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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge

Mlilwane Reserve,, Mbabane, Swaziland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a real glimpse of the past. A stone house build in the early twentiest century with rooms who looks like the 1980-ies.The food and service was oké and the service was done with a big smile! The garden was beautifull and also the birdlife.

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Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Great to hear you experienced the friendliness of Reilly's Rock staff. Interesting you think the decor is 80's - we upgraded all interiors in 2014 in botanicals in keeping with the colonial theme, but hoping for a fresh ambiance...we didn't have 80's in mind at all! More 

Budapest
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Reilly's Rock was offered by another hotel in the neighbourhood. It was a fantastic surprise - a time travel back to the 19th century. Of course, as a time travel, some people may find the room a little uncomfortable, but the nature, the hosts, the rest of the place let us forget about the luxory need. We just had a... More 

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Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Lovely to hear you enjoyed the romance of Reilly's Rock. We are concerned about the comfort comment and would love to hear more. We are assuming this is due to the small rooms (standard) as opposed to the luxury (larger) rooms. While we made physical adjustments to Fern, Palm and Wallis Rooms by including the... More 

Ngukurr
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

what a great glimpse of the past. Beautiful house with period furniture and modern amenities. All the little details taken care of with minimum fuss. The food and service was great while the bird life and game was bountiful.

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Ann R, Owner at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! Its been a great summer for birding, to be sure! More 

Bucharest, Romania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our stop in Swazilend was an extremely pleasant experience. Reilly's Rock is amazing: on the top of the hill, with al the "old-good-times" atmosphare, lovely rooms, beautiful landscapes, cozy gardens full of flowers and trees and birds and butterflies and quiet antelopes, a dream place either in the misty mornings or in the evenings having dinner with excellent local food... More 

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Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review! If you felt rested and rejuvenated, while inspired and enriched, we feel we have hit the mark! Will be sure to let the staff know. Thank you! More 

Huarez, peru
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The accommodations are spectacular as is the surrounding environment. The food was scrumptious and the staff were so attentive and accommodating to our needs and comfort. Ted Reilly is a visionary and his conservation efforts are to be admired and applauded. So much to do, but unfortunately there was not enough time to do it all; so we will be... More 

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Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful words. A chance meeting with Ted Reilly is a privilege, and so glad you did! More 

Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We have stayed at Reilly's Rock several times and it never disappoints. The history, the legacy and the passion of conservation is tangible. We envy the love of wildlife, the willingness to please. Spending time with Ted Reilly is a national treasure. If you want to experience Swaziland at its best, this is the place to be.

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Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge, responded to this review

Return guests are always a blessing - thank you for your continued support and warm words, and will certainly share them with Lizzie, Ruth and staff. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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104 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our two nights at Reilly’s Rock were fantastic. The staff, Lizzie and Ruth in particular, was very friendly. The setting at Mlilwane was lovely – spending time on the terrace overlooking the reserve and seeing the occasional visiting animal was great. We had dinner both evenings outside around the fire and the food was both hearty and delicious. Would definitely... More 

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Konigstein, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have stayed at Reilly's Rock twice now and have fallen in love with this beautiful place. The location is great - perched on a hilltop in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary with magnificent views over Swaziland and its mountains. The panorama is breathtaking. The feel of the lodge is like being a guest in someone's private home - no locked... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The property is sort of cure and charming, yes the rooms need work but the staff go out of their way to see that you are happy. The dinner was nice around a fire and the breakfast with a superb view. Our kids had a few hundred bees in their room so on that basis they didnt enjoy it but... More 

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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This lovely Colonial home has been in the same family since it was built and staying there you feel part of the family too. The staff are friendly, rooms very comfortable and the view is beautiful. Everything about it was good and it was really good value for money when compared with other places we stayed.

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