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Budmarsh Country Lodge

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T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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johannesburg
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the setting is lovely and peaceful perfect for a one night stay and the gas fireplace in the room was wonderful. Enjoyed sitting at the pool area, however one had to ask for cushions for the loungers and when they arrived they are in bad shape but a towel over did the necessary. No alcohol in the mini bar fridge... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Budmarsh small boutique lodge in the Magaliesberg only an hour from Johannesberg. We decided on a weekend visit to celebrate a birthday. What a delight. The staff from gate guard, reception staff, waiters managers and even the chef were not only efficient, but also delightful, friendly and helpful. The food is superb, with the young chef making a great effort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Budmarsh for one night. The service was excellent from start to finish. The concierge who booked us in even enquired about our son whom we'd left at home with his granny for the first time. Excellent attention to detail. The room was so spacious and really comfortable. Everything we wanted was delivered to us... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Rozanne for a lovely, constructive review. We decided not to put telephones in the room to ensure guests are not disturbed by unwanted phone calls. However the water pressure in your room will be investigated. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We do try to give attention to details and glad we met your expectations. See you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked to stay over after a wedding (as were many others from the wedding party) and we were told that our key would be at reception. The person manning the reception at 11:30pm had no idea of anyone checking in at that time. He said that he had no keys and could not assist us. He then said... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives: The staff were all incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. The food was excellent, dinner being the highlight of the stay. Compliments to the Chef! We enjoyed a private dining experience in the well stocked wine cellar on one of the nights. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well. Negatives: The close proximity of the lodge to the... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. These have been given to our new General Manager. They have been noted and new activities are being planned around the Lodge. The Magaliesberg range, which is more than 100km long, has many beautiful hikes. Please tell us when you visit us again and we will arrange it for you. More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My fiancée and I stayed at Budmarsh during Easter. I have stayed at other 5 star accommodations before, but Budmarsh was such a good experience that I had to write a review about it. The Accommodation: The lodge itself does not have many rooms, so it is very quiet and peaceful due to the limited amount of guests. The lodge... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

What an awesome review!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so glad to have met all your expectations. More 

Jhb
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After reading all the excellent reviews on here we were expecting a sublime food experience! Unfortunately this was not the case. The food was good but not exceptional. We did enjoy our stay though. We had a picnic when we arrived on the Saturday which was lovely, they set it up for us in the garden. Again the food in... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry we didn't meet all your expectations with the food. Our pastry kitchen is run by our Pastry Chef, Tash, and she is amazing! More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay, Rand Water made is challenging but the setting is lovely. Food is great! Lots to do in the area. Grand Children wants us to go again, we won the big jug of Easter eggs by guessing the quantity!

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Easter was our biggest challenge ever. With a huge burst pipe in the area, all hotels were affected. We do have backup tanks for 2 days, but took the strain after the third day with a 100% full hotel. We hope to see you again and do mention the weekend and we will make it more special for you the... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a light lunch at Budmarsh over the Easter weekend. The staff were delightful and attentive. Food was superb, service superlative and the atmosphere and surroundings splendid. Next time we will take the picnic option which looked outstanding.

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

What a thrill it was to receive your review! Please do visit us again if you are in South Africa! Safe travels... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Me and my wife spend a weekend at Budmarsh two weeks ago and this is was nice peacefull breakaway from the city. The farm atmosfeer with cows and ducks ect. was a nice surprise for us, beautifull gardens and ponds. Awsome sunsets. Dinner and breakfast was outstanding ! Thank you friendly staff of Budmarsh.

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at our little patch of heaven amongst the farms and mountains. More 

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