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Two-Bedroom Family Apartment, Hippo Lodge Apartments in Saint Lucia Estuary
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a house with a balcony overlooking a beach, Hippo Lodge Apartments in Saint Lucia Estuary
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8.7

Excellent

403 reviews

403 reviews

Housekeeping3
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Hluhluwe Airport 41.5 km
Richards Bay Airport 50.7 km
Ulundi Airport 97.4 km
King Shaka International Airport 186.3 km
Pietermaritzburg Airport 241.4 km
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Hippo Lodge Apartments

St Lucia, Saint Lucia Estuary, South Africa - See map

Conveniently situated in the St Lucia part of Saint Lucia Estuary, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Currency exchange

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Important announcement -- "This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Please inform Hippo Lodge Apartments in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. A damage deposit of ZAR 900 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property."

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Game room

Bicycles

Coffee shop

Value for money9.0
Location rating9.5

Rooms available at Hippo Lodge Apartments

Two-Bedroom Family Apartment
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 sofa bed & ...
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Double or Twin Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hippo Lodge Apartments?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

How do I get to Hippo Lodge Apartments?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hippo Lodge Apartments has a car park that's close to the apartment. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Hippo Lodge Apartments?

Hippo Lodge Apartments does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Hippo Lodge Apartments

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "The accommodation was very nice and clean."

    Chantell

    |

    April 26, 2021

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and neat accommodation near restaurants"

    Dedi

    |

    March 21, 2021

  • 7.2

    Very good

    "We had a great stay"

    Thulani

    |

    December 7, 2020

Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
403 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.5
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More about Hippo Lodge Apartments

More about Hippo Lodge Apartments

Located adjacent to the Mangrove forests of the St Lucia Estuary, Hippo Lodge offers self-catering accommodation. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette, air-conditioning and select satellite TV channels. All units have a private bathroom with a shower. Hippo Lodge features a garden and barbecue facilities. The property can assist with booking hippo and crocodile boat tours. King Shaka International Airport is 212km away whilst Hluhluwe Game Reserve can be reached within a 40 minute drive.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Invoice provided
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Access

  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]

Available in all rooms

  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private apartment in building
  • Private bathroom
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Socket near the bed
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Tile/marble flooring
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wine glasses
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Hippo Cafe

  • Cuisine: Local, Pizza, South African
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
70 Mckenzie Street, St Lucia, Saint Lucia Estuary, South Africa, 3936
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
House rules

INTERNET WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. PARKING Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). PETS Pets are not allowed. CHILDREN AND EXTRA BED POLICY Children of any age are allowed. Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot. Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an existing bed. Children from 3 years old to 9 years old stay for ZAR 250 per person per night when using an available extra bed. Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management. Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until20:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Property announcements

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Please inform Hippo Lodge Apartments in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas. A damage deposit of ZAR 900 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Reviews of Hippo Lodge Apartments from real guests

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9.0
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.5
Location9.5
Service9.2
Value for money9.0
High score for Saint Lucia Estuary
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9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
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Dec - Feb (1)
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8.8
Excellent
Chantell from South Africa
Couple
Double or Twin Room with Balcony
Stayed 6 nights in April 2021

Perfect location in St Lucia”

The accommodation was very nice and clean. The location of this accommodation was perfect as its right in the centre of town. The staff members were friendly, and the rooms were serviced every day. We stayed for a week and enjoyed every minute of our visit.

Reviewed April 26, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Dedi from South Africa
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Amazing place ”

Clean and neat accommodation near restaurants

Reviewed March 22, 2021

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7.2
Very good
Thulani from South Africa
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Great stay”

We had a great stay

Reviewed December 08, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Rika from South Africa
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 7 nights in October 2020

Best accommodation ”

Super Awesome staff, best value for money, neat, clean , best situated, Highly recommended, love every second here !! Can’t wait to spend more time in the near future Well done !!

Reviewed October 23, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Milene from South Africa
Couple
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

Exceptional”

The units have what you need for short stays and the staff is friendly. Very well located. The only problem is that they don't actually have wifi in the rooms. Only at the reception you have limited internet access.

Reviewed September 28, 2020

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