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Haggards Hilldrop

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Room & Suite (18)
Pool & Beach (4)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
Haggards Hilldrop is an absolute gem and I would recommend it to anyone. Set in magnificent gardens this historic homestead is the place to stay whilst in Newcastle. The accommodation and meals were of a high standard and the staff were very friendly and efficient.
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I enjoyed my stay. The place is beautiful, peaceful, staff is very friendly, rooms are very clean and they serve a very good breakfast. It is value for money! I will definitely come back in the near future.
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The best place to stay in Newcastle,excellent value for money.Permanent choice for future trips to Newcastle,clean ,classy, peaceful and ideal to relax.Good location for family reunions or conferencing.
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Response from 18andrej, Owner at Haggards Hilldrop
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so much for the time taken to review our Establishment. We are truly humbled and always aim to keep the Standard of Accommodation at this level of satisfaction. We look forward to your next visit. Take care until then, Lelanie Theron-Joubert
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Our weekend stay at Haggards Hilldrop was more than we expected as it was the perfect location for our family reunion. The beautiful grounds and property offer a peaceful and relaxing escape from the town, even though it is just a stone's throw from the local mall and the casino
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Response from 18andrej, Owner at Haggards Hilldrop
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sir/Madam, We are humbled by the fact that you had an incredible stay and that we exceeded your expectations. We truly appreciate the detail you put into this review as it highlights plenty detail for future potential guests. We do hope to see you back again in the near future. All the very best until then, Lelanie Theron-Joubert
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The service at Haggards Hilldrop was really very good and my room next to the swimming pool also very nice. We enjoyed three delicious breakfasts while staying over during this business trip to Newcastle.
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Response from 18andrej, Owner at Haggards Hilldrop
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Pieter, Thank you for taking the time out your busy schedule to review our Establishment. We value your support and trust to see the group back again soon. All the very best until then, Lelanie Theron-Joubert
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Shower in room 5
Bathroom for room 5
Room 6, which was converted to a double bed room
"There are various types of rooms. Some are cottages, some are cabins and some have thatch roofs near the pool."
"There is no bad room! As for my answers as to "not sure about WI-FI". They probably have the facility but I never opt for it when there."
"rooms near the Entrance gate are not the best located."
"The hotel is very busy during the week. Early booking is essential to avoid disappointment."
"Ask for the bungalows overlooking the forest."
US$63 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalNewcastle
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