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The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having popped in to just have a drink, the log fire and elegantly set dining room demanded we stay for dinner. The limited menu of fillet, trout and pasta fitted with Dullstroom. The fillet was ok but nothing you couldn't get in a steak house in Joburg. The mushroom sauce was cold. The trout fillets were tasteless but this might... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our management team and their spouses descended upon the Highlander this past weekend, for our bi-annual breakaway. Sumanth Maharaj and the team welcomed us with open arms. The service from the Highlander team was outstanding, professional, but warm and friendly. The accommodation was lovely and the location to town was very convenient. We had a ball!

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White River, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We like to try out different places to stay rather than stay in the same place when we return to a town. Dullstroom is no different and continues to please us with the variety and quality of the accommodation options. This was our first time at the Highlander and we will definitely be back. Fantastic well appointed rooms with large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We travelled with our 9yr old son and found The Highlander to be an absolute gem! Our room consisted of a downstairs area with king size bed & bathroom & an upstairs area were 2 single beds were located - my son was enthralled with his loft area with "moon" window (skylight). Check in was efficient, staff very friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The Highlander welcomed us enthusiastically and showed us to a lovely room, log fire burning and heated bathroom floor, particularly welcome on a chilly July evening. The room was spacious and comfortable with bar fridge and tea and coffee. My only negative was that my breakfast was lukewarm to cold, otherwise a most enjoyable stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I stayed two nights with my daughter of 8 years. We stayed in one of the Exexutive suites. I can highly recommend this room. Very big, underfloor heating in the bathroom, heated towel rails, a fireplace to cosy up everything. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We ate 2 night in their restaurant. Food is very good, but choice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The settings and all amenities of this hotel are exactly what you would wish for however what sets this place apart is the genuine friendly service which we experienced from each staff member. William, the general manager went above and beyond to ensure our group was taken care of . It was an absolute pleasure and we look very forward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Room superbly laid out and well appointed. Under-carpet & heating in bedrooms are excellent bonuses. Room TV pathetically small considering the room size. Maintenance should be improved - bathroom vanity tiles badly chipped, black mould growth on tile grout in shower, access door latch not functional. Superb dinner menu - excellent fine dining, great service. Breakfast - food quality excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Amazing!!!! Our second time visiting for a long weekend and have never been disappointed. Great location, amazing luxury suites and the service is fantastic! The menu is not that extensive and variety not that great, but the other positives far outweigh the negative (there are many restaurants around that could be ordered from for a night in).

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The Highlander offered excellent service and amazing food. Our suite was warm with the fireplace and beds so nice and warm with the electric blankets. Thank so much to William, Joshua and all the staff for an amazing weekend!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Peebles Country Retreat & Spa is conveniently located in the quaint village of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. A regular finalist in the International Luxury Hotel of the Year Awards. This beautiful romantic boutique hotel offers guests a luxurious country retreat and a pamper spa experience.It is named after the picturesque town in south east Scotland and, like the Scottish Highlands, settles comfortably into the rolling hills which surround it.Peebles also boasts one of the largest collections of single malt whiskys in South Africa. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance from all the main shopping areas, with some interesting antique stores, within Dullstroom. Peebles is used regularly by international and local tour operators who find the hotel’s location to be an ideal stopover when travelling to and from the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sabi, Sabi Sands and other attractions within the Lowveld of Mpumulanga. It is approximately 2,5hrs from O R Tambo International Airport.A favourite weekend destination for guests travelling from Gauteng and often used as a stop- over for guests travelling to and from Kruger National Park, the Sabi- Sand as well as other destinations within the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Peebles is the ideal Dullstroom hotel for executive business meetings/conferencing and guests seeking tranquility and luxury.Peebles offers one of the finest dining experiences in Dullstroom under the watchful eye of our executive chef Jacques van Eck. Our collection of over two hundred different single malt whiskies, will keep the most discerning Whiskey drinkers entertained for hours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

Address: Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1100, South Africa (Formerly Peebles Country Retreat)
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Price Range: $126 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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