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Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa

3 Copper Street, Phalaborwa 1390 South Africa
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#6 of 10 hotels in Phalaborwa

Finding an ideal hotel in Phalaborwa does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the hotel.

Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa features a concierge and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and breakfast. If you are driving to Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the diners, including Gholovan Pub & Grill and Chef Mo's Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa.

Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Phalaborwa.

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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Non-smoking hotel
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Robert R wrote a review Jan 2021
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This accommodation is by far the worst I have had to experience in my entire life and we lay our blame with both Lekkeslaap and the Hans Merensky “hotel” and “spa”. I cannot express how extremely dilapidated this entire place is. We did not enjoy a moment at this place, we suffered through it for long enough and actually left a day early. From the outset and throughout we were utterly disappointed to the point that our entire holiday was nearly ruined. 1. Arrive at the destination. The receptionist is not present and has no idea that we are checking in, despite the fact that we are literally the only guests at the entire hotel. 2. We security guard makes us wait outside the security gates as we wait for the receptionist to return from lunch. Felt extremely unwelcome. Checking takes 20 – 25mins as the receptionist had seemingly no idea that we were arriving. 3. Arrive at room. Lawn, grass and garden is completely un-kept. It is clear that no gardening has been done for months. Large biting ants swarm your legs when you exit the vehicle and every time you step on any grass. 4. Scuff marks all over room. Wooden doors leading to veranda does not open properly as the wood has been rotted. 5. Shower door and shower does not align. After every shower the entire bathroom is flooded with water. Water leaks at back of basin and onto clothes. 6. The place is overrun by extremely aggressive monkeys. Can not enjoy sitting outside on veranda due to swarms of ants, monkeys, bugs, overgrown garden and grass. 7. Aesthetically the entire place is just horrible. Half built buildings, building rubble un-kept gardens and roads, green mucky water in unused fountains, paint peeling off buildings. It is clear that no maintenance has been done for an extremely long time. 8. Bar and restaurant closed. No staff around except for cleaners. The place is a ghost town and we seemed to be the only staying guests. Staff did not think to provide us with anything and we had to buy plastic cutlery to use. 9. The pool is blue but the pool area is a mess. Bottle caps and rubbish lying around. No pillows on furniture which just lays around everywhere sun beaten. Found a frog in the pool and two spiders, the entire surface of the pool is full of bugs. Could not swim for longer than 5mins before finding something disgusting and getting out. I believe it to be extremely irresponsible for the Hans Merensky Hotel to even allow guests to stay at this point. The place is absolutely atrocious. They can not cater for people. The accommodation is falling apart. There is literally nothing to do except sit outside the pool area and play golf. List of numerous activities on their website but you can not do any of them. I believe it to be extremely irresponsible for Lekkeslaap to advertise the hotel on their site. Lekkeslaap is providing a platform for the hotel to scam people. This is not the first time we made a booking through Lekkeslaap and had a bad experience with subpar accommodation. I do not use the word scam lightly but I mean it thoroughly. If you peruse the photos on their website and that of Lekkeslaap the impression of a lavish hotel is created. It is a severe misrepresentation and they are fully aware what the current abhorrent state of the place is. The responsible thing would be to remove all photos or put up a disclaimer saying: Please take notice literally nothing on our website is true anymore. I can not stress enough that the entire place (except for the reception area) is completely run down and a wasteland. As mentioned above, if Lekkeslaap wishes to provide a platform for these places they have a responsibility to ensure that what is advertised is true. The decay at the Hans Merensky hotel most certainly did not happen overnight or even in this last year. The level of decay makes it clear that is has been years and years and years. Should Lekkeslaap not check up on these places? Zero stars, what an absolutely abhorrent place and a horrible experience, it was daylight robbery. I will also never use Lekkeslaap again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Renee S wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa29 contributions3 helpful votes
Great reception area and fantastic golf course however we had problems with our room lock and struggled in get in and then out of our room. On our first evening we requested to be moved to another room and that was not possible although there were plenty of non occupied rooms. The lock got fixed the second day. We had breakfast for 3 days and the price charged for their is a total rip off. They don't listen to your orders and get the rest of your order when your food is cold already. Very bad experience. Will definitely book at other hotels or guest houses in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Darryl A wrote a review Aug 2019
Bangkok, Thailand97 contributions42 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to make this place my home for the last three weeks. It was thoroughly enjoyable and I have no complaints about anything. The room is always cleaned spotlessly and the bed is comfortable. The food is tasty. The staff are friendly. The scenery is awesome. Will definitely be back again soon.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Sarah Moloto wrote a review Jul 2019
66 contributions4 helpful votes
The place is beautiful. Close to town with a beautiful landscape, however they can get a better chef. There a quite a number of monkeys on the property and eating outside on the beautiful landscape can be challenging. However this is a beautiful place. The people cooking in the kitchen do cover their heads. This place is very close to Kruger National Park.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: All the rooms are well located
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ronell777 wrote a review Apr 2019
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Great spectacular reception area with peacefull and beautiful surroundings. Fantastic golf course with added value: game drive on your golf motocart while enjoying golf. Beautiful gardens spa restuarants and pool area. Pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
US$55 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvincePhalaborwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park (3.4 km), Foskor Mine Museum (2.7 km), and The Marula Company (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bushveld Terrace Hotel - Restaurant, Buffalo Grill & Bistro, and Gholovan Pub & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.