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“Good alternative to pricey Sun City” 3 of 5 stars
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Sundown Ranch Hotel
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R565 | PO Box 139, Rustenburg 0301, South Africa   |  
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“Good alternative to pricey Sun City”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located if you want to spend time at Sun City, Pilanesberg and surrounds and either can't get accommodation at those places or don't want to take the compulsory 3-night stay at Sun City. We still had to take at least 2 nights at Sundown Ranch but as the price is more reasonable it was ok. It really is only a stopover place though, not somewhere you want to spend time. The rooms and bathrooms are old, tired and have no soundproofing whatsoever. The rooms on the ground floor open up on the gardens and give direct access to the pool, which is nice but very noisy particularly early on a Sunday morning when all the small kids are up long before adults on holiday want to be. The rooms have TV, coffee, tea and a kettle but no fridge. The breakfast is very good and the variety excellent. The restaurant for dinner is very reasonably priced as hotel prices go, and the food was delicious. There are also some chalets behind the hotel that can be rented and may be a cheaper/better option for families. It's a good place to stay if you don't want to pay the ripoff Sun International prices at Sun City.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

I was there with my husband and our baby,I really enjoyed staying there.the stuff was friendly the break fast is good they're price are reasonable,we loved the place.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

This hotel offers good value, especially when compared to the tourist traps in Sun City, and it's only about 10 minutes away from the Pilanesburg Game Reserve.
Rooms are spacious and well-appointed, with a nice veranda next to the pool, but the hotel in general feels tired and the corridors in particular are very sorry-looking indeed.
The restaurant is a good one and offers an excellent choice and value. Breakfast was fabulous, one of the best I've had in SA, and is very well organised.
We would definitely return to this hotel if we were in the area again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: R565 | PO Box 139, Rustenburg 0301, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Rustenburg
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Ranked #18 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Rustenburg
Number of rooms: 101

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