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Ambience Inn
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   28 Wally Scott Street | White River, White River 1240, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 33 White River B&B and Inns
Maputo
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Tranquil, peaceful and safe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Izzy and Hannes are excellent hosts, they were happy to offer advice and information to help us get sorted. Ambience Inn is a little oasis with beautiful gardens and eclectic decor. We were very comfortable in our rooms and made to feel very welcome indeed. Our breakfast was deliciously fresh and tasty. If you are visiting Nelspruit/White River, definately consider staying here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear guests, we are delighted to read your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you Hannes & Issy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband and I decided last minute to travel to White River and we were lucky to find Ambience Inn on the travel website. I was highly impressed with the pictures on the website and it was my first choice out of guesthouses in the area. Hannes was very friendly and helpful when we made the booking literally an hour before we got there. And the welcome was warm. The guesthouse is beautiful and in a stunning part of town - a real hidden gem at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Loved the outdoor shower and pool.

We hope to visit again soon!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thanks for your words of encouragement. and the overwhelmingly positive review, regards Hannes and Issy
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Sydney, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Very comfortable rooms including fridge, showers (indoor and outdoor) with verandahs set in magnificent garden with attractive sub tropical plants. You will need to do a few laps of the 20m pool before settling down to the sumptuous breakfast. Fruit platter is as aesthetically pleasing as delicious, following by generous cooked breakfast. Management is first class and nothing was too much trouble for our party, including preparing breakfast very early for some and late for others.
Very highly recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thanks so much for taking time during your holidays to write a review. It was pleasure to be of service to you all and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope yo see you another time, Issy .
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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Ambience Inn is a wonderful place! Very tastfully furnished rooms with pivate backyards also with outdoor showers. Incredibly beautiful garden with a nice pool. The Hosts Issy and Hannes serve a delicious breakfast and take very good care of their guests. This was my third visit and I can really recommend Ambience Inn!

Room Tip: All six rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience at Ambience. Al the best for 2013, Issy & Hannes
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Douala
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Warm welcome from the owners, lovely house and gardens, very confortable room with king bed, indoor and outdoor shower plus fridge in the room, royal breakfast, beautiful swimming-pool and guest areas - Just the perfect B&B in White River.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ambience I, Owner at Ambience Inn, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thanks for your delightful review. We wish you a great 2013 and look forward to seeing you again. Issy & Hannes
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

With the beautiful gardens, relaxed atmosphere and most wonderfull hosts, always a place where you can relax and find calmness in a otherwise hectic lifestyle. The rooms are spacious and very clean. I have visit them on several occasions and will definitely stay there again. I already have reccomended them to other travelers as well.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Maputo, Mozambique
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Nice grounds and nice breakfast. Extremely ornery management sucks the life out of the place, however.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Ambience Inn, responded to this review, June 22, 2012
Your review surprised and shocked us. Being owners, we are the management. We love nice guests and ask you to please elaborate on your experience with us. Thanks, Hannes & Issy
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Additional Information about Ambience Inn

Address: 28 Wally Scott Street | White River, White River 1240, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in White River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambience Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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