After reading some very positive reviews we were very excited for our holiday at Cayley Lodge. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations.
The room was quite pleasant (we stayed in 1a), situated close to the putt-putt course. Everything looked quite new and modern but for some reason the bathroom had a very unpleasant, strong smell of urine that we could not get rid of and this seemed to permeate throughout the room. The bathroom could also use a towel rack as there was nowhere to hang towels. The ad also said the bathroom had a bath/shower combo but we only had a shower.
The noise from the room above us was also really loud. They had 2 kids that were constantly running up and down the wooden floors and kept us awake at night and woke us up early every morning. Some soundproofing would really help.
The lodge is in serious need of a restaurant and bar. We were celebrating our ten-year anniversary and we had to leave to go and have dinner elsewhere. This turned into quite a nightmare as on our return we found that the river had flooded and we could not cross the bridge to get back to the hotel. After a few hours of waiting for the water to subside we met some friendly locals that showed us an alternate route through some pretty dodgy roads.
The shop is overpriced and has limited opening times and limited stock.
We also found 1 or 2 of the staff to be unfriendly and unwilling to help.
Traveller from Durban
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The grounds are extensive so you can stay home and hike for miles in completely unspoiled countryside. The Retreat has a swimming pool, billiard room and spacious lounges and communal areas. There are extensive lawns, free-roaming horses It is fabulous really.
We stayed for three nights, braving the road to do some daytime touring. Breakfasts were excellent. Dinners were freshly cooked and very good indeed. Staff were 100% helpful. There was a well-stocked trust bar. And wifi worked well in hotspot areas, not in your room.
Richard from Basingstoke UK
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