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Anew Hotel Hluhluwe - Luxury Set in the Heart of The Zulu Kingdom. Rich in natural ambience and with a distinctively African rhythm, ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe treats guests to luxurious accommodation, tantalising cuisine, and a world-class service with friendly staff who live the motto "hospitality is our game". ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe encourages visitors to leave the modern world behind and to embark on a discovery ... The untamed beauty of Kwazulu Natal's Elephant coast and the neighbouring wildlife reserves have created a vibrant eco-system of unrivalled diversity. Soak up the sun at the swimming pool terrace and feel the cultural richness in the evenings whilst sipping on a refreshing sundowner and watching the Zulu dance shows beneath the magnificent Umkanyakude (Fever) Tree. At Anew Hotel Hluhluwe, you'll discover the wild nature of Africa, rejoice in the luxury and revel in the friendly warmth of one of Africa's most welcoming hotels!
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KnitsbyConnie wrote a review 16 Apr
MA515 contributions305 helpful votes
This was the assigned hotel for our Gate 1 South African Safari tour. The staff was great, helpful and friendly. The hotel rooms do need a bit of care and a refresh. The food was a mix of good and so so. I would not call this a 4 star hotel. When we arrive to our room there was the largest spider I'd ever seen in my life hanging from the curtain. Hotel staff did shoo it from the room, but we were a bit freaked out as we are not used to large large insects being in the room. We know we are in the wilderness.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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dhiveshni wrote a review Mar 2024
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
We received excellent service from the staff. They went out of their way to make my husbands birthday extra special. I will definitely be visiting again. Already most family/ friends asked about the accommodation. Thank you so much it was a pleasure staying at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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biki k wrote a review Jan 2024
Coventry, United Kingdom3 contributions
This Hotel is looking good and clean but I found the staff are quite rude, and the buffet is not much of buffet hardly much choice for vegetarian. The room had air-con which was not controllable by remove it kept going on, and no water in the room was left. Also the mosquito plug had nothing in it, further more the water for the shower was nearly cold. As we were there on tour and staying 1night only did complain but no apology from Manager. Manager seems full of praise but did not deliver.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Jan 2024
Dear Bikik 2018, Thank you for your valued feedback on your recent stay at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please do allow me to apologise for all the negatives that have occurred during your stay. I have addressed your feedback with the hotel team. As this is not the standard of the hotel or the stay experience, we wish to give to our guests. Kind Regards Drika Wylie - General Manager
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bngcob607333 wrote a review Jan 2024
Durban, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Anew hotel I rate them 5 star ⭐️ because of the service rendered during our stay and the hotel itself. It's a place where you can go for family, personal or work purposes. The food was scrumptious, thanks to the chefs. The rooms are clean and comfortable
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Date of stay: January 2024
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blessingnkosina wrote a review Jan 2024
Bryanston, South Africa1 contribution
The place is full of peace. Our sleep was very peaceful We rested and enjoyed our stay They staff is always ready to give exceptional service. Rooms are always very clean. Passages are always clean and outdoor well taken care of. Clean pool well appreciated
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Raj S wrote a review Dec 2023
Bryanston, South Africa30 contributions47 helpful votes
Very conveniently located to explore the Imfolozi Reserve, generously sized family rooms and decent dinner buffets, having friendly and eager to help staff and management, Anew Hluhluwe ticks some of the boxes. Unfortunately charm needs to be reinforced with comfort to make for a complete pleasant stay. The physical defects of this establishment is immediately felt. Carpets are old and mouldy, rough cast plaster walls with old paint work is unsightly, the bathroom (in the room we occupied) has poor ventilation with a noisy extractor fan that does little to keep the sewer stench away, tiles get sticky with moisture & the heavy rains pre & during our stay gave the entire place a swampy feel. Also not thoroughly impressed with the linen & towels, rain may’ve affected laundry.. the towels & linen felt damp & dusty. I do believe the hotel has potential & a bit of TLC will make it a great place.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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vthaba718414 wrote a review Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Our stay was the best from the time we arrived, Nkosi and Thami made sure we understand and kept abreast with all the details including advising on activities, Gugu and Lindie from the Housekeeping team made our stay most comfortable ensuring our room is decorated nicely, Bethuel in the Dinning Hall accommodated all our requests and we are great full..all other staff played their role to their best of ability, thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Gauldi V wrote a review Dec 2023
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I've personally known and stayed in this hotel since a child in the Seventies staying there right up to last Christmas and this year too. It seems to have just always been there, even the same fever trees tower at the entrance, in the bird filled gardens and next to the pool. The only true hotel in town besides many B&Bs now. Locals, farmers and conservation stalwarts would congregate here to discuss issues of the week, swop stories, wildlife encounters and life in general over a sundowner or meal. Visitors to the Park too, wide eyed and excited soaking up the buzzing atmosphere. Full of memories of the good old days of Rhino conservation where there was a collective interest in conservation which is also a bit of days gone by scenario. A short ten minute drive to Memorial Gate of the Hluhluwe park itself. Unfortunately both the Park (sadly) and the Hotel have seen better days. The foyer entrance and lounge have been upgraded since the hotel was just the Hluhluwe Hotel but the lovely big rooms on the ground floor where we always stay are looking and feeling dated. The beds are comfortable but I was relieved I had brought my own down pillow as foam gives me a neck ache. Our curtains were past their best and the netting yellow and brown from age, the carpet a bit stained etc. There's seating outside the rooms which is very pleasant for bird watching as are the gardens. Birds flock to this hotel as it's something an oasis with the pretty ponds and flowers along the outside corridor, here you can see relative rarities close up. The food is by no means spectacular anymore, in fact disappointing, this has of course varied over the years but I've never seen it so bad. Basically buffet style though there is also à la carte. Bulk definitely wins over quality and selection on the buffet, given the spectacular produce available in that country it's also unforgivable. The food is also not the freshest nor kept very hot and misses the good old South African favourites, or if present lacking any authenticity what so ever or the correct flavours. Dont expect a real sumptuous Durban lamb curry with all the fresh chutneys or even a fabulous boerewors "braai" for example. Desserts are mostly custardy and melted ice cream* flopped Malva pudding style. Breakfast is just so so, lacking fresh fruit to eat with cereals and the coffee machine was broken. The "waiter" however was happy to keep running to fetch more fresh cappuccinos/lattes for everyone which meant there was hardly ever anyone at reception to seat anyone. This wasn't free. There was also pre-made in a dispenser which was suitably nasty. Unfortunately I had a very severe bought of food poisoning the second night in the hotel after dinner. Initially we went into the Hluhluwe park entrance the last morning of our stay but my condition worsened after vomiting all night. I became feverish and had terrible attacks of diarrhoea. As it was our last night in ANEW I had to book into a resort nearby as I couldn't much face booking another night like the last in ANEW. We spent two nights recovering there with a doctor visiting. I became incredibly weak and couldn't much enjoy what was a rather nice resort or the Hluhluwe Park nearby. It was still rather charming convalescing with a view of impala flitting amongst the grass around our chalet on stilts. At least it wasn't ANEW. Basically I wouldn't say ANEW Hluhluwe hotel is anywhere near a "world class hotel" or experience, and I'm a seasoned globe trotter, it is though very much worse than THEveryOLD Hluhluwe hotel from it's fame and glory days gone by. If I had to give it the international hotel star rating I would give it a generous two star with maybe four star pricing. Location alone is still the reason I keep staying there and that hasn't changed from the old days luckily. The staff are friendly and someone looks after the kids in the pool area, though I wouldn't rely on it 100% as it's always basically your own responsibility. The pool is right outside the lounge area so also a bit noisy so doesn't make for a very good place to sit outdoors and have a meal or conversation but there are a few tables and umbrellas to sit and watch the children from there. There are Zulu dancers that you can go and watch outside every evening or inside the lounge if it's raining. The drumming is excellent. The bar is Ok however when we visited in the evening before dinner a couple of already drunk ladies loudly soliciting their ample wares arrived shortly after which definitely was a turn off. The barmen seeing our growing displeasure and mounting anger eventually sent them packing by having someone escort them out of the hotel. Why they were tolerated there in the first place I'm just not exactly sure or why he took so long getting rid of them Im also not so sure but as a family hotel it was a bit of a nasty surprise. The hotel is well situated as far as game drives go into Hluhluwe Reserve, also off the main highway on the way to or from Durban North or South. You can get the safari drives through the hotel but basically most visitors self-drive through the Park in rental cars or their own cars. Rentals you get from the airport in Durban. Not sure if the hotel arranges cars or pick ups from the airport but it is some distance, three hours if you're lucky on a dangerous mostly two lane highway with not many safe stops after the last fuelling stop nearer Durban, the last of the better bit of the highway. Take it easy and you should be OK, though. People tend to speed badly and there are big trucks but you can drive on the hard shoulder, many do and safely as its wide. For your own safety it is inadvisable to stop along the way so take drinks and snacks for the drive. You can refuel perfectly safely in Hluhluwe near the hotel. The situation at Hluhluwe reserve itself has become dire. But that's for a different conversation. It is still very much worth driving through but no longer to stay which is indeed terribly terribly sad. For sure with just a bit of luck you can still see the big five. At least for now.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Molly P wrote a review Nov 2023
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Only stayed one night but wish we could have stayed longer! The hotel was very clean and cozy, had a great vibe. Room was clean and spacious, had a nice balcony overlooking the woods! The pool area and bar was a nice place to hang out. Food was great. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 29 Jan 2024
Dear Mpursel16 Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the hotel clean and cozy. We really appreciate all the nice comments, and we hope that next time you will stay longer. Sending you great vibes Drika Wylie - General Manager
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Daniella - TRAVEL TYME SA wrote a review Nov 2023
Durban, South Africa7 contributions3 helpful votes
Very pleasant stay at the Anew Hotel in Hluhluwe. On arrival we were greeted by very friendly reception staff with a refresher towel upon check in. We stayed in a Standard room which was spacious, clean and the shower has great pressure. The in room mini bar fridge was stocked with still water. At 8pm there was a Zulu dancing show in the boma area, lovely entertainment. Only fault for this property is the drinks at the bar are very expensive; the food at the restaurant is also overpriced and the meals definitely do not fit the budget. The portions are of great size however; one example was a R95 breakfast wrap that needed to be sent back as description included avocado and a tomato chilli jam which was not present on the plate. The property is conveniently located as you enter the town of Hluhluwe, making a good option to stop overnight en route elsewhere.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Dear Dani, Thank you for taking the time to review ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe during your stay with us. Your positive comments really make a difference to us, and we appreciate it so much. Our sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations with regards the food and beverage offering. We are constantly trying to improve our offering and can only do so by knowing where we are falling short. Thank you for your valued input. Take care. Drika Wylie - General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,069 - R 1,393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalZululandHluhluwe
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Frequently Asked Questions about ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe
Which popular attractions are close to ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe?
Nearby attractions include Ilala Weavers (1.1 km), Zulu Croc Reptile Park (1.0 km), and Zamimpilo Community Market (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rafikis, Delishh Restaurant, and Ngweni Railroad Brewery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Hluhluwe.
Are any cleaning services offered at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.