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“Romantic weekend away” 4 of 5 stars
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Kievits Kroon
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 41, Reier Road | Kameeldrift-East, Pretoria 35, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 66 Hotels in Pretoria
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Romantic weekend away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend for our anniversary with the true romance package. We had an amazing time!! Kievits Kroon is an amazing place to stay. The spa is beautiful and all the treatments were all great. We had delicious food the entire weekend (had a gourmet picnic, buffet dinner at Kingsley's, buffet breakfast at Kingsley's and lunch at Granita).

The staff are all friendly and helpful and nothing is too much to ask.

We will definitely be back again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KievitsKroon, Owner at Kievits Kroon, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at Kievits Kroon and for this great feedback. We hope to see you again next year!
Alan O'Leary, Managing Director
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Pretoria
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Following a previous visit which was below par, I was very pleased that management took note of the issues that I had raised, and that they addressed them. We had a return visit in Sept. 2012 and we experienced Kievitskroon as it should be. Everything was just perfect - the food was again "absolutely superb", the room was quiet and tastefully furnished, and very private down in the bottom corner of the estate. The staff were friendly and attentive throughout. The gardens were magnificent. Kievitskroon is certainly a 'spoil destination' that we will re-visit .. only next time it will be for a minimum of a 2 night stay so that there is enough time to enjoy the spa, pool and gardens. In my opinion, based on the last visit, Kievitskroon is the top destination for a relaxing indulgent week-end in the Pretoria area. Well done to Mr Schutte and staff!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KievitsKroon, Owner at Kievits Kroon, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
I'm delighted that we were able to match your expectations this time and assure you that we constantly strive to sustain the high standards our guests demand. Thank you for giving us a second chance and for taking the time to write this great review.
Alan O'Leary, Managing Director
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Paris, France
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Kievitskroon is a secluded oasis of calm, luxury and enjoyment. Although I was here for only 2 nights on a business trip, my stay was extremely pleasant. The conference facilities are top-class, the food is delicious & the service is excellent.
I stayed in a lovely room, with an extremely comfortable double bed, en-suite with modern fittings (bath & shower) & also DSTV included. There were some problems with the wi-fi, as the room was a bit far away from the hotspot. Therefore, I'd recommend that people choose a room closer to reception or the main area/restaurant if Internet is required. As it is also a spa, guests are allowed to use the spa facilities at certain times - which makes the stay even more enjoyable.
I would definitely recommend the continental room service breakfast - it is absolutely top-class & the staff really go out of their way to please.
Overall, a definite must for business events & luxurious escapes.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KievitsKroon, Owner at Kievits Kroon, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Thank you for taking the time to share your good experience on TripAdvisor. With regards to the Wi-Fi, since your stay in May, we have implemented a programme to install newer access points in all the rooms. This will be complete by the end of the month. I think that you will find the connection much improved when you visit us again.
Alan O’Leary, Managing Director
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Centurion, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We had a relaxing overnight breakaway experience that left us with a pampered feeling of contentment.
The staff was extraordinarely interested in how we experience the service offering. (right through from reception, to the bar, restuarant and spa)
The food was fantastic, the grounds were exceptional, the accomodation luxurious and the spa peaceful and relaxing.
We received a hearty welcome, adequate attention and left feeling like long time friends.
All the worth while to visit and enjoy !

Room Tip: The luxurious suites are suitably located to provide privacy and peace (if you like to take a stroll...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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KievitsKroon, Owner at Kievits Kroon, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Your comments are extremely gratifying and it is great to know that we are getting it right! We do pride ourselves on our service and make an effort to maintain the high standards we set. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
Alan O'Leary, Managing Director
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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Celebrating our recent anniversary on the 16 th and 17th of December at Kievits Kroon my spouse and I were really impressed by the all round EXCELLENT SERVICE from ALL STAFF.

It really was a WOW!! experience in that from check in, to the Spa, to the Dining Room, to Breakfast we had amazing service from every staff member. In fact, this made me turn through the bedroom brochure and we were not surprised to find that the leader of the Organisation personally puts emphasis on treating his staff as the important key to Customer Excellence. Mr O' Leary, our compliments as Dr John C Maxwell puts it so succinctly: 'Everything rises and falls on Leadership', so well done!

We loved the beautiful setting and will certainly return.
Doc Anthony and Michelle van Tonder, Executive Coaches

Room Tip: Make sure you request the rooms with the larger shower, even if you have to pay slightly more
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KievitsKroon, Owner at Kievits Kroon, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Thank you for this great feedback! I'm delighted that you experienced Kievits Kroon's great service first hand. I will ensure that all our staff see this review.
Alan O'Leary, Managing Director
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is a beautiful place. The marvelous gardens and environment will make you want to smile. The Cape Dutch architecture gives the place a feel of relaxation. Great place to take your mind of things.

Good
-5star services
- beautiful atmosphere/ environment
-romantic
-place of relaxation
-superb staff
-location(away from hassle, not to far though)

Bad
N/a

Polanski Rate : 12 (breath-taking)
#Polanski rate is out of 10

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KievitsKroon, Owner at Kievits Kroon, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thanks for the great review! Kievits Kroon certainly is a beautiful estate and our team of gardeners works hard to maintain the lawns and flower beds. We are known as the Winelands in Gauteng because of the Cape Dutch-style architecture, and the estate is indeed a great venue for a peaceful, romantic getaway. We hope to see you again soon!
Alan O'Leary, Managing Director
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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Stayed in KK for 4 days as part of an international conference held in the hotel. Overall satisfying experience, as the hotel is magnificient, with manicured lawns, white colonial buildings. On the pros side, the excellent restaurant, lounge, and perfect conference services. On the cons side, very slow service at the restaurant located near the lobby, differences in standard between the villa and the executive wing, and the hotel is very far from any attraction, so you need to ensure that your driver knows how to go and come back there.

Room Tip: Get a room in the executive wing if you are on a business trip.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KievitsKroon, Owner at Kievits Kroon, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for your constructive comments. I’m pleased to hear that our conference services were ‘perfect’, but disappointed that you experienced slow service in the restaurant. This is something we are working to improve. There is definitely a difference in the various accommodation options on offer at the hotel and this is reflected in the pricing structure.

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Address: Plot 41, Reier Road | Kameeldrift-East, Pretoria 35, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 66 Hotels in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kievits Kroon 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award-winning country retreat, synonymous with style and elegance, Kievits Kroon is the perfect hideaway for romantic weekends and an ideal choice for corporate groups that seek a unique business experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Conveniently located just outside Pretoria and 45 minutes from Sandton, the estate is a superb destination that strikes a harmonious balance between sensory indulgence and luxurious hospitality. Known as the "Winelands in Gauteng" because of its Cape Dutch-style architecture, the estate boasts expansive lawns and gardens with a sparkling lap pool, a wellness spa with outstanding thermae facilities, and a gourmet restaurant, Granita. ... more   less 
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