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Budmarsh Country Lodge
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Great food,great wine and great service. I was just a bit disapointed in our room,expected a bit more from a 5 star lodge. The bath was very small and the television a bit 1980`s. If it wasnt for the great food and service this lodge would have been 4 star. When I asked for my bill at the end of our stay we saw that none of the in-room beverages where charged,so I had to tell them how many we had.

Dont get me wrong, we really enjoyed our weekend. With a bit more focus on the minor detail this lodge could be one of the best.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank The_Bouss
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stunning lodge to relax for a weekend away from the city and a birders paradise. Me and my boyfriend just returned from Budmarsh and really had a wonderful time. The staff is attentive and friendly, the lodge and gardens well looked after and the food top of its class. Wish we could have stayed longer just to enjoy more of the excellent food! We were there over a very cold weekend and they made alot of effort to keep us warm with a nice fire in the main lounge, heated towel rails and electric blankets. The only place I felt cold was in the dining rooms in the evenings where a blanket would have been welcomed. I would love to return Budmarsh in Summer as I think they are better suited as summer getaway venue.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank miki121
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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Thank you for a warm review!! Winter can be a harsh time and yet Budmarsh seems to be an green oasis in the dry Highveld area during this time. Birds find refuge in our gardens. We are so torn between providing a well heated, energy consuming atmosphere and a "green" energy efficient hotel. Oh dear!! I think every hotel is facing the same challenges. However, we look forward to seeing you again in summer when the Woodlands Kingfisher is a common visitor to our gardens. However, our Diners Club Diamond Award winning cellar will be a chilling 17 degrees!!! So make sure you ask for a blanket if you book a romantic dinner in our cellar!

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

A beautiful 5 star lodge run by extremely friendly and efficient staff. The 6 course dinner was superb, as was the breakfast. If you are looking for a great meal with dishes not often seen on South African menus' then treat yourself to a weekend at Budmarsh. They also have an extremely impressive wine list and cellar. The gardens are beautiful with an abundance of birds. We would definitely recommend Budmarsh if you are looking for a luxury weekend away, We will certainly return the next time we need a relaxing weekend away.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Suen881
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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Budmarsh is delighted by your review!! Thank you! Botswana is a beautiful country and we appreciate our international travellers who find beauty in our country and our Lodge. Please do come again!!!

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife and I just spent a wonderful weekend at this lovely country lodge. The service and food were excellent and to spend a lazy afternoon lying on a rug next to the many ponds in the gardens was a real treat. The gardens were beautiful even in winter and with the abundant birdlife were a pleasure to wander around and enjoy. The staff were very attentive and helpful, and Chris the excellent chef was there to discuss his Great creations from the kitchen.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank JeremyC086
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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

We are so delighted by your review. We aim to ensure that everyone gets to relax at Budmarsh. Winter can be dry and harsh. However Budmarsh does provide a wonderfully green oasis in our winter-brown Highveld Magaliesberg area.

We love Chris' food as well!! And we like it even more when our guests do!!

See you again!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a two day conference at Budmarsh earlier this year. The venue is lovely and the staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and attentive - I really have to say that the service was excellent! They went out of their way to cater for our every need.The food was also very good.

The conference facilities are excellent - very light, spacious and private.

The only slight downside was that my room was quite small, although it did have a lovely outdoor shower.

I will definetely return, Budmarsh is well worth a visit!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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4  Thank Saar01
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Ken_and_Meg_Fargher, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

We are so glad you chose Budmarsh for your conference! Our staff is focused on service and quality and they will appreciate the recognition you have given them. Thank you!

We have a variety of rooms at Budmarsh to suit the various budgetary requirements of our guests. The outdoor showers on the smaller rooms are fun and we hope that it did compensate to some extent for the smaller room size! When we see you again, we need to get you into one of our other rooms!!

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