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Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are great. Basic, but great. Surrounded by trees and nature and a great owner. The kitchen and dining room (the barrel-room) are very cosey and nice and everything has a vibe that is just amazing. I'll sure be coming back here much often!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night in one of the lovely cottages. The accommodation is located just 5 minutes outside town, but it feels like you are in the middle nowhere, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. I wish we could have stayed here longer! The cottage is very comfortable with your own bathroom and beautiful views. There is a communal...

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wiltshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a large log cabin with basic facilities but that's what we wanted. Great communal area where we chatted one evening to the fantastic owner Mark, who is very interesting to talk too. Chilled place with rustic charm, and a short walk into town. Very close to Richard Branson's Winery, in fact 4 minute walk so we had a...

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Lisse, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely garden and little cottages in a row with plenty of shade from big trees. Room isn't very big but the communal area is specious and the kitchen is good. Owner and staff are very friendly. To the village it is an nice short walk.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I recently enjoyed a quick getaway. Our experience was blissful. There is privacy if you so wish (we loved the log cabins) and a lovely social area. The pear trees, green lawns and rustic style is the perfect escape from reality. With friendly and helpful hosts you'll have everything you need. I highly recommend...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Fantastic value place for exploring Franschhoek. Easy 10 minute walk into town where you can jump on the wine tram! Otter's Bend has a farm stay atmosphere around it and is very low key/quiet making a great place to relax after a day of wine tastings.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Compared to most other accommodations in Fransschoek, Otter's Bend Lodge could be called a budget accommodation. The rooms are small and simple, which is fine and when you choose a cheaper option. However, there is no service (literally, there is only a sign stating "Reception", but no one there to actually be of any service unless you count in the...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Otters Bend is filled with interesting old artifacts and is great for backpackers or for folks who are interested in biodiversity. The first thing that catches the eye is the large antique bus in the driveway. Franschoek is about a 15 min walk / 5 min drive away, there is a small sign out the front however the lodge is...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The place is more a good campsite in my opinion. No bad meaning though! The cottages are nice and clean, restrooms ok. Perhaps felt a bit hesitant when comming here in the beginning as it does not look too welcomming of the road. In the end it was a nice stay thanks to very helpfull and nice hosts!

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the backpackers. The location is great, the cabins are beautiful. Not very clean though. Ours was ok, but our neighbours' was not. Wifi was broken. We were just informed on that, when we arrived. The way the girl told us, made me think it would never be fixed. If you do not have wifi, do...

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Address: Dassenberg Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $55 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Double Twin rooms: The location was quiet, however I would pick a room away from the communal area.”
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 of 5 bubbles flyingdutchdude, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If possible ask for the solitary house on the other side of the road!”
 of 5 bubbles Vitproch, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pick one of the rooms on the streams edge facing away from the communal area. Less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Gelybean, 10 Jul 2015 | Read review
“No good rooms. Find another place”
 of 5 bubbles Mattyredvers, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Just don't :-(”
 of 5 bubbles Jangles_11, 20 Oct 2014 | Read review
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