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Mossel Bay
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Most comfortable room & exquisite buffet. The views of the mountain are breath taking both in day time as well when the sun is glowing over it! Lovely walks & easy 4x4 trips from the hotel. Again the most incredible views! A camera is a must!

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DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hough, Thank you for this wonderful review of our beautiful Premier Hotel Sani Pass. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, once our extensive renovations are complete, for an even more enjoyable stay! Warm regards, Daniel Velayutham General Manager More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Well done to Daniel and staff for friendly more than efficient service. All requests were handled positively and the Staff were really good and patient with my kids. I look forward to returning after the renovations are complete.

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1 Thank asuknandan
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest asuknandan, Thank you for this review of your recent stay at the Premier Hotel Sani Pass - we look forward to welcoming you and your family back once our renovations are complete! Warm regards, Daniel Velayutham General Manager More 

Pinetown
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Amazing location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Beautiful colourful gardens with abundant birdlife around the hotel veranda and down by the river. Top rate buffet dinner & breakfast . Will be back when they re-open in September after the re-vamp.

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1 Thank Harold Sue M
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Harold Sue M, Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and review. We are indeed looking forward to our renovations next month, after which we will be able to provide you with an even more enjoyable stay experience. Warms regards, Daniel Velayutham General Manager More 

Sandy Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This hotel has a great rate for a night plus breakfast and dinner. I like that, as I usually have both at a hotel where I stay. One downside was that the WiFi was spotty, but worked well when it worked. Unfortunately, it was not available in the rooms. I liked most of the dinner buffet. It had a good... More 

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1 Thank caughlan
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Mr Caughlan, Thank you for this wonderful review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Daniel Velayutham General Manager More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Hotel is looking a tad tired - Staff are very friendly but my impression was that they were not fully trained and there were a few issues. Rooms are large and comfortable. The buffet dinner was comprehensive and the Terrace menu and food was extensive and tasty.

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1 Thank ggv66
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Guest ggv66, Thank you for this review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and am excited to advise that we will be undertaking a major renovation process shortly. I look forward to your further review once this is complete. Regards, Daniel Velayutham General Manager More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Nice hotel, A brilliant location, Lovely walks, Friendly staff, But!!!, The swimming pool was very cloudy! we did not venture in, If you fancied a game of bowls hard luck as the grass was at least 50mm long with high weds growing, The golf course was no better with the greens in the same state as the bowling green. The... More 

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Thank Patrick P
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Guest Patrick P, Thank you for this review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us despite the minor challenges faced in some areas, and look forward to welcoming you back soon once our renovations are complete. Regards, Daniel Velayutham General Manager More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We booked in for a night at the hotel on a stop over during our road trip. What a pleasant surprise: -Hotel staff were friendly and helpful -The room was clean, large a spacious for 2 adults and 2 children, with a newly upgraded bathroom that was very smart. -Food at the restaurant was very tasty - Hotel facilities were... More 

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1 Thank Carl Z
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Carl Z, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. I am greatly enthused by this response from your recent stay, and will certainly share this with all the staff. We will be closing the hotel for renovations shortly, and look forward to welcoming you back to our newly refurbished hotel for an even better... More 

Colchester
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39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights as I was using it for a base camp for a trip up The Sani Pass which I booked through the hotel. The hotel was set in nice grounds and had plenty of facilities but the pool needed a good clean which put me off going in it. The staff were friendly, the rooms were... More 

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Thank Chammer98
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Guest Chammer98, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review after your recent stay at The Premier Hotel Sani Pass. Your recommendation is appreciated and we hope to have you return to our hotel in the near future, once our scheduled renovations are complete, and the pool is back to it's normal sparkling blue! Warm regards, Daniel... More 

East London, South Africa
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This hotel is expensive for what you get. It is a nice old hotel with spacious rooms and lounges. The food is above average but not great. To be fair, the weather was un-seasonally bad and we could not fully enjoy the hotels outdoor facilities. This is a nice hotel for a trip up Sani Pass.

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Thank Craig M
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear valued Guest Minkleyc, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel after your recent stay with us - your comments have been noted and will be attended to. It is unfortunate that the weather does influence our guests stay experience, but I am sure that with better weather conditions on your next visit, and after our renovations... More 

Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. As a child I spent many happy holidays visiting my great-Aunt at a nearby farm. We had been up to the top of the pass and decided to stop for scones and coffee on our way back. There is a very colourful sign we had noticed on the way that... More 

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1 Thank Michelle S
DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Guest Michelle S, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review. We have indeed implemented a system of Day Visitors charges, as with most other resorts in the area, but the difference at Premier Hotel Sani Pass is that your voucher can be redeemed against any Food and Beverages purchases. I apologise if this was not explained... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Premier Hotel Sani Pass is situated at the foot of the famous Sani Pass which is only passable by 4X4 vehicle and is on the bucket list of all off road enthusiasts. The Premier Hotel Sani Pass which opened in 1958 is 1577 meters above sea level and the Pass rises 1297 meters higher to 2874 meters at the Lesotho border. The hotel is nestled at the foot of the Pass on the banks of the Mkhomazana River with its fresh water direct from the Drakensberg Mountains. The Premier Hotel Sani Pass is surrounded by the mountains with all the activities that these provide and is the base for 4X4 excursions up the Sani Pass which can be reserved by phone with the hotel. The hotel is also the base for horse trails up the mountain to Lesotho as well as shorter horse rides around the property and pony rides for the children. The hotel has its own 9 hole golf course which is free for hotel Guests as well as a host of activities which include: Swimming, Chess, Full Size Snooker Tables, Bowling Greens, Tennis Courts, Volley Ball, Squash Court, Putt-Putt Course, Fly Fishing Trout Dam and Bass Fishing Dams. More than enough to keep you busy during your holiday. The hotel with its 867Ha is surrounded by the Ezemvelo Nature Reserve with the hills populated by Eland and numerous hiking and biking trails for beginners and more advanced practitioners. A permit is needed to traverse the Ezemvelo Reserve and these are available at reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Premier Hotel Sani Pass

Address: Sani Pass Road | Good Hope Farm, Himeville 3256, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Himeville
Price Range: $82 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Hotel Sani Pass 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Himeville
Sani Pass Hotel And Leisure Resort
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