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Premier Hotel The Winkler

R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River 1249, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second time staying at the Winkler because I travel for business. The second time was not such a great experience. The buffet dinner I found was a bit expensive at R205. My dinner and a Beer cost me R270 which I think is a bit much when traveling for business. Then at 00:30 there where people laughing... More 

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Raymond, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip advisor. My sincere apologies for the discomfort caused by the other GUESTS, and whilst we do make every effort to ensure that everyone respects fellow GUESTS sadly on occasion there are some who do not. We do have 24 hour security and they do... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I checked in on 14/07/2016, the hotel staff was friendly and I enjoyed the dinner. The only snag was that one of the remotes was not functioning and that there was no hot water (showered with lukewarm water round about 6 in the morning). Décor was beautiful and the room was huge.

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Thank Majoro P
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Majoro, Thank you for your most valued feedback and so glad to see that you enjoyed our Chef's efforts at dinner and our friendly and efficient TEAM lived up to your expectations. Apologies if there were some issues with the room and thank you for bringing the remote to my attention, sometimes batteries, do fade even after being checked... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been there 4 times and all my stays was excellent. The staff were all excellent and friendly. I look forward to coming back there in the near future. The food was fantastic my compliment to the chev. While I was there I voiced my appreciation to the chev personally as I regarded the breakfast and the dinners I... More 

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Andries, Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. It is always great to share these comments with the TEAM, and as you are now one of our regular visitors it's good to see that we are maintaining the standard that we strive for. And I see that you noticed the friendliness of all the TEAM who... More 

Meyerton, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, my overall review of the accommodation is that its poor quality and not real value for money. Our shower was blocked, which was only fixed a day later after the bathroom overrun with water. Your restaurant was not equipped with the new menu provided in the rooms. Your restaurant did not have the stock to cater for the items... More 

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Stiaan, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on trip advisor, and if this was your experience I must sincerely apologise. I was not aware of any shower issues over the past few days nor do we offer Graca on our wine list. And our rooms are all some distance away from the road, could you... More 

Mafikeng, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay was good. I enjoyed the food both dinner and breakfast. There was adequate variety. The room was very spacious and clean. The young ladies in dining hall tried their best to attend to people. I have mixed feeling with the reception. In the morning of the 1St of July I observed that one of the male elderly attendants... More 

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Ensonmuranganwam, Thank you the comments that you posted for Premier Hotel The Winkler, it's though your most valued feedback that we are able to maintain the standards that we strive for and that one would expect at a Premier Hotel. It was pleasing to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, the food, quality, variety and general cleanliness... More 

Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this hotel. It was really clean and comfortable. I don't like the fact that you have to ask for a top sheet for the bed but oh well. The people are nice and the food was good. We got some really great pics of the hotel scenery. Gorgeous place.

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Thank Toya K
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Toya, Thank you for posting your review of Premier Hotel The Winkler on Trip Advisor. It always great to share such positive comments with out TEAM, and whilst you acknowledged the comfort and cleanliness, in an attempt to save water, Africa's most precious resource, we have removed the top sheets, but still provide clean duvet covers which are changed... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience, really friendly staff and rooms were great! Sad we only stayed two days! Highly recommended for a small break!! Thank you Simon and your team! Would definitely be back soon! Breakfast was also very enjoyable as well as the goodies in the room

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Thank Alden B
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Alden, Thank you so much for the positive comments that you posted for Premier Hotel The Winkler. I'll be sure to share with the really friendly TEAM. Looking forward to hosting you again sometime soon. Yours in hospitality Simon More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The staff is friendly, professional and the service was excellent. I loved the attention to detail and the little touches to make our stay not only super comfortable but memorable. The food and the rooms, truly exceptional. My husband and I will always remember this stay.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Khensani, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review of Premier Hotel The Winkler. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your husband for his birthday, and even thought the TEAM were up to their usual selves, it was your planning and thoughtfulness that made your husband's day. I look forward... More 

San Diego, California
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62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Very nice hotel, excellent staff, efficient. Wifi worked well although not in our room. Evening buffet was good, has a nice cozy bar next to the restaurant. Rooms were average and could use some upgrading, especially in the bathroom. Breakfast buffet was also very good and they could even cook an egg properly without burning it.

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Thank Howard R
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Howard, Thanks for the great review of Premier Hotel The Winkler. I shall be sure to share you comments with the TEAM, which you experienced their friendliness and efficiency at first hand. Chef will also be so pleased that you enjoyed his efforts and that you appreciated the egg cooking skills!!! On the WiFi, whilst we do offer a... More 

New Providence, New Jersey
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are a little dated but the property is very nice with nice vegetation. There was no hot water in the morning for the entire hotel because something broke. This was a little annoying. The staff is very nice. The breakfast is adequate.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Ramadama, Thank you for taking the time to review Premier Hotel The Winkler on TripAdvisor. Your most valued comments are always of great assistance. On the water issue, a pump had tripped during the night and was only discovered at 05.00 just as your group were getting ready to leave for your morning safari in the nearby Kruger National... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With its ideal location, Premier Hotel The Winkler is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Only 20 minutes drive from the famous Kruger National Park and with easy access to attractions like the Blyde River Canyon, Sabie Waterfalls and Pilgrim's Rest. Premier Hotel The Winkler provides visitors with an incredible base from which to explore the rich African beauty of the Mpumalanga province. Founded around 1890, the town of White River has a rich history and has become both a tourism centre and a point of interest for those wishing to witness one of the most unique farming cultures in South Africa. Premier Hotel The Winkler is situated just 14km for the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, a short 20 minute drive from the Kruger National Park, 10km outside of White River and a 30 minute drive to Nelspruit. The climate is said to be one of the best in South Africa, neither excessively hot in summer when rainfall is at its highest, nor overly cold during the sunny winters. Known for its scenic beauty, Mpumalanga offers visitors a front row seat to the majesty of Africa. The largest and most famous game reserve in South Africa lies at the heart of the Lowveld, a 20 minute drive from Premier Hotel The Winkler, the Kruger National Park is a wildlife experience like no other and allows visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unpredictability of this iconic piece of Africa. The waterways of Mpumalanga offer explorers the opportunity to experience a different side of Africa, from the views over the sheer edges of the Blyde River Canyon 800m above the riverbed below to the tropical rain-forests that dominate the eastern side of the Crocodile River Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Premier Hotel The Winkler

Address: R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River 1249, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: $71 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Premier Hotel The Winkler 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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