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N2 National Road Between George and Wilderness, Wilderness 6529 South Africa
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Far Hills Country Hotel is situated in the heart of the Garden Route, with breathtaking views of the Outeniqua Mountains in every direction. Located halfway between the historic towns of George and Wilderness, Far Hills Country Hotel is the ideal spot to relax in comfort. Surrounded by the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range, set in beautifully landscaped gardens, this luxurious hotel combines first-class facilities with great service and a homely ambience. Go for a swim in the outdoor swimming pool or enjoy a glass of chilled champagne. Our attentive staff are happy to be of assistance should you wish to find out more about activities in the region. All our rooms, each decorated in a unique style, boast stunning views of the nearby mountain range. Treat yourself to a special meal at Hills Café or take the edge off with one of our signature cocktails at Carriages Bar.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Archery offsite
Evening entertainment
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Patio
Squash offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Henri T wrote a review 10 Aug
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My wife and I decided that for our first post Covid trip we would revisit the Garden Route in Cape Province . Having been tipped off by friends that Far Hills Country Hotel at Wildernesse had recently been given a major refurbishment by its new owner , we booked for four nights . We were not disappointed . The view of the Outeniqua mountain range from our tastefully furnished room was as breathtaking as ever . The staff were unfailingly helpful and charming and the quality of the food and drinks in the attractive bar and restaurant was such that we dined in every evening . On our last day the hotel hosted a wedding party for 100 guests which prompted us to book the resort for our daughter’s nuptials next summer .
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Date of stay: June 2022
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StephenXXXXX wrote a review May 2022
Port Elizabeth, South Africa853 contributions141 helpful votes
I have been travelling past this hotel for years but never thought of staying there. Circumstances caused me to stay there recently and wow, how I enjoyed it. Rooms were large, comfortable and equipped with everything that I needed to enjoy my one night stay. Because it was a bit out of George and we had had a long day we decided to eat in the restaurant. We were not expecting much, in fact only four people, including us, ate there, but again what a pleasant surprise. My meal was nicely cooked and vegetables were great. Our waitress was most pleasant and in fact we had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. In the morning, we enjoyed an excellent meal and met Manager Wyndham, most congenial and he runs an excellent Hotel. We will be back and if you want a great nights stay and quietness then Far Hills Country Hotel is for you. Check the view from my room with the photograph that accompanies my review.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All the rooms are nice and so quiet and garden like surrounds
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Gerrie L wrote a review Mar 2021
Doha, Qatar100 contributions59 helpful votes
Comfortable stay when traveling the Garden Route. The facilities of the hotel are great and the fixtures and fittings in the rooms are very good. Breakfast was an issue during our stay. Due to increased Covid restrictions, staff had to be reduced during this time and that was quite challenging especially as it was over December. Like everyone else, I enjoy value for money and this was the first time I chose not to have the complimentary breakfast that came with our booking on the last morning of a 3 night stay. I would like to return once Covid is over and hopefully, then things return to normal. A hard-working management team will be looking forward to business as usual, I am sure.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Tirsa wrote a review Dec 2019
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Hotel has a country feel with upmarket and stylish twist. It offers peace and tranquility with a range of birds to hear right from your room. Perfect place to unwind and take a break from city life. If you feel more sociable it is still for you as it has a perfect bar area with deck overlooking the pool and Outeniqua mountain range. You can dine at night on the deck or inside with three course meal options. Food was beyond expectation and staff is warm and courteous. They tended to our every need. We hope to be back very soon.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barrie T wrote a review Oct 2019
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa295 contributions65 helpful votes
The hotel has been closed for about three months for renovations - I mean real renovations - not just a 'lick of paint'. We had been trying to get in during August and September but eventually were accepted for 4th October (2019) and we were the first guests after renovations (which are still progressing!). Our reception was outstanding - our room with its views was stunning. We made a few suggestions for improvement which we are sure will be implemented. The Hotel was still waiting for some 'fire-safe' certification for its kitchen, so we were offered a simplified menu cooked in a modest 'household' kitchen - the prawns were delicious and our breakfast very much up-to-standard. We will return!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: The business center was still under renovation when we stayed.
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Response from farhillshotel, General Manager at Far Hills Country Hotel
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Hi Barry, Thank you so much for the kind words and the good review. It was lovely to finally meet you. We thoroughly enjoyed the chats and having you here! We look forward to your next visit, which will be very soon, hopefully! Kindest regards, Shyne and the team
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Linzi Carlisle Author wrote a review May 2019
George, South Africa49 contributions11 helpful votes
We've stayed at The Far Hills many times, over the years, and have always been delighted by the warm welcome and friendliness of the staff! The view from the deck must be one of the most stunning views a hotel could have! Great bar service and excellent food make for a very comfortable and pleasant experience. Lusanda is always a star, anticipating our every need, efficient and friendly, as well as professional. We missed Gift on our latest visit, sadly, but also an absolute star. I'd love to give the Far Hills five stars, and the only reason I haven't is because, together with a rather 'tired' feel to the hotel overall (which is not a major problem for us, at all), it would be wonderful if the bedding situation could be improved! Mattress protectors, quality sheets, new pillows, just new, and better quality bed linen overall, would make all the difference to this beautiful place. The rooms are a generous size, with balconies or private patios, and outdoor chairs to enjoy the stunning view, as well as in-room seating. Large bathrooms could also do with a revamp and it would be great if this is done eventually. Of course, the fabulously cheap rates should, in our humble opinion, be higher, with these few improvements put into play! As guest house owners ourselves, for the last five years, we understand the exorbitant costs involved in maintaining quality guest accommodation, but with a few improvements we believe the Far Hills would be one of, if not the, top hotel in the area! As an author, I love to observe and pay attention to detail, wherever I am, and maybe I'll pay homage to the Far Hills in one of my books! Watch this space! Thanks for a wonderful stay Far Hills and wishing you success as you move forward! Linzi Carlisle
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms for the amazing view! The Moroccan room is fab!
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Michelle V wrote a review Mar 2019
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The stay at the hotel was okay. The swimming pool was a winner but unfortunately the cleanliness was lacking. The only staff member that stood out was the lady that served breakfast. The rooms could do with a little bit of updating and cleaning (saw old sweets on the floor).
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from 162info, Front Office Manager at Far Hills Country Hotel
Responded 27 Mar 2019
Thank-you for your review. We are at present to doing a major clean-up around and in the hotel due the large school group that was staying with us for 5 days. Regards Management
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Maria V wrote a review Mar 2019
South Africa279 contributions132 helpful votes
We decided to try Far Hills due to the very good online special currently offered. (R450 per night per couple, bed and breakfast included). Large room with balcony overlooking mountains and gardens... comfortable and clean bed... a bath (shower not working appropriately - water shoots out above my head? So had to bath instead), fridge, coffee (ricoffy sachets) and kettle. Breakfast... cubes of melon and pineapple, various cereals and a good menu of choice for cooked breakfasts, juice and coffee/tea. A lovely smiling lady in the restaurant and lovely smiling barman and lady in the bar in the evening. However, I had booked a specific room and was promised this room in writing. The room was given to someone else. We would have left then and there but had already paid for the night and were too tired to go look for another place. The guy at reception offered to move us the following day but we declined the offer. So they need to jack up their system of room allocations. I always ask for confirmation or a photograph of a room booked from previous bad experiences. However, was sadly caught again! I give them a four out of five because it was worth the price paid. Just remember if you are a light sleeper, this place might not be for you? You can clearly hear your inconsiderate neighbours, the water piping and the traffic from the nearby N2. This place has so much potential...
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 162info, Front Office Manager at Far Hills Country Hotel
Responded 16 Mar 2019
Good day Maria Thank you for taking the time to leave us a good review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. With regards to the problem with the room, we do apologize, as this was a mistake on our behalf. It will not happen again. We have repaired the shower head that sprays upwards. We apologize for this as we did not know about it. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Kind regards Hotel Management
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Gill P wrote a review Mar 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom20 contributions3 helpful votes
went for the week and had the most amazing time, the staff were friendly and very helpful, the rooms were absolutely gorgeous and clean. The view from our balcony was absolutely amazing. We will definately visit again with the children. Loved the pool and play area .
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: ask for view of pool
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Response from 162info, Front Office Manager at Far Hills Country Hotel
Responded 13 Mar 2019
Hi Gill On behalf of the team at Far Hills, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are thrilled that you loved your stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future. Kind regards Hotel Management
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Cloudz wrote a review Mar 2019
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Simple lovely right in nature We loved this place and will be back soon. Very close to everything Beautiful views relaxed place. Very unique and we stayed in a themed room, was really fantastic. Thanks so much Thanks JC
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 162info, Front Office Manager at Far Hills Country Hotel
Responded 06 Mar 2019
Hi Cloudia Thank you so much for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to be able to host you again in the future! Kind regards Hotel Management
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US$50 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Far Hills Country Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Far Hills Country Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Beach (3.6 km), Wilderness National Park (7.0 km), and Outeniqua Transport Museum (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Far Hills Country Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Far Hills Country Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Far Hills Country Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Far Hills Country Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Far Hills Country Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hussar Grill George, Serendipity Restaurant, and 101 Meade Street Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Far Hills Country Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Far Hills Country Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Far Hills Country Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Far Hills Country Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Far Hills Country Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Far Hills Country Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (7.7 km).