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Golden Gate Hotel

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Golden Gate National Park, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is situated near the main camp in the Golden Gate National Park and is operated by SANPARKS themselves. Rooms were refurbished a while back and are well appointed by park standards. Staff really went out of their way to be helpful and welcoming, but it's a pity that maintenance doesn't seem quite up to par - some areas... More

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went on 5/7/2014 Saturday one night stay & back on 6/7/2014 but after I visit I could have much more days to enjoy we stay in self catering chalets in golden gate South African national park, it is fully equipped units with very good view of mountain from lounge & bedroom, very quite & private privacy. we do enjoy... More

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Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
34 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights during a long weekend. Check-in was quick although no proof of payment was given after I paid the conservation fee so I was a bit worried that they would charge us again. The staff who welcomed us could have been trained to provide guests information on activities in the park and nearby... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The hotel and all the chalets they have offer real value and with landscape views not found in many places, We stayed in the Basuto cultural village we prefer to do the self catering thing as it gives you freedom in time.We will be going back.

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S E Kent,UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The hotel, situated in the Golden Gate National Park, provides stunning views and is good value for money. Food and dining staff are fine but reception staff were not very helpful. The hotel was almost empty whch was a shame.

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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The hotel is set in the Golden Gate National Park and has spectacular views of the sandstone buttresses and mountains. The scenery is breathtaking, the walks are also breathtaking due to the altitude! The bird-life is fantastic but the animals are shy and seem to spend most of the time in the hills far away, so binoculars are needed to... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed here for two nights over the Christmas break. The rooms are newly renovated, very pleasant with good bathroom, large shower etc. Beds comfortable. Would recommend a north facing room if you have the option as much better views in this direction. Food was plentiful and pretty good. Buffet style breakfast as well as evening meal. Lots to choose... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I was here for a conference and the venue was nice for that. Ample wildlife and spectacular views of the local scenery. The rooms were nice and spacious. I was not ready for bath only (no shower) but adapted. Wifi was basically non existent, which made life difficult, especially when traveling overseas to a conference. Still a great place to... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
36 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed in one of the chalets. We had some electrical issues to start with, but the staff were on the scene quickly The chalets are clean, functional but a little dated and beware if the weather is cold they are drafty and cold! The views from the chalets is wonderful with a BBQ and a patio. However, the walls... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is such a beautiful place and one of South Africa's great natural assets. Such a pity then that the Hotel is so commercialised that it makes the function rooms available for raucous parties at night with no consideration for the noise pollution it causes or the violation of the Environmental Act for that matter.. Most guests would come to... More

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Address: Golden Gate National Park, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Gate Hotel 3*

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