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“Father's day Get Away” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Rustenburg
Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Father's day Get Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

I wanted to suprise hubby with a nice father's day gift, but was myself suprise when hubby suggested to rather spend the weekend away than at home.

I jump to this idea as father's day fell over a long weekend and that meant we could sleep in. We would arrive at the hotel Saturday morning and return the Monday afternoon no rush and no driving in peak traffic.

I contacted the hotel ready to hear they are fully booked, but much to my supprice i was told they still had rooms available. I booked a luxury room but also ask for a room away from any hotel traffic and staff entrances, due to previous experience at another hotel.

On our arrival we recieved a warm welcome from the ladies at reception that made us feel at home right away. They ask if we wanted to join them for the father's day luch and since it was a father's day weekend we booked a table.

Our room no 25 was very close to reception and the boma area and we expected to be kept awake all night with people waking pass but to our suprise it was very quite and you hardly heard people passing by. The hotel has a turn down service at night and in the winter hot chocolate and a small chocolate is place on the tea tray to enjoy when returning from dinner.

In the early hours of the mornings we woke up by the sounds of monkeys playing in the trees next to our room, a very pleasant sound if you grew up in the city.

The grounds are well maintained and the hotel provide a large variety of things to do especially for the young ones. For the ladies and gents that enjoy a spa treatment you can pop in at the spa and be pamper. For those adrenalin junkeys they can always book to go on the canopy tour. This is something i will highly recomend (me and hubby done the canopy tour previously and that is how we stumble across this pretty coisy hotel) and this is not for only the young ones if you still young at heart and still up for a joy ride then this is the definately for you.

If you take a stoll around the grounds you will definately came across the monkeys and apes playing in the trees and also on the grass next to the swimming pool. I recommend you keep a camera handy as they are always up to something.

The food was once again profesionaly done and there was a very large variety to choose from, if you hungry afterwards then you either have a huge worm or you just miss dinner, lunch or breakfast.

The sjeff was constantly out in the front to check on his food and to ensure there is enought for the guest to enjoy. To me this is great becasue your job do not stop when it leaves the kitchen it stops when all the guest have left and your plates return empty.

I will defenitaly recomend this hotel to anyone who just wants to get away and just relax and be pampered.

Sparkling Waters you have a excellent staff and manager and you doing a great job of keeping it that way.

Room Tip: This hotel cater for families as there are plenty to do for kids and parents can just relax. If you...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rina V
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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your Father's Day Get Away.

I am so pleased that you experienced all our facilities including the Sunday Lunch Spit Braai, Sparkling Health Spa, and Magaliesberg Canopy Tour.

Our staff are our greatest asset, and I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our service delivery from the front desk, to housekeeping, and dining room.

The monkeys are not always appreciated and are definitely wild animals, so we do not encourage interaction with them, especially feeding them. But it is special to watch them play in the trees and around the grounds. We are also a bird watchers' haven, due to our location in a conservation area. Many guests are attracted to our location in the mountains, being only 1.5 hours from Johannesburg, and 1 hour from Pretoria.

We look forward to your next visit to our getaway that is not faraway.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were looking for a quiet place away from abuzz and this was the perfect choice, we never regret any moment we spent there. Value for money and the hospitality was great, the food ooooh very appetising and professionally done. It's a great place with the beautiful surroundings of nature.......the executive suite was enough and very spacious like the vintage touch around the place. Lots of memories for the two nights we spent there and the father's day lunch was just the cherry on top thanks baby it was great and to all the staff at sparkling waters you are AWESOME!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Lesego2014
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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
AWESOME review of the hotel, thank you so much for your kind thoughts.

Our motto is is that we sell lasting memories, and I am delighted to note that you enjoyed Fathers Day lunch with us. We promote various special days throughout the year, such as Christmas in July weekend on 25-27th July. Please check our website for forthcoming events.

The reason that many of our guests return regularly, is the peace and tranquility that you experienced only an hour's drive from Pretoria, or 1.5 hours from Joburg.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our mountain getaway soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We spent a weekend here on 27th - 29th June 2014. Was a very nice venue rooms are in good condition and we'll maintained ,staff was very friendly and helpful ,the buffet style dinner and breakfast was very good ,tasty and a large variety with fresh ingredients .
There's a lot of facilities especially if u have kids .
Also prices for drinks are very well price ,so u can see they are not trying to rip u off .
The canopy tour on site was well worth it and the spa treatment was very relaxing .

So much to say that I would definitely recommend this to couples and families alike .

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matthew H
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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Many thanks for your TripAdvisor review, and for your feedback on our Guest Review form.

We are renowned for the quality of our food, and are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts and dinners.

I am so happy to read that you were able to experience and enjoy the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour and the Health Spa, which are operated on our premises. We pride ourselves on value for money family getaways and couples holidays, as well as our Conference and Team Building facilities.

We look forward to your next visit.
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South Africa
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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Spent one night at the Sparkling Waters Hotel - very lovely hotel - huge grounds, lots of activities.
Furniture is outdated and the bed was not comfortable but that was not a huge issue for us.
All the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Really enjoyed the breakfast and braai buffet dinner - everything was prepared extremely well.
The spa on the property is superb - really great treatments and lovely therapists.
It is away from the hustle and bustle of JHB and we loved that.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Experience_Editor
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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for your review and for your compliments about the Hotel and Spa.

We always endeavour to offer our guests the best service possible, so your positive feedback is much appreciated on food, staff service, and Spa experience.

I am sorry that you had an uncomfortable bed. We have softer and harder beds to suit all tastes, and so please request for your choice on your next visit.

Being only 1 hours' drive from Pretoria and 1.5 hours from Joburg, we are ideally situated as a getaway that is not faraway from the hustle and bustle.

We look forward to your next visit, and hope that you may stay longer so that you can really unwind away from the stresses of the city.
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
404 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice location. Nice accommodation although the furniture is a bit outdated. Very nice grounds and gardens.

The buffet meals in the restaurant were really good quality and a wide variety. The spa treatments were excellent.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PretoriaTravelfreak
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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review, and for your kind thoughts about the hotel.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your outing to the mountains just an hours drive from Pretoria. We have recently employed a new chef, Frank, from Holland and are receiving rave reviews, so are happy to read that you appreciated the quality and variety of food that he serves.
The Sparkling Health Spa is a finalist in the World Luxury Spa awards in 2013 and 2014, so we are gratified that you found the treatments to be excellent.
We look forward to opening our doors to you again soon.
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Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

We spent one night at the hotel and enjoyed every minute of it. The room was neat and comfortable. Maintenance of the property is excellent. The food was great - especially the dinner. The ladies bar is relaxed yet classy and the staff was extremely helpful, friendly and polite.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Corne B
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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful report for us on TripAdvisor.
I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your break-away, and that you enjoyed every minute with us.
We strive to offer our guests the best possible service, and appreciate your positive feedback to know that we are exceeding expectations.
We look forward to opening our doors to you again soon, and would hope that you may stay longer on your next visit, so that you can experience all that Sparkling Waters has to offer.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Stayed two nights, had the Family suite, massive main bedroom, had the camp cot in there (they offered a cot, but anyway),had our own Baby sitter, Lorraine. She was a life saver, kids bedroom had two beds plus TV, awesome. Buffet breakfast, buffet dinner, delish, delish! Chef is first class and very good. Lovely time, lots for the kids to do, all activities plus more....Janine and I just recharged batteries and relaxed... who needs self- catering here?

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank williamhyman
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Paul B, Owner at Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Dear Janine & William,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us.
I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your time at Sparkling Waters Hotel, and thank you for your wonderful compliments.
All hotel reviews are discussed in staff meetings as they assist us in evaluating if guest expectations are exceeded.
We look forward to opening our doors to you again on a future occasion.
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Property: Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa
Address: Rietfontein Farm JQ 348, Rustenburg 0300, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Rustenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Rustenburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family resort hotel in the Magaliesberg Mountains, approx 35 kms from Rustenburg, 1 hour from Pretoria, and 1.5 hours from Johannesburg. Ideally located for a convenient break away from the cities of Gauteng. Our motto is 'The getaway that's not faraway'. Both Sparkling Spa and Magaliesberg Canopy Tour are located on the property. ... more   less 
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