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Champagne Sports Resort
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Certificate of Excellence
Casinalbo, Italy
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77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I was here for business. The place is absolutely fantastic. The environment is amazing. The room was really clean and I had appreciate the big shower. Food in general is very good, no complain.
The staff is really professional and faster.
Briefly, this place is strictly recommended.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We all enjoy returning to Champagne Sports. The food is excellent-especially the fresh fish, stir fries & pancakes. The children's entertainment and activities keep my ten year old busy and even my teen made some friends this time. There's a lovely golf course for dad and the friendly hands on approach by management makes it easy to focus on relaxing and read a book. The booking ladies who deal with our emails however are not as efficient, often taking time to respond and not always answering our questions. I was disappointed to learn from one of the managers that there was a December special I knew nothing about. We have been coming to Champagne Sports for 10 years and at nearly R4000/day for a family of 4, we should be on some kind of loyalty programme of mailing list to be advised of specials. I managed to get 1 night on the special. I would also have liked a room closer to the main building as requested in my booking email.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

We went to stay at the hotel for a work year end function. The rooms were very comfortable and the beds and bedding of very high quality. The room had a balcony with a beautiful view. The bathroom was nice with double basins, bath and shower, although we could have done with extra hand towels as we were 2 women sharing.
The hotel is located well for enjoying activities nearby and it has nice swimming pool area. We had a buffet dinner which was varied and delicious and the buffet breakfast was equally outstanding.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Durban, South Africa
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Our first visit to this establishment using the self catering units and was so well worth it :)
Even though it rained most of the time we all had a super relaxing time. The unit was clean.....:))) and the staff we encountered were very pleasant. Would recommend it to everyone :)))

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We enjoyed a stay at Champagne Sports. I felt that a weekend was a little short, as the Saturday was entirely dominated by a family golf day. We didn't really get to enjoy any of the other ameneties, of which there are many.

The self catering cottages along the golf course were really lovely. Although, the breakfast and dinner buffet in the hotel were excellent too, and again I wished we had planned enough time to enjoy these properly.

Overall, a lovely stay. It's not high end luxury - but it really is comfortable and perfect for a family weekend.

One major disappointment, however, was the gym. It was very limited in terms of cardio equipment.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Kempton Park, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We recently stayed in one of the self catering chalets at Champagne Sports. The scenery and views were absolutely wonderful, however the furniture and decor in the chalet we had is definately in need of an update. We looked forward to visiting the 'Sports Bar' at the golf clubhouse which is apparently rated in the top 5 of South Africa, well I'm sorry but we found it to be dull and dreary and wouldn't even get into our top 100. The restuarant at the hotel appeared to be more of a factory canteen and was not very inviting at all. We had a drink in the main bar area and we were the ONLY people in the bar at 8.00 on that particular evening.
If you are self catering , then take EVERYTHING you need with you as there are no shops within 30 kms. I still think the DRAKENSBERG SUN is the best place of them all

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Durban, South Africa
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64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have been to this resort a few times in the past few years, always staying in the chalets and not the hotel. Overall I have to say that this is a nice place but after that last visit it was clear her age is showing. The chalets were desperately in need of freshening up. However, it is an enjoyable family getaway with nice facilities and great location. The resturant serves good food and is reasonably priced. R160pp for a buffet dinner - not something I would do every night and could be expensive with a larger family. Keep in mind that the al-la-carte menu closes quite early so plan for an ealry dinner if you are not up for the buffet ... or make alternate plans.
Another recommendation is to use the cafe at the golf-club for light snacks and meals instead of the restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Champagne Sports Resort
Address: Central Drakensberg | Private Bag X9, Winterton 3340, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Sports Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 243
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