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“Lovely, as always!” 4 of 5 stars
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Green Lantern Inn
7 Wragg Street, Van Reenen 9880, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Van Reenen B&B and Inns
Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely, as always!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have been staying over at the Green Lantern Inn for many years. The hotel recently changed owners and has been refurbished - very nice! The hotel has a long and rich history and the owners respect this. The atmosphere has always been, and still is, very relaxed. The communal lounge is very comfortably old-fashioned, with black and white silent comedy movies playing on the big screen (the projection room is still there, but modern technology is now used). The feeling is very homey, with a very friendly dog and cat in attendance. The dining room and pub are cozy with a fire burning is the hearth. Dinner was excellent, as always. The refurbished rooms are comfortable, with electric blankets and heaters supplied, as it can get very cold at the top of the Drakensberg. There are coffee/tea making facilities in each room and fresh milk is supplied to the guests after dinner. Soap and shampoo are supplied, but no hairdryer. The parking area is a fenced area with a locked gate next to the hotel, but not undercover. The only problem I found was that the shower door in our bathroom did not seal properly, so the floor got very wet. We had a lovely stay and we look forward to staying there many more times.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at the Green Lantern Inn at the beginning of a touring holiday and found the place to be quite charming, but in retrospect their rates (R325 pps B&B) were quite high.

The room was a double (twin beds) with en-suite bathroom (no shower).

Breakfast was a simple English.

The Green Lantern Inn is located just off the N3 highway (the busiest road between Durban and Johannesburg), convenient but not the quietest.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hillcrest, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We recently stayed in a self catering unit at Green Lantern Inn, located in the tiny Van Reenen village situated on the N3 highway at the top of Van Reenen pass, The Green Lantern Inn is famous among travellers and sportsmen as a halfway refreshing point between Johannesburg & Durban. This historical landmark is back on the map and the meals served in the 100 year old Restaurant are delicious. Maria's fabulous food meant we didn't self cater at all! We were told yhe pub is the second oldest licensed pub in KwaZulu Natal.
One can choose from self catering in the cosy Chalets, and B&B or full board in the hotel.
A quick lunch - or an overnight stay - we will be back many times.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7 Wragg Street, Van Reenen 9880, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Van Reenen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Van Reenen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently situated half way between Johannesburg and Durban, this historic hotel has a unique character and is an experience all on its own. This is the ideal location to break your journey, and to this day it remains a favourite overnight stopover for travellers and sportsmen on their way to and from the coast. Pop in for a drink, a "tea & cake" experience in our magnificent gardens, authentic country cooking, or settle in for the night in one of the warm, cosy, queen bedded en-suite rooms. ... more   less 
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