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Featuring a garden and views of garden, Haggards on Hilldrop is a bed and breakfast situated in a historic building in Newcastle, 8.5 km from Newcastle Golf Club. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with an outdoor fireplace. All units feature air conditioning and a satellite flat-screen TV. The units are equipped with a kettle, a private bathroom and free WiFi, while certain rooms here will provide you with a balcony and some have pool views. At the bed and breakfast, all units are equipped with bed linen and towels. Buffet and à la carte breakfast options with warm dishes, local specialities and fresh pastries are available every morning at the bed and breakfast. Guests may chill out in the on-site bar or lounge, while packed lunches are also available. You can play billiards at this 4-star bed and breakfast. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at Haggards on Hilldrop. Chelmsford Nature Reserve is 24 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, American, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 double bed
and
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
9.0
Cleanliness
9.2
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
8.9
Location
9.2
Free WiFi
8.8
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Unishka
    South Africa South Africa
    Everything, to be honest. The service, basically the complete facility from where the gate opens to where it closes behind you on checkout.
  • Lekrisha
    South Africa South Africa
    Neat, clean and well kept. Friendly and efficient staff.
  • Bafana
    South Africa South Africa
    The cleanliness and the friendliness of the goats. The staff was also generally friendly and helpful.

Managed by Andre & Lelanie Joubert

Company review score: 9.3Based on 262 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

We are a Family Driven Establishment and our Staff pride themselves in service excellence.

Property information

Rich with Industrial Diversity, Newcastle attracts mostly Corporate Clientele. Ideally situated between Gauteng, Durban, the Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg. As the Original Farmhouse of Sir Rider Haggard, Author of “King Solomon’s Mines”, our Establishment is nestled at the foothill of the Hilldrop Rocky Range. Built in 1875 and the focal point of our Bed & Breakfast, many a Corporate and Holiday Visitor has shared the history hereof since 29 July 1995. Our rooms are inviting with crisp poly-percale linen enhanced by the rich colours of Persian and Kelim carpets. Each Bedroom walks onto a patio or balcony with Garden or Forest views. Secure parking on premises for each room makes unpacking a breeze. Our 3 Hectare Indigenous Forest hosts an array of birdlife which surrounds the Honesty Bar and Swimming Pool. The Braai Lapa is available for private use and a favourite meeting place.

Neighbourhood information

Our Establishment is nestled on the outskirts of Newcastle and makes for beautiful surroundings. Our Original Farmhouse is known to the Locals as "Hilldrop House" as it was declared a National Monument in 1981 with the same name.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans,English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Haggards on Hilldrop
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Billiards
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Wellness
  • Sun umbrellas
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 14:00 to 19:30

Check-out

From 06:30 to 10:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of ZAR 500 is required on arrival. That's about GBP 21. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Haggards on Hilldrop accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 06:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 06:00:00.

A damage deposit of ZAR 500 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Haggards on Hilldrop

  • Haggards on Hilldrop is 2.3 miles from the centre of Newcastle. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Haggards on Hilldrop offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards
    • Swimming Pool

  • Guests staying at Haggards on Hilldrop can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Haggards on Hilldrop include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family
    • Suite
    • Studio

  • Yes, Haggards on Hilldrop is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Haggards on Hilldrop is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at Haggards on Hilldrop may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.