Umlilo Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star B&B in St. Lucia with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Umlilo Lodge

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, free WiFi
Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels, shampoo

Overview of Umlilo Lodge

9,0 out of 10 Superb
9,0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
9 Dolphin Avenue, St. Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, 3936
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Car rentals on site
  • Library
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Family Room (Unit)

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Family Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Pool Room (5)

  • 21 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Standard Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Economy Room (Small)

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 83 min drive


  • Reef + Dine - 5 min walk
  • St Lucia Ski Boat Club - 4 min drive
  • Fisherman's Restaurant & Pub - 5 min walk
  • Barraca - 3 min walk
  • St Lucia John Dory's - 7 min walk

About this property

Umlilo Lodge

Situated by the ocean, Umlilo Lodge is a great choice for a stay in St. Lucia. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Other highlights at this upscale bed & breakfast include a terrace and a garden.


Afrikaans, English

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.
This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Umlilo Lodge
Umlilo Lodge St. Lucia
Umlilo St. Lucia
Umlilo Lodge St. Lucia
Umlilo Lodge Bed & breakfast
Umlilo Lodge Bed & breakfast St. Lucia

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at Umlilo Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Umlilo Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Umlilo Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Umlilo Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Umlilo Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Umlilo Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Umlilo Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Umlilo Lodge like?
Umlilo Lodge is a short 9-minute walk from The Gallery-St Lucia and 9 minutes' walk from Themba's Birding & Eco-tours.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful lodge, great stay
Beautiful lodge. Excellent location.great hosts they amazing. You get that personal touch and service from the hosts. A memorable trip i will definitely return many times.
moaaz, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Cozy comfortable lodge with excellent service
The Umlilo lodge is a very nice lodge. The owner is very helpful and welcoming. The grounds of the lodge are lush, clean and well kept. The pool is nice and clean but it was unheated and as we were there in the winter it was too cold to swim. Breakfast is great. Location is also very good. We were in a nice room that probably needs a little bit of updating but it was cozy and comfortable. All in all, I would certainly go back there and highly recommend it.
Peter, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful tree filled lodge with amazing staff.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place in a perfect location.
Umlillo Lodge is perfect! Just a few steps from the small commercial area of St. Lucia, the lodge is beautiful, with a courtyard maintained as the areas environment of trees, etc, (with occassional monkey visits too). The room is beautiful, clean, contemporary. And delicious breakfast. We loved it here.
Donna, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A great base in St. Lucia
Umlilo Lodge is great. The garden is beautiful with koi pools, a swimming pool and pathways thru the garden connecting the rooms and public spaces. Whoever decorated the rooms was very thoughtful. There was a lot of space to place suitcases, reading lamps for bed and a big bathroom. The public spaces were clean and pleasant. One night there was a fire in the fire pit and it was nice to sit by the fire. Did I mention the honor bar? Or that the hosts will book tours for you? Or the breakfast includes cooked to order eggs?
Dana, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Umlilo Lodge very friendly
My grandchildren and I were very happy with the Umlilo lodge. The children enjoyed the pool, the breakfast was great, but the aircon didn't work in the room. Overall I would give it a 4+ rating.
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8/10 Very good

Nice but pricey
Nice little hotel, but very pricey for what it offers.
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10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing Atmosphere and Extremely Helpful Host
Wonderful Facility! Lawerence was extremely helpful with lots of local knowledge. Directed us for game drives and sightseeing, even organized a birding tour our daughter. My wife loved the fresh scrambled eggs each morning!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic layout in a great location
We had planned to stay 2 nights at Umlilo but getting lost enroute cut us back to one night. That was a big disappointment because this property is really a great place to stay. Lawrence and his Mom are wonderful hosts who tend to all your needs.They booked our night safari and boat excursion in a matter of minutes. The inside courtyard of the Lodge is like a garden with trees running up to the second floor balconies. It's a one minute walk to the main street of St. Lucia. All in all, a very welcoming inn that will make you want to come back.
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