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Umtali Country Inn

47 Dan Pienaar Avenue, Aliwal North 9750 South Africa
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#1 of 3 hotels in Aliwal North
The Umtali Country Inn has been welcoming friends, business professionals, families, travelers and adventurers for more than 60 years. Situated half-way between Bloemfontein and East-London, it is the perfect base to take a break, explore the surrounding area and participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Our guests can be assured of a warm welcome and attentive service. The Umtali Country Inn offers well apportioned rooms, conference venues, a swimming pool and secure parking in relaxed, quite surroundings that exude old-world charm. We take pride in the friendliness of our staff, the comfort and cleanliness of our rooms and our hearty meals. So whether you merely passing through, hosting a conference or planning a wedding, consider making a reservation at the Umtali Country Inn. Whoever you are, wherever you're from and whatever your final destination, we look forward welcoming you and making your stay enjoyable and memorable.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Banquet room
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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DSMB0131 wrote a review Nov 2020
East London, South Africa22 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed Umtali Country Inn actually slept over on 06/11/2020. What a beautiful place and the owner and staff is most friendly, this place can teach bigger establishments a thing or two, their rooms are spotless and guess what their power points are so up to date the combination even includes usb ports that is just wow! We had supper there, lamb chops chips and veg and all was so good, thank you Untali, the breakfast was amazing, but way too much food. If there is a next time it will be Umtali over and over
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Amanda wrote a review Sep 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Went to Umtali Country Inn with another couple. They reserved 2 rooms for R700 per room. We arrive no one was in office. The manager finally came to front office not wearing a mask, didnt sanitize his hands. He was quite rude and arrogant to say the least. The room charge changed to R790 per room. We asked about room service, they weren't offering that anymore. His attitude was basically take it or leave it. Our friends had stayed there a few years ago and were impressed, not anymore. For the price you would have thought you'd receive more than one cup of coffee each. Very dissatisfied and disgusted. This place will not be receiving referrals from 4 unsatisfied customers.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
JessG5381 wrote a review Feb 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa34 contributions4 helpful votes
Great service, hearty breakfast and a very comfortable bedroom with aircon. We really enjoyed swimming in the pool on arrival, and although the hotel is a little old and slightly run down in parts we recommend it as a perfectly good overnight stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
nozukok wrote a review Jun 2019
East London, South Africa29 contributions2 helpful votes
The food was just terrible, they served us about three potatoe dishes in one plate. When you see their pictures on their website, you would have high expectations but it is a different story when you get there. Their breakfast and dinner is only open for about two hours. I was not pleased at all. the room next to my room was being renovated but no courtesy to let guests know, we were rudely woken up by the noise of drillers and pounding on the walls. Worst 5 days ever. I usually get far more value for money in other hotels for the same amount I paid at Umtali.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: if you want good food and luxurious place, don't go to Umtali, it is a budget hotel with a...
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Georgio wrote a review Mar 2017
Somerset West, South Africa30 contributions7 helpful votes
Had a forced oveenight in Alieal North , went onto trip advisor and phoned a few places . Umtali inn is very old style and budget one night was enough i would not be able to stay there more. We had a dig barking all night , and traffic noise from trucks is a problem. Bed and room was clean.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Traveled on business
South AfricaEastern CapeAliwal North
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Frequently Asked Questions about Umtali Country Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Umtali Country Inn?
Nearby attractions include Lucky 7 - Aliwal North (1.9 miles) and Aliwal North Museum (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Umtali Country Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Umtali Country Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Umtali Country Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Umtali Country Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Little Ranch, The Saffron Kitchen, and Dorpstal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Umtali Country Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Umtali Country Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Umtali Country Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.