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Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Farm 88 Doornhoek, 5th Street | P.O.Box 91, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Springs, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Acra Retreat is truly a place where you can retreat to, getting away from everything just to relax with beautiful views and excellent hosting. We felt right at home with great food and great people to keep you company, informed and entertained we truly had a great time!! thank you...

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paterson
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

exactly what you need when you are on honeymoon :)
When we arrived, it was misty and rainy, we snuggled up in our bed. AND they have a heated pool :D They serve the best breakfast, full continental and hot breakfast! :)

Room Tip: the zebra room have the best view :)
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were made to feel extremely welcome and it was more like visiting a friends house rather than a hotel. The rooms were very comfortable although some seating would have been welcome. Although the wrap-around verandah is just outside your room it would have been nice to sit inside the room when the weather was very windy. The food was good although on our second night we did have to wait until nine o'clock before we sat down to eat. All in all a very pleasant stay.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

At Acra where we were welcomed by the host, Holger, in person - excellent first impression for him to be there welcoming guests. We were offered refreshments which we enjoyed out on the terrace with the most spectacular view of the valley and mountains. The room was large and fully equipped, beautifully decorated and very comfortable with it's own patio. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable, one almost felt like one of the family! The bar is very well stocked and the food was outstanding, Holger himself being 'chef' for the main evening meal. Norma, Holger's Mom is the breakfast 'chef' and what a breakfast, a mouth watering sight to behold... a wonderful variety of fruits (some cut up), cereals, yoghurts, etc., and a cooked breakfast of your choice!! Acra is a definite for future visits!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

We picked the Acra Retreat after reading positive reviews on TripAdvisor and it was a great choice. It is a short way out of the main town, but for that short (5 minute at most) trip, you are rewarded with a wonderful view.

The hosts were incredibly friendly, the bar well stocked, and the food was excellent. Our room was clean, warm, and very comfortable. The breakfast on offer the next morning was huge and much appreciated.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were personally welcomed by our host, Holger, which to us says a lot!! If you are looking for personalized service from your host and his team, superb cuisine, the most spectacular view and all the "little things" to make it a pleasurable stay and memorable then Acra is a MUST. We will definitely stop by again, even if it is just for a sundowner on the deck and to enjoy the spectacular view!!! Acra is well deserved of their 5 stars!!

Room Tip: The African room has an awesome view over the mountains!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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timrat
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

we stayed one night in september with our friends on the way back to joburg and were the only guests there. we had a choice of rooms at a very reasonable price including a very tasty dinner made especially for us. we personally stayed in the suite which was spacious and the bathroom was like another room in size...the view is incredible and the terrace and garden very nice. the host did everything to make us feel at home. thank you for a memorable stay

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Farm 88 Doornhoek, 5th Street | P.O.Box 91, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Waterval Boven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - Waterval Boven 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Acra Retreat - Mountain View Lodge - is situated on the edge of a cliff with magnificent views of the Elands Valley. The property is 11Ha and borders on the Nature Reserve. We have a swimming pool, a kiddy pool, a fully licensed bar, a fully equipped gym and a trampoline for the kids. A full breakfast is served every morning and dinners are made on request. Our motto is peace and tranquility.. We organise tours and trips to the nearby attractions, Steam Train rides, Stone Circle tours, trout fishing, mountain biking, abseiling, climbing and horse riding. Only 2,5 hrs from Johannesburg or Pretoria. ... more   less 
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