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The Highlander Hotel

Bosman Street/Lyon Cachet Street, Dullstroom 1110 South Africa
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#3 of 16 guest houses in Dullstroom
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The Highlander was named after the Scottish Highlands, which the area around the hotel resembles. The hotel, which was formerly known as the Peebles Country Lodge, was voted the ‘Most Romantic Hotel‘ during the International Luxury Hotel of the year awards. The retreat has become popular as a stopover accommodation option for visitors traveling to and from the Kruger National Park. This welcoming country retreat in Mpumalanga caters to both the corporate and leisure guest. To keep with the romantic setting of the hotel, the rooms feature combustion fireplaces and a full range of amenities. The bar at the hotel is every whisky lover’s dream, offering over 200 single malt whiskys to choose from. The hotel is closely located to all the main shopping areas and guests can easily walk from the hotel to the shops and spend a day browsing. The hotel features a bar, a restaurant, and a spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Couples massage
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Public wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Marc W wrote a review Dec 2023
Mbabane242 contributions31 helpful votes
What an experience. Awesome venue. Attention to detail seems to be their moto. Service is excellent. From the staff in reception through to the chefs who want to do something different. Looking for a weekend away . This hotel should be on your list.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Vivian wrote a review Dec 2023
9 contributions3 helpful votes
The rooms are cosy and comfortable. The beds are warm on a cold night. Luxurious! Room service available. But prefer to be in the restuarant. Perfect for a quick getaway, or a couple of days of pure relaxation!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Tahlita V wrote a review Dec 2023
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Another incredible stay at the Highlander Hotel. This place is just wonderful and never disappoints. Each time I stay it just gets better. The new decor to the rooms make you feel like royalty and the staff enhance that by always being ready and able to assit your every need with a friendly smile on their faces.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Mwingereza wrote a review Oct 2023
Dartford, United Kingdom1243 contributions88 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the annex rooms which was just across the road from the main hotel. We were offered an upgrade for a supplement but decided it was only 2 nights, it wasn't worth the extra R1000+. The room was comfortable in itself but so very cold. The only heating was from the wood burner so coming back to a cold room when you’re freezing and now you have to build a fire (and hope it catches) and wait for some warmth to eventually find its way into the room, not a great experience. We were charged for an extra bundle of logs the following night, not a lot of money but surprising nevertheless. The electric blanket was a godsend so an early bed it was. We ate in the restaurant on the first night. Although I’d made a reservation way ahead it was pretty empty while we were there on the Sunday and the kitchen closed at 7.30pm. My husband had the oxtail which he enjoyed, I only had a starter as I wasn’t hungry. We weren’t inspired by the menu so cancelled our table for the following night. There was a varied breakfast menu, we both had the pancakes which were stodgy and not very nice, accompanied by sugar-solid honey. The staff were very helpful. The décor in the main hotel areas was tasteful. We may have possibly chosen the wrong room in the annex but as we won’t be going back we’ll never know.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Not in the main part of town but there are a few shops, convenience store, pub, etc at the top of...
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Heather wrote a review May 2023
South Africa7 contributions5 helpful votes
The hotel offered an exceptional suite with a gorgeous log fire which was set ready for us after we had eaten a brilliant dinner. Simon who was on reception was more of a factotum and helped us with everything. He is a credit to this hotel and made our experience even better. Breakfast also didn’t disappoint with a lovely choice of options from a full British breakfast to various local options such as locally sourced trout with scrambled eggs. I am really looking forward to going to this hotel again. One night was just not enough.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: This hotel is brilliant at any time of year because each room not just the suites have log fires...
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DDR1234 wrote a review Apr 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa667 contributions247 helpful votes
Fabulous hotel in Dullstroom! Upgraded us to Suite, very comfyx-tra large bed, fireplace, tv with Dstv, lounge and dining-area, nice terrace, amazing dinner at their fine dining restaurant. Very good location. Excellent service.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Suites are beautiful!
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Lauren H wrote a review Mar 2023
Pretoria, South Africa70 contributions44 helpful votes
A lovely hotel right in the centre of town. We stayed in a suite which was lovely and although the bathroom was a bit dated it is huge with a really large bath and equally large shower. We were a bit disappointed that the hotel does not keep a table in their dining room for guests (we tried booking a weekend in advance and it was already full) and we ended up having to look elsewhere for dinner as we did not feel like room service. Gardens are unkept and need a bit of tidying up.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Book a table in their dining room well in advance so you do not need to drive around at night...
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CoffeeSeekingKing wrote a review Mar 2023
Herentals, Belgium168 contributions150 helpful votes
We stayed for one night in this hotel. The room was pretty big, the bed was one of the best we had during our one month trip through SA! Bathroom was huge and very clean. The staff was very friendly during check in and out. We decided to have dinner in their restaurant! Outstanding service again ! Their winelist is very nice too but tbh their prices are quite high according other restaurants we have visited of this kind.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Ian T wrote a review Feb 2023
Craighall Park, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
Wow. What a marvelous experienve. Clearly by far and wide the top establishment in Dullstroom, both for accommodation and the restaurant. The accommodation is beautifly laid out, very comfotable and has everything you need for a very great spoil. Our dinner and breakfast were impeccable, beautifully presented and comparable with the best city restaurants worldwide. The service was also excellent. The menu selection is very safisfying with great choices. The wine list is out of this world and caters for all price ranges and cultivar's including some rather special local and imported wines. The whiskey/whisky bar selection is unbelievable. I've never a selection quite as comprehensive as this.Well done to the owners and management. Ian and Zurene.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Quest31063388882 wrote a review Feb 2023
We arrived into dullstroom on Christmas Day and cold called the highlander to see if they had any options for dinner. They invited us over and we sat at the bar with the owners with Yvonne and John. As it turned out, they had some spare rooms so we moved in for the night and to one of the best hotel rooms we have stayed anywhere. We then had a fabulous Christmas dinner prepared by their chef - ostrich boboti. I could not recommend the highlander hotel enough. It was superb.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,518 - R 1,845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
peebles country retreat hotel dullstroom
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaDullstroom
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Highlander Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Highlander Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wild about Whisky (0.3 km), Dullstroom Gin (0.1 km), and The Rock Shop (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Highlander Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Highlander Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Highlander Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Highlander Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Highlander Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mrs. Simpson's Restaurant, Udderlicious Milkshake Bar, and The Mayfly Restaurant And Cocktail Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Highlander Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Highlander Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Dullstroom.
Does The Highlander Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Highlander Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.