Francolin Lodge

Francolin Lodge

4 Du Preez Street, Mbombela 1200 South Africa
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On-site A La Carte Restaurant at Francolin Lodge
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Beautiful view!
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R 2 790
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R 2 675
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4.5
#2 of 15 B&Bs in Nelspruit
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Francolin Lodge is a luxury guest house situated centrally in Nelspruit. It offers 5 star accommodation and hospitality, with a new, modern design and elegant décor. Francolin Lodge is proud of its own on-site, A La Carte restaurant which also boasts conferencing facilities. This bed and breakfast lodge is the perfect base for both the corporate traveller and families looking to explore the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Being in the hart of Mpumalanga, the leisure traveller has easy access to the Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, Maputo and Swaziland.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
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4 Du Preez Street, Mbombela 1200 South Africa
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Teno wrote a review Jan 2020
Beira, Mozambique2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was in a Family trip and we enjoyed our stay for the second time in this lodge. Francolin Lodge is not located so far from the city centre, it's in a quiet area and there's a good restaurant into their permisses. It's not required to go too far when you want to have a dinner.
The rooms are clean and comfy, breakfast is served daily with a "special of the day" dish very nice.
By the end of the day you can enjoy the sunset and view of the town or even enjoy the swimming pool.

We surely recommend this accomodation for your stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Cindy Machete, General Manager at Francolin Lodge
Responded 18 Nov 2020
Dear Trail33967185463 Thank you for choosing Francolin Lodge and for sharing the fantastic review with other travelers . we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us . We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the low-veld. Kind Regards Cindy Machete
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99julesm wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg South, South Africa139 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a delight, from the delightful man at reception, I think his name was Thabo, to my lovely cool glass of lemonade after a long hot and irritating day where my accommodation had fallen through...

...to my fabulous, gorgeous gorgeous bath in window with bath salts (what an awesome touch) room with a view down the hill, a balcony to sit on and have a cool drink to my lovely desk perfectly positioned with plugs everywhere to plug in
Lap tops, iPads and iPhones (bliss) ...

To my wondrous meal in the on site restaurant where I ate the most delicious scrumptious salad I have ever eaten, filled with baby spinach leaves, clement gold segments, nuts, pomegranate jewels and the most delicious raspberry vinaigrette I have ever eaten with s side of French Fry’s. Spectacular.

A restful night’s sleep, birds to wake me up in the morning a lap though my fabulous shower and off I went.

Such a rare gem to find such quality and service! I will definitely be back. I could have stayed for three weeks. Well done Francolin you are truly special.

Highly highly recommended
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Cindy Machete, General Manager at Francolin Lodge
Responded 18 Nov 2020
Dear 99julesm Thank you for choosing Francolin Lodge and for such a superb detailed review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of our facility . Our team is our greatest asset and Thabo embodies the absolute service that team Francolin Lodge strives for. We Look forward to welcoming you back in your next visit to the Lowveld. Kind Regards Cindy Machete
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cr0cs1 wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Your executive rooms needs serious attention, the quality of your fishing doesn’t represent the executive status. Your bath towels and bedding requires attention. The room was not refreshed I had to ask for help at the lobby.
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Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sylviadebeer wrote a review Nov 2023
Middelburg, South Africa4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lodge is lovely with beautifully decorated and neat rooms. Dinner at Orange Restaurant was exceptional! The breakfast packages I arranged for early the next morning was on time, neatly packed and delicious.
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Date of stay: October 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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SallyKat2023 wrote a review Oct 2023
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came to bring my two kids for assessment and this place was in the neighborhood of where the office was so it was ideal location. Breakfast was included on the price and food was delicious and nicely presented. Room was spacious and perfect for the occasion. Kids slept on the top two single beds ( connected so king size) and I had whole queen bed to myself :) equipped with microwave and a sink as well as a kettle and tea with biscuits. Nice friendly staff - overall great value and stay!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lauren Kimberley Janet wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my partner stayed here for 2 nights on the way back from Kruger Park. Completely unplanned until the day before.
The staff are absolutely amazing, nothing is an issue for them and they go above and beyond to meet your needs.

It was my partners birthday and we both really wanted massages but they were struggling to fit us in. The next day they come and found us to say they could fit us in if we came in 20 minutes, amazing and professional massage. The best I’ve had.

The room we had was lovely and clean.

The food is delicious and enjoyed every meal. The little turn down treats also went down amazing.

Very relaxing and would 100% recommend!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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talref324193 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I didn’t get the room that I booked but still paid the same rate and was expensive. A lot of ants was in the room especially the toilet area and had to sleep the first night with no hot water in the room due to maintenance issue. The breakfast was very good with outdoor seating.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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zndlov244107 wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The front ladies were welcoming. Everything was spot on. The way in which they listened to your requests was so professional. Our family room was cleaned daily that was highly appreciated. The kids enjoyed the pool area and treats received. The Breakfast was outstanding well prepared 👌
Except we ran short of a dish cloth and dishwasher, but we asked and it was provided with no hassle. The bar fridge needs to be replaced it does not keep anything cool at all that was an inconvenience as the weather was too hot and we need cold beverages.
Overall all was well Except for the two mentioned above.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ddias436219 wrote a review Oct 2021
Maputo, Mozambique1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great views, a beautiful place with lots of interesting spot: SPA, SWIMMING POOL, RESTAURANT.
We recommend for families, kids can play and explore the space and enjoy good food and the swimming pool. Outstanding breakfast
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Cindy Machete, General Manager at Francolin Lodge
Responded 16 Feb 2022
Dear Ddias Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Francolin Lodge. We are very pleased to hear what a great stay you had with us, aand that you enjoyed most aspects of our establishments, especially the spa, pool, restaurant and the outstanding breakfast. we hope to welcome you back in the nearer future. Kind regards Cindy
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99julesm wrote a review Nov 2022
Johannesburg South, South Africa139 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Francolin Lodge is situated at the top of a hill with spectacular views of Nelspruit. The staff are a delight, the service wonderful and the rooms spectacular. I have been dreaming of going back since my first visit and I was not disappointed.

I went to the Orange restaurant for dinner and had the most spectacular salad I think I have ever eaten (and I am sure I raved about it in a prior review). It was still magnificent and I am so glad I went back.

A real treat to stay here. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nelspruit
Hi Matron Estelle, please contact our offices directly - you can find our contact information on our website. Kind regards, Jaclyn
Trudie d wrote a tip Jul 2019
30 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The flatlets do not have bathrooms upstairs. One bathroom for a four sleep flat"
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TebogoLivhuwani wrote a tip Jan 2019
Centurion, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spectacular Views from the Pool side"
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richard c wrote a tip Aug 2018
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom471 contributions1,764 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"room 3 we found was excellent and on ground floor huge bath and shower"
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molope2015 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Mbombela, South Africa7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The ground rooms are the best when traveling solo."
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88bobcat wrote a tip Aug 2016
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Francolin rooms are newer than Loeries Call. Rooms with Bathroom doors are available"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,192 - R 2,726 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMbombela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Francolin Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Francolin Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Francolin Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Francolin Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Francolin Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Francolin Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orange Restaurant, Jock & Java, and The Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Francolin Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Francolin Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Francolin Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Francolin Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Francolin Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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