Lovely atmosphere with delicious home-cooked 3-course meals. Friendly staff. Choice of communal dining or room service or even enjoying meals at the poolside. Lovely spacious bedroom that is neat and tidy.
My first visit to this establishment was not entirely what it is made out to be.
The establishment is very attractive and the room was more than comfortable, but the following shortcomings were totally unacceptable.
1) On a cold winters morning I woke to find there was no hot water, so I had to make do with cold water for 'shower' and shave.
2) On the second day of my stay my hot breakfast was pre prepared and kept on the warmer as I was the only guest staying that day. It was a plate with mushrooms, tomato and sausages. No eggs. Only after I had finished eating my breakfast, did the cook arrive to ask me if I wanted eggs. By this time it was too late.
When I informed the receptionist about my experiences she appeared disinterested. Not even an apology from her.
As I was the only guest in the entire establishment at that time it would have been very easy to make sure that I was treated well, but sadly this did not happen. My experience there was most disappointing.
What a lovely experience! Guests greeted with either a refreshing juice or some sherry. Meals served in cosy dining room at a communal table allowing guests to interact. The apartment allocated to me was situated in a lovely quiet area of the garden. The decor in the air conditioned room created a lovely homely atmosphere. Truly enjoyable
I stayed for two nights at the establishment and enjoyed it. During a business trip I stayed in room 15. The disadvantage in this location of my room was that you are at the back of a building and a bit noisy street. It calms down later in the evening. Beautiful maintained gardens and a clean pool calls the traveller to use this lodge. Dinner is buffet style with complimentary red and white wine. Breakfast is English style and is very nice. The rooms are spacious with a shower and a bath, m-net and air conditioner. Rooms are well stocked with amenities and a coffee station. I recommended stay.
Hunter's Lodge consists of a main house and eight well-equipped en-suite rooms. The beds were comfortable and there was a nice working table and chair with a table lamp - plenty of space for the laptop and to spread out the newspaper. The main house is a magnificent old stone-built house dating to the early days of the town - truly it must have been once a residence befitting a gentleman and his fine lady! Breakfast is sumptuous and dinner is by arrangement in the main house - a nice facility if you don't wish to visit one of Ladysmith's several excellent restaurants. There is a swimming pool with a gazebo, very pleasant to relax there of an afternoon or in the cool of the evening. The conference facility is on site and has all the necessary equipment for business presentations. My visit was with some friends in order for us to visit some of the many interesting sites with relevance to the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 when Ladysmith was besieged by the Boers for four months.