We stayed here for the final night of our trip to SA after leaving a game lodge in the Kruger and driving the Blyde River Canyon route. It is an ideal stop for that purpose (or in reverse direction) and many people seem to do it. The small town of Graskop is by far one of the most pleasant we went to from a visitor's point of view and has some great places to eat like Harrie's Pancakes and the terrific Portuguese/Mozambiquan restaurant Carimambo very close to the hotel - wish we'd been hungrier.
It was a real shame that the weather did its absolute worst and it was pouring with rain the whole time we were at the hotel. The gardens and the large pool are lovely. Luckily the same is true of the public areas in the main building. I loved the reading room facing the pool, and the restaurant is very chic with one of the best buffet breakfasts of the trip. Lots of interesting furniture and artworks to admire.
We had two garden rooms with nice new bathrooms. The rooms are individually decorated - our sons had one which was fun and interesting, unfortunately the artist who did ours must have been suffering a block as it was almost entirely blinding white and felt a bit clinical. It was all very clean and the beds were comfortable.
Staff were helpful enough but without the warmth we'd become accustomed to in other places we stayed. It was excellent value for money compared to what you'd pay for a hotel of this standing in Europe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "An art gallery you can sleep in" - Greenwood Guides - 2006. Privately owned 3 star "art" hotel. In the heart of the Panorama Route, Close to the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, and various waterfalls. Malaria free area. 19 Artist rooms, each decorated by a different artist, and 15 Garden suites, all with en suite facilities. Bed and breakfast at very reasonable prices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Graskop Hotel Mpumalanga, South Africa