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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge

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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Malmo, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Clearwater Beach, FL
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266 reviews 266 reviews
192 hotel reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A wonderful old lodge set in a game preserve. The staff is outstanding and our meals were very good. The bedroom was average, but the sitting room and dining area had a large comfortable feeling. The grounds around the lodge had numerous animals and the view from the terrace was beautiful. Getting up to the lodge on a dirt road... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have stayed at Reilly's Rock hilltop lodge 7 or 8 times over the last 14 years and absolutely love it, but have never reviewed it. It is peaceful, quaint and in a stunning setting. It is wonderfull to be able to hike there amongst the zebra/various bucks/hippos and crocs (!) and I have in the past been on a... More

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Washington, DC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Africa has many one-of-a-kind lodges with breathtaking scenery and an opportunity to view wildlife. Reilly's Rock provides an intimate experience in a lodge setting that transported us to another era. Hospitality was warm and we felt welcome from the time we drove up. Bike rental was arranged for us at Mlilwane camp and we went for a ride amongst the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you like birds and/or Cycads, this is a must to visit. It is situated in a game reserve. There are short paths around the lodge through well established trees and natural vegetation with name plaques on a lot of the plants for identification. Unfortunately also a lot of invader trees. The history of the hotel is also fascinating to... More

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Great Ayton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When you decide to return somewhere there is always the concern that it might spoil the memory of the first experience. Not the case here at all. I couldn't imagine coming to Swaziland and not staying here. By Swazi standards this accommodation is expensive but in my opinion worth every penny. Do not expect polished luxury (a previous reviewer mentions... More

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Victoria, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It felt as if we had stepped back in time and were guests of the Reilly family rather than in an inn in the former family house. There were so many places to sit -- inside the sitting room, the main lodge, on the verandas and in the gardens -- that we kept on moving places. The gardens are lovely... More

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Address: Mlilwane Reserve,, Mbabane, Swaziland
Location: Swaziland > Hhohho District > Mbabane
Also Known As:
Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge Swaziland/Mbabane

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