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“Terrible experience for my family”
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Birdsong Cottages
Johannesburg
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81 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Terrible experience for my family”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Booked at Birdsong for the Easter weekend and it was a disappointment. Self-catering place had no lounge area to speak of. The website shows picture of a beautiful bed. Beside the bed there was nothing else beautiful about this place. It is not a place to take small children. The self-catering facilities were dismall. There was a broken bread knife and nothing else to chop and cook. There were no dessert bowls to serve cereals to the kids in the morning. It was unsafe with the balcony not secured. Slept with a gas cylinder on inside the house another safety hazard. All amenities promised were non-existent. When you complain, the crockery starts coming out. I mean this booking was made more than a month ago and they should have prepared since they had spoken to us the day before to confirm our arrival. I couldn't wait to leave. At the price they were charging per night it is not worth it.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Public Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post on TripAdvisor. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience caused during your stay. We are investigating the matter relating to the balcony to ensure better safety for our guests and also an alternate to the gas geyser in the unit referred to. We are constantly upgrading our facilities to offer guests a superb experience at Birdsong.
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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Thank you to the management for affording my wife and I a midweek break. The setting was beautiful. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, my wife especially enjoyed the large bathroom. The friendliness of the staff was well received. We managed to have a braai before the wind and rain forced us indoors. We at least could take some memories home. The disappointment of having to rush home spoiled our stay, we will return to finish our stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Public Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for writing on TripAdvisor about your experience at Birdsong. We are looking foward to welcoming you back soon!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

Thanks to Management for receiving our group with your hospitallity. It was a time we will always remember. The rooms so well equiped and clean. The wonderfull braai we enjoyed to it's fullness. The early morning birding was lovely. For a intimate wedding your Chapel and venue would add to a memorable day.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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South_Of_Africa_HQ, Public Relations Manager at Birdsong Cottages, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Thank you for writing on TripAdvisor about your experience at Birdsong. We are looking foward to welcoming you back soon!
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Additional Information about Birdsong Cottages

Property: Birdsong Cottages
Address: Farm Rietspruit, Driefontein, R101, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 0510, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Birdsong Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy farm-life and warm hospitality in our overnight accommodation or self catering units. Choose from a self catered farm stay or enjoy lodgings in the rondavel or our beautiful guest house. This popular bird watching area is within close proximity of the Nylsvley wetlands. Hiking trails on the farm offer breathtaking views. Birdsong is ideal for small functions, conferences, weddings and parties, with a beautiful chapel with seating for 50-60 people. ... more   less 
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