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Panorama Chalets
Posbus 29, Graskop 1270, South Africa   |  
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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Will not be back”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I was sold a weekend in a 3 star chalet with space for 2 adults and 2 little children. At a price which would lead one to believe that it is a well-appointed 3 star establishment. I could have spent the same money and stayed in a nice-ish hotel, but wanted self-catering accomodation.

What we got was a tiny little cottage with grubby old furniture and it only gets cleaned after you leave or once per week!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We spent 2 nights in this hotel in Graskop. The hotel is located outside of the city center (small city) but only 5 min driving to the restaurant.
The comfort is ok but not exceptionnal. The view is realy amazing. We had a nice small house in the border of the cliff.
The swimming pool is funny with stones in the middle. Funny for the kids.
We had a 3 rooms house. Beds were correct. As I said, comfort is ok. Not a 4 stars but for the price, I think it's a good choice.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Benoni, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Panorama Chalets has a stunning view!!! The rooms in the front row is on the edge of the mountain. Stunning!!! However the rooms need alot more attantion!!!! very small, not in very condition and you can hear everything your neighbours is saying... not so nice. But view is beautiful!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We had an excellent camp-site, though try and avoid being next to the aviary which has a lot of cooing doves. Good ablutions, kitchen and laundry; not the most modern but all reasonably clean and working well. Shady and terraced, so nice and flat for tents.

I can not comment on the chalets, but most seem to have the SPECTACULAR views over to the lowveld - you don't need to go to God's window after that, and you can swim with the view!

Didn't try the cafe, but it seemed pretty basic.

No Wi-Fi, which should be standard these days.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

We had a terrible weekend - the rooms are old and shabby. It was a cold weekend and we had no hot water for the entire time we were there. Someone did try to fix it but to no avail. Our fridge didn't work and the microwave in the unit next door was broken (we stayed in units 20 and 21). The staff were rude and very unhelpful. There were no matches to light the gas stove - you have to buy them from the little shop. Because of the rain and mist we did not get to sightsee of even use the pool that is the ONLY selling point of Panorama Chalets. Instead we spent the day in a grubby little games room full of old broken furniture playing pool. We will not be staying there again!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011 via mobile

The view is splendid, breathtaking. A great place to stay at the start of the panoramaroute, for 1 night.
Chalets are okay. Not modern, clean but not fresh. Remember to bring your own matches if you want to cook in this self-catering unit, it's not included. Was good for 2 persons, wouldn't recommend to stay with more in 1 unit.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

We stayed on a recent trip to the Kruger and it was very good. The dealing with the agent was easy and it was hassle free. Every chalet is owned privately so the accommodation quality varied. But the location was amazing and the pool has the mos spectacular view. Great stop over accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Posbus 29, Graskop 1270, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Graskop
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Graskop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property is located 2 kilometers outside Graskop on the Hazyview road (R533). The resort has 24 self catering chalets and 20 caravan and camp sites available. The chalets vary in size and total beds per chalet. Most chalets sleep 1 to 4 persons and a few 4 to 6 persons. The camp sites can accommodate 1 Motor home / caravan / tent for 6 persons. The property is on the edge of the Graskop Gorge and is perfectly suited for self drive and small groups. Mpumalanga and Graskop is well known for the scenic route with places like God's Window and Bourke's Luck Potholes but also Harry's Pancakes (pancake heaven) and The Window (curio and outfit shop). Other places of interest, in the area, is the Kruger National Park (55km), Sabie (30km) and Pilgrim's Rest (18km). ... more   less 
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