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Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Main Road, Pennington 4184, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed over at this establishment and utilized their SPA, the full body massage was excellent and facilities were fair. The gym and sauna should be removed as they have not been maintained for months if not years and a public liability or injury claim waiting to happen. Seems like the hotel has run out of funds for upkeep. Structure and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
7 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the beach,beautiful golf course,fantastic hotel,if you really want to relax this is your place,part of the Orion group,these guys really know how to spoil you,take your wife and children.Very nice setting,Fantastic Atmosphere.

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Coen Thank you for your wonderful review following your stay at the Selborne Golf Estate and Spa. We appreciate the kind words and will definitely share your compliments with the rest of the team. Please visit us again. Warm Regards Staff and Management Selborne Golf Estate and Spa More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had a terrific weekend there! Enjoyed dinning in their old classic building with the piano playing in the back ground. It was very kind of the food & beverage manager Mr. Luvin to ask the wonderful pianist lady to play for us french songs when he found out that i was speaking french. I was impressed by how many music... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Aloysie Thank you for your wonderful review of the Selborne Hotel Golf Estate and Spa. You kind words and compliments are really appreciated and will be shared with the entire team. You have made mention of some of the aspects which make Selborne the great place it is. Please visit us again! Warm Regards Staff and Management Selborne Hotel... More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a grand old hotel that sadly looks like it is going broke - run-down rooms and facilities, and the kitchen staff use too much salt in all the main courses, cook stale eggs for breakfast and use poor quality ingredients for dinners. Not enough veg or salads on offer. We had to eat at a nearby restaurant instead.... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Geoff Thank you for your honest review following your stay at Selborne Hotel Golf Estate and Spa. We appreciate you taking the time to alert us of a possible lack of service excellence-something we strive for at all times. We do aplogise for any inconvenience caused. Please visit us again and we assure you that the issues you raised... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

TwinCare International chose the perfect venue! Dining whilst enjoying the beautiful sound of live piano, to relaxing in Selbornes cozy bar warming up with a Hot-Todi and good company- Had it not been for the interesting seminar taking place in the conference room, I would have battled to get out of my comfy bed! :)

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Candace Thank you for the awesome review. We are glad that the seminar was held at our venue and that you had the chance of experiencing our hospitality. We cannot wait to see you again. Warm Regards Staff and Management Selborne Hotel More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went there with friends and we loved every moment, we even extended our stay by a day we loved it that much. Stayed in a private house on the estate, which we booked through the Selbourne Villa rental agent. Lorraine's service was exceptional. The house was fantastic. Fully equipped. Close to the beach, with a private entrance to the beach.... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sabrina Thank you for such a wonderful review. We appreciate all your kind words and will share it with the rest of the team. We can't wait to see you again. Warm Regards Staff and Management Selborne Hotel More

Westbrook Beach
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The one night stay at this great place made the one day conference a pleasure to attend. From our arrival to the end we were treated very professionally. The rooms are spacious and you can relax on the balcony sipping your champagne while watching the golfers, buck, monkeys and birds. Do make time to take a walk - if you're... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Carina Thank you kindly for your lovely review following your stay at Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate. We really appreciate your kind words and totally agree that there is nothing better than watching the sunset after a long day. We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Staff and Management Selborne Hotel, Spa and Golf Estate More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The check-in & out was very professional. The room was beyond our expectation as it was spacious & very well furnished. I am a keen golfer, my wife & I love Yoga. It was the perfect location for both golf & yoga. We love the beach also, only 3km from the resort with private parking facilities. The staff are well... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Vassie Thank you for your kind words following your stay at Selborne. we are glad that you and your wife experienced what Selborne Hotel and Golf Estate is renowned for! We hope to see you both again soon. Warmest Regards Staff and Management Selborne Hotel and Golf Estate More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

First up, this is a great hotel/resort with beautiful facilities and grounds. The food was impressive (even if the menu was a bit samey). The best part of my experience, however, was the staff. I booked for 4 people through booking.com in December 2013 but when we were ready to go to South Africa I re-checked with Selborne to confirm... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for such a wonderful account of your stay at Selborne. We are glad that your experienced what we strive for each day-excellent service. Your kind words will be passed on to all those concerned. We hope to see you again soon. Warmest Regards Staff and Management Selborne Golf Estate and Spa More

Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had a three-day conference at Selborne. The location is great with a top-notch golf course and lush sub-tropical vegetation. Rooms are well appointed and the other facilities include a tennis court and swimming pool. Sadly the rooms and hotel have seen better days and are somewhat run-down. Not a major issue however an example is mould on the ceiling... More

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Hote1Management, Manager at Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We thank you for your compliments and we are glad that you enjoyed the golfing facilities and the natural surrounding of the Selborne establishment. We have noted the very valid point you have raised and assure you that these issues will be dealt with promptly. We do agree that a refurbishment is in... More

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Address: Old Main Road, Pennington 4184, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pennington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Selborne Hotel, Golf Estate & Spa 3*
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Selborne Hotel, Spa And Golf Estate
Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate Hotel Pennington

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Situated on the beautiful and sunny Natal South Coast, The Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate is located in the charming seaside town of Pennington. Decorated in elegant colonial style, the hotel has its own unique character of old world charm and discreet personalized service. With its landscaped grounds, manicured fairways, coastal forests and ocean views, it is one of Southern Africa’s iconic luxury estates. The award winning, PGA rated 18-hole golf course is a superb masterpiece. The number of golfers that return year after year stands testimony to Selborne’s reputation as one of the country’s premier courses. Relaxing and rejuvenating are “par for the course” in this picture perfect estate that offers guests the complete luxury experience; warm and friendly staff; tempting culinary delights; championship golf course with country club; and revitalizing Spa. ... more   less 
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