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Sabi River Sun Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Sabie Road, Hazyview 1242 , South Africa   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
Brielle, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

What a wonderful place in paradise. The lodges are excellent with modern furnishings. The golf course is very good indeed. Food was excellent especially breakfast. The security is very good and all units have a free safe. We stayed in a 6 persons semi detached lodge on the 11th tee. Getting up in the morning and drinking coffee watching golfers tee off on the challenging 11th was fun. The grounds are immaculate and the staff were very friendly and helpfull. We exchanged via RCI timeshare and it was the best week we have had anywhere. Don's miss the hippo's and croc's on the 16th and 17th holes. Every night at sunset the hippo's leave the pool on the golf course to graze on the Sabie river till sunrise . Watching the hippo's leave is a event not to be missed.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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north west england
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
88 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Stayed one night. Perfectly OK if somewhat corporate. Great to see hippos and crocodiles in their lake. Not so great was the food – dinner from the carte was fine if a little basic. Certainly better looking than the dinner buffet. Breakfast buffet was also unappealing.

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Stayed for a week again this year (2011). Always getting better service and the environment is just top notch. Housekeeping is on the ball. Plenty to see and do including daily visits to the Kruger Park.

The golf course is being up-graded and should be perfect in 2012.

Room Tip: Avoid a chalet near the hippo dam....the birds from October to February can be noisy and smelly.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We stayed in a chalet which comfortably accommodated six people. There are two bathrooms, one is an ensuite, nice size kitchen/dining and a lounge area. We also had a spacious verandah overlooking the golf course. When we were sitting on the verandah we could watch the hippos playing in the pond across from the golf course. Each set of chalets has its own pool away from the busy main pool. We enjoyed an awesome couples massage. Was only a short drive to the Kruger National Park (we bought tickets for a safari - the only way to go, you sit up high and get a great view). Absolutely loved it. We would stay at this resort again without hesitation.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, the chalets are spacious and more private and are worth every cent.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Reading, England
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Stayed as last hotel on Travelsphere tour.
This hotel is located in a beautiful timeshare/golf complex. The room was clean & comfortable with a small balcony with chairs but no table. Tiny bathroom which needed modernising.
The restaurant was more like a cafe and the food lacked variety and quality.
A walk to the hippo pool is an absolute must do.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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North Bay, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The spacious units were spotless and had all the amenities of home. The setting - beautiful! Located on a golf course with numerous pools to access from the units. On site was also an excellent restaurant as well as the potential to participate in lawn bowling plus some other organized activities for families. The staff was very friendly and we were welcomed with champagne! Security was evident at all times and the grounds were wonderful for enjoying lengthy walks. We loved the fact that we could drive to Hazyview for any supplies that we needed and most of all - the close proximity to Kruger allowed us to go into the park everyday! We stayed for a week and enjoyed every minute!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We stayed in the hotel on the second floor. The room was OK, but the bathroom needs an overhaul. Our first night was awful - noisy partiers in the rooms below and to the side made for a mostly sleepless night - especially since we had to get up at 3:45 AM for a 5 AM game drive! The grounds, pool and overall setting are gorgeous though - we enjoyed the hippos, crocodiles and birds. Service was average - we asked the front desk for an electric adapter (our adapter worked in our Cape Town hotel), but housekeeping had nothing.

Room Tip: Consider renting a chalet if you have a family. Hotel rooms are OK, but can be noisy - neighbors, AC...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Sabie Road, Hazyview 1242 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sabi River Sun Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the banks of the magnificent Sabie River, this gorgeous resort affords travellers easy access to some of the greatest attractions South Africa has to offer. From the Sabie River Sun you will be able to visit the Kruger National Park, God's Window and Pilgrim's Rest to mention but a few. After a day of sightseeing returning to this luxurious resort will be the highlight of your day. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sabi River Sun Lifestyle Hotel Hazyview
Sabi River Sun Hotel
Sabi River Sun Resort Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga

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