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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Against the wall certificates are hanging from prizes won in 2002 and 2003 and I think it was a grand place in its day. I just feel the rooms could do with a revamping. Other than that the guesthouse has beautiful views and ample parking and the rooms and bathrooms are well sized.

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Gary O, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Greetings, I apologise for the delayed response, we have just returned from holiday. Many thanks for staying at the Guest House and for submitting a review, sorry to read that you were disappointed, yes, it is an ongoing revamp to maintain our four star status and service levels. Regards Gary

Cagliari, Italy
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Ridgeview lodge is located in a quiet area of Durban. It is a big and elegant villa. From the terrace you have an incredible view on the city and on the Indian Ocean. We stayed 2 nights (August 2016). The lodge has 7 rooms and the owners live in it as well. The garden is full of flowerings plants and...

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Gary O, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Inge, many thanks for the review that you submitted, also fantastic to know that you enjoyed the comfort and facilities during your stay at Ridgeview. Sorry for such a late reply, we have returned from vacation Regards Gary Owner

San Francisco, Calif
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I was born and raised in Durban so I knew where I wanted to be and the Upper Glenwood area, with its wonderful views of the sprawling metropolis below, was it. With the closing of the nearby 10 Uplands Rd B&B, which I had been regularly visiting since 2007, I was forced to look elsewhere for a place to stay...

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Gary O, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Abe or should I say "Old Durbanite", many thanks for staying at Ridgeview, many thanks for the review that you submitted, sure is great to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us, we sure look forward to hosting you once again on your next visit Go Well Regards Gary & Tosca

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Excellent service all round. Very good location. Loved the tranquility and attention to guests. Felt completely at home. Definitely my place of choice on my next visit. Thanks for taking such great care us.

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Gary O, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Yasmin many thanks for the submitted review, wonderful to read that you felt totally at home and enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hopefully hosting you on your next visit to Durban Best Regards Gary

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I stayed at Ridgeview Lodge in Durban during the International AIDS Conference in July 2016. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. They provide a full breakfast with your stay with coffee, eggs, croissants, toast/jam, fruits, juice, and yogurt.I had a large bedroom on the ground floor with fantastic views of downtown Durban. I took a short 15 minute...

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Gary O, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Svazhar, firstly, sorry for the late reply, we have returned from vacation, but, many thanks for the review that you so kindly submitted. My apologies for the room cleaning poor service levels, that's not how the system works, we have addressed the matter. Once again, thanks for staying, wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stay Go Well Regards...

Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 June 2016

If you are loking for awesome hosts and a great place to stay, book Ridgeview Lodge! Thanks Gary and Tosca, you contributed significantly to our comrades 2016 venture. Rest and recuperation post comrades could not have been at a better spot.

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Warren, thanks for the posted review and the kind words, fantastic to read that you enjoyed your stay, happy guests = happy house, you chaps were an absolute pleasure to host and "care for post Comrades". Go well also please send regards to Johann......just had another knee op yesterday, running is definitely out for me now. Go well G&T

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I travelled to Durban for the comrades marathon. gary and tusca made my whole stay stress free. they looked after all us comrade runners sorting out transport and even making breakfast at 2 a.m. breakfast was amazing every day. the property is about 10 minutes from the beach 80/100 rand in a taxi (£5 pound) this isn't perfect but if...

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ken, thanks for the review, yes I guess there is no perfect location, only the guest can decide on in the city with the noise and security or a few kms, not that too far out with great views and quietness. How are those legs doing? I bet you'd love to be sitting on that deckchair in the water....

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Excellent service from the moment you walk in the door until you unfortunately have to check out. We used it as a 2016 Comrades base and it surely helped knowing that we ran back to this lodge to recover. Clean rooms, delicious breakfast made to perfection, magnificant views over Durban and owners that know what it means to run a...

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NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN, have you changed your mind yet....hi Johan, thanks for the great review, it sure was a pleasure to host you runners, a great bunch and a lot of fun you all were. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and "felt at home", maybe next time it wont be for running...

Nagasaki, Japan
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I stayed the lodge for 9 nights, when I was in Durban. It was very comfortable and safe, so I felt like I was at home. Restaurants that owners recommended were all excellent. Breakfast was nice. Because of tasty breakfast and dinner, I gained 2kg! When I visit Durban next time, I will stay the lodge again. ダーバンに滞在している間、9日間滞在しました。 とても落ち着いた素敵なロッジで、家にいるように快適に過ごすことができました。 オーナーさんおすすめのレストランは本当にすべておいしかったです。...

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goadmin, Owner at Ridgeview Lodge, responded to this review

a BIG HELLO to the two lovely ladies from Japan, many thanks for the wonderful review and comments, we are just as pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Durban, Big Hugs Gary & Tosca

secunda
Reviewed 27 April 2016

What a great lodge.Stunning location awesome view over the harbour.Situated in a very quite suburb.The rooms are very neat and tidy and spacious.We had an awesome breakfast loved the variety and the friendly hosts Tosca and Greg, well done, will be back for sure.

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Hi Nick and Louisa, many thanks for the review, great to know that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities at Ridgeview , we sure look forward to hosting you we next down in Durban. Once again, sorry about the gate remote mishap, Regards Gary & Tosca

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Durban's leading, triple award winning, 4 star graded, owner managed guest house...Situated high on the Berea ridge with panoramic city port views, swimming pool, pub, secure parking and peaceful surroundings. Bedrooms en-suite, air con, TV, telephone, safety deposit, , refreshments. Close to restaurants, golf, 2010 fifa stadium, beach, shopping, just perfect, 25 minutes away from the airport Free Wi-Fi connection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ridgeview Lodge

Address: 17 Loudoun Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: ₹ 4,160 - ₹ 5,301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ridgeview Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If the price was somehow lower then any room will do!”
 of 5 bubbles Miteron, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has the best view, somewhat smaller but still big enough for a tall guy like me :-)”
 of 5 bubbles 329johans, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I don't think it is a major issue, but you probably get more privacy in a garden room.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnMac15, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 6 & 7 are the best.”
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“Room overlooking port is romantic”
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