It's old, but sadly very very tired. Adjust your mindset to the 1930's and you'll get the idea. The towels in my room were so thin I thought I'd received letters from the manager. Blankets (not duvets) with branded sheets to discourage theft - although who knows who'd try to steal the stuff they use. A disinterested receptionist - locking up at 5pm. A thatched cottage (round hut) at the back of the staff quarters - which resemble a much disrespected trailer park. A selection of differing rooms built across several eclectic styles. A bathroom wall that separated the facilities(?) from the sleeping section but didn't reach the ceiling. Luke warm water. No shower curtain - just a central drain in the middle of the floor between the toilet and the basin (chipped). Cats everywhere. A strange smell. The neon sign outside hasn't been cleaned since the 1950's? And a website tjat makes you believe you are booking a stately property. It's wrong. It's a state.
Of all the 100 odd hotels I've stayed in per year each year for the last decade as a conference speaker - this has to be the worst room and property I have seen globally. I went next door for dinner - to the sparkling Champagne Sports resort. The food was great - but sadly there was not a room to be had there tonight. With 450 in for a conference I was pleased for them but sad for me. The Nest- it's A Mess. I'm leaving in the morning (after a speech to a customer conference). I won't be having breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Nest Hotel is the oldest and most well-known of all the Drakensberg resorts. The Hotel offers multi-award winning leisure accommodation and world class conference facilities.Celebrating its 76th year of welcoming guests in 2009, The Nest Hotel has a strong following of guests who make a point of coming year after year, returning to this most special place of comfort, wonder and beauty. The hotel offers excellent value for money as rates include all meals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Nest - Drakensburg Mountain Hotel Winterton