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Gamagara Lodge
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Gamagara Lodge
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Do you like cramped rooms with small single beds? Do you like to shower in a bath with a curtain? Do you like noisy contractors as neighbours? Then this is the place for you.

I spent an unfortunate week here. It looked like a decent place with the fancy entrance and promising restaurant. But it wasn't. With each shower, the torrent of water flooded the room. The small CRT TV (dating back to the 80ties) had broken buttons and no remote. The room was small and so was the bed. Bedding and matress quality was that of cheap a road side motel.

One night I did not get much sleep because drunk contractors who stayed at the hotel, were drinking outside their rooms on the curb inside the lodge's grounds. A dangerous situation. Next morning the place was full of broken bottles.

Then there is the restaurant. Worst service you can imagine and food is mediocre and expensive. They forgot my order of steak and when it did come, it was over done. I ALWAYS tip but that night I did not.

Then there is the deceiving star rating against the wall. Deceiving because it is expired by a few years. This place is in my opinion preying on the desperate shortage of accommodation in Kathu. There standards are terrible because they are always fully booked.

Avoid at all cost if you are a tourist or business person.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Gamagara Lodge

Address: Map Ref no 18. | PO Box 902, Kathu, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Northern Cape > Kathu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Kathu
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Gamagara Hotel Kathu
Gamagara Lodge Kathu, Northern Cape

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