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Rawdons Hotel & Estate

Nottingham Road | Between Balgowan and Mooi River, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa
Rawdons Hotel & Estate
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Charming old hotel with great potential but sadly the service leaves much to be desired. The Receptionists attitude not only made us feel unwelcome but made us want to leave immediately. It appeared as if she stuffed us into a mediocre room just to get rid of us while we paid for a luxury room. For the fly fishing enthusiast... More 

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Good afternoon, We are terribly sorry for the experience at reception - your feedback is so different to the many wonderful comments we get regarding the warmth and hospitality of the staff that this truly comes as a surprise. We have had a staff meeting and discussed your review and wish to apologise sincerely. We do hope you will give... More 

Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our family spent a winters weekend at Rawdons with 2 other families. We stayed in room 1, the family suite, which was immaculately clean, warm, and very comfortable. There were plenty of heaters and we had a tv and fridge in the lounge area. Rawdons is great for families travelling with kids as there seem to be plenty of family... More 

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Dear `HappyCamper789', Wow, thank you for such a wonderful review. Did you know that George has worked at the hotel for over 50 years? We at Rawdons do take pride in our offerings and for them to meet your expectations and even beyond, means we are on the right track, so thank you for your feedback. Looking forward to seeing... More 

Durban, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We spent the weekend celebrating my wife's birthday with a very comfortable room, huge bath with a view and monster shower. The cosy bed kept the winter chill away but enough of that. Dinner in the pub was outstanding. Mushroom soup, hot as H, chunky and tasty. The pies was enormous and the fries were piping hot and delicious. Often... More 

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Hi there, Wow, what a great review. We are very proud of our renovations which you clearly enjoyed. Also known as the Grand Old Lady in the Midlands, we believe in true, hearty cuisine and generous portions. Our pub fare and breakfast offerings therefore offer you more than expected. Looking forward to seeing you back. Kind regards. The Rawdons Family. More 

Durban
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16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We decided to py them a visit after seeing some good reviews. Very good sunday roast and dessert for R85. Novelty beers for you to taste a it is right by the brewery. The best beef in SA is to be found in the midlands!

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Great to hear your tasted our wonderful craft beers from our onsite microbrewery - did you know we are one of the oldest, most established craft breweries in SA? And thank you for the compliment on our Sunday roasts, they certainly do keep people coming back for more. We truly look forward to seeing you again and enjoying... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Rawdons has it all; setting, views, amenities, service, food, and it's own brewery. The pictures tell most of the story, but I was also impressed with the level of service. It was obvious that the management values training, as the staff's level of service was impecible. The employees' attention to detail and eagerness to please was a refreshing change to... More 

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us - and for appreciating our great service. So often in Africa people complain about `African time' so our attention to detail and swift service is something we most definitely pride ourselves with. We certainly look forward to having you back. Kind regards, The Rawdons Family More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have stayed at Rawdon’s several times in the past and it really is a grand old country hotel: lovely grounds to stroll around and the famous Nottingham Road Brewery on site. All the rooms have recently been refurbished and the bathrooms specifically are very impressive. The hotel is an old building with wooden floors, and this can be noisy... More 

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for taking your time to write your review. We are thrilled we met up with your expectations - in response to your bed being on bricks, we had already ordered a new base/ frame however it had not arrived by the time you stayed. This has been attended to and is most definitely not common practice... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We stayed only one night at Rawdon's on our way from Joburg to Durban. The place is amazingly nice as is the owner. Great food, warm atmosphere, clean and rooms and the own brewery is awesome! The property is huge and very well kept. It was really relaxing taking a stroll around the small lake and listening to all the... More 

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive review and we are thrilled you had such a great time. And yes, please do ask about our specials - we are running fantastic offers according to the seasons. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Rawdons Family. More 

Potchefstroom, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed at Rawdons for 3 nights during the Christmas/New Year break, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is set in great surrounds and is close enough to Nottingham Road. We thoroughly enjoyed the meals we had, especially in the pub area. Generally the service was good, and we didnt have any complaints. The rooms are big and comfortable,... More 

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Dear Andre, Thank you for taking time to review Rawdons. Just to let you know - we have totally revamped the brewery and the beer is back to its 100% level of perfection that you would expect. We hope to see you back soon to quench your thirst and relax in the beautiful Midlands. Kind regards, The Rawdons Family. More 

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Rawdons is a beautiful old hotel with loads of character and excellent food. Try the pickled pig pie. On the negatives, there are no smoking areas except outside and the staff can be a bit too enthusiastic to clear away plates. Overall, still the best place to stay in the Midlands.

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Dear Riki, Thank you so much for the compliments. The usual complaint in the Midlands is bad service, so I guess our over enthusiastic staff have been trained too well! We are thrilled that you rate Rawdons as the best place in the Midlands - we feel the same. Thank you so much for staying with us - we hope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We went on a Midweek Madness and it was lovely, but, the following is desperately needed in the rooms: A. A bar fridge in the room B. a safe for valuables C. Softer pillows - our pillows were so hard!!! Paula

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Peter D, Public Relations Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Thank you for you review. As we are 3 star graded, we do not at this stage have safes or bar fridges in the rooms. In future, please feel free to ask us to lock something up for you in the main safe. We do also offer other down pillows - so next time you visit us, just... More 

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