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Budmarsh Country Lodge

5.0 of 5 T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An oasis in the middle of the Magaliesburg Mountains - the perfect setting for a romantic couple's getaway. Great service, outstanding food... And so romantic. You have to try out the picnic lunch option, a great experience. Would definitely recommend!

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few months back we had the pleasure of staying at Budmarsh for the weekend. The food was fantastic and I am not an easy person to please. With so few decent choices around these days, I was excited to book a high tea as an anniversary treat. The venue is still lovely and the presentation magnificent. Bone china tea... More

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Johannesburg
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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked at the last minute to stay over and experience the Budmarsh dining experience for our wedding anniversary. Lovely surroundings made it a pleasant drive there and since we do not go anywhere without the mountain bike, my husband found a new trail after lengthy discussions with the chef so he was delighted. The dinner did not disappoint and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever a pleasure being welcomed to Budmarsh! The setting, ambience and excellent cuisine make just being here a pleasure! From the reservations staff through to all the staff you meet , all are welcoming and friendly in ensuring your every wish is met.. The rooms are most comfortable and well equipped and the gardens and scenery a joy to experience.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this on bid or buy and for a bargain - not having heard of the place - decided to try something different. We were very pleasantly surprised. It has the old country feel to the place, the staff are very friendly and helpful, a special mention to Jade - she was bubbly, friendly and helped us with... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most fantastic time and would most definitely recommend staying there! The atmosphere was incredible, service was great and the staff were friendly. People that have complained about the portions of the meals etc are clearly not used to fine dining. The food was exactly what we expected, and was thoroughly enjoyed. Choosing our wine from the cellar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the most amazing evening we spent at Budmarsh on the 13th of September 2014. The absolute relaxation you feel instantly as you arrive at Budmarsh is amazing and so difficult to explain to anyone, however hard I try:) The care that is taken by every staff member is superb and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I visited Budmarsh Country Lodge as part of our 15th Wedding Anniversary celebrations. Rather than an indoor meal we opted for a picnic in the garden as was advertised in the brochure. Our welcome was very good and the staff were very courteous. We were led into the garden with our picnic hamper, blankets and pillows. We... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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

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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*
Number of rooms: 18
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