Glen Ormond Guest House

Glen Ormond Guest House

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#1 of 3 guest houses in Rosetta
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Glen Ormond Country House offers luxury accommodation in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in beautiful surroundings between Mooi River & Nottingham Road. We offer B&B or self-catering facilities in well-appointed cottages that cater for couples or families.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Charming
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Anne-marie W wrote a review Mar 2021
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Glen Ormond in the Natal Midlands exceeded our expectations.
The cottages are well priced given the beautiful upmarket finishes with everything you might need in the kitchenette. Comfortable beds en luxury linen. The cottages are well kept and spotless clean and set in the tranquil countryside of the Midlands Meander with beatiful views of the countryside and mountains in the distance. Glen Ormond is situated between Mooi River and Nottingham Road on the R103. The host Jennifer is friendly, profesional and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your stay at Glen Ormond. We are delighted that we met your expectations. If you pass our way again, please pop in and say hi.
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Justin K wrote a review May 2022
Bryanston, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In today's day and age, it is very seldom that my expectations are met, let alone blown out the ballpark !

Where to start...

It is always so much nicer when the owner is hands on and Jennifer is all that and more. The location is just perfect in that you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere but in reality, only a few minutes away from nearby towns. The cottage was phenomenal - enormous and tastefully (recently) decorated with a dining area, full kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom.

Now lets talk about breakfast ! My partner is vegetation and gluten free so usually has to take her own food or hope to get some fruit, yoghurt and maybe grilled tomatoes. Jennifer whipped up a vegetarian delight on home made gluten free bread whilst I had (perfectly) poached eggs on a bed of Moroccan lamb mince. Between us we agreed that this was the best breakfast we've been served not only at an overnight but restaurants included !

It is an enormous property but I challenge anyone to find even one blade of grass out of place - that's how meticulously Glen Ormond is run, with passion, heart and soul ! If we were close, we would visit once a month for the weekend.

WE WILL BE BACK !!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 27 Jun 2022
You are very very kind, thank you Justin for noticing the effort we put into running Glen Ormond. i do hope that when you pass this way again it will be us you choose to stay with. Take care.
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tebogomosinyi wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at GlenOrmond was superb.
Very friendly staff, the owner Jenny and her team, give a personal touch to everything they do

Very clean, homely, comfortable rooms. Breathtaking views, and serene. We loved every moment of it.

Be sure not to miss the breakfast. Real food, cooked with passion. Very tasty and filling.

Overall outstanding service. Would highly recommend Glen Ormond.
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Date of stay: March 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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Response from GlenOrmond, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure to meet your beautiful family. I want to adopt your mum all for myself. Take care and I do hope we see you again in the future.
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Nicholas W wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Must be one of the best overnight accommodations in the country. If you consider value for money, cleanliness, size of shower, water pressure, spaciousness, beautifil surroundings, small attentions to detail and professionalism of the host.
Not often a place ticks all the right boxes.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Thank you so much Nicolas for noticing the effort we take to make our guests comfortable. It makes our jobs so worthwhile. Take care.
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Samantha botha wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely amazing experience, they pay so much attention to detail, they had OBS on the table but within all my time staying in bnb's I've never been so impressed with a bnb's consideration, it's quite chilly up here and I though that was a nice touch.
They have such a beautiful set up and I was really grateful that they had a table set outside, we got to watch a beautiful sunset and it genuinly made the whole experience that much more peaceful. The hosts are very attentive and communicating with them is easy. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and definitely recommend. Great prices for what you get : )
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 02 Apr 2021
You have blown me away. Thank you for noticing the little things Sam. We wish you well on the next chapter of your life.
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Matt-SA1208 wrote a review Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I spent the weekend of 9-11 April 2021 at Glen Ormond. This was my fourth stay here, always a relaxing treat! Perfectly situated on the Midlands Meander for days out exploring all there is to see...not that you would ever want to leave your cottage. The accommodation is 5 star; from the fine attention to detail, stylish décor, fresh and crispy sheets, OBS and a fireplace for those cold nights....nothing could be faulted. Jennifer's care and consideration will leave you feeling like you are at home. No effort is spared to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I highly recommend Glen Ormond for anyone considering a trip to the Natal Midlands. Matthew and Tasmin - Durban, KZN
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Date of stay: April 2021
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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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 23 Sept 2021
You are way too kind Matt. Thank you for your review. we'll miss you when you leave our sunny shores. xxx
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Clinton wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 7 nights in the White Egret unit which boast beautiful views of the local landscape as well as the professionally manicured gardens which were in full blossom at the time. The self catering unit had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. A bonus is that access to the guest house is immediately off the main road, but without any of the accompanying road noise. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderfully serene stay and would definitely recommend Glen Ormond to couples seeking a tranquil getaway!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from GlenOrmond, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your glowing review Mr and Mrs S. It was a pleasure to meet you.
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ssch0eman wrote a review Jan 2021
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely experience. Spent a night in the beautiful, clean, cosy, well-furnished Green Hoopoe cottage. Jennifer, the owner, was very friendly and helpful and made the most delicious, locally sourced breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 03 Feb 2021
Thank you for your favourable feedback. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and we do hope to see you in the future again.
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jjosep991404 wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A most wonderful place to stay in Rosetta when coming up for a Midlands Meander. Jennifer is the perfect hostess. The cottage is very well appointed, with comfy beds fitted with electric blankets. The fire place in the lounge is a winner and there is even a back-up gas heater. The views are great and we will definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 10 Jul 2022
Thank you for your very generous review. It was lovely to meet the three of you and we do hope to see you back sometime in the future.
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Donna Jane M wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved my stay in this hidden gem in the Midlands. Gorgeous views and relaxing atmosphere. Jennifer is a super host - a breath of fresh air and she prepares a very delicious breakfast. Wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jennifer Ormond-Brown, Owner at Glen Ormond Guest House
Responded 02 Apr 2023
Thank you kindly for your fabulous review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hopefully we will see you back at Glen Ormond in the not too distant future.
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Rosetta, South Africa22 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you so much for your ravereview. I have told Lorraine how you appreciated her care. She is a valuable relief manager. We look forward to welcoming you back to Glen Ormond in the future. Thank you for chossing to stay with us. Regards Jennifer
Ryan wrote a tip Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book an extra days stay, you will thank me later!"
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AndreLombard wrote a tip Jan 2024
Pretoria, South Africa106 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"White Egret Cottage is a great option"
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Sightseer58136821317 wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything was exactly as advertised, top class."
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JM wrote a tip Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Depend on the size of the party, all rooms are good"
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Marieke wrote a tip Sept 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rosetta Hotel is 3km away. What a fantastic pub and bar."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,221 - R 1,418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalRosetta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Glen Ormond Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Glen Ormond Guest House?
Nearby attractions include The Wine Cellar (4.7 km), Marrakesh Cheese Farm (4.0 km), and Graceland Gallery (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Glen Ormond Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Glen Ormond Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Glen Ormond Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Glen Ormond Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Glen Ormond Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Linga Lapa, Hartford House, and Rosetta Hotel Restaurant.
Is Glen Ormond Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.