We stayed in Stirling manor, in the presidential suite for 1 night.
The decor and interior is a bit dated. The reception area is hardly what I am used to seeing in a 5 star establishment. It looks more like an office desk.
The room was large and clean, with a beautiful view of the dam.
Bathroom was lovely, with dual showers and basins.
Service also excellent, receptionist was more than willing to advise us on where to go and what to do.
Our room was beautifully turned down at night with roses and rose petals.
Reasons the establishment should not be 5 star.
1) the rooms do not have individual aircons. There is one airconditioner for the whole guest house
2) there was no soap or body lotion in our room. When we asked for soap, we were told that they had not received their delivery of soap, and because they are a 5 star establishment they cannot use any soap. Surely SOME soap is better than nothing? After debating this with the receptionist, we found some Lux soap (cheap SA brand) in our room a while later.
3) We had to wait a good 10minutes at the gate to drive in. Not impressed.
All in all okay, but not worth paying 5 star prices for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stirling Manor provides an up-market European style stay in the heart of South Africa. All suites are individually styled and decorated to the highest international standards. Deon & Laurette invite guests to come and experience warm South African hospitality, comfort, elegance and professionalism in their stylish and uniquely situated 5 star Boutique Guest House with stunning views of the Hartbeespoortdam and Magaliesberg mountain range. Stirling Manor has been awarded " Best Accommodation in North West Province 2011" and Tourism Product of the Year 2012 in North West Province " by the North West Parks and Tourism Board. Stirling Manor has received a Certificate of Excellence 2012 and 2013 by Tripadvisor. Stirling Manor has received "Best Guest Accommodation 2013" for North West Province from the Parks & Tourism Board of North West Province. On the 10th of September 2014, Stirling Manor has received a 2014 Lilizela Tourism Award for Excellence Accommodation for Five Star Guest House for the North West Province. ... more less
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