The Hilton Bush Lodge

The Hilton Bush Lodge

Private Road D534, Hilton College Road, Hilton 3245 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 2 lodges in Hilton
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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The Hilton Bush Lodge is situated 200 metres below Hilton and enjoys the best of Hilton weather together with bushveld warmth. The property is perfectly positioned directly above the confluence of the uMngeni and Rietspruit Rivers, overlooking the majestic Rietspruit Falls, with expansive views down the uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Breakfast available
Hiking
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
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Chrystal7676 wrote a review Nov 2020
Kloof, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hilton Bush lodge is close enough to home and yet far enough away to enjoy a break away from the rush of life. Settled alongside the Midlands Meander, it allows for easy access to many of KZN's treasures.
Upon entering the lodge property, we were greeted by a scene that felt like something “Out of Africa”. We were received and shown to a luxurious, self-catering room, suitable for couples or family getaways, which enjoyed all and more of the luxuries of home with a fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounging area, outdoor and indoor fireplace as well as a private verandah.
The fireplace added a subtle touch of warmth on a cool spring evening. The romantic double sized bath, invited bubbles and candles by the open window, overlooking the picturesque waterfall and valley during the day or the starlit sky of night. Relaxing on the private verandah while listening to and overlooking the cascading waterfall was such a treat to the senses and instrumental in disconnecting from the rest of the world.
Breakfast was amongst the highlights of my morning. Servings were beautifully presented and prepared with great care by the friendly staff. I loved overhearing staff in the kitchen and those in the gardens laughing or giggling. This reminded me of much we do have to smile about and I found myself smiling at the experience. It also meant to me that they love what they do and that their passion is visible in how they treat guests, the facilities and each other.
A short walk from the lodge, hubby and I enjoyed an expansive view of the valley and the waterfall. Being together in nature is a wonderful way to be reminded of the beauty of life and each other, and somehow increases ones resolve to be a better person. The calmness and serenity of the bush connects mind, heart and soul with clarity while dispelling the worries of tomorrow.
Thank you to the staff and the Hilton Bush Lodge for making our stay one of the most incredible and relaxing stays. I appreciated having time with my husband, away from work, kids and worries to reconnect and share these moments together. Our two-night stay was the highlight of my 2020 and reminded me that there is beauty and calm just around the corner, even when we feel trapped by the chaos and challenges of life.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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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DG21 wrote a review Feb 2022
Howick, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently celebrated my husband's birthday at Hilton Bush Lodge. The venue was perfect, the food was amazing and the staff could not have been more helpful. All the guests were most impressed and those who stayed overnight found the rooms to be very clean and comfortable with a beautiful view as a bonus. I would highly recommend the Hilton Bush Lodge.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 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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Trip562062 wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hilton Bush Lodge was an amazing well-needed getaway. We had a 5-day stay which was so good, I can hardly imagine what it will be like in the summertime. The atmosphere was just so welcoming. We were greeted with a smile and a tail wag and shown to our luxury suite, which had stunning views and wonderful sounds of the waterfall to match. Breakfast was lovely and my family loved the intimate setup in the mornings. We look forward to going back again and we have already recommended it to so many friends already.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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gmkhiz610170 wrote a review Aug 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
booked standard room has everything you need and heated flooring, seeing the waterfall from your room and going for a trail walk is the highlight. Thin walls and lack of cleanliness; spider webs and dust inflamed my sinus make for an uncomfortable experience. The kettle needs to be deep cleaned or replaced.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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170georgina wrote a review Jan 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the lodge for 4 nights in December. It was a lovely location. Very peaceful and restful. However we found that the room and bathroom were not cleaned properly at all. I had to ask the cleaners to clean behind the toilet and bathroom door, shower, etc. Also the verandah's and chairs and tables should be cleaned before guests arrive.
Also we were on holiday but we had to be at breakfast at 9am and it was implied that the lodge was strict about not being late. We had paid for our breakfasts but it was really not suitable as we found it too early. We subsequently skipped breakfast 2 of the days just so that we could lie in. The service on the one morning we were there was not good at all. We had got to breakfast at 9am and were busy eating our fruit, when our hot breakfast was brought to us. We hadn't even been asked what we had wanted. (We were served exactly what we'd had previously - is there no variation?) We asked if they could not at least keep the breakfast warm for us which seemed to be a problem. We felt rushed and gathered they wanted to knock off duty. However another table sauntered in at 9.40 and were asked what they wanted and served accordingly? I had wanted a cup of coffee and it was finished and the staff were nowhere. They were not attentive and really didn't look as if they enjoyed their job.
Not great.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ronka2022 wrote a review Mar 2022
Howick, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
No shower mat on floor. Towels damp
No coat hangers in cupboard, no dressing table. Needed to blow dry hair, only avail plug and mirror was over the tea tray/kettle. (Not hygienic) No lights on walkway to room. Member of staff staying in room next door said they all come on at different times.
Generally shoddy for price paid. No breakfast included, was advised breakfast is only served during the week, not weekends.......
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Date of stay: March 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 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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Fearless18864370836 wrote a review Mar 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The pool was dirty and not maintained. This was very disappointing as this was the amenity that we were most looking forward to and the one that the lodge uses to disguish and differentiate themselves from their competitors. The advertising is deceiving. If the pool is dirty and cannot be used, guests should be told beforehand so that they may go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: February 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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ADeFortier wrote a review Oct 2020
Hluhluwe, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful spot with comfortable rooms, friendly staff and delicious food. There is room for some improvement though: many of the chalets did not have hot water due to faulty gas geysers and the rooms are not in any way soundproof. We could here our neighbours' conversation word for word even though they were speaking in hushed tones. Also, given the rate, I would have expected at least a bottle or two of water and some milk in the fridge.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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L7748KJlindah wrote a review Feb 2022
Hilton, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you for hosting our board members for a strategy session in your board room. The tranquil setting ensured that the members felt comfortable and inspired which lead to an extremely successful time together. The teas and lunch were enjoyed by all and we are so grateful for the opportunity of being at Hilton Bush Lodge for the day.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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205trishm wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My room was not serviced by the time i got back to my room after being out all morning and returning at around 1pm. The room was dated for the price i paid, and the plugs were faulty so could not get my hair dryer to stay on. There was no drinking water in the room, and I was not sure if the tap water was safe to drink.
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Date of stay: June 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Kelly A
Magudu, KwaZulu-Natal25 contributions5 helpful votes
I would say maximum 1hour 30 minutes
TIMOTHY MERTENS wrote a tip Mar 2022
17 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are better places in the area."
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Kerry C wrote a tip Mar 2017
Bluff, South Africa13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"obtain the co-ords to get there. Google maps do not have the physical address correct."
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SonZD wrote a tip Jan 2017
Ballito, South Africa78 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a lodge if you are more than two couples!"
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Bob W wrote a tip Dec 2016
Haarlem, The Netherlands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Waterfall 1 was beautiful."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,487 - R 1,524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHilton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hilton Bush Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Hilton Bush Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Howick Falls (3.4 km), Karkloof Farmer's Market (4.0 km), and Umgeni Valley Enviromental Education Center (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hilton Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at The Hilton Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Hilton Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hilton Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hilton Bush Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste of Thai Restaurant and Spa, Black Olive, and Jaxx Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hilton Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Hilton Bush Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, The Hilton Bush Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Hilton Bush Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.