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Rissington Inn
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wiltshire
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Where to start. Rissington Inn was one of my favorites when recently doing a trip in the Hazyview area. The staff were friendly with good humour. It was a great start to our holiday. We felt very relaxed well fed and very informed of what there is to do in the area. The lane leading to Rissington Inn was a bumpy as in deed were many of the lanes to guest houses in this area. We will certainly want to go back to Rissington Inn in the future. The food was excellent and the wine list fabulous and to top it all the prices were all reasonable.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This Inn is a gift to man kind, hospitality like no other,the staff ever so helpfull ,Owner Chris has created a peacefull haven for a most relaxing holiday,
each room is unique the view fantastic,a good pub after a day out in the krugerpark to take away the thirst,As for the restaurant unforgettable food and service,this is the destination for a quiet holiday,But make no mistake if you chose to be active you can do plenty in the area,Game viewing, pot holes, gods window and gold panning in pilgrims all only a short drive away,
to all friends,and unknown friends this is the place to go!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed with our 3 kids on our way from Johannesburg to Kruger Park. One night was not enough and we wish we had stayed longer. It is a surprising oasis just 1 km from the main road in Hazyview. We stayed in one of the guest houses which was perfect for our family. The cottage was lovely and comfortable with an excellent balcony with a Hammock to relax. Our kids especially enjoyed the pool. The food was also excellent. A very lovely stay for a reasonable price!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We stayed at the Rissington Inn back in September, during our first trip to South Africa. We were very warmly welcomed by the friendly staff, and after a very welcome cold beer, were shown to our room which was overlooking the beautiful immaculately kept garden. The room was spacious and airy and spotlessly clean. It had an amazing outside shower (very private!) which was very refreshing after a hard days sight seeing in the heat. The menu was really interesting, and everything we tried was delicious and well cooked. The fillet of beef was the best I've ever tasted. We took a picnic each day with us, supplied by the hotel which were always delicious and very civilized as we were provided with proper lates, knives, forks and even cloth napkins! Chris, the owner, has a great sense of humour and he had us chuckling every time we came across him. He was very knowledgable about the area, and told of us a beautiful walk along the Sabi river, where there was a plethora of birds and butterflies which we thoroughly enjoyed. When we settled the bill on our departure, we were very pleasantly surprised as we'd had 5 star treatment for 3 star prices! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the area, you will get a very warm welcome and have a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Rissington is a lovely friendly hotel which for us at least would have been improved by hot weather. We were unlucky with cold rain! Our room was very spacious and we enjoyed both dinner and breakfast very much. The staff were very friendly and eager to please. If I had a comment it would be about slight lack of upkeep and 'finish'.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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OwnerRissington, Owner at Rissington Inn, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Hi Unnamed Critic
Thanks for the positive comments about our lovely Rissington. You don't say who you are or in which room or on what date you stayed, which would have helped us to narrow down where what you refer to as the 'finish' might have been lacking, but we had weeks and weeks of rain in December and even after 32 years of praying and running hotels in the Lowveld, I have been unable either to change the weather or paint in the rain. Sorry about that - maybe you know the secret? - but I can assure you that the moment the sun came out, any lack of upkeep or finish would immediately have rectified! Next time come in the winter. The sun shines every single day from March until October. But as you rightly point out, the welcome is sunny every day. Guaranteed. And the food and rooms are excellent too.
All the best
The Named Owner, Chris Harvie
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Nice relaxing location, we had a lovely thatched property in the grounds, with a lazy hammock and an outside shower, which was a bit of fun! Sitting on the patio watching a troupe of monkeys. The Inn was staffed by a selection of young people including several gap students, everybody was very friendly and accommodating. We commented that the bedding was a little tired the first day, this was rectified the next day as the owner had just been on a shopping trip to replace all the bedding. Manager very informative and recommended best places to visit and best times to go. The food was very nice and the evenings were warm enough to sit out side on the veranda over looking the pool and grounds.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durbanville, South Africa
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

we spent two nights at the Rissington Inn. it is a very good run hotel in a nice and quiet location. The staff ist fantastic. Very friendly and helpful. the variety of the menu and the possibility to eat half portions is great. We will come back!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Anita S
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Property: Rissington Inn
Address: Route R40 | 2 km South of Hazyview, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rissington Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable, award-winning country lodge. Stylish, relaxed and informal. A la carte restaurant, open 7 days. Superb food. Fully licensed bar. Colourful gardens. All rooms have own bathrooms, fridges, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, private entrances, verandahs and breathtaking views. Garden Suites and Hillside Suites have hammocks or daybeds. Cheerful, attentive hospitality. Swimming pool and walks down the valley. Spectacular birds and game sightings.On the Panorama Route and 10 minutes from the Kruger National Park. Golf, riding and a host of activities nearby. Rissington Inn - Exceeding expectations. ... more   less 
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