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Gullegem, Belgium
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We arrived ,in the morning and Harry invited us immediately to a cup off coffee The rooms are confortable and nice . The place is situated between in the two golfclubs . We hope to go back to Thatchwood next year .

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

What made St. Francis Bay an amazing place to visit, as the fact that our accommodation was amazing. The staff were awesome! We arrived on a very hot day and when we walk in, they didn't even ask who we were, they somehow just new and immediately offered us cool beverages and showed us our room. The ladies preparing breakfast...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Harrie greeted us with a warm welcome and offered tea/coffee before even we checked into our room. Room was was very beautiful and cozy with all the essentials including a small fridge and an electric kettle. Bathroom was very clean with regular hot water supply. He provided all the tourist/sight seeing information and a map. He had also made reservations...

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Thatchwood, Owner at Thatchwood, responded to this review

Good afternoon Mr Ganesan It was a pleasure to have you as a guest in our Lodge. So glad you have enjoyed your stay , and we certainly hope to see you again. Kind regards And still all the best for 2016 Harrie and the staff of Thatchwood

Reviewed 1 January 2016

Warm and friendly countryside service. Recommended accommodation for 2-3 nights in the area. Spacious room (1), a bit constrained on shaded parking and need some inspiration and creativity to upgrade the bar's selection of wine and whiskey.

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Munich
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The room was nice decorated. The bathroom was large, a very good large and modern shower. Nice wash-bowl. The toilet waits for a new seat. For those, who have a sensitive olfactory sensibility, the thatched roof did smell a little bit moldy. The noise from the street nearby was very loud early in the morning. Very friendly hosts, good breakfast,...

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Our room was excellent as was bathroom. Only small complaint was the very poor bedside reading light - perhaps they can change the globes ! Breakfast was good and the position was fine. Thoroughly recommended, but ask not to have the rooms in the driveway.

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boekel
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

After a warm welcome we enjoyed 2 nights with our family of 5 in this lovely place. Nicely decorated rooms with soft beds and extra heating in case it was colder at night. Very close to nice activities during the day (horseback riding, golf, beach, canoing...) Would really advice this accomodation.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We spent 2 nights at Thatchwood - not nearly long enough. We arrived on a cold and wet afternoon to be immediately offered some hot coffee, even before we'd been shown to our - gorgeous, beautifully appointed, room. Our hosts helped us choose a restaurant for that night - not an easy decision, as there were so many to choose...

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London
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We stayed for one night, in June, as part of a touring holiday and were very happy to leave. Having read the reviews we were looking forward to receiving a warm welcome, which never materialised. our reception was luke warm and that was the warmest part of our stay. We felt at though we were an inconvenience as we were...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 July 2015

My brother-in-law and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay at this lovely lodge. We embraced the friendliness of the owners, the location, and our rooms were both very comfortable. Returning from dinner to a crackling fire was a highlight of the day. Staff were charming and very efficient. The breakfast was very enjoyable, overlooking the golf course.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Thatchwood

Address: 63 Lyme North Road, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Price Range: $106 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thatchwood 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Don't go in the winter months”
 of 5 bubbles trfc82, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are great, and there are 2 budget rooms for travellers watching their pennies.”
 of 5 bubbles T9436MQchristineh, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Book the luxury room!”
 of 5 bubbles 1PeterC1, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Inside patio rooms very luxurious with secluded garden patios. Outside rooms very private and charming under traditional thatch roofing.”
 of 5 bubbles PieterC_13, 11 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Room 1 was beautiful and spacious!”
 of 5 bubbles TianT_13, 1 Jan 2013 | Read review
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