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Pine Lake Inn
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in White River
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stayed 3 nights while visiting the Kruger National Park. The restaurant was ok. The room had no facial tissue, the bathroom door stuck, the towels were cheap not fluffy, and the wifi only worked half the time. Their was a nice lake and a golf course near by. It had an outdoor pool and tennis courts.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank RAY S
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

All the staff are friendly and so efficient! Mentioned that we had ants on the balcony, within five minutes the guy was there dealing with them. Take time out to talk to Steve the excellent manager, he will tell you the history of the lake and surroundings. Steve is just amazing, not many hotel mangers go to the lengths to provide an unforgettable stay! He lent us fishing rods, no fish sadly took the bait!! Sorted out a major problem with the car hire company too. Have spent a lot of time in African corporate hotels, this beats them all. Buffet food is plentiful and varied. Outdoor pool is always clean and well maintained, peacocks strut their stuff frequently around the pool area. We always stay here on route to the Kruger.

Room Tip: Downstairs overlooking the pool and lake
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jan10667
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights on our Gate1 tour. We were assigned to room 503, which was downstairs and had a musty smell when we arrived. Opening the windows for awhile seemed to help.
The room was spacious, with two double beds, but quite basic in its furnishings and amenities. No refrigerator, unusable wifi (except in the very wee hours of the morning), and sparse tioiletries.
Box breakfasts were provided for our early morning game drives, and they were quite generous, including a sandwich, egg, fruit, juice, and muffin. The last morning we ate in the dining room and the breakfast was delicious. Eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, juices.
The dining room was huge, and we were assigned a section for our group. It was a bit confusing, however, as there were two buffet lines with items that were not identical. There were sliced meats, side dishes, and assorted desserts. All were good, but not memorable.
The grounds are beautiful. The terrace is lighted at night and is breathtaking.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank maryf55
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure to stay at Pine Lake Inn for the second time from Friday, 12 August – Sunday, 14 August 2016.

After a busy week of exploring the Panorama route Pine Lake Inn provided the perfect oasis to relax and revive body, mind and soul.

We were warmly welcomed back at reception and immediately felt at home.

Our room (528) was spacious with an en-suite bathroom which boasted a large shower. The room was re-furbished and boasted modern décor and furniture. There was a large flat-screen TV. The safe is located inside the cupboard at the entrance to the room. Coffee and tea facilities were available in our room.

We anticipated our buffet dinner on the Friday evening and we were not disappointed. Everything was freshly prepared, beautifully presented and tasted just as delicious as we remembered from our previous stay.

The breakfast spread was equally delicious with a good selection of dishes to choose from. The crumpets were extra delicious and reminded us of our Grandmothers crumpets.

Each and every staff member we encountered was very friendly and ensured that we were satisfied during our entire stay.

Steve, the general manager mingled with guests and ensured that we were satisfied and comfortable. His genuine care for our well being was very clear throughout our entire stay at Pine Lake Inn.

The magnificent male Peacock gave us a graceful show which was the perfect ending to our wonderful, relaxing and romantic stay at Pine Lake Inn.

We cannot wait to return to this gem!

Room Tip: Our room was just off the courtyard and not noisy at all
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a breathtaking place. The staff is very well organised and very professional. Sally recieved her guests with great professionalism.
The buffet is excellent. The rooms are splendid and so clean, very romantic too.
As a Tourist guide, it is my first time here, but Definately not the last.
All I can say is that everything is Perfection.
Well done guys.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled on business
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Thank Chantal P
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Address: Main Hazyview Road, White River 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in White River
Price Range: R 1 073 - R 1 598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pine Lake Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestling in the woodlands and overlooking a vast lake and with its own nine hole golf course,the whole setting for Pine Lake Inn exudes peace and tranquility.An inspiraional setting for your conference or incentive programme andfully equipped with all the technical support that you will need.This home away from home has an intimate atmosphere,lending a feeling of understated elegance and comfort which prefectly compliments the breathtaking scenic beauty of the environment.There is also a swimming pool where you can enjoy relaxed dinning outdoors or enjoy our bowling green and floodlit tennis court,this idyllically positioned Hotel is also just 35 km outside the world-renowned Kruger National Park. ... more   less 
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