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Fordoun Hotel & Spa

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Nottingham Road 3280 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Nottingham Road
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Fordoun Hotel and Spa is a family owned and managed luxury five star boutique hotel and spa located near Nottingham Road in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Imaginatively converted from an 1860s farmyard, dairy and homestead, each bedroom and suite is individually styled, highlighting the historical past. Luxuriously appointed rooms feature king-size beds, underfloor heating, mini bar, tea tray, WiFi, TV and DVD player. Five romantic private suites on a hilltop boast panoramic views of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, walk-in dressing rooms, gas fireplace, and indoor and outdoor showers. Serene pastoral countryside, dams and meandering trails beckon walkers, cyclists and fly-fishing enthusiasts. Heightened appetites are satisfied by fine gourmet cuisine prepared with seasonal farm produce and the freshest local ingredients in the fine dining restaurant, Skye Bistro. Fordoun’s renowned wellness spa features indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, floatation tank, rasul,vichy shower and more. Spa lovers revel in the many tempting treatments, combining international ranges and uniquely African products made from Zulu traditional healing plants grown in the indigenous garden. The charming new Farm Village welcomes families with modern self-contained cottages around an idyllic village green, perfect for picnics or perhaps an impromptu game of cricket. Each chalet is well equipped with fully fitted kitchen, fireplace, DSTV, DVD player, barbecue and serviced daily. The wedding/conference venue can accommodate up to 180 guests for weddings or conferences.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Hiking
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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hodkinsonfam wrote a review 05 Jan
Zurich, Switzerland8 contributions1 helpful vote
Cannot recommend Fordoun highly enough. Amenities incredible. . from running the trails to experiencing the spa facilities.Our group stayed between the self catering cottages and the hotel. Tranquility and hospitality at its best. Molly, Purity and Dudu thank you.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
To a very special family - Marilyn and Bruce, It is with grateful and happy hearts that we thank-you and your wonderful family for your kind recommendation and wonderful support. We so enjoyed meeting and hosting you all over the Festive Season and the special wedding celebration. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Wishing you a blessed and healthy 2022! Warm Fordoun regards and take care, Richard, Jules, Molly and the Fordoun team
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mgwmail wrote a review Dec 2021
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
Very nice hotel with a humble luxury and harmonious environment. Large nice property with good walkways and nice views. The spa department has very nice staff and it is a nice pool facility with both outdoor pool, indoor pool as well as sauna and gym. The restaurant has a good selection of different dishes and everything is well cooked to a high standard. The serving staff is attentive and very service-oriented. We also had problems with a flight and the front desk helped us in a fantastic way to solve the problem. Overall, we have only good experiences of this hotel. We can warmly recommend it to our friends.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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To our dear valued Fordoun guest, We thank-you for your wonderful feedback and thank-you for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank-you for your kind recommendation. We wish you a blessed year ahead and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm Fordoun regards and take care, Richard and the Fordoun team
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Carol B wrote a review Dec 2021
Durban, South Africa3 contributions
Carpet in our room had a very damp smell. Dam facing option was very deceiving. Pork belly for dinner was unappetizing -no crispy crackling at all. Spa locker room had no gown and slippers. On check out the lady in BACK office(not front desk receptionist) walked out to greet and thank ANOTHER wedding guest who was waiting behind us to also check out- completely ignoring and overlooking us as guests . Very rude behaviour.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 07 Dec 2021
Dear Carol, We thank-you for taking the time to share your Fordoun experience on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your kind support and valued feedback and deeply saddened to hear that your Fordoun experience did not meet expectations. The contents of your review have been noted and taken very seriously. We started working on a refurbishment programme at the beginning of the year and the dam facing room carpets are currently being replaced and apologies for the damp smell. The Midlands pork belly is one of our most popular dishes and agree should always have crackling as we normally do serve it with a generous helping of crackling. I have bought this to our Chef Jono's attention and would greatly appreciate it if you came back to offer you a Pork Belly meal with ample crackling. We wish you had brought it to our attention at the time. We apologise for not being greeted by our back office employee. Certainly not our warm, friendly service that we are renown for. We apologise profusely. We wish you and your precious family a blessed, healthy Festive Season ahead and hope we can welcome you back to Fordoun in the near future. Warm Fordoun regards, The Fordoun Team - Rich (MD, Jules (GM) and Molly (Marketing)
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tlekal195157 wrote a review Dec 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
A beautiful location. My daughter attends a school in the area and I will be returning to Fordoun for the walks, the food and the exquisite Spa. I enjoyed the use of the Sauna and Steam Room, heated indoor pool and languished by the fires in your lounge.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 07 Dec 2021
To our valued Fordoun guest, We thank-you for taking the time to share your Fordoun experience on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your kind support and valued feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your relaxing walks, cuisine and spa. It gives us such pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back soon! Warm Fordoun regards, The Fordoun Team - Rich (MD, Jules (GM) and Molly (Marketing)
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Veronique wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa364 contributions32 helpful votes
I can say that I had a very relaxing Sunday morning... A walk in the park, a lunch at the restaurant with a nice garden view. The stuffed midland trout was divine, and the pecan nut pie... to die for. I wasn't planning to stay that long, but it was so relaxing that I didn't see the time flying...
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 27 Nov 2021
Dear Veronique, We thank-you for taking the time to share your Fordoun experience on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your kind support and valued feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your relaxing Sunday walk and lunch with us! It gives us such pleasure to host you and we hope to welcome you back soon! Warm Fordoun regards, The Fordoun Team - Rich (MD, Jules (GM) and Molly (Marketing)
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PRICE RANGE
US$127 - US$222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalNottingham Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Chocolate Heaven (4.6 km), The Wine Cellar (4.3 km), and The Ugly Duckling (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Linga Lapa, Blueberry Cafe, and Bierfassl Pub and restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fordoun Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fordoun Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Does Fordoun Hotel & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.