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Budmarsh Country Lodge

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 12 Magaliesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mrs_Mukoki Johannesburg, Gauteng, 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, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have slept at a 5* hotel before, you will quickly realize that Budmarsh is not 5*. Our room was shabby, the duvet was torn and the bathroom was quite old with a licking shower. One of the days the water from the shower was cold. I would say this hotel is a 4* at best. The restaurant is... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

I am not sure if you are comparing us to a 5 star hotel as the TGCSA separates Hotels, Guest Houses and Lodges. We are a 5 star Lodge. We apologize if the duvet was torn and we are not sure why the shower was licking(sic). However you are 100% correct, we are not a steak house. If you want... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies held their annual conference at Budmarsh at the end of August. From the minute we arrived, the staff at Budmarsh went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The rooms are amazing, the food is a work of art and the dessert ... there are no words to describe. This was the most memorable experience... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

This is our first Conference Review! Thank you! Its not easy to make delegates happy as they are there to work!! But for the time they have to relax, we try to make their stay enjoyable. Please come and again so we can "make it happen". More

Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was perfect, I loved the outdoor shower (room 6). The food was great, the staff was even better, very accommodating - even though I stayed up late drinking at the bar not once did anyone hint that it was closing time or not smile when they served us. Lovely stay all-round, perfect score 10/10!

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

The "Bud and Marsh" bar is open until the last person leaves!!! You can even order Champagne or MCC for breakfast! More

Potgietersrus, Limpopo, South Africa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As South Africans we have become used to mediocre service offered. At Budmarsh you get to experience was service is all about. From the moment you set foot on the grounds until the moment you leave, you are treated as royalty. Staff members are attentive, without being intrusive, always friendly and ready to please. A high-five to the staff at... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your special review. Our food is different and we hope you found it pushed some boundaries! Of course, every guest is welcome to order steak and chips! But then why come to Budmarsh?? To relax, eat and be pampered..... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a 5* establishment in the Magaliesberg leaves you with very little choice. We picked Budmarsh based on the website claims about the fine dining and superb cuisine. The room was OK - what they call a suite is just a big room in my opinion. The staff were very friendly and accommodating - but the room itself was... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry that the big room did not meet your expectations, nor the food. Unfortunately fine dining does not suit everyone's palate and may have left you more than just a "frustrated family of 4". Most of our guests find we exceed their expectations - our apologies for not meeting your's. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was exceptionally impressed with Budmarsh during our first overnight stay. We had been to their amazing Sunday Lunches a few times before so we knew to have high expectations. We were in room 3, upstairs near to the pool area and the room was stunning. We had out own semi-private balcony. I had read a large amount about the... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

We hope you posted your food photos on Trip Advisor! Glad you have booked again and we look forward to seeing you! More

Johannesburg
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Budmarsh is just amazing, serene and perfect for a relaxing weekend away from the city. All the staff were very friendly and helpful to our every need, we really were made to feel special. The artwork that is dinner is beyond words, make sure you go with an open mind and empty stomach because 6 courses every evening is a... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

We loved your food reviews! Some people think there isn't enough food - but Budmarsh is not the place to "stuff your face" with steak and chips. The "party on your taste buds" comment is just delightful... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We recently spent a weekend at Budmarsh lodge and I was so impressed at the attention to detail and special little touches. It is a quiet, tranquil spot where one can truly relax and unwind. The food is unbelievable! Definitely one of the best restaurants in South Africa. The staff are all friendly and attentive, and service is of a... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

Wow - best restaurant in South Africa??!! We blush! But thrilled with your commendation. Please come back to our little Paradise.... More

Johannesburg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Let me say at the outset that I LOVE Budmarsh.(see my previous review ) I love the restfulness...the service...the food...the home from home atmosphere. But this visit I have mixed feelings. We needed a good rest so Budmarsh was an obvious choice for a heavenly 4 night break. The first day/night was excellent as always. Fabulous service, excellent dinner, fire... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

We do apologize for the strikes and how it affected our service. Unfortunately they were threatened by their houses being burnt down if they came to work - a sorry state of affairs in the whole of South Africa, if not the world. We are glad that the food met your expectations. Please come again and we'll make your stay... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Budmarsh Country Lodge is the perfect get-away for those seeking a tranquil, warm and inviting time away from the buzz of the City. The rooms are large, the bed very close to heaven and the bath that you can do the backstroke in, purely delightful. I was also thrilled to see the size of the shampoo, lotion etc was big... More

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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

This review really got our chef excited. Although many people do comment on how good the food is, few express it as a journey! Glad you ticked us off on your buckets list - but please visit again! More

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Address: T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Magaliesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Budmarsh Country Lodge 5*
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