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“Tranquility” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant

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Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Nottingham Road
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
111 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Tranquility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Stayed here for our second time during our anniversary and enjoyed every minute of it. Small, niche country hotel deserving of its five stars in all aspects: Friendly and great service, even better food in the Skye Bistro, large luxurious rooms and a wonderful spa experience - all in a quiet country environment. Can't wait to get back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Petrus H
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Julesmilton, Owner at Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Hi Piet

Thank you for your positive comments on Fordoun, it is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to hosting you again.

Kind regards

Richard
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Durban
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

My husband and I spent two nights here over New Year. The hotel and Spa have kept the same good standard ever since they opened. The staff are very helpful and friendly. It really is an excellent hotel except for one matter and that is the restaurant. The dinners are really very mediocre and I would far rather eat at La Lampara down the road.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SJDLM
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Durban, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Awesome experience food was excellent staff friendly and helpful
Caters for fishing experience
Spa facilities helped destress
Had a touch of homeliness
The owner made time to say Hi and folow up with an email

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PARSONS1
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Bryanston, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

I was here on my honeymoon and it was great! Only thing that could have been better was 1 or 2 degrees Celsius warmer in the pool and flotation tank, but also saying that it was cold and rainy when we were there. The rest was just perfect. We stayed in one of the Superior Mountain view Suites which are amazing. Food was delicious. The Spa was the best part, you get treated like royalty. Would go back anytime, i always keep an eye on there newsletter for specials.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank DavidMaree
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Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is very picturesque in its setting and the pleasing renovation of the old farm buildings. I loved the long troughs of the water features. My room was very spacious and comfortable and the staff were very friendly and efficient. The spa facilities are extensive and all my treatments most enjoyable and relaxing.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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3 Thank Amelia086
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Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

My wife and I on a lazy Saturday afternoon thought of visiting Fordoun just for a cup of coffee and see the Spa facilities. The welcoming was great, and were seated on a lounge to make ourselves comfortable while our coffees were being prepared.

When coffees were ready, we then moved to a cosy Skye Bistro Restaurent, with heaters to make us warm.

After that, we went to see Spa facilities, and were very impressed at the range of products we saw at display. The swimming pool was warmed since it was winter, and Nottingham road can be very cold. Floatation pool was what I can describe as breathtaking, and soon, we have to experience what we saw.

Coming to massage selections, there is just more than enough.

Mr and Mrs Ndlovu

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Tseli L
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Vaalwater, Limpopo
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed at Fordoun Spa for 4 nights November 2010. We had spa treatments for two full days, while it was raining outside. It was so relaxing. Food was amazing. The room was perfect, and so much more than we expected. The area around Fordoun is great for driving around, lots of places to stop and walk around.

Great place to go and relax.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank ImrieSnyman
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Property: Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant
Address: Nottingham Road | R103, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Nottingham Road
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Nottingham Road
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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