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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been driving since 5:00 am and still had 300 kms to go when we were hit by a storm in the darkness, with very limited visibility and lots of trucks, so we were keen to stop and rest. Being tourists, we were a bit wary of our surroundings, and hesitant when we saw the gates were closed. Just... More 

Thank Nadire B
JanineEddy, Owner at Kwa Lala, responded to this review

Thank you from all the Staff for your message to us. We are absolutely delighted that you had a good stay and that we met your expectations. We are so happy that you enjoyed it and we hope to always improve to make sure all our guests can experience it like you. Thank you kindly Eddy, Janine, Comfort, Racheal and... More 

1 review
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Welcomed with a smile. Staff assisted with my extra heavy back and the check in process was super quick. shown to my room and advised on what is available. The room is fit for purpose and comes with fresh bedding everyday. Situated behind a shopping centre with other amenities close by. I walked to the shopping centre whenever I wanted... More 

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JanineEddy, Owner at Kwa Lala, responded to this review

We wish to thank you for taking time to respond and telling us about your stay. There is always room for improvement and we must make sure everyone that stay here feel Hospitality and Quality of Service. Thank you again and we do hope that one day we see you back here with us, Eddy, Janine and the Kwalala Lodge... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I have always travelled to Pongola for business and always stayed at the Pongola Country Lodge, as I thought it was the best place by far. I am always sceptical of places that I find on the internet because sometimes the pictures can be misleading, but I have to say after staying at KWALALA, I am not disappointed. They have... More 

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JanineEddy, Owner at Kwa Lala, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review and share your stay at Kwalala Lodge. Our main goal is to improve wherever we can on customer service and your contribution is vital to maintain a standard. The Laundry Ladies do take their time in the rooms as we are extremely cautious of not missing any spot or leaving... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We booked 2 inter leading rooms which was great. Rooms are clean and can not fault them with anything. My only complaint is the staff. There was obviously no management available during our stay. Staff seemed unsure and not well trained. The were very friendly but lacking in giving us direction. For dinner no suggestions where to go - eventually... More 

Thank stechiad
JanineEddy, Owner at Kwa Lala, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write to us and to publish your review. Two Front desk managers were on duty. Comfort the one FDManager checked you in and yes you seemed content with the room and the way it was laid out for you as a family. I have the two managers and always feel confident... More 

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77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We decided to stay here overnight rather than drive to Ponta d'Ouro in one go. The rooms and their surrounds are first class and very well kept. Next time we plan to arrive in the afternoon so that we can make use of the swimming pool. I would have given Kwa Lala 5 stars but didn't because I felt that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

The host makes you feel at home from when you arrived. Luxury galore! Great food and wonderful service! Will do it again! Thanks! If it is for one nights rest or a week a month, you will not be dissapointed! Satisfaction guaranteed! Dont waste your time to go any where else but Kwa Lala lodge!!!

1 Thank Barry V
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

A real gem😳were pleasantly surprised 😜great breakfast well run 👍will definitely return😄 rooms very well presented clean and well appointed☺️staff very helpful when we wanted a family room no problem to organize 👋well done to the reception lady😜

1 Thank Mike D
Pretoria, South Africa
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348 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

The rooms are beautiful and big and the overall decor of the place was very welcoming and gave a feeling of north Africa / France. Nice big rooms, clean and comfortable bed and pillows and a well stocked mini bar. Service was excellent and both dinner and breakfast was a treat!

1 Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Kwa Lala BnB was a bit more difficult to find than expected as the side road one has to turn down, after turning off the highway through Pongola, had lost its name board and it looked like an alleyway leading to the back of shops. In the event, one has to simply go along the road and Kwa Lala is... More 

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South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

I stay at quite a few b&bs in KwaZulu Natal due to work. This lovely B&B has everything you will need. All the rooms open up onto the swimming pool area. The rooms are clean and neat with aircon, flat screen tv with dstv channels, mosquito net over bed, bar fridge stocked with various goods, a safe to lock up... More 

1 Thank ShereenWalker

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Kwa Lala

Address: 15 Jan Mielie Street, Pongola 3170, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Pongola
Price Range: ₹ 4,159 - ₹ 4,637 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kwa Lala 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Best rooms”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the South side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SumitaR_13, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are great - and have TV's and a welcome sherry.”
 of 5 bubbles Rafiki77, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The vibe around the swimming pool is the best!!”
 of 5 bubbles Onbeskaamd, 16 May 2014 | Read review
“All the same, very basic.”
 of 5 bubbles Hooggenoeg, 30 Apr 2014 | Read review
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