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Rawdons Hotel & Estate

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Rawdons for an overnight stay to escape from the stress of city life. Beautifully set in the heart of the natal midlands against the backdrop of an amazing dam. What stands out is the layout of the restaurant and bar areas with lovely niches and recesses for sitting with all fireplace ablaze.Walking into the restaurant and bar...

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Peter D, Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and it pleases me that you enjoyed our lovely hotel so much, we all look forward to hosting you again very soon

Durban
Reviewed April 11, 2017

It is always great going back to visit this icon in the midlands, on our last visit we met up with very friendly folk from Knysna and a group of adventure bikers from New Zealand - just goes to show that all this with taste end up here. We stayed in the Lake Cottage which was a treat!

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Peter D, Owner at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your stay with us, we look forward to making your next as well as all your future visits to our fine establishment, just as memorable.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We loved every minute of our stay at this hotel. The staff were amazing. George, the wonderful Maitre D, has been there for 58 years, and he is ably assisted by Amanda and Stripes at reception, Brandon in the bar, and many others. The atmosphere is friendly and homely..a sheer delight. We look forward to further visits and highly recommend...

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Peter D, Owner at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your magnificent rating Mr & Mrs Scott, it was and always will be an absolute pleasure to accommodate you again, look forward to seeing you again really soon

Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at at friends house in Gowrie and needed a good venue to watch the Ireland England rugby match. They were very accommodating in getting 8 of us a table in front of the screen. The food came quickly and was excellent. I had the hunters pie 8/10 as the crust was not perfect. My wife had the...

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Peter D, Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and were hoping to see you again soon

Salt Rock, South Africa
Reviewed March 1, 2017

A one night stay while exploring Midland Meander saw us stay in a classic double room overlooking the lake. The room had been refurbished and looked splendid . However we soon found that the lever in the shower fell off every time we used it and the toilet didn't flush . I fixed both problems in 5 minutes but I...

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Peter D, Owner at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that there were a couple hiccups in your room, cannot understand the collapsed springs in the mattress though, all our mattresses are fomo mattresses, nevertheless we have corrected the other issues in the rooms. I really hope we can make your next stay at perfect 10

Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Rawdons when in town for a midlands wedding. The room was nice, spacious and clean. Pleasantly more modern than the first impression of the hotel might lead you to expect. We found the noise from other guests quite unbearable during the night and early morning, and were happy to return home where we could sleep undisturbed. It...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We have now stayed twice at Rawdons, winter and summer and thoroughly enjoyed both stays. It is an old style hotel that has had some renovations done but maintains that Olde Worlde feel. Staff are a great group of people and all very friendly, food is good pub grub and breakfast are excellent. To be able to sit outside prior...

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Peter D, Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review, we look forward to seeing you again soon, and especially looking forward to making your next stay even more memorable

Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Lovely day in the Midlands. Stopped at Rawdons to sample the beers. We ordered both Beer Paddles to sample. We enjoy the famous craft beers but wow we loved the new flavored on menu B. The swinging samango and the pickled pig cappuccino were hits Had a lovely time with a good vibe and excellent service.

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Peter D, Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future and who knows, we may have a few more surprises awaiting you

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Always a most enjoyable experience, although not perfect the overall experience is always most satisfying. English country style atmosphere, comfortable rooms and a very old world dining experience. One always leaves content with that warm fuzzy feeling, the way it should be one might say....

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Peter D, Manager at Rawdons Hotel & Estate, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review, looking forward to seeing you again in the near future

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Loved the chicken liver pate starter and the beautiful setting. It poured with rain during our Christmas Staff lunch which was so refreshing after all the heat we have been experiencing. Lovely atmosphere in the dining area

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rawdons Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful KwaZulu Natal midlands meander. A family run hotel for the past 40 years - set on a stunning 240ha estate is a great place to unwind. We have a superb Micro Brewery on the property brewing some great ales and lagers. The pub is more English than most English hotels. The rooms have recently been upgraded and well appointed and an boardwalk alongside the main dam leads to various birding, cycling and walking trails. We look forward to welcoming you to our piece of heaven. And if having so many repeat guests over the years isn't testimony to our offerings, then come and see for yourself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rawdons Hotel & Estate

Address: Nottingham Road | Between Balgowan and Mooi River, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Nottingham Road
Price Range: $125 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rawdons Hotel & Estate 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Ground floor gives one easy access to the restaurant and dam .Choose a dam view”
545bhuvang, 1 week ago | Read review
“The Lake Cottage is great”
Munchie2014, Apr 11, 2017 | Read review
“Room with view overlooking dam”
Scotties2014, Mar 21, 2017 | Read review
“2-7 are the ones with lake views downstairs”
DaveK2016-JHB, Feb 8, 2017 | Read review
“the rooms with a view at the lake are the best”
MaxwilG, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
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