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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
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superior suites are great - fireplace in winter is a great feature. It's a small lodge - lots to do in the area if you want to travel - if you want peace and quiet and just chill then this Lodge is a good option - more geared towards couples than families I would think. Spa treatments can be prearranged... More 

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Mike P, General Manager at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. I will also pass your comments on to Riaan our new executive Chef. More 

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

This was our first getaway from our toddler so we'd planned a relaxing and romantic weekend escape. The lodge was nice enough, beautiful garden, clean, well appointed rooms however we found a bit of country charm, personal touch and 5* "wow" lacking. The grounds weren't as expansive as we thought and we were unable to find any nature trails. The... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful rooms, wonderful service and the most amazing food!!! Just the place to restore and relax. The spa treatment in our room was a real spoil and the fire each night made for a cosy and comfortable sleep. We loved our time at BudMarsh and will definately be back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Thank you so much for hosting us at Budmarsh. It was such a pleasure staying at your establishment and the staff ALL went the extra mile to make sure our needs were attended to. Thank you so much. We will definitely stay by you again - hopefully really soon :)

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Mike P, Manager at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, I will relay them to the staff. We are busy adding some value added services. On your next visit you will be pleasantly surprised. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This was our 3rd time staying at Budmarsh the lodge is one of the most sublime getaways close to Johannesburg. This stay was to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we were really spoilt with a romantic turndown and and a celebratory message been included on our dessert. The former Manager, Annetjie & Chef, Chris have left the lodge which... More 

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Mike P, General Manager at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your support of Budmarsh, we looking forward to welcoming you for the 3th and many more visits to Budmarsh. I am busy ironing out all the hiccups you experienced on your previous visit. We at Budmarsh are very exited about some changes taking place and assure you I am committed to an improved and excellent... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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 May 10, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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