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The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
Ranked #3 of 14 Dullstroom B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“The superior rooms are lovely”
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a Superior room as it was our anniversary and we wanted to spoil ourselves
We weren't disappointed The room was lovely and very spacious
The staff at the Highlander are awesome everyone was beyond helpful
The breakfast was really nice and varied over the two nights we stayed
We arrived in at 855pm and asked for a cheese board and the staff were very accommodating even though the kitchen closed at 0900pm
We will come back it's a really nice hire with great staff

Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Eric J
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

One of the the best restaurants in the village. Staff are fantastic. Highly recommended for a short stay away from Gauteng. Rooms at a good size as well. A two hour drive from JHB. Heated pool - awesome bar - did I mention the staff are fantastic

Stayed October 2016
Thank John A
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This was the worst hotel we've ever stayed at. Full of flies and insects in the ceiling and when we tell the porter he just tells us to use the insect spray in the room. If we had come to stay here 40 years ago, it would probably have been nice, but nothing seems to have been done to furniture, bed and bathroom since then. Even the bed linen seemed to have been used since a very long time ago and the napkins which we got at breakfast were so used that there were holes in them. We expexted a 4-star hotel which we paid for but got a 2-star hotel at the most, which should have cost us less than half of what we paid. We are very dissapointed and feel that we have been "tricked" into booking this hotel. The bartender was a nice exception to the very bad experience of this hotel.

Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Many years ago these rooms would have been really grand , but now are in need of serious attention .
Carpets filthy, shower sprouted from all over, lights in toilet didn't work and Duvet was like a thin cheap towel .
Saving our stay were the very friendly and attentive staff and a really good dinner .

Stayed September 2016, travelled on business
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St. Ruprecht an der Raab, Austria
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed here during our vacation in South Africa on our drive back from Krueger Park. Our travel agency had a problem with the booking, but the really friendly staff there went out of their way to make everything go smooth. We really enjoyed our stay and liked the little town. Breakfast was also really nice and rooms were nice for a family. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

Property: The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
Address: Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1100, South Africa (Formerly Peebles Country Retreat)
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Dullstroom
Price range (per night): R1 883 - R2 765
Hotel Class:4 star — The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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