Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets

Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets

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3.5
#2 of 9 cottages in Clarens
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Parking
Internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Tennis court
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

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R 712 Clarens Road, Clarens 9707 South Africa
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Sameera M wrote a review Jun 2022
Durban, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in May 2022, taking advantage of the 40% discount on SANPARKS accommodation until the end of May. On check in, the hotel staff were friendly, informative and helpful. We booked a hotel room with a balcony which was a great decision as it provided stunning mountain views of the surrounding national park. The room and bathroom were both large, clean and tastefully decorated. The electric blankets in the freezing weather were a much appreciated surprise! We had breakfast included in the package- which was a buffet on the weekend and most sufficient. On the Monday it was an ala carte menu, of which our ordered omelette which was prepared extremely well.
We opted to do short hikes on both mornings in the national park which was most refreshing and picturesque. We spent the remainder of both days going for drives to take in the magnificent surrounds and then went to the nearby quaint Clarens town for some shopping and food.
I would definetely stay here again and recommend it to those looking to stay in comfortable accommodation with beautiful views.
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Book a hotel room with a balcony for the most stunning views!
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Carina D wrote a review Feb 2020
Westbrook Beach
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have slept over at the hotel. Our room was unfortunately only prepared for one person with towels short in the bathroom and no coffee at the tea station. When we have mentioned this to the staff on departure, they have apologized profusely. The shower in the bathroom is out of this world with so much space! The food served in the dining room is of a good quality and is recommended. The staff is friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms have beautiful views - even the standard rooms.
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Iolanda Guerra e Andrade wrote a review May 2020
Lisbon, Portugal
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hotel complex is situated in a magnificent place that provides the hosts with magnificent views. I found the hotel room to be quite narrow, though the view from its outside veranda like patio had a beautiful view over the mountains. The restaurant was not adequately lit (dim lights everywhere) giving me the impression of being in permanent darkness. Food was good though and that made the difference.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Robyn wrote a review Dec 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff are for the most part friendly and location is amazing for hiking.

However, the rooms are not in great condition carpets are stained, it has a smell in the room the curtains are dirty. The bathroom is clean, but requires renovations much like the rest of the place. The buffet menu is overpriced for the quality of food in addition my mom in law is vegetarian and there were no options for her the meat and veggie spring rolls that were offered were mixed so you couldn’t tell which was which it made it extremely difficult for a vegetarian to eat.

Our complimentary teas and sugars also came a day after our arrival which shows a lack of preparation for guests.

It’s a stunning location for hiking, but overall would not recommend this as a place to stay overnight if that’s what you are planning to do.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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S K wrote a review Mar 2022
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Agree with all other complainants- beautiful setting and this is all. Expensive, NO value for money, NOISY Sunday afternoon and night after we had travelled far and looked forward to peace and quiet at this beautiful resort. Lady showed us menu at restaurant and it looked okay, so we decided to have supper. On arrival 19:00 she said "just buffet tonight" super expensive for very average food. No towels in room and coffee, tea and sugar sparse, DO NOT waste your money on this facility despite the picturesque surroundings!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Freedom817975 wrote a review Dec 2022
White River, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This jewel of a hotel offers everything you need to rest and relax. The room we spend the night in was excellent, the views perfect and the food fantastic! Room and hotel decor is simple but tasteful, even if the outside is a bit dated, do not be fooled, the inside of the hotel is very beautiful! The rooms are clean, large and user friendly. It seems as though the room we stayed in was redecorated and the bathroom was redone not too long ago...not yesterday, but recently. The food was excellent! Old fashioned hotel food at heart. Staff was excellent and very friendly and accommodating, it is clear that that everyone working at this hotel feels proud in what they are contributing. Every thing we used was in a very good condition and we will most definitely return to spend more time in this beautiful park and at this hotel.
Golden Gate National park and hotel is a peaceful place where you can find your inner calm in the company of warm souls, watching beautiful scenery from the comfort of your room.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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John T wrote a review Feb 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a nice hotel with good food. We however stayed in a chalet which was not up to the standard that we expected or compared to the remainder of the hotel. The chalet had not been cleaned properly when we arrived, bins remained unemptied and the tea towel was wet through in a cupboard. Some of the equipment (hairdryer, toiletries and Kitchen equipment) was missing as was a bathroom shelf leaving the brackets sticking out. These issues were resolved but not immediately. The staff were ok but some seemed very unenthusiastic. I would have given 2 stars but for the kindness of one of the staff running us to our car after we had arrived at reception but a storm had broken out. If you intend to self cater be sure to bring all your provisions with you as it is difficult to even get the basics locally. Having said this, the area is stunning with beautiful rock formations and nice walks.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Simtjep@icloud.com wrote a review Jun 2023
Woerden, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous hotel and location I can see the upgraded diningroom and lobby and lounge’s area and it look very inviting the chalets however we’re lacking in maintenance they were old and unappealing. The carpets in the chalet were very dirty the bedding a little yellow and the heating system not enough to warm the rooms. The doors have holes and the wind and cold keep coming in even with blankets in front of them.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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SunnyW358 wrote a review Mar 2024
Albuquerque, New Mexico
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a self- catering chalet away from hustle bustle of the hotel and it was an excellent decision.
The chalet was comfortable, clean and well- equipped. The sceneray was stunning!
It was a good area to do many hike and we had a 7- hour, mother of all hikes, which was tiring but exhillaraing. The park management must do better to mark hiking trails instead of giving the lame excuse that they had a fire LAST YEAR!
Our stay at the chalet was an unforttgetably beautiful.
We will return!
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tour825611 wrote a review Feb 2024
Pretoria, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Golden Gate Hotel. The hotel rooms and their bathrooms had a bit of a revamp. Some areas of the hotel however do need some TLC. But the hotel is clean and perfectly positioned for breathtaking views.

We loved our rooms that had a stunning view from the balcony of the Brandwag Buttress.

The hotel staff was friendly and the restaurant food was incredibly tasty! Their mustard mash is to die for! And my personal breakfast favourite was the Eggs Benedict!

There are several nice hikes to do in the area ranging from easy to difficult. The area is absolutely breathtaking this time of the year!
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms on ground floor have no views as there is a hedge infront of the rooms. Ask for room 14,...
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DebraMcKenzie asked a question Jan 2016
Kloof, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
How far is Clarence village from this resort and how long is the drive
Answer from adele_rowden
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
It's about 20 km from the Golden Gate Hotel which is about 20 minutes on average
DebraMcKenzie asked a question Jan 2016
Kloof, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
How far is it to Clarence village and how long does it take to get there
Answer from RobynH04
Port Elizabeth, South Africa5 contributions
It takes about 20-30min from the San park
Tour825611 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on ground floor have no views as there is a hedge infront of the rooms. Ask for room 14, 15 or 16 on 1st floor. Views are awesome."
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Sameera M wrote a tip Jun 2022
Durban, South Africa80 contributions71 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a hotel room with a balcony for the most stunning views!"
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Carina D wrote a tip Feb 2020
Westbrook Beach55 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms have beautiful views - even the standard rooms."
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dhardman2016 wrote a tip Jun 2019
Ballito, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on north side have views of Golden Gate. Found it very quiet despite nearby road."
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thommieb133 wrote a tip Jun 2019
Bryanston, South Africa13 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ensure the room is facing north and in the wing with a direct view of Brandwag mountain."
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PRICE RANGE
R 993 - R 1,083 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateClarens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets
Which popular attractions are close to Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets?
Nearby attractions include Golden Gate Highlands National Park (2.6 km) and Leap Adventures - Clarens (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sugar and Cinnamon Restaurant, Mood Restaurant, and Maluti Melt.
Are any cleaning services offered at Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Golden Gate Hotel & Chalets accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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