Thornycroft Lodge is rated 4/5 by visitors (6 reviews)

Thornycroft Lodge

Backpackers Accommodation at Thornycroft Road, Horseshoe Valley, East London, 5201, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

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Showing 6 reviews (ordered by date of stay, most recent appearing first)

November 2015


Review by Michael Nass (East London)

Worst place ever. Paid in advance for a month and after 2 days wanted to leave as everything stated about the place was a lie. First day of my friend from the USA moved in we were told about the stealing and he just wanted to sell. When asked for a rebate my friend was told NO Rebate are partial rebate please just leave if you want. Please believe me this place is bad news and the lady running the place was the rudest woman i have met.

September 2012


Review by Brian Chetty (Cape Town)

All the above reiews were in 2007, I am not surprised. Had we a group of eight, not paid a substancial deposit before hand we would have sought accommadation elsewhere. Elsa the co owner was blunt and needs a people skills course. We were reqired to pay the balance of our stay which was for six nights on the day we arrived. Primitive is not the word.The gas showers was not in good working order and one often had to dodge getting scolded.
The so called TV channels were non existant and by the time we left had not been sorted. The chipped coffee mugs, was treated as a joke.Please note that this is a no self catering lodge and the photos are misleading.The tap water is undrinkable. Since we were down for a squash event, we made the best of a poor choice of venue, which will not see us back there in this life time.

November 2007


Review by C. Brunner (Johannesburg)

I would like to thank management and staff for the pleasant stay at Thorncroft lodge in East London.

The friendliness and service of all concerned was of the greatest standards that anyone could receive. I therefore recommend anyone in future to make use of the accommodation offered by Thornycroft Lodge.

August 2007


Review by Mrs Mardon (Johannesburg)

We were met with friendly and pleasant conditions. The establishment was neat clean and very organised. Our stay was made comfortable due to the rooms been large and airy. The surrounding grounds were large and the swimming pool /bar area lovely to relax in. Our hosts were more than willing to go the extra mile.

We were served with excellent service, and enjoyed our stay thoroughly.

March 2007


Review by GVH (Belgium)

You are the best - I come back soon

February 2007


Review by Ernst Hall (U.K.)

Thornycroft has all the facilities that you could wish for, especially at the price. The accommodation is quite large and it's position impressive.

We were only on an overnight stop but it was a very relaxing few hours and it was a pleasure to be able to dine on a very good meal without having to go out and find a restaurant. It is some recommendation that a fellow countryman had already been there for several weeks!

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -32.954230555555554
Longitude: 27.860469444444444

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

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