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Guest Reviews

We are pleased to share some guest reviews for our  B&B, short term rental and self catering accommodation from local and international visitors to East London over the years:

Greg Leece, United Kingdom

“We spent a wonderful two days at this lovely accommodation venue in East London. The rooms are spacious and clean, with everything you could want (including some delicious home-baked slices in the kitchen). The reception from our hosts was great and accommodating. We always felt secure. It is marvellous to sit out on the balcony, have some lunch, while watching the waves roll in on the sea. Happy to recommend.”

Marlene van Wyk, South Africa

“We really enjoyed our stay to the fullest. What really impressed me was the attention paid to detail. Catered almost for everything, a definite home away from home! Will definitely recommend the place to friends and family.”

Hayley Maddox, United Kingdom

“Our stay at Arbour Lodge Guest House was perfect, its stunning, right by the beach, very safe, friendly, clean, lovely and well amazing! We really had a wonderful time, and will definitely be coming back the next time we visit east london! We were truly pampered!”

Wendy Naidoo, South Africa

“We had a great Easter weekend stay at Arbour Lodge – the rooms are beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Ilona is a wonderful hostess and is available to assist with any requests. The ‘little things’ like the fact that towels are changed every day and there are delicious biscuits in the kitchen made it a extra special stay!”

Yvonne Hollesen, South Africa

“The personal touch is great. I chose this guest house for my husband and I to spend time in while in East London, as it is in the same suburb as my mother, who is in Kenesly Retirement Home. We were very happy with the friendly service and can highly recommend Arbour Lodge Guest House.”

Peter Graham, South Africa

“Very well received by Illona and the guest house was lovely and clean and I will recommend to anyone wanting to stay in East London, I will definitely stay there again.”

Steve Wright, United Kingdom

“The room was very nice and clean. breakfast superb, well presented and served. A wonderful experience and comes highly recommended. Will definitely stay there again on my next trip. Overall very,very comfortable. Many Thanks Ilona.”

Terence Parker, South Africa

“Our stay was excellent! Ilona was a great host and the facilities of a high quality – home away from home. Excellent value for money, and definitely worth a return visit.”

Graham Brooks, South Africa

“Natascha and I were rally well looked after and impressed with the accommodation. Great security and original designs in the rooms, lovely people and very friendly. Will definitely go back.”

Louise Cronje, South Africa

“Everything was neat and tidy. A nice stopover on a long journey.”

Jody Webb, United Kingdom

“The establishment is in a safe quiet environment and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.”

Charles Pemberton, United Kingdom

“Very good, warm reception Comfortable and friendly.”

Justin Leonard, South Africa

“Very comfortable and private lodge. Very friendly hostess.”

Ironman participant, South Africa

“Was very good, thank you very much!!!”

Gordon Dyne, United Kingdom

“Just a quick line to say what an absolute pleasure it was to meet you last Saturday night at your lovely home in East London. Thank you for your warm and well equipped rooms and a great health foundation breakfast!  I seem to have mislaid your cell number. Please let me have it so I may contact  you for accommodation the next time I am in East London. All possible good wishes to you and your family.”

Karin Pienaar, Laerskool Stulting

“Goeiedag! Ek wil net weereens baie dankie sê vir die heerlike verblyf en kos daar by julle.  Ons het heerlik gekuier en voorberei vir Saterdag se netball.  Ons het ons wedstryde gewen en is nou amptelik die Oos-Kaap o/13 kampioene!  Baie trots op my girls!! Ons gaan nou einde Julie na Rustenburg vir die nasionale kampioenskappe. Weereens dankie vir al jou moeite!!”


Kind regards, Enanda

“On behalf of Boland Netball I would like to thank you for your generosity and kindness while we were staying at your beautiful guest house. The players really enjoyed it especially to recover in the pool. We’ll definitely make use of your guesthouse in the future when we pass East London. The players asked me to give there thanks to you, the food was awesome!”

Nico Lamprect  South Africa, Dec 2014

We requested a quotation from Arbour Lodge and info was send very quickly to us via email. The swimming pool was a huge bonus at the Lodge and one of the reasons why we decided to accept the quotation. The children could still enjoy themselves if it was not possible to go to the Beach and it was safe for them in the environment of the Lodge.

Ilona was willing to change the booking to a sea view and she was quick to send emails for confirmation. The day when we were on our way to Arbour Lodge we received a SMS from Ilona “I hope you are well and travelling is going according to plan. What time can we expect you today?” Never in our live we were treated like this and we were totally overwhelmed with such service and the concern of the hostess.

A picture or photo on the Internet can sometimes be modified in such way that you can be disappointed when you see the real “product” yourself. The rooms in Arbour Lodge were unbelievable –  clean and neat and there was no other option than to feel welcome.

A huge bonus was the cleaning every day and my wife really feel like a “queen” for not making the beds or washing the dishes.