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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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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Richard J wrote a review Aug 2021
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa5 contributions
Lived up to expectation - nice to get what you plan for Rooms were very good - warm in winter with all the trimmings Pity the restaurant menu, food a little disappointing Choice of food unimaginative, also everything we tried was very fatty / oily
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 11 Aug 2021
Dear Richard, On behalf of the Fordoun team we thank-you wholeheartedly for your kind words and sincere apologies the culinary experience was not exceptional! The Skye Bistro menu was condensed during the uncertain Covid lockdown period and we are delighted to inform you that our new chef, Jonno has started and will be introducing a fresh, seasonal Spring menu on the 1 September 2021. The menu has been designed to cater for all palettes and huge focus on local, fresh fare! We look forward to welcoming you back soon and thank-you so much for your kind review and support - most appreciated during these times. Stay safe and healthy and hope to see you soon! Warm Fordoun regards, Rich, Jules, Molly and the Fordoun team
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TZoro1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Sandton, South Africa263 contributions51 helpful votes
I needed a stop over on the way to my birthday retreat in UMhlanga as a treat and looked up possibilities here on Trip Advisor. I settled on Fordoun. I sent them a list of all my allergies, wheat/gluten/banana/sulphites prior to travelling. Upon arrival, the room was cold and not ideal. None of allergies had been catered for and I had to navigate through the menu and thankfully found something for both dinner and breakfast. Upon my departure I forgot a clothing item. They contacted me to notify me. I gave feedback about my stay decided to stop over on the way back, rather than just collect my item. The room was warm and great. The chef who was new, 5 days in the job, came to speak to me and paid attention to all the allergies in preparing the meal and it was a great meal. He
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Dear Mr Mdwaba, It was wonderful welcoming you back to Fordoun and on behalf of the Fordoun team we thank-you wholeheartedly for your kind words and support during these times. We delighted that you returned for your second visit to experience the true Fordoun and apologise that your room was cold and dietary requirements not catered for on your first visit. We are so thrilled that our new chefs, Jonno and Ricardo have joined and are creating the magic in the kitchen. We will be introducing a fresh, seasonal Spring menu on the 1 September 2021.The menu has been designed to cater for all palettes and huge focus on local, fresh fare! We look forward to welcoming you back soon and thank-you once again for your kind review and support - most appreciated. Stay safe and healthy and hope to see you soon! Warm Fordoun regards, Rich, Jules, Molly and the Fordoun team
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Amisha wrote a review Jun 2021
Durban, South Africa56 contributions43 helpful votes
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I needed a break after a stressful start to the year. From the moment we arrived, service was excellent. Very caring and attention to detail perfect. After an average lunch on the first day, the meals were excellent! Staff very willing to listen to opinions and very willing to please. Room spacious and cute, old style charm. Spa was excellent. Treatments exactly what I needed and service once again amazing. I will definitely revisit Fordoun! Well done to the team!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 01 Jul 2021
Dear Amisha, On behalf of the Fordoun team we thank-you wholeheartedly for this wonderful review! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and so sorry your lunch on your first day was not exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and thank-you so much for your kind review and support. Most appreciated during these times. Stay safe and healthy and hope to see you soon! Warm Fordoun regards, Rich, Jules, Molly and the Fordoun team
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kmitha556544 wrote a review May 2021
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This is my fourth stay at Fordoun and I always leave remembering how much I love it. The staff are most obliging. The food always delicious. The environment so calming and the spa is amazing. What else is left to say. I always stay in the superior rooms and I love the decor.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 01 Jul 2021
To our valued Fordoun guest, We wholeheartedly thank-you for your amazing support and wonderful review! So appreciated during these times and so delighted you had a good time and enjoyed the decor, food and spa. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and take care, stay safe! Warm Fordoun Regards, Rich, Jules, Molly and the Fordoun team
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IIJSA wrote a review May 2021
Kloof, South Africa17 contributions
If you want to break away and spoil yourself with good food, the best service ever and some spa treatment, definitely the place to go. A lot to do during the day exploring the Midlands. Definitely value for money.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Molly Staats, Marketing at Fordoun Hotel & Spa
Responded 24 May 2021
To our valued Fordoun guest, Thank-you for your wonderful support and kind feedback. We greatly appreciate your kind support and so happy 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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