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R103 Old Main Road, 3275 Balgowan, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 144 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa.
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds, Sun Deck
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Hiking, Sauna, Spa, Massage, Hot Tub, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Baggage Storage, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Ironing Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon
Chapel/Shrine, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Heating, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child from 3 to 12 years is charged ZAR 600 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Nestled in the Karkloof foothills close to Albert Falls Dam, Ukuthula Lodge is a private game farm, 20 km outside of Pietermaritzburg. It offers thatched chalets and an outdoor pool.
Score from 11 reviews Wonderful
Arum Hill Lodge is located in Balgowan, in the heart of the Midlands Meander. It offers an entertainment area with billiard table and BBQ facilities. The Michaelhouse School is 8 minutes walk away.
Score from 9 reviews Very good
Set on the banks of the Lions’ River and the Midlands Meander, Hawklee Country House offers thatched country cottages, a garden, restaurant and sun terrace.
Score from 43 reviews Wonderful
|Offering a restaurant, Thatchings Guest House is located in Nottingham Road. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a seating area. There is also an electric kettle.|
The Eaves restaurant is disappointing - poorly constructed unnecessarily complicated "tasting menu" with wine pairings that didn't compliment the food. It's nice, but it's not fine dining. We only really enjoyed 1 out of 5 courses.
The staff are friendly, the setting is exquisite, the rooms are divine and the spa is amazing
Upgrade not properly communicated
Food and service in dining rooms excellent
The noisy generator that came own in the middle of the night when power went off. It is a good idea to have a generator but the noise from it should be attenuated as much as possible.
The convenient location, the clean and well maintained surroundings, the professional service and the quick check in process, the well appointed rooms.
Waited a while at reception before we were helped at check in.
The room was perfect in every way. The view was spectacular. The comfort, good service and peaceful location were revitalizing and uplifting.
Garden rooms are quite rustic. Its a matter of preference i guess! A lot of creepy crawlies around the property which is to be expected. Expensive
Food is amazing. Spa also lovely
The overall experience was outstanding. the act that the chef took the time to talk to me regarding my food allergies was unheard of. Thank you for taking such good care of us.
The Fine Dining Restaurant not that great
Pretty, atylish, well kept
Very bad cellphone reception (could also be a plus actually!) and the wi-fi connection was quite weak (and this could also be a plus if you came to get away from it all!). But reception in the entire region is pretty weak in any case.
We have visited 3-4 times now and have yet to meet a "manager". The staff are friendly, helpful, extremely courteous and all seem very bright and "wake-up". The accommodation is lovely with all the usual nice touches - and then there are the surrounds: the early morning mist, the river flowing down the valley, the rolling green hills, the gorgeous gardens with little touches of whimsy (without being Biggie Best-ish) to make them special and a joy to stroll through.
Views, room, food, little touches (spa type bath goodies, chocolates at bedtime, champagne on arrival)
Suite balcony needs a table and a couple of more comfortable seats. The bathroom under floor heating should surely be switched off for summer - unless you are using your own generator?.[still don't know where it is switched off and on!].
The views,walks,scenery, food and easy driving to the surrounding areas.Your river area is a real bonus.
'River-facing' suites don't actually have a view of the river. Room not timeously made up. Very early checkout time.
Beautiful location and decor. Spa treatments were excellent. Gourmet dining at the Eaves restaurant.
We came for a romantic getaway and everything I asked was catered for, the food and staff are fantastic
Food excellent, and staff really friendly.
The spa was very nice and staff friendly. Was just a little dissapointed in the pedicure. But otherwise loved my spa treatments.
Everything was wonderful, from the staff to the accomodation, the food and peace and tranquility.
The fine dining experience was disappointing. Nor did we appreciate discovering the 3 night midweek special on arrival after booking two weeks in advance and paying significantly more than we should have.
We enjoyed the friendly welcome and service, the relaxed setting and beautiful gardens, the breakfasts, the homely bistro meals and the cheese boards.
Wonderful setting. Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent food and wine. Stunning room, bathroom and views.
Was not mad about the menu at the Bistro.
Rooms are lovely. Staff most helpful and attentive.
Very slow service I.e. Rooms not made up by 2:30 in the afternoon, also whiskey bar not as advertised on web site and not staffed, long wait for table at breakfast
Comfortable rooms and good food
Having stayed there many years ago when it was owned bythe Poyntons my expectations were high. It has grown substantially from 5 to 34+ rooms and lost its personalised feel. We could have been at any 4* group/chain-hotel... Nothing wrong with it but I personally would not go back.
Rooms were beautiful, comfortable and clean. Attention to detail in rooms 10/10
Constructive perspective: For a fine dining restaurant that has such an impressive wine cellar I was disappointed with the lack of knowledge the waitresses had on wine etiquette. Our waitress could not make recommendations and did not even know how to open the bottle and made us both taste the wine before pouring so. The absence of a sommelier was surprising to say the least. The music and ambiance was distasteful, listening the stale music of Michael Bolton on repeat for 2 solid hours was painful and spoiled the romance. The décor was very outdated Biggie Best style. The restaurant was also very hot and stuffy with no windows or air-conditioning . The only thing that saved the evening was the delicious food. The place is very peaceful and the sound of staff conversing on two way radios which was blaring in the breakfast room was also not relaxing, perhaps they need to get ear pieces instead.
The new Deluxe suites are very comfortable and tastefully decorated. We also had dinner at the fine dining restaurant and Chef Shaun really put on a show and his cooking is outstanding. All the staff are very friendly from housekeeping to the waiters and managers, well done and will be back again.
Rooms were excellent and so was the food at a fair price in the Bistro!
Beds were too short
Real class with old world charm and friendliness
The reception desk.Lacking skills and technology.
The Spa it was wonderful.
diifficult to get share water temp right.
quiet setting excellent main building bedroom position on river bedroom and bathroom layout
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