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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   No 1 Hilldrop | P. O. Box 20191, Newcastle 2940, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We arrived at Farmhouse lodge in the afternoon, and were greeted by one of the owners. She showed us to our room and then left us. No recommendations or helpful hints. The room was well decorated and comfortable, however there were ants everywhere. The bathroom was clean and tidy and the little garden out back was quaint. The rooms were... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for your review. We deeply regret to hear about your experience with the ants. If you would have let us know about the ant problem we could have sorted it out immediately. We also regret that we couldn't give you any recommendations or helpful hints. In future we'll make sure this will not happen again. All... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

New Castle was a very nice midpoint on our way to the Southern part of the Drakensberg. The Guesthouse is beautiful. It is in a very convenient location in New Castle, not even 5 minutes drive to the mall where we found a nice local restaurant to have dinner and convenient and large grocery store to do our shopping for... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your kind review following your recent stay at the Farmhouse Lodge. We hope you had a wonderful honeymoon. All the best, Ralph More

Pietermaritzburg
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Ralph and Esme makes you feel at home from the very first time! Their new Tuscan styled rooms make you feel like a king, opulent and spoilt, a place to relax in the tranquil gardens and be comforted by the whisteling pine trees. A truely soulfull experience!

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Marinus, many thanks for your great review. Highly appreciated. Always nice to have you as our guest. Hope to see you soon. All the best, Ralph More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I arrived at the Farmhouse Lodge after a long day and was met with a friendly reception and delighted to find a bath with bubble bath in the room. Being a working mom of two, I do not get much time to rest so this was very much appreciated. The room was spacious (allowing me to do my yoga) and... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Ralph More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I hate leaving home but staying over at the Farmhouse Lodge makes it much easier for me to leave my home behind for a few days. The guest house is run very professionally by its owners and is located on the outskirts of town in a rural environment yet close to a large mall in case one runs out of... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David, thank you very much for the great review. Always nice to have you at the Farmhouse. All the best and see you soon! Ralph More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I often stay at the farmhouse lodge and must say that the service I receive is always excellent and the atmosphere is pleasant. Its situated in a very tranquil and peaceful environment.The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. i enjoy breakfast in the warm and cosy diningroom. My stay at this lodge is like a home away from home....would not... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Raj, Thank you so much for your kind words. Always nice to have you guys as our guests. See you soon. All the best, Ralph More

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What great service and attention to detail. The rooms were well maintained and pleasing to the eye. We were greeted immediately at reception with a smile and guided to our room, even offered a free newspaper and some suggestions on places to have supper. A tranquil setting and very relaxed. The bathroom consisted of a shower and bath with good... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chad, thanks a mil for your great review. It reassures us that we are doing it right. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Ralph More

Richards Bay, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The rooms are really great, especially the Jasmine, Lavender and Magnolia rooms. The beds are good quality and are superbly comfortable. The rooms are very clean and they pay great attention to detail.They do provide supper on request which is delicious and well worth ordering and you get to have whatever you desire for brealfast. I look forward to staying... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Claire, thank you for taking the time to write such a great, comprehensive review. Always a pleasure to have you at the Farmhouse Lodge. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Ralph More

Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I am a rep and travel extensively. This is one of the best places that I have stayed in the country. A charming atmosphere where I can relax after a day with customers. The price suits my company's pocket and the breakfast suits me ;-) I stay here every time I do my trip to this area and wish every... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, thank you so much for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Ralph More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We arrived without a reservation and were very glad that one of the top guesthouses in Newcastle could accommodate us. The owner offered us a very good rate for the night - excluding breakfast since we were departing early in the morning for work. The Lavender room was superbly furnished, spacious and inviting. The mattress, linen, towels and décor are... More

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Ralph V, Manager at Farmhouse Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carla, many thanks for your nice review. Unfortunately we never received any SMS's or phone calls from you regarding the water problem. We were up that morning since 0540 and could have talked about the problem (or at 1000, when you came back). Pity, you gave us a 2 for service for a problem which was out of our... More

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Additional Information about Farmhouse Lodge

Address: No 1 Hilldrop | P. O. Box 20191, Newcastle 2940, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Farmhouse Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12

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