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Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   45 New England Road | Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg 3209, South Africa (Formerly Golden Horse Casino Hotel)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
SAdiva Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent one night at Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg (also known as Tsogo Sun). Hotel gives direct access to the Golden Horse Casino.

Accessibility: Hotel was very easy to find, even without directions (off N3 onto New England drive, approx. 2 km down the road). Couldn't contact hotel telephonically though as they seem to not be listed in any South African electronic directory. Tsogo Sun/Southern Sun central customer services also seem to not be in existence.

Pro's: Reception staff was very welcoming and friendly. I was booked into a "deluxe" room which is supposedly bigger than the "standard room" and has a king bed. I was allocated a paraplegic fitted room with a walk-in shower, no bath. Room and bathroom were clean. Crisp linen on the bed. I found the bed to be very comfortable. Room was fitted with a bar fridge, sufficient tea/coffee making supplies as well as sufficient complimentary toiletry supplies. You have your pick of a few...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Really hospitable and friendly staff....such a relaxing atmosphere and there's always something to keep u busy...casino and lovely restaurant...We are really impressed and feel right at home even though miles away...

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Arishas, General Manager at Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg! We are delighted that your stay with us was enjoyable and that our staff took such good care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future! Warmest regards from the Southern Sun Pietermaritzurg... More

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Additional Information about Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

Also Known As:
Golden Horse Hotel Pietermaritzburg
Address: 45 New England Road | Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg 3209, South Africa (Formerly Golden Horse Casino Hotel)
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Pietermaritzbu...
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg Boasting both a casino and a turf race course, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg (previously known as the Golden Horse hotel) is the only hotel in Africa and one of a very few in the world that is a true punters' paradise. Situated in KwaZulu-Natal's capital city, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg offers an exciting world of entertainment and gaming set against the rolling hills of the beautiful Natal Midlands. The hotel is only 45 minutes from Durban, home to some of South Africa's most spectacular beaches. A perfect destination for the leisure and business traveller, this upmarket hotel offers a world-class stay with unsurpassed hospitality. It has 96 spacious en-suite bedrooms all elegantly decorated to include plush furnishings, data lines for laptops, telephones, room safes and satellite TVs. With two versatile, state-of-the-art conference venues that can be modified into various configurations and cater for up to 500 delegates, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg is also a distinguished conferences and special events hotel. And, with views over the race course, these facilities make a perfect setting for a classic wedding, social function, corporate banquet or a conference. ... more   less 
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