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Baguma J

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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 05 May 2024
Great place,great destination and excellent service ,the room services and spa were my greatest experience and yet affordable.great home
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Vivari Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Vivari Hotel and Spa, responded to this review
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Baguma,

We are delighted to hear about your positive experience at Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis! We are pleased that you enjoyed the room services and spa facilities. Your kind words motivate us to continue providing excellent service.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm regards,
Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis
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Reviewed 22 April 2024

The staff was very kind, welcoming and professional. The service/hospitality?? Top Tier!!!! My therapist (Kholiwe) was really amazing. Even the cleaning ladies were so nice. I truly had the best time here and I’m definitely coming back.

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Rose M
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Vivari Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Vivari Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2024

Dear Rose
Thank you for your kind words and feedback of Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback and for recognizing our team (Kholiwe)!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
Regards
Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis

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Reviewed 20 April 2024

It was the most amazing, peaceful and tranquil experience toppled with an amazing service by lovely ladies and a gent lol. They we all so full of genuine kindness from the reception to the therapists and even the ladies who clean were amazing 🤩the cleanliness of the facilities is also commendable 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

My friends and left smiling 🙂 and were VERY happy. We are definitely coming back. Keep up the great service.

Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Nomfundo Amanda C
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Vivari Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Vivari Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

Dear Nomfundo,

Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay at Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing, peaceful, and tranquil experience with excellent service from our team.
We take pride in providing genuine kindness and maintaining high cleanliness standards throughout our facilities. It is wonderful to know that you and your friends left with smiles and happiness.

We look forward to welcoming you back and will strive to continue providing great service.

Warm regards,
Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis

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Reviewed 20 April 2024

The top sheets in the room were very hard and made a sound like hard paper. The room very clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful in all aspects.

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Journey25233421440
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Vivari Management Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Vivari Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2024

Dear Journey,

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you loved our spa.
We apologize for the disappointment with the overpriced dinner and the quality of the food. Your comments about the room's cleanliness and comfort are appreciated. We are glad you found our staff friendly and helpful. Your concerns will be shared with the relevant teams.
We hope to welcome you back for an improved experience.

Warm regards,
Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis.

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Reviewed 7 April 2024

What an amazing stay at Vivari Hotel.
The spa, the room and the service was incredible.
We felt so special with the all extra touches and delightful treats.
We are now making it a frequent girls weekend away.
Highly recommended staycation for friends and couples!

Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Yashna M
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Wikus Lubbe, General Manager at Vivari Hotel and Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Dear Yashna,

We are delighted to hear about your beautiful stay at Vivari Hotel. Your kind words about our spa, rooms, and service truly warm our hearts. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back for many more memorable weekends.

Best regards,
Vivari Hotel and Spa Management Team

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Reviewed 8 September 2023

The hotel and grounds are great. Rooms are modern and clean, fast Wifi and include in room Netflix. The "jogging" track is possibly oversold as it is effectively a 1km loop around the 500m of fencing running parallel to the river.

The hotel caters more to conferences rather than the holiday or business traveller. It has a fantastic spa the grounds and pool are lovely, serene and very zen-like.

The staff are what shatters the peace and quiet of this beautiful place. They shout, constantly, from one end of the restaurant to the other, from the bar to the restaurant even outside rooms in the hallways. Checking in I thought there was a party in the small reception area. There were 4 staff members engaged in a rowdy "discussion" - I felt like an inconvenience, the noise was defining when entering.

Perhaps the single biggest disappointment was the extortionate food and beverage costs. Two SINGLE gin and tonics (standard gin nothing special) were R420!!!!. Meals in the restaurant are similarly outrageously priced, meal are ok but not Micheline standard yet prices are right up there while service is nowhere near the price point.

My recommendation for food and drink is to grab an Uber and a 5 minute trip to either Silverstar Casino or Cradleston Mall will provide a plethora of tasty well well-priced options.

Room tip: Get rooms as far away from car park as possible
Date of stay: August 2023
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