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The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Winterton
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't waste tour time. Really. Have no idea how anyone could gives this more than 1 star. Outdated, poorly organized,small dingy rooms in dire near if updating. The food reminded one of boarding school and many guests were bitten by bed bugs/lice of some description.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old fashioned resort hotel beautifully located close to the Drakensberg Mountains. Virtually all country pursuits available: walking, mountaineering, horseriding; plus tennis, and three excellent bowling greens. Indeed the Resort specialises in bowling tours and has being doing so for many years. Some of the rooms have been refurbished and these are the ones to go to. Food... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Wow, another excellent stay at The Nest Hotel. This hotel continues to please its guests. We were booked into standard rooms, but on arrival we upgraded at no charge to their superb mountain facing rooms. The rooms are newly decorated and renovated bathrooms with good facilities. The food served in the dining room was again the best part of our... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Nest Hotel this past December. The rooms were nicely furnished and comfortable; the staff were soo warm, friendly and helpful and the food was FANTASTIC!! There is so much to do and the surroundings are beautiful. Every inch of the gardens and facilities is extremely well maintained. It is clear that Mr Germann... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This family hotel situated in the central Drakensberg offers unbeatable value for money. It exudes an 'old world charm', but has all the modern facilities which we've become reliant upon. The service is excellent. The staff are friendly and accommodating in all respects. The food is the best home-style cooked food that you could wish for, it's always fresh and... More

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed the first time in this lovely family hotel some 10 years ago. We loved it then and enjoyed again our 2 night stay last weekend. I believe there was a drop in standard some time ago when the owner's son managed the hotel. But Mr Germann senior is back and he ensures the high standard... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We recently stayed at The Nest at the end of a fantastic trip to South Africa. We were driving from Richard's Bay to Johannesburg and thought this looked like the perfect place to stay. When we arrived we were met by a less-than-welcoming guard, we then made our way to the reception to check in. We enquired if we could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stay at the Nest Resort every year for a weekend with Expro which is an organisation of ex soccer players here in South Africa. they do excellent work helping out sports people who need help. The Nest hotel accommodates everyone and puts on excellent meals and loads of fun activities. The staff are fantastic, always willing to help with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I went back to The Nest after 28 years and was so disappointed. It is run down and dated. We wanted to have a snack lunch but the only menu available was a three course lunch, cauliflower soup followed by a choice of a salad or a cooked main course and a dessert. The public areas were not very clean... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

I happened to stumble across The Nest's advert for their annual christmas in july event and decided to book for a weekend away with my partner.After reading a few reviews on trip advisor I was a bit apprenhensive but I am so glad I decided to go in the end!The whole weekend was just fantastic! The staff are friendly, the... More

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Additional Information about The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

Also Known As:
The Nest - Drakensburg Mountain Hotel Winterton
The Nest - Drakensburg Mountain Hotel
Address: R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Winterton
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Winterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nest Hotel is the oldest and most well-known of all the Drakensberg resorts. The Hotel offers multi-award winning leisure accommodation and world class conference facilities.Celebrating its 76th year of welcoming guests in 2009, The Nest Hotel has a strong following of guests who make a point of coming year after year, returning to this most special place of comfort, wonder and beauty. The hotel offers excellent value for money as rates include all meals. ... more   less 
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