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Kingston, Ontario
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night because our flight to Johannesburg left quite early in the morning. The staff are super and extremely helpful. The grounds are lovely and it's very quiet. The room was ok but the lighting was terrible in the bathroom. I couldn't see to apply makeup! And there were no electric plugs in the room. I... More 

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Thank cmack51
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Cmack, Thank you for your most valued feedback after your recent stay with us and so glad that you noticed the friendly and helpful STAFF, I must say it's a pleasure to be part of such an energetic TEAM. The closeness of the airport is also a great reason to stay with us too. Even last week I had... More 

Witbank
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is old, but what it lacks in age it makes up in cleanliness and the staff are very helpful and friendly. They made our two night stay a comfortable one. Ideal for a sleep over point when visiting the KNP.

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

Dear Barry, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. Whilst the building may be a little mature, there's still plenty of life in the old girl yet, and The Winkler has become an icon in the Lowveld, with it's unique central structure and, as you experienced at first hand the... More 

Johannesburg
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have a lovely stay at your hotel. Rooms are nice and big with lots of space for the family. The rooms are very clean. Your staff was very friendly. From check in to security everybody was great. We will be back We will be back

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

Dear Roeline, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Premier Hotel The Winkler on Tripadvisor. Your positive comments will be shared with the TEAM and will ensure that they maintain and continue to provide the service and friendliness that you experienced during your stay. We are all looking forward to your next visit, hopefully soon. Thanks again... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights and were very happy with the accommodation and breakfast. The service was great. Close to the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre - perfect as we were attending the Lowveld Book Festival. There is only complimentary wifi in the common areas but there is a lovely lounge to work in.

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Thank tarynl509
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Taryn, It was a pleasure to host you over the past weekend for the inaugural Lowveld Book Festival, which judging by the success will now become an annual event. great to see that you enjoyed your visit, the food and the personal service from the TEAM. On the WiFi we are working on a solution to extend this complimentary... More 

dd940
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spotless rooms, excellent breakfast, very friendly staff. should be a great getaway for family and business as there's conference rooms too. Lovely scenery and views from the rooms. Inviting pool and outdoor scene

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Thank dd940
Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear DD, Thank you so much for your positive comments after your stay at Premier Hotel The Winkler. Your review will be shared with the TEAM who I know will be thrilled, especially as you noticed their friendliness and efficiency. And I could not agree more with your comments on the business or leisure stays, as The Winkler is ideal... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 July 20, 2016

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 July 4, 2016

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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Thank 921andriesb
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 July 3, 2016

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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Thank stiaan2016
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • 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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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: $79 - $129 (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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