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Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Nottingham Road
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at Fordoun the night after our wedding in The Midlands, and it was everything we hoped for and more. Friendly, accommodating staff to welcome us, a spacious, comfortable and clean room and a wonderful breakfast to go with it. Highly recommended and such a beautiful location and setting

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had an incredible stay at Fordoun Spa Hotel & loved every minute! Wished we could have stayed a week!
Room 19 was spectacular! The decor & size of the suite was very generous & tasteful. We had our own patio to sip sundowners & admire a spectacular sunset over the Drakensberg. I especially loved the spacious bathroom & dressing room a surprising extra! The dinner & breakfast were excellent, falling perfectly between fine dining & wholesome country cooking! The Spa was wonderful & we enjoyed our massages & the floatation pool.
The staff are all very helpful & friendly. We absolutely loved our stay & can't wait to go back!

Stayed February 2017
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Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it and glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Taba, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Spent a weekend here and we had an incredible time being poked and prodded by the excellent and friendly staff. The rooms are stunning and the food sublime. The chef is a genious and luckily hasn't heard of counting calories!!

Room Tip: milk tart ice cream is a must...
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  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thanks for the comments Steve!
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Fordoun hotel is set in the most magical place. The rooms are renovated farm buildings which date back to the 1800's. They have been exquisitely renovated and offer very comfortable accommodation. The breakfast was awful ( incl. long life milk in our tea ) but the dinner superb.......I highly recommend the pork and the lamb

Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
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Thanks for your comments and we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your breakfast.
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Secunda, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We booked at the hotel on the 16th December 2016. My feedback is as follows:

• The food was divine. We enjoyed every meal.
• The staff was friendly and helpful.
• We stayed at room 2 however I felt that the other rooms we stayed at before were better in terms of size.
• The spa was a bit of a disappointment. We could not get bookings as a couple and eventually managed to get a one hour appointment for each of us. Both my husband and I felt that the therapist was rushing. The cleanliness of the bathroom requires improvement. The spa was very busy and showers should have been cleaned more frequently to accommodate the larger crowd. The outdoor pool did not look suitable for swimming. The spa has a juice lounge but you cannot relax there as the staff uses the adjacent kitchen to chat and make personal telephone calls.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thanks for your feedback and we have relayed your comments to the spa manager
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Property: Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant
Address: Nottingham Road | R103, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Nottingham Road
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Nottingham Road
Price range (per night): R1 701 - R3 892
Hotel Class:5 star — Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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