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Premier Hotel The Winkler

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Room & Suite (33)
Dining (7)

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#6 of 9 hotels in White River
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Shuttle bus service
Parking
Internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
348Reviews
6Q+A
38Room tips
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For a four star hotel, thee customer service at reception is not beyond average. The food is just average with limited options. The shower head is too big for the shower. The space is too small. There is no options for TV channels. For the hotel that is celebrating 50 years there is no wifi in the rooms..
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On Friday 31 May 2019 my husband, son and I checked into the Winkler Hotel to celebrate our anniversary weekend. We live in Nelspruit and have visited the Hotel numerous times to swim and enjoy their amazing Sunday lunches but this was our first time staying over and will definitely not be the last. The staff from reception, through waitering staff, housekeeping up to General Manager are all professional, friendly and service orientated. When the GM, Simon, found out we were there to celebrate our anniversary, he spoilt us by upgrading our accommodation and sent champagne to our room! The food is excellent - a la carte or buffet to choose from and the relaxing atomsphere is wonderful. Whether you want to just relax or swim, play tennis or chess, The Winkler ticks all boxes. We will definitely be back.
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Response from SimonRES, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler
Responded Jun 4, 2019
Dear Lynne, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review after your recent stay with us. It was an honour to have you spend such a special day with us at The Winkler. I will be sure to share your kind words with the TEAM, and motivate them to even greater heights. Thanks again for the review. Yours in Kindness Simon Sutherland Genreal Manager
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The best service, the people is so kind and friendly. Everything was great, food, accommodation. Location is perfect to do safari and go to elephants whisperer. Was perfect. Room clean, bathroom perfect, and bed perfect to rest after a safari day
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Response from SimonRES, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler
Responded May 14, 2019
Dear 120tamd, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review after spending your honeymoon with us, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you, and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes for a long and happy mariage Thanks again for the review. Yours in kindness Simon Sutherland General Manager
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Whilst the property looks nice and the food is good and the staff supportive, the stay was marred by an intruder (who apparently turned out to be a security guard) in a young ladies room at 2h30 stealing her belongings. And the worst is the SAPS were not called to take statements.
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Response from SimonS5996, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler
Responded Apr 16, 2019
Dear Klaus, Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your recent stay, whilst guiding your tour through South Africa. If you recall I personally handled this during the night and the following morning. Fortunately nothing was stolen and all the items returned. The attempted theft was conducted by an outsourced security guard who has since been removed. As I explained to you at the time and again the following week when I met with you in Cape Town, The South African Police will not open a case if nothing was stolen. Nor will they open a case for a third party, only the person who suffered a loss may do so. And whilst we apologise wholeheartedly, without prejudice, for any distress, sadly the very people assigned by the security company, to protect us found the door open and took an opportunity. I assure you that our property is secure, has access control and that this guard who had been recently appointed by the security company has been dismissed. Again, as you are aware SAPS would not take any action as no loss was suffered by any party. And the fact that had any loss occurred the GUESTS would have to open a case, not the hotel, we can only assist. but to call the SAPS out, most probably delay the GUESTS departure from White River and be futile and only add to any stress caused. Thanks again for the review and look forward to meeting you on your next tour, and hopefully ensure that any future reviews are accurately reported.
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We were in a tour group there to visit the park. Hotel was comfortable but the rooms were dated. Breakfast and dinner were excellent as was the service. It was nice to take a glass of wine out to the patio in the evening, very relaxing. The hotel provided a take away lunch since we would be away all day but they got a little confused about which lunches for which tour group. The garden off the lobby was very nice. There were several tour groups at the hotel when we were there so it was quite busy.
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PRICE RANGE
$91 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaWhite River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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