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“"HEAVEN ON EARTH" - SHANGRI-LA COUNTRY HOTEL”

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Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa
Reviewed September 18, 2013

My feet touched the ground at Shangri-La and it felt like i have arrived in heaven. The land is so beautifully kept and the ambiance is peacefull.
The first person who greeted me with a huge smile was Alfred... who I later called 'Liefie", because he bent over backwards to do anything for us. We were a huge group and every single person had the most amazing time at this hotel. It almost feels wrong to call it Hotel, as it feels like it is now "home". Thank you for all the little things and gestures and smiles and unbelieveable food and service. thank you for doing my laundry without asking and for always smiling and doing everything with pleasure. All the staff work together like a big family and we definitely felt like you have accepted all of us as part of that family.

i have travelled the world, and without a doubt, i can say, this was my most memorable visit ever. And this is not only because the actual hotel and grounds are beautiful but because of your people, service, food excellence and humility!

I am humbled by my experience and so thankful for the experience.

To Alfred, my "Liefie", thank you so much for being such an incredible host and for servicing us with love.

i will certainly be back soon !

Kindest Regards
mpwah

Cassandra Beckett

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Dearest Cassandra,
Reading your magnificent letter certainly brings tears of joy to our eyes. We wish to thank you for your beautiful review. It has been an honour to host you as our guest, and we will make sure that "Liefie" receives further recognition for his brilliant service. Thank you again!
We look forward to welcoming you back home again soon.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Wonderful mid week break for my ladies birthday. Service and attitude of the staff was first class, big thankyou to Ken for arranging a complimentary birthday cake. Special mention for Alfred,Thulani and Jackson for making the stay more memorable with their smiling faces. Gardens are looking good with plenty of activity to improve the ambience of the lush surroundings.
Thank you.
Ken B
Sonnedal Randburg

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Thank you for writing and posting your review of your recent mid week stay at Shangri-La. Our guests' experiences at Shangri-La is very important to us and to hear that your time spent at Shangri-La was a memorable occasion is a feather in our caps. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed over for a recent Glenelly wine tasting (yummy). Room: spacious, clean and beautifully set up. Bathroom a bit if a squeeze. No hair dryer in room (girls will be girls) but was supplied on request. However, without a 2 PI adaptor...such an animal for cellphone charging should be a no brainer and provided without question. Also fridge in minibar was not stocked (ice??, water???). The room was beautiful, comfy and private. The service everywhere outstanding, friendly: nothing too much, down to an unsolicited car wash! The gardens are extraordinary; lush beauty, lovingly put together Labyrinth and zen gardens with star gazing exclamations in between. All together: we are definitely glowing and going back!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Shangri-La. We are thrilled that you have made your acquaintance with our brand new Labyrinth. It is a work of art and we are sure that future guests will share in your enthusiasm.
Thank you for raising the matters regarding the minibar, hair dryer and 2 point plug. We will investigate these important points and ensure our guests' every need is adhered to where possible.
We thank you for taking the time to write about your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Thank you to the helpful, informative and attentive staff at Shangri La this weekend for making our stay enjoyable and comfortable.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Wine Tasting of Glenelly wines on Saturday night and can safely say that the food was divine, a superb 5-course dinner was served that complimented the wines available for tasting.

Our rooms were neat, clean and beautifully appointed with restored antique furniture. The ambiance in the common areas such as the pool and deck areas was friendly and comfortable, with staff checking in frequently to see if we needed anything.

Our family will be definite repeat clients!

Room Tip: We used rooms 23 and 24. I preferred room 24 as it's bigger and more suited to a couple than ro...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at Shangri-La. We are thrilled that you joined our Wine Tasting event with Glenelly Estate and are delighted that you enjoyed the evening. Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Shangri-La on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Rooms: great, spacious, beautiful, luxurious feeling. Restaurant: a luxurious five star experience with ambience and cuisine fit for a king, while the waiters, like Majoe, enhance your meal to be a memorable one. Conference rooms: well planned and equipped. The resort has a lush bushveld feeling, peaceful and well laid out. Definitely something you want to consider visiting.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Shangri-La. Your feedback is a valuable tool not only for us but also for future guests who read our past guests' experiences. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Shangri-La and look forward to welcoming you back to create yet another memorable event at our piece of paradise in the Waterberg.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

My family and I are seasoned travellers with one golden rule: we NEVER visit the same place twice! This way we get to explore all the wonderful places our beautiful country has to offer, and we are guaranteed of a new adventure and experience every time. So, imagine how BLOWN AWAY we were with Shangri-La Country Hotel, when, for the very 1st time, we broke our golden rule and visited the same place twice; in one month!! If you are looking to replenish a weary soul, then Shangri-La is the place to go. The beauty and tranquillity of this little peace of heaven on earth, outweighs any minor imperfections you might encounter during your stay. Well done Shangri-La!!! See you soon!!!
Sandra Theron

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Sandra

Thank you kindly for submitting your review on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to hear of your experience(s) at Shangri-La Country Hotel. It is a delight to read your feedback, which I have passed on to the owners and General Manager of Shangri-La.

Shangri-La recently won its first Trip Advisor Award of Excellence following guest reviews of our property on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your review and we are positive that we will achieve this outstanding award again next year.

We look forward to welcoming you back a third time!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent a wonderful day at the Shangri-La during our recent holiday in South Africa. We were greeted by a wonderful sight of lushious gardens and colourful flowers. The staff were friendly and the rooms clean with a welcome message in flower petals on the bed. The breakfast was good value for money with a wide selection of cereals and a hot and cold buffet. The tranquility of the gardens was heaven for this over stressed manager! It was an experience to remember.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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South O, Guest Relations Manager at Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2013

Thank you for your delightful review of your stay at Shangri-La. We hope to see you back in Paradise for another escape where the only thing you would have to manage would be which of our facilities to use next - be it a laze by the poolside, stargazing, hiking, tennis, indulging in our decadent meals, wine tasting and more!

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Additional Information about Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa

Address: Eersbewoon Road, Modimolle (Nylstroom) 0510, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Shangri-La)
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Modimolle (Nylstroom)
Price Range: $54 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa outside Bela Bela is a tranquil secluded hideaway nestled against the Waterberg Mountains. This peaceful gem just one hour north of Gauteng, offers the elegance of yesteryear, with beautiful antiques, homely pampering in 49 en-suite rooms surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All the comfortable rooms and rondavels at Shangri-La are situated within walking distance of a sparkling swimming pool, relaxing spa as well as other facilities including two restaurants and a cellar (with a Diners Club award winning wine list), a small wedding chapel and fully equipped conference centres. ... more   less 
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