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Champagne Sports Resort
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We are privileged to be owners of a time share in this resort. Therefore, we return every year for a special relaxing time here.
The chalets are very comfortable, well serviced and modern. Although it is self catering, we often make use of the restsurant in the hotel. This is also highly recommended and the food is lovely with a VERY wide range to choose from!
We have visited during different seasons of the year and each one has something special about it. I must admit, Winter time is freezing cold!! Every morning the frost looks like snow! Luckily the chalets are equipped with a fireplace and in the hotel itself are cosy fireplaces too.
We love playing golf and although difficult, this golf course is just in another league. Definitely one of our highlights when we visit here!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We visit this resort once a year. We've stayed their for the last week and once again it was great. The golf course is brilliant, the service staff was friendly and efficient, the buffet dinner in the hotel was excellent. You get all of this in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We will be back next year.

Stayed: June 2014
Thank Christo B
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

I am a time share owner at this resort, and have many, many years of family memories in the time share units. They're self catering but we often use the hotel restaurant, which is excellent.

As a speaker, I also present at many conferences at this event. What I like is that they're constantly improving, modernising and renovating the facilities. They can cater for 1,000 people or for 15 across 16 venue rooms of varying sizes. Beautiful surroundings, convenient location, wonderful staff.

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Make sure you get a view of the mountains over the golf course.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank GraemeCodrington
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family planned a relaxing weekend at the resort for Father's day weekend. the resort is tastefully decorated, has beautiful views, tons of activities for children of all ages and is a romantic destination for couples. the fires that burn in the various lounges warmed us up in the evenings as we spent family time playing games. the restaurant offers a buffet menu which caters for all tastes - i gained a few kgs. This is a breathtaking resort which is maintatined very well and worth every cent spent.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Sane G
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were on our way home from the coast and decided to take a chance on staying the night. We were able to and it was a great decision. Beautiful scenery. Lovely large room in the hotel. Food was great at dinner and breakfast buffet. Played golf and it was spectacular. What a beautiful course. Fun even if challenging. A little pricey to stay, but worth it for a special treat.

Room Tip: Upper floor with mountain view is best.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Jackie19542013
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have been a number of times. It is a fantastic location in the mountains with great views. Our kids love it as there is lot for them to do and they are always active. In many ways we love the place. However there are a few negatives.
1. The food has got worse and is now well below the standard I would expect. Too much choice and too little quality!
2. It was fairly empty when we were there but the service was very slow and in some cases ordered food or drinks never arrived at all.
3. The gym is poor. There is no running machine, no cross trainer and no rowing machine. Not acceptable for a gym.

For kids and family it is great but don't expect much on service and food then you won't be disappointed.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We've booked a family room for 3 nights. It included a double bed, 2 single beds and a camping cot for our youngest. When we enquired about a microwave to heat our baby's food and milk, we were told to pay R350 extra for that (these days you buy a brand new small microwave for that price). We also enquired about a fridge. That was another R100 extra per day! Ridiculous!

The toilet constantly leaked and the maintenance guys were at the end of our 3 day stay part of the family, since they kept on trying to fix the toilet, but never managed to do so. We had maintenance daily in our room.

Never ever think that you will have that wonderful afternoon nap, since the cleaning staff constantly have their tea time or lunch time in the hall ways and really love to use their outdoor voice outside the rooms :-)

This place has breathtaking views, but we will never stay there again.

We also made use of the spa and booked for 2 full body massages. I found it really arrogant that they demand a 10% tip afterwards. The staff also need to work on their people skills and friendliness.

The food was of 5 star quality at all times, but the accommodation only 3 stars. What a wonderful and awesome stay one will have when food and accommodation delivers 5 star service!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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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
Price Range: $86 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Champagne Sports Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 243
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