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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Despite some guests negative comments, which is always the case with anything, this charming old hotel is always great to return to. The food is freshly cooked in a home-style way, with waitrons serving you at your table. Its a warm, friendly and beautiful country hotel to relax and enjoy doing nothing.

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed for 4 days.The room was beautiful withy full view of Champagne mountains. Heated floors and electric blankets are provided.We were spoiled by reasonable brekfast,good lunches.,6 course dinners mid day and afternoon teas.Staff are good English speaking and very helpful and cuteous.The place is very peaceful and there is swimming pool,and tennis courts.The iest is a place for good... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were at The Nest for an annual event we attend in the Drakensburg every May (Winter). The rooms are sufficiently clean and happily have underfloor heating and electric blankets. Without these two luxuries, the rooms are colder than refrigerators. The decor is early eighties at best. There is even one of those cheesy little mono radios above the bed!... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

A much anticipated 2 days stay turned into a real disappointment (resulting in an early departure). The first one being that this hotel is some distance from the mountains with unfortunately none of the spectacular views. Although the colonial mansion and the gardens are beautiful, there is a tired feel to it and the decor and amenities are outdated (a... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a well-known Resort in the Drakensberg and definitely well worth the stay. The service was amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. The food was impeccable and the traditional Easter braai was the highlight of our weekend. The effort that was made in terms of having a full program for children and adults alike was... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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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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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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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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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Address: R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Winterton
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel 3*
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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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