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R103 Nottingham Road Between Balgowan and Mooi River, Nottingham Road 3280 South Africa
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#5 of 22 in Nottingham Road
Rawdons Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful KwaZulu Natal midlands meander. A family run hotel for the past 40 years - set on a stunning 240ha estate is a great place to unwind. We have a superb Micro Brewery on the property brewing some great ales and lagers. The pub is more English than most English hotels. The rooms have recently been upgraded and well appointed and an boardwalk alongside the main dam leads to various birding, cycling and walking trails. We look forward to welcoming you to our piece of heaven. And if having so many repeat guests over the years isn't testimony to our offerings, then come and see for yourself.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
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Family rooms
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Hugh1944 wrote a review Mar 2022
Winston Park, South Africa266 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights to celebrate a birthday. We loved the ambience, and the staff were outstanding. The pub is warm and cosy, and the bar staff attentive. Weather was warm and sunny, and we enjoyed walking around the grounds. Typical pub grub and well presented and is tasty. We will definitely return
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: Try to get and upstairs room facing the lake
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UKSamphire wrote a review Feb 2022
Uckfield, United Kingdom192 contributions83 helpful votes
Lovely old hotel in beautiful grounds. Restaurant and a lovely pub giving a choice of food. Staff pleasant and food very good. We had a lovely mutton curry. Very tranquil place. The walks around the lake are worth doing. Also a great place for the midland meander.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Jan Lotz wrote a review Jan 2022
Pretoria76 contributions23 helpful votes
We have just completed a short stay at Rawdons Hotel & Estate and enjoyed it mostly. The rooms are very nice, clean and modern...and quiet...but we were unfortunately not able to get a room with a view of the lake. The hotel has beautiful gardens and amenities and is a great place to just unwind and relax. Reception staff were helpful and the pub is a great place to enjoy a drink. What does let the hotel down however, is the breakfast.... what a disaster. On our first breakfast, there were no waiters around, no supervisor/manager and the food at the buffet was mostly gone. We eventually managed to find a waiter and ordered Eggs Benedict.... What a joke - their interpretation of Eggs Benedict was 2 stale scones, wilted rocket leaves, a slice of polony and soggy eggs on top.... with a weird watery hollandaise sauce on the side, made from vinegar and mayonnaise... no toast available... This really is a pity ...because this is such a wonderful hotel with charm and atmosphere.... but their breakfast is a HUGE disappointment... It seems it is too much to ask, that the hotel just offer a decent breakfast spread to their guests.... it really should be simple to fix...if they have the commitment and passion ...but that seems lacking This really put a damper on our midweek stay at this hotel ( which is not a cheap hotel....)
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Lake facing rooms
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772JacquiT wrote a review Aug 2021
Bantry Bay, South Africa60 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a small function at the hotel. The staff organised drinks and snacks outside on the terrace. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As it got colder we could stand around the roaring fires inside. The rooms were a little noisy as one would expect from a really old hotel but only as we went to bed and woke up. The beds were comfortable and warm.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: beautiful views overlooking the dam. The floors are a bit creaky so maybe choose a room at the...
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Candice N wrote a review Jun 2021
24 contributions2 helpful votes
We had the most wonderful getaway. The rooms were stunning ( we were at #24). Food a bit pricey but good. There is so much to do on the property and nearby places. The staff are most friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2021
US$96 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalNottingham Road
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rawdons Hotel & Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Rawdons Hotel & Estate?
Nearby attractions include Chocolate Heaven (2.4 km), The Wine Cellar (6.6 km), and Swissland Cheese (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rawdons Hotel & Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rawdons Hotel & Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rawdons Hotel & Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rawdons Hotel & Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Linga Lapa, Blueberry Cafe, and La Lampara.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rawdons Hotel & Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Rawdons Hotel & Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.