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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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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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bwoods931566 wrote a review Dec 2020
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
Our first time, and what a treat! From room, to the spa, to the quality of food and service and the spectacular estate! we cant wait to come back! The floatation rooms were amazing and also the quality of the full body massages!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 04 Jan 2021
To our valued Fordoun guest, We thank-you for your very special review and for your very kind words. We so appreciate your kind support, wonderful feedback and recommendation. Thank-you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! We wish you a healthy, safe 2021! Stay safe and take care, The Fordoun Team
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Nalsin wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa144 contributions72 helpful votes
Fordoun is a charming hotel with great views, lush well maintained gardens and beautiful surrounding areas. The rooms are fairly spacious with old school traditional decor. Cuisine is excellent with great service. Lovely spa and pool area. Overall had a great stay and would recommend a visit to Fordoun hotel & spa.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Richard Bates, General Manager at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 15 Dec 2020
Dear Nalsin We so appreciate your feedback, especially during these stressful times. Thank you! Kind regards Richard Bates
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smulla360482 wrote a review Dec 2020
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Relaxing place, with greenery and water to cool you down. Physically and mentally. Lovely spa and pool facilities and super breakfast to round up an enjoyable stay. Definitely recommend for getaway from city and appreciative countryside.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Richard Bates, General Manager at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 15 Dec 2020
Dear Smulla360482 Thanks so much for first staying with us and secondly for your feedback. We are glad you managed to unwind properly and enjoy the facilities. Enjoy your festive season. Regards Richard Bates
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cflynn653324 wrote a review Dec 2020
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I was pleasantly surprised with the establishment, the attention to detail, the excellent fare and homely feel all wrapped up in A well deserved 5 stars. I would recommend Nottingham Road and Fordoun to all discerning travellers!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Richard Bates, General Manager at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 15 Dec 2020
Dear Cflynn653324 Really appreciate the review and great to see that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks so much for the recommendation. Kind regards Richard Bates
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Andrew S wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa18 contributions5 helpful votes
This is the second year we have stopped over at Fordoun on the way down to the coast and it was as good or better than last year. Palatial room with great view, lovely grounds, friendly helpful staff, great restaurant with excellent food and atmosphere and close to Notties. We will definitely be back, perhaps for a long weekend next time. Regards, Andrew and Fran Stafford
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Dear Andrew and Fran, A very big thank-you for visiting for the second time and for your valued, kind feedback. We so appreciate your kind support and all so happy to be open again! We look forward welcoming you back soon for a long weekend! Take care ands stay safe! Warm Fordoun regards, Rich, Jules and 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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