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Fouriesburg Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fouriesburg
Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“dont even consider”
Reviewed December 20, 2010

really sad to report that this once lovely establishment has deteriorated to such an extend that we would not even recommend to consider this. Rooms are not up to scratch, the room was dirty on arrival, and the waste paper basket of the previous guests were still in the room - even toothpaste marks from the previous guest were still in the washbasin. TV's dont work, staff nor the once hands on owners are never available, and it seems that maintenance are not done. Our bathroom door could not even close, and there were ver very limited hot water, not to mention zero waterpressure! Its a pity that this once great place has deteriorated to this extend. Obviously money has gone to the owners heads, who rather drive fancy 4x4's and tell everyone of their world travels. dont even consider! its NOT worth the effort! Or the 3 stars!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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4 Thank africatravellermsw
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, Owner at Fouriesburg Country Inn, responded to this review, January 19, 2011
We, as the owners, were very shocked to read this review. We disagree with the statement that the hotel has deteriorated and maintenance is not done. We have upgraded the hotel since we bought it in 1995, recently we have spent a large amount of money upgrading various facilities eg. new curtains and bedding were put in most rooms. We have upgraded bathrooms also in the public areas. To the knowledge of our management all TV's are working. If a problem was reported we would have been more than willing to address the matter. Fouriesburg, as all towns has water and electricity issues. Some time ago, we took the initiative to install a special pump as well as a generator to counter act these problems. We have always been complimented on the cleanliness of our rooms. We will certainly look into this matter and rectify any possible problems. We get the impression, that there is a hint of a personal attack against us. Just for the record, the 4x4 vehicle is used for business purposes as well. We take guests to Lesotho etc. Our holidays are a personal matter, but as grandparents we certainly have the right to be excited about visiting our children overseas. Please feel free to contact us directly. ”Personal service is our motto!!”

Clive & Martie Craig. Proprietors. Fouriesburg Country Inn.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2008

We stayed at this country hotel last weekend, as we were taking part in a Mountain Biking get-together on a nearby farm (Fouriesburg is in the Eastern Free State very near the Drakensberg mountains).
My wife and I can honestly say this offers everything you could expect from a "charming country hotel" and more. Highlights / memories include:
- the old sandstone architecture and authenticity of the buildings
- the cosy pub with South African Railways memorabilia
- the relaxed spacious atmosphere
- the unobtrusive attentiveness of the family owners
- the wholesome and seriously tasty country cooking, served buffet style but definitely not "big hotel" food
- the authentic underground wine cellar below the main house
- the fields of wild Cosmos flowers surrounding the town (seasonal so make sure you get the right time of year! :-)
We would highly recommend the Fouriesburg Country Inn for anyone who appreciates a real country vibe, and wants a stopover in this region, or a relaxed base from which to explore the (very beautiful) surrounding countryside.

  • Liked — Real country hospitality and ambience
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fouriesburg Country Inn
Address: 17 Reitz Street, Fouriesburg 9725, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Fouriesburg
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fouriesburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Fouriesburg Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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