On arrival it looks lovely and to be fair the grounds are lovely. I chose this for my friends to stay at for our 2 sons christenings - people came in from the US, Australia and Capetown. The US people left due to their room not being clean and smelling, also no aircon even though at booking it was confirmed they had this. The Australian friend who is very relaxed had a nice room - although it was a little dirty but asked if they could do some ironing as it does advertise Ironing is available - she even offered for them to give her the iron and ironing board - she was told to bring her ironing and they would do it - it was 2 items. When she came back with them the landlady shouted at her and told her to go to the kitchens and do her own. The family was given the house which was lovely except the shower leaked everywhere and due to this the carpets were mouldy. when they asked for towels for the pool they were told there were none. On check out the land lady said they had broken the shower when it was VERY obvious that it had been broken for ages and they did not know how to take cards.
I would not recommend this place at all - the land lady needs to take lessons in hospitality - if you dont like people dont be in the travel business
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stocklands Farm is an early settler property set in the Midlands of KwaZulu of Natal. The original Voortrekker house still stands and adjoins an English settler house. There is a three bedroom self-catering cottage, two one bedroom self-catering cottages,two luxury rooms, one Courtyard suite and one standard room. All rooms have private rooms with verandahs that open onto the gearden and all have en suite bathrooms. Breakfasts are served either on the garden verandah or in the dining room in the old settler house.There are extensive gardens, which include a small idigenous forest, a swimming pool and large poolroom all for the use of guests. For attractions around Stocklands there is the well-known Midlands Meander with a wealth of craft shops, artisits and restaurants. ... more less