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Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa

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Rietfontein Farm JQ 348, Rustenburg 0300, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful long Weekend away for my birthday! From massages in the spa to soup at the bonfire and a lovely dinner and breakfast! Even though we don't have kids, I loved the idea of how child focused the hotel was including movies and activities in the day for the children giving the parents a nice break! We have... More 

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Lakenheath Suffolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We loved staying in this hotel....So close to Johannesburg but you feel like your miles away........ The decor is a bit dated but that didn,t stop us enjoying our stay...we also loved the spa, great service.

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your delightful TripAdvisor review. As you rightly say, we are conveniently located close to the Gauteng cities, but are a world away in the Magaliesberg Mountains. Your Spa comments are much appreciated too. On your next visit, you might like to experience the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour which takes you through untouched wilderness behind the hotel.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been to this hotel several times because it's an hour and half's drive from Johannesburg. Also, they do a very reasonable and tasty Sunday lamb spitbraai. However, and despite several conversations with line managers, smoking in the bar ( where popcorn is served to kids on movie night; where customers are able to buy soft drinks), individuals are... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your TripAdvisor review. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as it helps us ensure that we are exceeding our guests' expectations. As you have commented, we are the Getaway that is not Faraway from Johannesburg, so we are a favorite weekend family retreat. Thank you for your positive comments about the hotel, and our... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and our 3 kids had a lovely weekend away at Sparkling Waters. There was loads for the kids to do from the pool, tennis courts, cricket, playground, puttputt and the games room. The food was great and we had a lovely "old school" family holiday. Our room was neat and clean but a bit dated, however the management... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely family weekend away complimentary Tripadvisor review. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family over a weekend in March. We are a Family Resort Oasis in the Mountains, but not faraway from Gauteng's Cities. Our facilities allow parents to relax, whilst being a paradise for kids' activities. Thank you for your... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I always stay at this Hotel whenever I am in the area. You get what you expect from a 3 star hotel, AND much more. The décor is slightly dated, but it’s part of the charm one has come to love about this place. Rooms are always clean, tidy and well maintained, of course you smell dampness, but what do... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your Tripadvisor review. We have built up a reputation over the years for warm hospitality in the country. At 1-1.5 hours from Gauteng, we are the Getaway that is not Faraway. Our staff continue to be our best asset and continue to receive glowing compliments from guests. The food has always been one of our main attractions,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to Sparkling Waters on a number of occasions,this time with our 3 young grand kids and their Mom.Whilst the rooms are quite dated,they are nevertheless clean and well maintained.The service,food and general attentiveness of all of the staff made up for it.The weekend sped by,as the kids were always occupied,either playing in the pools,other outdoor activities,or watching... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your Tripadvisor review. It is wonderful to read that you keep returning to our Oasis in the Mountains. We have second and even third generations of family members who come back to us on a regular basis. The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour and Sparkling Spa are added draw cards, which combine with the Hotel to make... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent 2 nights at a boutique hotel followed by 4 nights at Sparkling Waters. The former was smart and modern whereas "SP" is not but we preferred the friendly home comfort feel of "SP". Yes the decor is dated and the TV wasn't flat screen but does that really matter? The grounds are beautiful and well kept, the pool,... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your Tripadvisor review. It is always a pleasure to read positive reviews as it ensures that we are exceeding our guests expectations. As another guest mentioned recently, we are not the smartest hotel but we strive to offer a warm hospitable country atmosphere where everyone is catered for. We continually receive positive feedback about our staff from... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not the fanciest spa in the world and not the smartest hotel in the world but it has a charm of its own. The staff were all friendly and could not do enough to make our stay comfortable. The menus could do with some updating but the evening and breakfast buffets more than made up for that. The gardens were... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

What a delight to receive your Tripadvisor review. We have built up our reputation of a homely country experience over twenty years, and it is wonderful to read that you appreciated what we aim to achieve, which is to provide good hospitality and to accommodate people who want activities along with those that just want to relax. We look forward... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

People need to know what they are getting here... It's "ok" if you just want a bed and a pool and a park for kids. But it's SERIOUSLY nothing fancy AT ALL, and probably should have their 3 stars challenged. The decor is horribly outdated, right down to warn and threadbare "salt and pepper carpets", musty smelling rooms and archaic... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. We take all guest feedback positively and I have had a meeting with Housekeeping about the room issues that you raised. Your concerns were discussed in our last board meeting and points added to our development agenda. Thank you for mentioning the positive aspects of your stay, especially the food and Magaliesberg Canopy... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is our third December we have stayed at Sparkling Waters and we always leave completely satisfied. The accommodation is spacious, clean and comfortable. Rooms have comfortable beds, aircon, chairs indoors and outdoors. The rooms and hotel are set in the most beautiful gardens, so well landscaped and kept. After breakfast most guests seem to end up lounging about the... More 

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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your fabulous Tripadvisor review. We are absolutely delighted that you continue to enjoy your stays with us over the Season period. Our staff are our greatest asset and I have passed on your compliments to Violet in the dining room. She was pleased that you appreciated her service. Your comments and feedback are very well received as... More 

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