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Haggards Hilldrop

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15 Hilldrop Road Boschoek Farm, Newcastle 2940 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Newcastle
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Rich with Industrial Diversity, Newcastle attracts mostly Corporate Clientele. Ideally situated between Gauteng, Durban, the Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg. As the Original Farmhouse of Sir Rider Haggard, Author of “King Solomon’s Mines”, our Establishment is nestled at the foothill of the Hilldrop Rocky Range. Built in 1875 and the focal point of our Bed & Breakfast, many a Corporate and Holiday Visitor has shared the history hereof since 29 July 1995. Our rooms are inviting with crisp poly-percale linen enhanced by the rich colours of Persian and Kelim carpets. Each Bedroom walks onto a patio or balcony with Garden or Forest views. Secure parking on premises for each room makes unpacking a breeze. Our 3 Hectare Indigenous Forest hosts an array of birdlife which surrounds the Honesty Bar and Swimming Pool. The Braai Lapa is available for private use and a favourite meeting place.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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krisennaid00 wrote a review May 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
As always Haggards is a great place to stay, the staff always go out of their way to accommodate your every request. The rooms are neat and very clean, the food is excellent and always on time. Can't wait for my next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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DuduNkosi wrote a review May 2021
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This was my first time working and staying over in Newcastle, therefore I was not familiar with the standard of accommodation establishments. Well when I arrived I was very pleasantly surprised by Haggards Hilldrop which is tucked away in a very quiet road. The grounds are immaculate and the setting of the whole establishment is well thought out. The pool area has a fully stocked and licensed bar for you to unwind at the end of a busy day. Finding the place is also very easy as there is clear signage from the main streets. The staff was very friendly and informative. The room was very spacious with modern decor, clean white linen, and with all the amenities required for a business trip. They also have a great breakfast spread. Overall you will not regret your decision to stay at Haggards Hilldrop.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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deeneshkavalapersad wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
I checked in and reception was polite, I was directed to my room which was referred to a log cabin. The "log cabin" has a zinc roof or asbestos, however i was rudely awaken by loud noises when what seemed like keys running on the roof, thereafter it was raining and with that sound it was impossible to sleep. I had just travelled the entire week, from the Easter cape through KZN and into Northern Natal expecting to get some rest. I did report to reception the next morning because I was requested to check out by 10am and it did not seem to bother her.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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de0ngreyling wrote a review Apr 2021
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I Was pleasantly suprised at the service as well as the staff they were friendly as accommodating to my needs as the week progressed thank you for the awesome service .the location was bit hard to find at first maybe changing the sign might help for future customers that visit ,the history of the place was awesome to read .It is always nice when we can let history just keep going so that the future can also remember what it was like for us when we grew older and what we experienced during our lifetime.
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matildanel wrote a review Apr 2021
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa1 contribution
Friendly and helpful Food were fast and excellent. Serve from early in the morning already Safe and very neat, Can work around in the premises with out fear Thank you for the warm welcome Will definitely recommend this place to any one
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PRICE RANGE
US$58 - US$75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalNewcastle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Haggards Hilldrop
Which popular attractions are close to Haggards Hilldrop?
Nearby attractions include Fort Amiel (6.1 km), Victorian Theatres (4.8 km), and Simply You (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Haggards Hilldrop?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Haggards Hilldrop?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Haggards Hilldrop?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Haggards Hilldrop?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Haggards Hilldrop?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pint and Pigout Restaurant, Mid City Grill, and Eagle Peak Spur Steak Ranch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Haggards Hilldrop?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Haggards Hilldrop have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Haggards Hilldrop offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Haggards Hilldrop?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Haggards Hilldrop accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.