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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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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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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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203jaf wrote a review May 2021
Durban, South Africa4 contributions
We stayed in the self catering chalets . The accommodation was fantastic and the views from the cottage of the Drakensberg were breathtaking. We arrived as a walk in on the day at 3.00 pm and they were more than happy to accommodate us . A large comfortable well appointed chalet on a beautiful farm . That evening we had a great dinner at their restaurant at the hotel and the next morning we had massages at their Spa . What more could you ask for . We highly recommend this treat
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 24 May 2021
Dear Mr and Mrs Forrest, We thank-you for your valued feedback, kind support and recommendation. Greatly appreciated and so enjoyed hosting you both. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and stay safe! Warm Fordoun regards, The Fordoun team
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bmurfi304366 wrote a review May 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
The spa facilities were amazing- we loved the flotation tank and the indoor heated pool. The food at the restaurant was delicious and there was great variety. The service was excellent-with friendly staff and thoughtful touches:) The only thing we could recommend is for the rooms to be upgraded/ updated as the price per night is quite high.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 13 May 2021
To our valued Fordoun guest, We thank-you for your kind support and valued feedback. Greatly appreciated and so delighted you enjoyed your relaxing stay with us. Rooms are currently being upgraded and appreciate the constructive feedback. Stay safe and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The Fordoun team
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Pradeep S wrote a review May 2021
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Great long weekend escape, spas were fantastic. Hotel was full for the weekend Food was excellent at restaurant thanx to Leslie Guest Wifi in our room no.14 was nonexistent even when we connected to admin wifi Downlights in shower wasn't working and in room kept on going on and off, called reception to sort out
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 13 May 2021
To our valued Fordoun guest, Thank-you for your kind support and so delighted you enjoyed your weekend away at Fordoun. We sincerely apologise for the Wifi playing up in room 14. We have resolved the problem and do apologise for the inconvenience. Take care and stay safe and thank-you again for your valued support and valuable feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The Fordoun team
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amorge848933 wrote a review Apr 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Spa personnel are very professional, and well-trained. On the expensive side, but in SA you have to pay for quality service. Worth every cent! Great food in the restaurant, best curry we ever ate. Really nice walking trail.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Dear valued Guest, We thank-you for taking the time to share your Fordoun experience on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your kind support and valued feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and embraced the spa, Skye Bistro and our walking trail. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warm Fordoun regards, The Fordoun Team - Rich (MD, Jules (GM) and Molly (Marketing)
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Marietjie W wrote a review Apr 2021
Pretoria27 contributions10 helpful votes
We loved this venue and the environment is stunning. The room was comfortable and the bathroom was awesome with a tub, which is a great add-in. The food was excellent and the venue awesome. The bikes which can be hired are such a good feature for active people .
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 09 Apr 2021
Dear Marietjie, A very big thank you for your kind words and feedback. We so appreciate your support and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards and stay safe, The Fordoun team
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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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