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Critchley Hackle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dullstroom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and self had a two night getaway to Dullstroom. Stayed at Critchley Hackle. Very comfortable, would be extra special in Winter with log fires. Very accessible to town. Jack in the restaurant was special.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Recently visited the Critchly and spent a really relaxing weekend there. The hotel has on Old School feel to it, laid back. The rooms all have a great view of the lake around which the hotel is located and although slightly worn they have a homely feeling. The restaurant served up a really good meal, dominated of course by the local specialty - Trout. All the rooms are great.

Room Tip: If the weather is wet stay closer to the reception area.
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A beautiful venue however I think the place needs a revamp. The decor is old and dreary and lacking some energy.
The staff were very friendly and service orientated. Food was good .
Rooms were clean and comfortable but I do think a fresher decor is required .

Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
Thank alegna63
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The restaurant at this boutique hotel in in the seriously upper class. Superbly presented delicious food, with an interestingly different wine list.
The hotel is set around a trout dam, right in the village - and has units for private ownership. Fantastic

Stayed: October 2016, travelled on business
Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wonderful week end in Dullstroom. Make sure you sample the Anvil ale, they received a gold medal for their beer. The location of Critchley Hackle is wonderful as you can walk to every shop in town. There is a Milleys trout shop just next to the lodge where you can buy fresh trout products.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Address: 585 Teding van Berkhout Street Dullstroom 1110, Dullstroom 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dullstroom
Price Range: R649 - R9 551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Critchley Hackle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Mpumalanga Highlands and just 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg, Critchley Hackle is a Mecca for stressed execs and tourists. Critchley Hackle has 22 beautifully appointed rooms and suites accommodating a maximum of 59 guests sharing. The hotel and its surrounding area is a great destination to just chill and enjoy the tranquil setting. The red tinned roof and sandstone building is typically “Old Transvaal”.A beautiful small lake stocked with Rainbow Trout awaits guests at their front door. We have trout rods and flies for the use of keen fisherman. Please note we do not practice catch and release, so your catch of the day is weighed and sold to the proud fisherman. Our team will be happy to either cook and or package the fish to be taken home.Ideally suited for both business and leisure, we offer luxurious country accommodation and leisure activities. The red tinned roof and sandstone building looks onto a small lake stocked with Trout.Guests are able to enjoy a morning or afternoon of fly fishing, just outside their room. Any fish caught on the day will be for the fisherman’s account, we do not offer a catch and release policy. ... more   less 
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