We read the reviews of Avalon Springs and were completely amused by others misfortune (unkind, I know). We decided to check it out regardless. Before checking in we snooped at the room and the hot springs and decided it was safe to stay a night. We stayed during the week and I imagine the horror stories already reported must happen when the resort is opened to day visitors. It would seem that there is no upper limit on outsiders using the facilities.
Although it calls itself "luxury" the price would indicate otherwise: R700 for a double room B&B is very reasonable and our room was perfectly adequate. I had to giggle at the scratched out 4th star on their entrace gate. Nothing had changed in the rooms since I was there as a child on a family getaway 20 years ago!
The room was clean. The water was hot. The breakfast was good. The staff were great. The fridge in the room was a little annoying because you couldn't turn it off and the compresser made a racket. The kareoke was attrocious, but isn't it always??
If you are looking for an exclusive getaway this is not it. If you are overnighting and pack your sense of humour, then it's a good place to frolic in the hot pools and smile at the ridiculous shell-shaped basin. But for goodness sake, don't go for more than a night or over the busy holidays!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This magnificent resort, situated approx 200 Kms from Cape Town is nestled in the foothills of the surrounding Cogman's Kloof. The resort offers a range of self catering and hotel accommodation. The highlight of the resort are the natural, hot mineral pools, where water reaches the surface from an estimated depth of the source at about 3kms underground, at a temperature of 43 degrees. A kids playground, the "Boomslang" supertube and lots of fun for the whole family. A gorgeous relaxing weekend getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Springs Montagu