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The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1100, South Africa (Formerly Peebles Country Retreat)
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Ranked #2 of 10 Dullstroom B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good rate for the family. Loved every minute of our stay. Beautiful gardens with a marvelous swimming pool. Food so wonderful it was ridiculous. Brilliant food, service and great rooms with super modern decor. Lucas who works as the porter/waiter rocks!!!!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed overnight on our way back to Jhb. The staff were all friendly and appeared to be helpful. The room is lovely and we were rather pleased with it all at first. The thing is, if you stay at a 4 or 5 star hotel you expect a certain level of service. ... wich is seriously lacking here. First... More

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Ross O, General Manager at The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Charmaine Thank you for the review., I would firstly like to apologise that you had to call 3 times for the wood and light your own fire, as well as no marshmallows in the rooms I can assure you that this is not our standard of service. As your booking was a last minute booking, and it was our... More

13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Warm welcome on a chilly winters day and luxury room as pleasantly heated. We enjoyed the spacious room and jnr loved the under floor heating in the bathroom, and the large bathtub. The sunblock resulted in a late sleep in. Breakfast was good but service took long- a slow town experience. Overall still recommendable.

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Ross O, General Manager at The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Adele Thank you for the review and would like to apologise if you though service was slow.I would just like to mention that we do make everything to order so that it is fresh therefore it does take a bit longer. Regards Sharon More

Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We did not stay here but there is no listing for it in restaurants. We had a large group of 11 people for dinner. The staff were friendly enough but the food was terrible. The courses never turned up at the same time, in fact we had to ask for 2 of the mains twice to be served, the pasta... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Hobbit House, which was very well appointed and comfortable. The place seems to be getting a gradual upgrade, as the central reception, dining, lounge and bar area look very fresh and modern. Quality accommodation is frequently difficult to find in Dullies and after staying here, although not 100% perfect, we would probably choose to stay at the... More

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Surrey England
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had one night booked at the Highlander and within a couple of hours had booked a second night. Truly special and luxurious. We were with friends that had been before and they had requested rooms 1 and 2. Wow! Beautiful big and comfortable. Huge veranda, open fire in room which they lit at turndown and a great en suite.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed here for our anniversary and our visit was met with outstanding hospitality, service and care. The waiters Simon and Lucas were exceptional and attended to us as if we were the only people there. We were met outside by Lucas to receive our luggage and a personal welcome by the duty manager. Formalities completed, we were shown our... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We arrived late on Saturday evening and fortunate enough were sent to the Highlander for the evenings accommodation. What a lovely treat, the room was spotless and very large with a private balcony which we only had the privledge of drinking coffee on the following morning. The staff and finer detail given to the people residing at the lodge was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

What an amazing experience John you are an amazing character I am sure your church is blessed by your humbleness Lukas shot my man your bar is tops. Sharon you and your staff are amazing. The friendliness, the attention to detail, the rooms the fishing are all exceptional Then the restaurant oh my word your chef is amazing rates as... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The grounds in which The Highlander resided was very extensive and the rooms were very spacious, most with a second floor containing additional beds. The staff were very friendly and throughout my time built a very good rapport with our server. Although the menu was limited and, on occasion repetitive, the food was quite appetizing...prepare to be serenaded by a... More

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Address: Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1100, South Africa (Formerly Peebles Country Retreat)
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa 5*
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Peebles Country Retreat Hotel Dullstroom

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Peebles Country Retreat & Spa is conveniently located in the quaint village of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. A regular finalist in the International Luxury Hotel of the Year Awards. This beautiful romantic boutique hotel offers guests a luxurious country retreat and a pamper spa experience.It is named after the picturesque town in south east Scotland and, like the Scottish Highlands, settles comfortably into the rolling hills which surround it.Peebles also boasts one of the largest collections of single malt whiskys in South Africa. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from all the main shopping areas, with some interesting antique stores, within Dullstroom. Peebles is used regularly by international and local tour operators who find the hotel’s location to be an ideal stopover when travelling to and from the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi, Sabi Sands and other attractions within the Lowveld of Mpumulanga. It is approximately 2,5hrs from O R Tambo International Airport.A favourite weekend destination for guests travelling from Gauteng and often used as a stop- over for guests travelling to and from Kruger National Park, the Sabi- Sand as well as other destinations within the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Peebles is the ideal Dullstroom hotel for executive business meetings/conferencing and guests seeking tranquility and luxury.Peebles offers one of the finest dining experiences in Dullstroom under the watchful eye of our executive chef Jacques van Eck. Our collection of over two hundred different single malt whiskies, will keep the most discerning Whiskey drinkers entertained for hours. ... more   less 
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