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“Get spoiled and to discover beautiful Tzaneen area”

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The Fairview Collection, Tzaneen
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tzaneen
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Get spoiled and to discover beautiful Tzaneen area”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our 3 night stay at Farieview Hotel was a wonderful experience. Everything was just great!
The room was perfect and we really felt to be home - it was just perfect! (See room advice))
The staff was very helpful, friendly and really spoiled us. Also the food was excellent! As foreigner we love meet - there was no fillet steak on the menu - but the kitchen-crew prepared it specially for us. It was delicious! Also the breakfast buffet was stunning....what a treat! I just can say: we got spoiled and no wish remained open.
The area of Tzaneen is absolutely different to what we had seen during our several travels through SA. Here you can explore the "fruit basket of SA " nearly nothing that not would grow there. From bananas, avocados, lychees, tea, etc. - just different from all other places. For golfers: Tzaneen has a great golf corse: 1 to 9 = slopes and hill to hill - quite difficult. 10 to 18 = flat but tricky.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I attended a wedding held at the Fairview Hotel in March 2014. The venue for the venue was beautiful but what an awful experience with the accommodation! What a disappointing visit we had to Fairview in Tzaneen. The 4 star room we had in the Village section was dirty and run down and had an awful smell. The paint was coming off the walls, the surfaces where unclean and we found someone else's old clothes in the cupboard when we arrived. After discovering odd looking pellets in the room I asked if maintenance could check the room. While they checked the room I asked if this was really 4 star and they said yes because it had 2 twin beds and so met the criteria. I was shocked. To cut a long story short, we could not subject ourselves and our small child to the awful smell and the dirty rooms and decided not to spend the night and rather went to find other accommodation because we were told the lodge was fully booked.

We received a call from their PR people the next day and they were kind enough to apologise for our bad experience. I hope that they do some serious upgrades to the village rooms they are definitely not 4 star in the state that they are in.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Ceres, South Africa
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have regularly dined here in the past and particularly enjoy the fact that Cedrick, the head chef and great host always personally greets the patrons and ensures their requested dishes live up to their expectations. Food portions are ample and they also have a great range of exciting and pertinent wines.

As someone who tends to notice the decor in restaurants, I was pleasantly surprised by the art works gracing the walls. A lot of effort has obviously been put into creating a unique atmosphere.

Fairview restaurant is a very worthwhile option.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Marinda T, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairview Collection, Tzaneen, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
Dear Pierre

We really appreciate your kind report. We hope to host you and your wife soon again !

Regards

M.Thomas
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Tzaneen
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

The waiter was uninformed and useless. The wine list is poor. The food was awful. We waited for 20 minutes for coffee which never arrived. We had to beg for the bill! (which was wrong!) Altogether a miserable experience!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Do not allow negative comments to put you off. The chalets are great, the staff friendly and helpfull, the food at the restaurant excellent food. Prices are reasonable, and the golf course is challenging, but great fun. We will definitely return.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marinda T, Guest Relations Manager at The Fairview Collection, Tzaneen, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for the great review ! We appreciate your input.
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White River, South Africa
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Recently found this gem of a spot on the outskirts of Tzaneen clsoe to Magoeboeskloof as our stop-over for a bike rally for the Harley Chapter recently opened in Nelspruit. Lovely rooms, brilliant service from the staff, lots of large shady trees and fantastic lapa on the river below the lodge for a magic dinner experience. Well done to the hotel team and thanks for pulling out the stops!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Marinda T, Public Relations Manager at The Fairview Collection, Tzaneen, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for the great review , it was a pleasure to host you
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Polokwane, South Africa
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Worst 5* expierence of my life,the aircon didnt work,the fridge was empty,you couldnt watch all the channels on the DSTV,there was a spotlight just outside our window making it impossible to sleep,the employees woke me at 05:00am with their screaming,not to mention the useless waiter that forgot our orders. I will never go back to this Hotel again,I am so disapointed.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marinda T, Public Relations Manager at The Fairview Collection, Tzaneen, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Sir / Madam , we apologise for your unsatisfactory stay , seeing that you are from our neighbouring town, we would anytime be willing to offer you a free nights accommodation to see if we can change your views about our establishment ! Regards
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Property: The Fairview Collection, Tzaneen
Address: Old Gravelotte Rd | Manorvlei Farm ext 8, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa (Formerly Fairview River Lodge)
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Tzaneen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Tzaneen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairview Collection, Tzaneen 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the Letaba River in tropical Tzaneen, the Fairview Collection combines first class facilities with warm country hospitality. The moment you enter the tranquil estate, with 18 holes par-3 golf course surrounded by mystical mature gardens, you can exhale and relax. The Fairview Hotel offers elegant 4* thatched rooms decorated in Afro-Colonial style, in a garden setting boasting an amazing variety of indigenous trees and colourful birdlife. The Village at Fairview is a luxury 5* hideaway with only ten spacious and stylish suites looking out over the lush gardens and the scenic golf course. Indulge in the warm luxury of your suite fitted with a Nespresso coffee machine, private balcony and beautiful bathroom with jumbo shower, heated towel rails, underfloor heating and jacuzzi baths to make your stay memorable. Dine in the spacious thatched Le’Thaba Restaurant offering wonderful cuisine accompanied by an excellent selection of wines. Private functions can be held at the Baobab Room and small to large conferences in a selection of well-appointed meeting rooms. Fairview offers the perfect setting for a romantic wedding with its chapel, extensive lawns and intimate feel. Enjoy pampering treatments at the Zen Spa & Rasul, play golf, try your hand at fly-fishing, walk the trails, or relax at the private swimming pool area. Golfing guests have access to a golf cart. Fairview is just 5 minutes from the heart of Tzaneen and an hour from the world renowned Kruger National Park. The lush and tropical area of Tzaneen serves as a perfect base to explore the Wolkberg Mountains, Magoebaskloof, quaint Haenertsberg, Modjadji Cycad Forest and the biggest baobab tree at Sunland. Swim in waterfalls, sample the freshest avocados, oranges and mangoes at roadside stalls and get your adrenaline pumping on a canopy tour. ... more   less 
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