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The Spotted Grunter Resort

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Umzimvubu Main Road, Port St Johns 5120 South Africa
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#2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Port St Johns
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# Spotted Grunter Resort is situated on the banks of the mighty Umzumvubu river in the heart of the Transkei's wild coast. Our air-conditioned units make for a comfortable stay all year round. Units are fully contained for self catering. Braai facilities as well as a fully equipped restaurant and bar are on site. Large lawns with fantastic views of mountains. Relax on our deck overlooking the river or at our sparkling swimming pool.
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Free parking
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Pool
Bar / lounge
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Mid-range
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Zimbininotyesi wrote a review 12 Feb
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For our first time in spotted grunter, we enjoyed our stay and will forever prefer this place when spending quality time in PSJ ,'Spotted a very nice view on the balcony with birds singing in the morning' good breakfast and nice staff as well...we loved it there!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Vernon Malyon, Owner at The Spotted Grunter Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to hosting you again.
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pwyk547974 wrote a review 08 Feb
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Not clean. The bedroom was extremely dusty. Pillows were smelly too.Next to the bed, both sides. No DSTV. No air-conditioning in the living area but a crappy ceiling fan. Very expensive for what you get.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Vernon Malyon, Owner at The Spotted Grunter Resort
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Thank you for your review. Firstly we apologise for your negative experience. If you had brought your concerns directly to us at the time we would have most certainly moved you to a room preferable to you, with DSTV. All our rooms are equipped with aircons capable of cooling the entire room down. We investigated your allegations of dust and dirty pillows and could not find evidence of this. All rooms are cleaned by our housekeepers daily and checked by management before a new guest enters. Perhaps there being no DSTV in your particular room resulted in your negative review? There is however numerous TV channels in the room you were in, including movies, sport and news channels. Regards, Vernon Malyon
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Mike W wrote a review Jan 2021
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Terrifyingly bad. Ended up going down into the kitchen to call the waitress who could hardly make it up the stairs. Drinks took 20 minutes after ordered. Veggies were an old gem squash with frozen veg inside. Calamari was the thin packet rings. Chicken wings were almost inedible and expensive. Pork chops were oily and over cooked. The bill took ages. The furniture is nice and everything looked clean.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vernon Malyon, Owner at The Spotted Grunter Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Good day Mike, firstly, we sincerely apologise for your negative experience at our resort. A quick look at our reviews will show that usually get it right. We admit that we do not get it right all the time despite our sincere efforts. Please allow us to compensate you with a free meal at any time in our restaurant, so we can show you that we can do it right! You can contact me directly at the resort. Regards Vernon Malyon
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Resort45255250136 wrote a review Dec 2020
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The apartment was clean and had everything we need with a beautiful view over the river. Service is friendly and efficient.. We had a very nice dinner at the restaurant. The area is very beautiful and we felt safe in the resort.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Vernon Malyon, Owner at The Spotted Grunter Resort
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Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to hosting you again soon!
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govenderbalan004 wrote a review Nov 2020
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excellent service will definitely be booking again . service was brilliant .will be booking again next year for a better family holiday.the views are lovely in the morning also has aircon in rooms which make it really lovely to sleep at nite
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Vernon Malyon, Owner at The Spotted Grunter Resort
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Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to hosting you again soon!
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PRICE RANGE
US$61 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapePort St Johns
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Spotted Grunter Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Nearby attractions include Silaka Nature Reserve (6.2 km), Dwesa Nature Reserve (5.9 km), and Poenskop Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steve's Pub & Restaurant, Wood n Spoon, and The Waterfront.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Spotted Grunter Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Spotted Grunter Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The Spotted Grunter Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Spotted Grunter Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is The Spotted Grunter Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.