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Rise and Shine Lodge

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3.7 out of 5from 29 reviews for Rise and Shine Lodge
Cleanliness
3.7/5
Service
3.6/5
Location
3.8/5
Safety
4.1/5
Value for money
3.2/5
Lorraine N - Jun 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Lorraine N

24 uur aan diens. Veilig.

Daar is altyd iemand aan diens. Dit was gerusstellend. Ons ure daar was nie gewone ure nie; het baie laat bespreek en weer 'n ekstra nag ook op die laaste minuut bespreek. Dit was 'n goeie plek om by te bly met moeilike persoonlike omstandighede.

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24 hours on duty. Safe.

There is always someone on duty. It was reassuring. Our hours there were not ordinary hours; booked very late and again booked an extra night at the last minute as well. It was a good place to stay with difficult personal circumstances.

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Lemari F - Aug 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
1/5
Lemari F

Vuil, muf en onplesierig.

Die mure en storte is vol muf, beddegoed is vuil, plafonne dop af. Enigste hoogtepunt van verblyf was die ontbyt en die kok wat kosgemaak het. Hy kom van Rouxville af, waar my Pa groot geword het, hy en my Pa kon stories uitruil tydens ontbyt.

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Dirty, musty and unpleasant.

The walls and showers are full of mold, bedding is dirty, ceilings peeling off. The only highlight of the stay was the breakfast and the cook who prepared the food. He comes from Rouxville, where my Dad grew up, he and my Dad could exchange stories over breakfast.

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Anonymous Guest - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Anonymous Guest
With spouse/partner

Ok for one night sleepover but not a good place to visit.

Previous guests still in room 15:00, aircon not working, mold growing in shower walls. Will not use again.

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El-marie F - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
1/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
El-marie F
Family with teenagers

Nie wat mens verwag het nie.

Die lodge is skoon en netjies en die dame aan diens was uiters hulpvaardig. Dit blyk dat dit eens op 'n tyd 'n agtermekaar plek was, maar nou val dinge effens uitmekaar, met los badkamer "fittings", yskassies wat beter dae gesien het, borde en koppies wat gekraak is, ens. Die ligging is net goed as mens iemand in Universitas moet besoek, want andersins voel mens baie onveilig sodra jy by die hek uitry. Nie sleg vir iemand wat 'n klein begroting het nie, maar ek het nie R1000 per nag per kamer as 'n winskopie beskou nie, dus moet die pryse beslis aangepas word.

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Not what one expected.

The lodge is clean and tidy and the lady on duty was extremely helpful. It seems that once upon a time it was a messy place, but now things are falling apart a bit, with loose bathroom "fittings", small fridges that have seen better days, cracked plates and cups, etc. The location is only good if you have to visit someone in Universitas, because otherwise you feel very unsafe as soon as you drive out the gate. Not bad for someone on a tight budget, but I didn't consider R1000 per night per room a bargain, so the prices definitely need to be adjusted.

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Charmaine P - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Charmaine P
Family with young children

Ongeorganiseerd en badkamer vuil.

By aankoms nie ons op sisteem gehad nie. Badkamerteëls aangepak.

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Disorganized and bathroom dirty.

On arrival did not have us on system. Bathroom tiles tackled.

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Niel K - Sep 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
3/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
1/5
Niel K
Family with young children

Chaos! Dronkenskap! Lawaai! Geen beheer oor gaste wat wangedrag openbaar nie!

Die bestuur laat wanorde, lawaai en dronkenskap toe en het geen beheer oor baie van die gaste nie. Dronk gaste ruk aan jou deur in die vroeë oggendure. Skree en totaal onaanvaarbare gedrag. Ons sal nooit weer daar tuisgaan nie. Bitter slegte ervaring. Het selfs met eienaar gepraat wat nie eers weer terugvoer gegee het nie. Groot teleurstelling.

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Chaos! Drunkenness! Noise! No control over guests who misbehave!

The management allows disorder, noise and drunkenness and has no control over many of the guests. Drunk guests knock on your door in the early hours of the morning. Yelling and totally unacceptable behavior. We will never stay there again. Very bad experience. Even spoke to owner who didn't even give feedback again. Big disappointment.

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Clemence M - Sep 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Clemence M
Large group

It was amazing.

We enjoyed our stay, the swimming pool was lovely and also there was a bar to chill.

Paulo C - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Paulo C
Family with young children

Comfy, neat Bloem stopover.

Really clean and comfortable accommodation. We enjoyed a braai while swimming and the friendly dog Romeo which surprised us with its swimming abilities put a smile on our faces.

Carol K - Jun 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
2/5
Carol K
With friends

The other single bed was extremely squishy and uncomfortable to sleep on.

For the cost of the breakfast must be included.

Chantelle R - Mar 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Chantelle R
Family with teenagers

Goed geleë met al die nodige geriewe en 'n heerlike ontbyt!

Sien sterre.

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Well located with all the necessary facilities and a delicious breakfast!

See stars.

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Anonymous Guest - Nov 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
2/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Anonymous Guest
With friends
Riaan H - Mar 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Riaan H
Family with teenagers

Soos by die huis.

Vriendelik, behulpsaam moeite werd.

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Like at home.

Friendly, helpful, worth it.

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Rise and Shine Lodge 's response

Good Day,

Thank you very much for the review.

Regards,
Michelle

Rise and Shine Lodge
Cecile N - Oct 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Cecile N
With friends

Nice and cosy place.

The room was a bit smaller than expected, and we also missed a fridge in the room. But overall, it was a cosy place. We liked the pool area.

Sunette W - Oct 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Sunette W
Family with teenagers

Voldoende.

Ek was effens teleurgesteld met die ontbyt - geen servette enige van die twee dae nie. Vuil borde ens. word nie weggeneem nie en daar is nie plek om dit te sit nie. Tweede oggend was daar nie jogurt of vrugte nie - iemand was uit om te gaan koop.

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Sufficient.

I was slightly disappointed with the breakfast - no napkins either day. Dirty plates etc. is not taken away and there is no place to put it. Second morning there was no yogurt or fruit - someone was out shopping.

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Chantelle N - Oct 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Chantelle N
With friends

Baie gemaklik! Baie goeie diens! Aangename verblyf!

Die geriewe was baie skoon en gemaklik. Die enige klagte was dat ons een kamer se gordyne nie donker genoeg was nie en die straatligte het bietjie gepla maar verder was die diens baie goed. Sal definitief weer daar oornag.

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Very comfortable! Very good service! Pleasant stay!

The facilities were very clean and comfortable. The only complaint was that our one room's curtains were not dark enough and the street lights were a bit of a nuisance, but otherwise the service was very good. Will definitely stay there again.

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Esmeralda S - Aug 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
2/5
Location
1/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
1/5
Esmeralda S
With spouse/partner

Die verwagtinge wat geskep word deur advertensie op die internet is glad nie wat mens kry nie.

Was aanvaarbaar, maar sal glad nie weer daarheen gaan nie. Die persoon wat ons gehelp het was baie behulpsaam, maar dis net die kwaliteit van die plek was teleurstellend. Groter verwagtinge was geskep deur die advertensie.

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The expectations created by advertising on the Internet are not at all what one gets.

Was acceptable but will not go there again at all. The person who helped us was very helpful, but it's just the quality of the place that was disappointing. Greater expectations were created by the ad.

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Anonymous Guest - Jul 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
2/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
2/5
Anonymous Guest
Family with teenagers

Preferably avoid.

Accommodation was not up to standard at all. The bathroom door handle was broken, bedside lamp lights did not work and the shower was badly mouldy. If the bathroom door is closed, you can see everyone in the room, and everyone can see you. Parking where you pick up the keys for the rooms is not even on the same side of the establishment as the entrance to the rooms, necessitating you to drive around the block before you can park and go to your room.

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Louwrens Marthinus W - Jun 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Louwrens Marthinus W

Beste diens!

Baie dankie, ons het lekker gebly.

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Best service!

Thank you very much, we had a lovely stay.

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Karen J - Jun 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Karen J
Individual traveler

Accommodation was comfortable.

My stay was comfortable, however I think there is room for improvement. That the amount per day excluded breakfast was only spotted after the booking was made and paid for. Also the bathroom is very stuffy and smelly and maybe air freshener / blocks / or fragrant sticks can be put to freshen up the air. The bathroom mats are also not very clean and could have been replaced or a shower towel could have been put in the bathroom. The fridge in the room freezes anything that gets put in there – it needs to be looked at.

Louis L - May 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Louis L
Family with teenagers

Uitstekend!

Baie vriendelike diens. Klein, maar goed toegeruste kamer in 'n mooi en netjiese kompleks. Diens was uitstekend!

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Excellent!

Very friendly service. Small but well-equipped room in a nice and neat complex. Service was excellent!

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Anonymous Guest - May 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
1/5
Anonymous Guest
Family with teenagers

Worst accommodation ever booked by Lekker slaap

Rooms incredibly small. Towels and bed linen have seen much better days. Shower was broken with pathetic water pressure... Young man at reception really tried his best but the other factors made it a poor experience....

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Anonymous Guest - May 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Anonymous Guest
With spouse/partner

Disappointing - room interior very "dated"

We were disappointed in the room at Rise and Shine Lodge. The interior is very "dated".

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Irma S - Apr 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Irma S

Wanvoorstelling.

Oud en afgeleef. Maksimum kamers op 'n woonerf ingeprop in 'n vaal buurt op besige straathoek. Kamers knap en baie lanklaas enige aandag gekry.

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Misrepresentation.

Old and worn out. Maximum rooms cramped on to a yard in a drab neighbourhood on a busy street corner. Rooms cramped and very worn out.

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Tienie D - Apr 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tienie D
With spouse/partner

Stylish.

Had a very pleasant stay. Breakfast very nice.

Rachel B - Apr 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rachel B
With spouse/partner

Gemaklik.

Vreeslike gemaklike verblyf.

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Comfortable.

Terribly comfortable stay.

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Marjan B - Jan 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Marjan B
Family with young children

Skoon, netjies, verwelkomend. Swak aandete.

Baie skoon, netjies en die ontvangsheer was vreeslik verwelkomend, vriendelik en behulpsaam. Was heerlik om te kan swem na 'n lang dag in die kar veral vir ons 4-jarige seuntjie. Wel erg teleurgestel in die uiterse swak "aandete" en vir R170 per persoon vir 'n burger is dit 'n rip off. Die kos was alles koud. Die hamburger-patty was nie ordentlik gebak nie, die chips was nie genoeg gebak nie en die roomspinasie was vol sand. Ons het maar geëet want ons was erg honger en het dit bespreek en daar was nie ander opsies nie. Krag het so 8 nm af gegaan vir 'n uur of twee. Niemand het kom sê wat aangaan of vir ons 'n lamp of kers kom aanbied nie. Daar was byna niemand in die lodge nie so hul kon maar regtig vir die paar gaste daar 'n kers of lamp bring. Ontbyt was heerlik.

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Clean, neat, welcoming. Dinner not up to standard.

Very clean, neat, and the host was very warm, friendly, and helpful. Was wonderful to take a dip in the pool after a long day in the car especially for our 4 year old boy. But we were very disappointed by the terrible "dinner", R170 per person burger rip off. The food was cold. Hamburger patty wasn't cooked properly, the chips was undercooked, and the creamed spinach contained sand particles. So we ate what we could because we were very hungry, we already booked dinner, and there were no other options. At about 20:00 the power went out. No one told us what was happening or offered us a lamp or candle. Basically no guests at the lodge so really, they could at least have provided a lamp or a candle. Delicious breakfast.

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Rika S - Jan 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rika S
With spouse/partner

Ongelooflik gerieflik en netjies.

Alles wat jy nodig het om na 'n lang reis net te rus en bene te strek. Die was ons tweede keer wat ons hier oorslaap en ek sal weer. Goed geleë naby aan die hoofweg.

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Incredibly convienient and neat.

Everything you need to just rest and stretch your legs after a long journey. It was our second visit here and I will come again. Good location close to the highway.

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Tjaart V - Dec 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Tjaart V
With spouse/partner

Gerieflik en ontspanned.

Die verblyf was 'n oase na 'n lang rit vanaf Worcester. Ons ontvangs was gasvry en vriendelik en daar is moeite gedoen om ons verblyf aangenaam te maak. Die ontbyt was vyfster en keurig aangebied. Ons kan met 'n oop gemoed hierdie fasiliteit aanbeveel.

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Convenient and relaxing.

The accommodation was an oasis after the long ride from Worcester. Our reception was hospitable and friendly and they went to a lot of trouble to make our accommodation pleasant. The breakfast was five star and nicely presented. We can easily recommend this accommodation.

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Hannes S - Dec 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Hannes S
With friends

Verblyf tydens krieket-toernooi.

Ligging baie goed. Kamers netjies. Enkelkamers met enkelbeddens bietjie klein.

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Accommodation during cricket tournament.

Location very good. Rooms neat. Single rooms with single beds a bit small.

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  • Capacity: 28 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 23:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 2 Wynand Mouton Drive, Universitas, Bloemfontein, 9301, Free State
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