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Old Vic Traveller's Inn
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Dave, Thanks for the friendship, I feel as if I was at a family home. Great Room, quiet, air conditioned with TV and a great price. We stayed in a self catering double room with own bathroom and kitchen. We will definately be back sometime this year.

Room Tip: The room under the deck is quiet and close to the fantastic cool and clean pool.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thank you for staying with us.Have a great year Thanks Dave

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Reviewed November 22, 2012

I had an awesome stay at Old Vic's! The environment is so relaxing with the pool and nature reserve, and the hill behind is fun to climb. Crazy Dave is so great and did a lot to make us feel at home and help us get around Nelspruit. I'd highly recommend for anyone to stay there.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Isaac B
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thank you for staying with us hope you enjoyed your time in our country.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

My stay at Old Vics was relaxing and pleasant! By far the best place I stayed in Africa. The entire Inn feels so homey and the views are beautiful. Dave and Bella were such a pleasure to work with. They were accommodating at every point of our stay and went far above and beyond what I could ask from any hosts. I hope to be back with my family some day and do a trip to Kruger Park!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Amy D
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Thanks Amy for taking time to write a review,and thanks for staying with us.Hope your travels are going well.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I stayed here at the Crazy Kangaroo's part of the accommodation in a dorm room for a couple of nights at the beginning of August 2012. Had the whole room to myself on the first night and only one other person stayed there on the second. Clean room and bathroom, had a very comfortable stay here. Bella was extremely accommodating and always offered to take me around Nelspruit with her on her errands (however this probably wouldn't happen during busier times of the year!).

The pool had just been re-marbled and was looking fabulous. The location itself is wonderful, almost like a tropical animal sanctuary, as well wild african cats roaming around. Lots of little details that have been well thought of really brought the place together in my opinion, with a lovely breakfast area and pretty decorations all around for example.

All kitchen facilities were in great condition and the living room space (inside and outside) were nice. It was extremely reasonable in price for the facilities available.

All in all I had a great stay here at this family run hostel and if i'm ever in the area again would re-visit most definitely.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank for taking time to write a review.I am really happy you enjoyed your stay here,thank you.Hope the rest of your travels were great and that you enjoyed South Africa.thank you Dave

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were on our way to Johannesburgh and it was a public holiday that weekend, so options where to stay were pretty rare. When we wanted to check in, a girl called Happiness was showing us the facilities. She wasn't happy at all, very unfriendly but yet still helpful. We parked our car in front of the guesthouse and told her that we wanted to leave for dinner. Nevertheless she told the couple arriving after us that they could park their car behind ours and literally blocking our way.
When we wanted to leave for dinner, the other couple had to drive their car out of our way. As we returned from dinner, we again let Happiness know, that we wanted to leave early in the morning. She showed us a spot where we could park our car. The morning after, she had to wake the same couple again, so they could drive their car out of our way.
Beside this little story, the place has seen better days. Everything is pretty run down and when I took a shower in the morning, I noticed a frog hopping out of the shower-cabin.
I would NOT reccomend this place as I'm sure there are better B&B in Nelspruit for less money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Thank you for staying at our BACKPACKERS,we are on a nature reserve and sometimes it is very hard to keep these small creatures out,it part of been in the bush,sorry.As for the car parking you are always welcome to park on our pavement some people request to park inside and tell our staff they will move their car as soon as requested (they know they parking people in but they are quite happy to move the car a 5 minute delay.)
We are a four star backpackers with a nature feeling to our place we are rated by grading council which will not let us have the four stars if we were not up to standard.
Please note we are a backpackers.
Thanks for staying with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The hotel is a little far, but if you call them, they pick you up. The place is very charming, in very good conditions and the tour we took was very good. Our guide Ted was the most remarkable about all the place. He was very experienced, very kind and responsible about wild animal. We´d love to have another guide like him.
About the place, rooms are very nice and the environment is really good. We only met one of the owners, Bella,a really nice girl, friendly and cared about customers. On the other side, Hapiness a girl who was in charge those nights, was a little tough and unfriendly. Wi Fi was not working and a laptop was available but really expensive. Restaurant food is really expensive for a place like that.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

Thank you for staying with us.I am glad that Ted looked after you well and that you enjoyed your tour with us.Thanks for taking time to write a review.Thanks Dave

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I've tried to be as fair as possible reviewing my recent stay here. There is no doubt that this hostel is very picturesque. It has a beautiful pool area, raised decking with comfy sofas and the rooms and kitchen are to hostel standards. I am afraid though that this is where it ends. This hostel demands full payment before arrival and will not under any circumstances issue a refund! They do not offer a secure payment system such as paypal and wanted us to email our credit card details to them! The owners run two hostels from the same site so even though you book the Old Vic you may find yourself in the cheaper "Crazy Kangaroos" next door. When we arrived we where told we had been 'upgraded' to The Old Vic which was very frustrating as, to our knowledge, this is what we had already booked. Our room did not have a lock. This is something that is very basic and essential in a hostel! The toilets and shower are situated right next to the office and you have to walk through the communal area and check in area to get to them. They do not allow you to bring your own alcohol and insist you buy from their 'bar' at extortionate prices (think London pub prices). This hostel does not offer collection from Nelspruit as advertised. In fact, this was the only reason we booked with them. They are situated about 10 min drive outside Nelspruit so you'll have to take a taxi costing around R70. Before arrival we had arranged to be taken out to the airport to collect our hire car. When we got to the hostel we where told it would cost us R300 for the 15 min trip. This is clearly taking advantage of international travelers whom the owners seem to believe are loaded as R300 is a lot of money. Furthermore, we had to wait an hour to leave as the owner had things to do beforehand.The journey there and back would have actually cost them no more than R50 in time and fuel. They do not offer maps of the local area. The hostel is situated in the suburbs and unfortunately we where driving around for over an hour trying to find our way back. There are no signposts on main roads and nothing to direct you at all. It was honestly like being trapped in a maze. Parking is very limited. If you are the first car you will be parked in! This clearly does not suit travelers that need to be away early in the morning.
We would never return to this hostel and cannot recommend it but hope that this review will help fellow travelers make an informed decision.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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krugerandmore, Owner at Old Vic Traveller's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2012

Thanks for taking time to write this review,as you have stayed with us you will see that there are Trip Advisor signs up and we love reviews good or bad.We knew we were going to get a review like this from you.
It is you personal option to see things the way you do.How ever a few facts should be pointed out that alcohol may not to be brought on to a property that sells alcohol and has license to do so.That is the law of our country.Our bar price are very reasonable 20 rand for 750ml beer!!.2 You were upgraded from a 10 bed dorm to a tripple private room you only paid 130 rand each a night.
3The rooms all have locks (this is a fact) we just take a 50 rand key deposit which is refunded in full on the return of the key we have lost a lot of keys
4 The airport is 35 kms away and takes 30 minutes to get there an hour return,we have taxi numbers everywhere you were welcome to use a taxi for the same price.The trip is from 200 to 300 rand with a taxi.
We also would love to point out that our blankets went missing in your room when you checked out we tried to get hold of you you gave us the wrong details.
Hope that the rest of your time in South Africa was good and that you go back to UK with fond memories.Thanks Dave

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Address: 12 Impala Street, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Nelspruit
Price Range: $22 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Vic Traveller's Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the South African Lowveld like never before ……Kruger and More caters for the international traveller visiting Southern Africa. Our accommodation is suitable for South African sport groups, families, couples and single travellers. We are situated in Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga, and will accommodate you with real South African hospitality. Crazy Dave (who did the travel thing himself for 4 years) and Bella believe in comfort and value for money. We Offer: Accommodation Travel Desk Tours in and around the Big 5 countryside. Car Rentals Adventure Trips . ... more   less 
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