblyf wat ons kon wens om te kry. Sal dit sterk aanbeveel.

Almal moet hier aandoen!

Abancidou Lodge's response

Baie dankie vir die sprankelende resensie u is altyd welkom by ons.

Abancidou Lodge
Dudu S - Jul 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dudu S
Individual traveler

A warm, lovely, clean home, friendly welcome, hospitality, a home away from home.

I really enjoyed my stay, the atmosphere and the hospitality was commendable. The place clean, quiet and safe. Thanks Abacidou Lodge.

Abancidou Lodge's response

Thank you for your fantastic review. You are always more than welcome bu us.
Our home is your home

Abancidou Lodge
Maynard V - Apr 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Maynard V
With spouse/partner

Very basic. Just suitable for overnight.

This accommodation is very basic. No luxuries. Would have liked a fridge in the room. We were the only guests, all the other rooms were empty.

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Baie basies. Net goed vir oornag.

Hierdie verblyf is baie basies. Geen luuksheid nie. Sou 'n yskassie in kamer waardeer het. Ons was die enigste gaste al die ander kamers het leeggestaan.

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Abancidou Lodge's response

Oms is tans besig met opgradeerings, dis 'n baie fyn lyn tussen ons pryse bekostigbaar hou vir die mense wat nie plekke soos die hotel en oord kan of wil bekostig, en mense wat hulle lukshede soek, te handhaaf. Daar is wel plekke in die dorp wat goed soos yskaste in die kamers het maar dan betaal jy ook dubbel ons tariewe

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  • Check-in: 15:00 to 22:00
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  • Address: 2 Fisant Street, Gariep Dam, 9922, Free State
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