There were no facilities for business travellers: swimming pool outside is some 40 sq m large of of an uncomfortable design. Taking into account that darkness falls here at 18.00, there is no chance to use it in the evening, for there are no lights. The fitness room is tiny with two machines only and against deposit, the spa is open only till 18.00 when you are just back from the office, close on sundays. The room service is only till 21.00. The garden is not for walking after 18.00 for its dark and lonely. Wi-fi connection is not properly working. Extremely tiny bath, I am a women of 170 cm and coud not get a room in it. The British type of washing bassin is out of date, not comfortable. The furniture and carpets are shabby and not tidy. TV has neither Asian nor European channels. Breakfast is poor, no South African specialities, standard tomato beans and mushrooms and starts later than at 06.30. The location has no conenction to the city so you are totaly abendoned and cut from the world.
By no means recommended for the business travelers, for the facilites are not in place. I would qualify this hote for 3+ not higher.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makaranga is set in a tranquil 30 acre garden located in the subtropical village of Kloof within the Valley of a Thousand Hills, 25kilometres from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. Makaranga is a luxury accommodation and conference venue where guests can enjoy friendly service and superb cuisine. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk in the garden followed by refreshments on the terrace. Our philosophy at Makaranga revolves around providing an opportunity for enjoyment as well as rejuvenation for all visitors. The lodge boasts an outstanding art collection and guests can wander numerous pathways through the garden to admire the Shona and Italian sculptures. Accommodation is en-suite, individually furnished and extremely spacious. Full facilities are available for those who are mobility impaired. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makaranga Hotel Kloof
- Protea Hotel Makaranga Garden
- Makaranga Kloof, Africa