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African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Magaliesburg
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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“So nearly perfect”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed for five nights over the New Year period as the start of our three weeks in South Africa.

Upon arrival the check in team were polite and efficient and then to the room via a golf cart. We stayed in one of the villas and could not find fault with the room, well furnished and appointed as well as clean and cool. The Villas are away from the main complex and give an added sense of privacy. The grounds are fantastic and despite being very close to the Johannesburg/Pretoria conurbation it does give the out of Africa feel very nicely.

Over the five days we dined in both the al a carte and the buffet restaurants and the food was very good indeed for breakfast lunch and dinner.

The spa and gym are great and if you like running machines the view whilst running is fantastic. The spa is well worth spending the better part of a day at as the entire area is geared up to be calm and relaxing.

The only thing that lets this experience down is some of the staff. A couple of examples are;
1) we asked four times for the mini bar to be filled before it happened.
2) some of the waiting staff are expert in avoiding requests
3) the service can be slow to the point of geological.

That said I spoke to the manager about the issues and he assured me that the hotel was about to start and extensive training programme with the staff to move on from these problems.

Overall I would recommend that if you are considering this hotel then you could do a lot worse and you do stay here. You simply have to nag a little to get a better service.

Room Tip: If you can go for the villas. All are fantastic and again get you away from the hustle and bustle
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear "davidiafrica",

Thank you for your extensive and detailed feedback and for sharing this with the TripAdvisor community. Much appreciated.

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting our beautiful country. Your constructive criticism on the slow service experienced when requesting assistance with your mini bar, as well as some non responsiveness of some of the waitering staff will be discussed and dealt with in our management meeting. A new extensive service training program for all team members, including some of our casual team members, is already scheduled for and will be launched in 2 weeks from now, focused on further improving our consistency of service. Our apologies for not getting this right during your recent visit.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon upon your next visit to SA!

Warm regards,


Nelson Rodrigues - General Manager
Mount Grace Country House and Spa
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

why fly all the way to Cape Town for a weekend getaway, when the luxurious grounds and rooms of mount grace are so close by. the customer service is excellent -- very responsive staff (thanks Xander). the breakfast buffet is very good. lunch is decent. and dinner at the a la carte restaurant, though a bit pricey, is good. overall, bravo mount grace.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear "iankowalker",

Thank you for your kind recommendations! I fully agree with you... Why fly down all the way to Cape Town while you can simply unwind in the beautiful setting of our Country House surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg.

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our facilities and food offering, but more importantly, the service received by our TEAM at the hotel. We will definitely share your feedback with everyone....

We can't wait hosting you again soon!

Warm regards,


Nelson Rodrigues - General manager
Mount Grace Country House and Spa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Being welcomed into Mount Grace from the boom to the reception was already a great start. We were whisked away to our room in one of the many golf carts only to enter to find an exquisitely decorated large luxury room, with champagne and chocolates to celebrate Christmas day. Bookings were made at the very last minute but we were helped easily and made to feel completely accomodated. After sipping champagne on our balcony overlooking the tree tops, we slipped into our gowns and made our way past the warm and cold pools to have lunch on the deck. A gourmet toasted sandwhich was enjoyed along with one of the most fabulously made Margarita's to ever be tasted. We dressed for dinner and had a choice between Twist and the Rambling Vine, deciding to dine ala carte, we opted for the Rambling Vine. A dinner of escargots, foie gras with apple tartatin, chicken and prawn roulade and crab claw rissotto was finished off with a chocolate taster and assortment of accompanied drinks. Here I found the Cosmopolitan to be absolutely 100% perfectly made. As it was drizzling we were transported to and from our room via golf cart with the friendliest of staff.
Breakfast was increadible, so many choices from smoked salmon, waffles with every sweet treat imaginable, different cured meats, bacon, sausages, pastries and eggs benedict, our eyes were definately bigger than our stomachs but we ate heartily. This was truly a magical and wonderful experience and I will recommend this to anyone looking for a quite break away but not too far from the city. Thank you to Mount Grace for their exceptional hospitality on the very last minute.

Room Tip: We stayed in the luxury room which provided us views across the valleys and over the tree tops. You...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear "Liddelcat",

What an amazing review! The entire TEAM is excited to hear that you have truly enjoyed your stay with us, from arrival to departure.

Your kind recommendations on the service received by our security guards upon arrival, the porters servicing the golf carts, the team at the Spa as well as the waitering TEAM is much appreciated and will be shared with them all.

Great to know that you enjoyed our cocktails such as the famous Cosmopolitan and Margarita as well as the sumptuous breakfast serviced in our Twist restaurant every morning!

Do make sure you come and pay us another visit soon!

Kind regards,

Nelson Rodrigues - General manager
Mount Grace Country House and Spa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

We celebrated our 28th wedding-anniversary and was spoilt by the hotel-team by being upgraded to a better room. The view was excellent and we spent a lot of time on the stoep enjoying the mountains and lovely trees.Recieving a free bottel of Champange and lovely strawberries to celebrate our anniversary - we really felt spoilt! It is little things like this that will make us come back again. We enjoyed our stay and the spa very much. Thanks to the great Mount Grace Team! May you all have a wonderfull Christmas and a blessed new year!
Regards
James and Juanita Gregory.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear "james g",

It is wonderful to know that we have been able to assist making your 28th anniversary a day to remember... On days like these, you and your partner deserve to be spoilt a bit while surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the Country House as well as the Magaliesburg area...

Do come back to us soon, either to celebrate a special occasion or simply just "because you both feel like it"...

Warm regards,

Nelson Rodrigues - General Manager
Mount Grace Country House and Spa
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We were in need of a quiet, relaxing weekend away from the city........and that is exactly what we had. Our room (205) was spacious and well appointed with a great bathroom with bath and separate shower. The furnishings were modern and everything was spotlessly clean. The view from our small terrace was lovely. We had not pre-booked any spa treatments but luckily they were able to fit us in. My husband had a massage and I had a pedicure. Wonderful! We were so relaxed we decided to order dinner from room service. I was told initially that the order could take up to 45 minutes which did not surprise me as the hotel was full. However the food arrived in less than 30 minutes and was delicious and well presented. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in and we were reluctant to get out of it in the morning! How glad we were that we did. I don't think I have ever seen a more extensive breakfast menu (even a Bloody Mary if you were so inclined...wow!). My husband is not a big eater and I was astonished at what he managed to get through. All members of staff we encountered were courteous and helpful and a great asset to the hotel. We will most definitely be back.

Room Tip: Rooms near the spa have great views and are in the "quiet" zone.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank cookspain
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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear "cookspain",

Providing all of our guests with "just what they needed" is one of the core ambitions of the team at the Mount Grace. You can imagine how happy we are to hear that we have been able to provide you and your husband with exactly that!

Make sure you come back soon to enjoy another relaxing spa treatment and sip on another "Bloody Mary" in our breakfast restaurant...

Warm regards,

Nelson Rodrigues - General Manager
Mount Grace Country House and Spa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We celebrated our 10th anniversary at this hotel located in a wooded area overlooking the town of Magaliesburg. One hour's drive from Sandton. The service was very good and friendly. The staff pampered us after learing that we were there to celebrate our anniversary. We spent a day at the Wellness centre. The treatments and food were also very good. The floating pool is a must if you plan to visit the Wellness centre. Our room was very comfortable and well layed out. The view from the room was rather dissapointing considering most of the rooms around us had fantastic views. The warm pool was a joy a at dusk and dawn. We has a romantic meal in the main restaurant which we found to be very charming. The buffet breakfast had a large variaty of foods to choose from. A wonderful stay. We will be back!

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for a room WITH a view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RobinHolton
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Hotel_Management2010, Guest Relations Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear RobinHolton,

Glad to hear we have been able to create a memorable experience and a joyful anniversary! On behalf of the entire TEAM at the Mount Grace Country House and Spa, we thank you for sharing these wonderful words with the rest of the TripAdvisor community.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Yours sincerely,

Bosele Mogamisi - Guest Relations Manager
Mount Grace Country House and Spa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Was a day visitor and had lunch. The buffet was really good - all 3 courses were flawless. I especially enjoyed the cheesecake which was divine (i had seconds)! The hotel is beautifully furnished and i loved sitting out in the gardens over a long lazy lunch. A disappointment was the state of the seats outside which had dirty cushions. I could not sit on mine and swopped it with one from an unoccupied table (which was only slightly cleaner). Our table cloth was also dirty and we had to ask the waitress to clean it. When we got past this, we had a very enjoyable lunch.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank AudstheGreat
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Hotel_Management2010, General Manager at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear AudstheGreat,

We truly appreciate your kind feedback and are thrilled to hear we have been able to create an enjoyable experience while visiting the Mount Grace Country House and Spa. Our sincere apologies for not picking up the stains on the table linen and seat cushions used at your table on our garden deck. Clearly not of the standard we aim to provide to our guests, so thank you for pointing this out to us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm regards,

Nelson Rodrigues - General Manager
Mount Grace Country House and Spa
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Property: African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa
Address: Old Rustenburg Road | Private bag 5004, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Magaliesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Magaliesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just one hour's drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, the exclusive famed African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa is a timeless gem where luxury and peace are in abundance. Oozing old world charm but boasting modern opulence, our hotel in Magaliesburg, South Africa is the perfect retreat for team building, conferences and relaxed weekend getaways away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The picturesque country house started life as a private residence and farmhouse and has hosted a number of dignitaries and A-list visitors over the years. Located on a hillside with unspoilt views of the valley and boasting some ten acres of manicured gardens as well as pristine bushveld, the sprawling property is a balm for the city weary soul. Take a leisurely drive along country roads or land in a helicopter. While at African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa, indulge in good food, fine wines and relaxing spa treatments in the award winning Mount Grace Spa. Our TEAM prides itself on creating a home away from home for all our GUESTS, where time stands still, allowing you to enjoy that rare opportunity of complete relaxation. ... more   less 
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