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Pretoria
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were very fortunate to have our annual Teambuilding with our company at De Hoek Country Hotel this year. Their service, friendliness of staff and food was excellent. The rooms are spacious and so neat. Doesn't matter what we needed or till what time we sat and chatted around the fire there was always a member of the staff to... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Corporate retreat and workshop event with colleagues. The food - breakfast, lunch and dinner were perfection. I stayed in an older, very large room in one of the guest houses on the property - very well appointed and quiet. Some colleagues had rooms in the main building and complained that guest noise from the bar area kept them up. Best... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were large and roomy with all amenities. Double bed superbly comfortable. Comprehensive supply of marshmallows, rusks and cookies with real filter coffee (plunger). Dining was a superb experience, and the wine list was comprehensive, with well trained staff. Would have liked some Euro-style 2-point plugs for charging mobiles, etc.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting was absolutely beautiful. The staff was friendly and very eager to please. The food was outstanding and I would recommend De Hoek as the perfect romantic getaway. Great value for money with a tranquil feeling of being hours away from the city.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful. We shall be back. Really enjoyed the experience, great rooms, lovely food, excellent service. Spa was great. My wife loved all the pampering. And oh so relaxing for both of us. We shall be back

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Johannesburg
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting and overall experience at De Hoek was lovely and I would certainly go back - however my one comment would be that for a five star property the service at times was a little slow, especially at breakfast and at the conference breaks where delegates had to wait for refreshments. This is not due to staff being unwilling... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings and lovely place. Eight of us arrived for breakfast, unfortunately the service was poor and we had to continually look for a waiter. Salt and pepper was empty, had to get up and take from other tables. Plates were cold and food was cold. What a pity for such a nice place.

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rzw0701, We are really dissapointed to hear that you had a terrible breakfast experience here at De Hoek Country Hotel recently. We can assure you that we are recruiting more waiters to ensure the guests are well taken care of. When you are looking to return to De Hoek, please contact me directly on celebrate@dehoek.com and I will make... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

De Hoek is a very special place, perfect for a private or corporate break-away from the city. It is less than an hour from Johannesburg, in a lovely valley. Whereas they had was mostly corporate groups when we were there, it is a perfect venue for na wedding of personal get-away, during quieter times. The Stonehouse Bridge is perfect for... More 

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hooggenoeg, Wow! What a lovely review! Thank you very much! Great news is we are working on the Wi-Fi to ensure you have the best signal when you visit us again! Kind regards The De Hoek Management Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went there for a day and night which including some roaming around the beautiful gardens, a bit of lazing around the pool, and a fabulous 3 course dinner in the restaurant. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable and spacious with a lovely balcony and a fireplace for winter. The food was great but I found the service to be a... More 

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tobes727, Thank you for your kind words! We truly appreciate it. I can assure you that we are currently recruiting more waitering staff to ensure our guests are well looked after. We are happy to hear though that you had a lovely stay. We are looking forward to hosting you in the winter when those fireplaces creates a really... More 

JHB
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Penthouse Suite and were promised that it included an amazing breakfast. This is what made us decide on the Penthouse suite as we were'nt going to spend much time in the room anyway. We were out at a function until 1am in the morning... Breakfast was unorganised, no plates, no cutlery, cold coffee... only 1 cup... More 

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 716darryls, Thank you very much for the feedback here on Tripadvisor.com We are sorry to hear about the less than great experience here at De Hoek Country Hotel. Following our telephone conversation, we would like to apologize once again and assure you that we have looked into this and created an action plan accordingly. Thank you for your time... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A well known five star property situated just outside of Magaliesburg, approximately an hour from Johannesburg. This magnificent hotel boasts cuisine extraordinaire, freshly prepared for you by Swiss-trained Master Chef and co-owner, Michael Holenstein. On-site activities include archery, mountain rambles, lawn croquet, boule and swimming. De Hoek is the epitome of what an escape to a country house should be. Great location, excellent food, and serene surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Hoek Country Hotel

Address: Portion 7 | Zeekoehoek, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Magaliesburg
Price Range: $237 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — De Hoek Country Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 32
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De Hoek Country House Hotel Magaliesburg
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“some people complained that noise from the bar area in the main building kept them up.”
 of 5 bubbles DanB24, 4 days ago | Read review
“South Quarter had an incredible open mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles 366tracyz, 1 week ago | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Hooggenoeg, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Not all the rooms seem to have standard features. Our room had a fireplace and our friends' room had no fireplace but 2 balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles tobes727, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“New quarter is contemporary and modern, newly built so in great condition!”
 of 5 bubbles laura_81za, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
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