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Tholo Lodge

Review Summary

3.3 out of 5from 18 reviews for Tholo Lodge
Cleanliness
3.6/5
Service
3.3/5
Location
3.4/5
Safety
3.2/5
Value for money
3.2/5
Tebogo M - Aug 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
1/5
Location
2/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
2/5
Tebogo M
With spouse/partner

Poor communication from landlord. No detailed explanation of how facilities in the room work.

The landlord seemed to not understand hospitality principles. No explanation on how the alarm and other things work. He was just not clued up and even indicated that he does not know how other things operate like TV.

Ipeleng K - Aug 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Ipeleng K
With spouse/partner

Good.

The only problem we had was flow of water in the shower and difficulty opening the door from the inside.

Jacyn F - May 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jacyn F
With friends

Enjoyable.

Enjoyed the privacy and friendliness. Easy check in and check out.

Levy M - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Levy M
With spouse/partner

Host very welcoming and friendly.

The lodge is very quite and a unique bush feeling.

Tholo Lodge 's response

Thank you Levy, we enjoyed having you.

Tholo Lodge
Janika D - Dec 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Janika D
With spouse/partner

Het baie lekker gekuier en sal beslis weer gaan.

Dit is baie skoon en veilig. Die personeel was baie behulpsaam.

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Had a great time and will definitely go again.

It is very clean and safe. The staff were very helpful.

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Tholo Lodge 's response

Baie dankie Janika.

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Bahle F - Mar 2020
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Bahle F
With spouse/partner

Beautiful away-from-home place.

However, it needs to be cleaner than what it is now. Floors need to be polished and Venetian blinds to be dusted. Clear the place of junk like old furniture or put away where guests will not see. There is no Wi-Fi so advert needs to be updated. Would like to visit again I liked the place.

Gerhard O - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
2/5
Location
3/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
1/5
Gerhard O

Sal nie weer daar bespreek nie.

My ervaring van ons verblyf by Tholo Lodge in Zeerust was alles behalwe lekker! Met ons aankoms was dit verlate prentjie - nie ‘n siel in sig nie! Ek was geweldig afgesit met die voorkoms van die “lodge”. Dit was érg verwaarloos en het glád nie gelyk soos die foto's op die webblad nie. Die ingang na die perseel en parkering was glad nie beheer nie. Dit was wawyd oop en het baie onveilig voorgekom. Na ‘n paar minute se gewag in die motor het ‘n man met ‘n kruiwa onder die afdak deurgestap gekom en vir my beduie waarheen ek moet gaan. Ek het baie skepties begin stap in die rigting wat hy beduie het. Die afdak se plastiekdak het aan flarde gehang en gelyk soos iets uit ‘n swak rillerfliek. Die plek was regtig slordig! Oorblyfsels van ‘n verbrande palmboom het ook rondgelê. Ek is by ‘n deur in wat die ingang was van die kroeg. Daar is ek begroet deur ‘n jongerige, swak versorgde man en ‘n meisie. Die krag was af na die reënstorm. Hy het my die kamers gaan wys. Die prentjie van die binnehof was treurig. ‘n Leë drankkartondoos het die plekkie versier. Daar was ‘n bierboks met sand in (seker vir die 2 katte wat daar rondgeloop het) wat uitmekaar val. Die deure en houtrame het lanklaas ‘n verfkwas gesien en die grasdak is ook uitgetorring deur voëls en is merkbaar nie behoorlik onderhou nie. Die man het bietjie gesukkel om die deur oop te sluit weens ‘n geslyte slot. Met die eerste oogopslag en swak lig het die kamer nie te onaardig gelyk nie. Dit was eers toe ek alleen rondkyk en die gordyne oopmaak dat ek sien een van die kamervensters is gebreek en die diefwering is nie te lank terug nie oopgebuig en weer probeer toebuig. Toe ek die man hieroor uitvra het hy gesê dit was ‘n dronk gas wat dit gedoen het. Dit was sekerlik nie die regte storie nie! Die toilet se sitplek was ook stukkend en ‘n handdoekreling was gebreek. Die matrasse was ook al deurgelê en moes lankal vervang geword het. ‘n Langbeenspinnekop het my gegroet vanuit sy web op die vloer links onder. Die beddegoed her darem skoon gelyk.

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Will not book there again.

My experience of our stay at Tholo Lodge in Zeerust was anything but pleasant! When we arrived it was a deserted picture - not a soul in sight! I was extremely disappointed with the appearance of the "lodge". It was very neglected and did not look at all like the photos on the web page. The entrance to the premises and parking were not controlled at all. It was wide open and appeared very unsafe. After a few minutes of waiting in the car, a man came under the roof with a wheelbarrow and signaled to me where I should go. Very skeptical I started walking in the direction he pointed. The awning's plastic roof was hanging in tatters and looked like something out of a bad thriller. The place was really messy! Remains of a burned palm tree were also lying around. I entered a door that was the entrance to the bar. There I was greeted by a young, poorly groomed man and a girl. The power was out after the rainstorm. He went to show me the rooms. The picture of the courtyard was sad. An empty liquor carton decorated the place. There was a beer box with sand in it (probably for the 2 cats that were walking around there) which was falling apart. The doors and wooden frames have not seen a paintbrush for a long time and the thatched roof has also been torn apart by birds and is noticeably not properly maintained. The man had some difficulty unlocking the door due to a worn lock. At first glance and poor light, the room didn't look too bad. It wasn't until I looked around alone and opened the curtains that I saw one of the bedroom windows was broken and the burglar bars had been bent open and tried to close again not too long ago. When I asked the man about this, he said it was a drunk guest who did it. Surely that wasn't the right story! The toilet seat was also broken and a towel rail was broken. The mattresses were also worn and should have been replaced a long time ago. A long-legged spider greeted me from its web on the floor in the lower left. At least the bedding looked clean again.

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Nondwe M - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Nondwe M
With friends

It's a nice and clean place.

Tholo Lodge is not far from town, nice and clean, was nicely accommodated with no hassles.

Tholo Lodge 's response

I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again soon!

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Kenneth P - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Kenneth P
With spouse/partner

The place is neat and clean, but I was concerned about safety as there was no gate.

The place looks a bit dodgy, though the stay was pleasant. The surroundings do not inspire confidence and the lack of a front gate meant that everybody has access to the premises from the street. The owners should invest more in the garden to make the place more welcoming to guests

Tholo Lodge 's response

Thank you for the feedback, we would definitely make some improvements and hope to see you again soon!

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Mmamasisi D - Aug 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Mmamasisi D
With friends

There is an electric fault with the shower tap it chokes.

It was loud in the night where other guests used the bar for entertainment. We hardly slept.

Lampies L - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
2/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Lampies L
On business

Glad na wense nie.

Ontvangs was nie bewus van ons bespreking nie. Die kamer het insekte ingehad wat uitgewys was aan die kroegman wat op sy beurt niks daaraan gedoen het nie. Die televisie het nie gewerk nie en na 'n klagte kon dit nie herstel word nie. Die badkamer het geen deur aan gehad nie. Die stort het 'n paneel gekort. Geen stort matjies is verskaf nie. Die ketel in die kamer het ontbreek. Musiek in die kroegarea was oorverdowend en het aangehou tot 03:45. Drankbottels het by aankoms in groot hoeveelhede in die hoek van die parkeerarea gelê. Ek sal niemand aanbeveel om van die verblyf gebruik te maak nie.

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Not at all as desired.

Reception was not aware of our booking. The room had insects in it which were pointed out to the bartender who in turn did nothing about it. The television did not work and after a complaint it could not be repaired. The bathroom had no door on it. The shower was missing a panel. No shower mats were provided. The kettle in the room was missing. Music in the bar area was deafening and continued until 3.45am. Drink bottles were lying in large quantities in the corner of the parking area upon arrival. I would not recommend anyone to use the accommodation.

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W K - Apr 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
W K
With spouse/partner

Was heerlik en ontspanne akkommodasie.

Ons het die chalet geniet, dit was prakties, gemaklik en netjies, met lekker koffiegeriewe en 'n yskas. Die ontbyt was uitstaande, heerlik verby. Dis duidelik dat Adele 'n passie het vir wat sy doen, en die Dove sepie in die stort was 'n lekker bederf! Ons sal baie beslis weer daar tuisgaan.

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Was lovely and relaxing accommodation.

We enjoyed the chalet, it was practical, comfortable and tidy, with nice coffee facilities and a fridge. The breakfast was outstanding, delicious over and over. It's clear that Adele has a passion for what she does, and the Dove soap in the shower was a nice treat! We will definitely stay there again.

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Tholo Lodge 's response

Baie dankie vir julle bly by ons, ons sal verbeter in die areas waar ons kort doen. Hoop om julle weer te sien.

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Leseka F - Dec 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Leseka F
With friends

Very pleasing atmosphere, thanks for music, and safe too.

Appropriate even for mature travelers, clean bathrooms, thanks.

Tholo Lodge 's response

Thank you for your stay, we hope we see you again.

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Celia V - Oct 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
1/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
1/5
Celia V
With spouse/partner

Nie wat ons gedink het dit is nie.

Die beskrywing aanlyn is heeltemal anders as wat dit rêrig is. Dalk moet die mense eers ingelig word oor die harde musiek wat elke aand in die kroeg gespeel word met al die regulars wat daar kuier voor mense (veral die ouer garde) plek bespreek. Die musiek word wel 23h00 afgesit, maar die mense in die kroeg lawaai nog erger as die musiek. As ons dit van die begin af geweet het, sou ons glad nie daar oorgebly het nie.

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Not what we thought it was.

The description online is completely different from what it really is. Perhaps the people should first be informed about the loud music that is played in the bar every night with all the regulars who hang out there before people (especially the older guard) book a place. The music is indeed turned off at 23h00, but the people in the bar make even more noise than the music. If we had known this from the beginning, we would not have stayed there at all.

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Jacques N - Apr 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jacques N
Individual traveler

Gasvry.

Ek het net een aand daar geslaap. Ek het op kort notice geboek en hulle kon darem help. Baie gasvrye mense en vriendelik. Slaapkamers is skoon en netjies. Dankie.

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Hospitable.

Just spent 1 night. Booked on short notice, luckily they could help out. Very hospitable people and friendly. Rooms clean and neat.

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Marie-louis V - Jul 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
2/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Marie-louis V
With friends

Daar was BAIE harde musiek tot in die vroegoggend ure.

Daar was BAIE harde musiek tot in die vroegoggend ure en toe kom maak die eienaar die deur die oggend met haar pajamas oop! Baie slegte ervaring!

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VERY loud music into the early morning hours.

There was VERY loud music playing into the early morning hours and then the owner opened the door the next day still dressed in pyjamas. Terrible experience!

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Ben L - Mar 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Ben L
With spouse/partner

Teleurstellend! Ons het nie eens gebly om te slaap nie.

Al die kamers loop reguit op die agterkant van die kroeg uit. Ons is begroet met oorverdowende musiek en met navraag is ons meegedeel dat dit so vanaf 23:00 sagter gesit sal word en so teen 01:00 heeltemal af. Dit is glad nie die rustige bosveld-naweek wat ons verwag het nie. Ons het nie eens geslaap nie - in ons kar geklim en Rustenburg toe gery!

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Disappointing! We didn't even stay to sleep.

All the rooms open straight onto the back of the pub. We were greeted with deafening music and upon enquiry, we were told that it would be turned down from 11:00 p.m. and completely off by 01:00 a.m. This is not at all the peaceful bushveld weekend we expected. We didn't even sleep - got into our car and drove to Rustenburg!

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Tholo Lodge 's response

Ons is vreeslik jammer daaroor. Die musiek was wel 22:00 sagter gesit en ons het die kroeg 23:00 toe gemaak.
Vriendelikste groete bestuur.

Tholo Lodge
Michelle M - Dec 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Michelle M
With spouse/partner

Friendly staff and comfortable room.

Once the revamp is done it will be lovely. Our newly finished room was nicely furnished and the staff friendly and helpful. Pub a little noisy when you're trying to work, but music went off at a reasonable hour.

Tholo Lodge 's response

Thank you so much :)

Tholo Lodge
From R550
R550 R468
per night, for 2 ppl
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  • Capacity: 11 people
  • Check-in: 11:00 to 20:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: Corner of Bank and Joubert Street, Zeerust, 2865, North West
  • All ages welcome
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