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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel section. Our room was very large with lovely view. Bathroom with bath & shower plus big full length mirror. All spotlessly clean. Sleeper couch a little worse for wear. Breakfast and dinner excellent. Wide variety and tasty.

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DDVtripadv, General Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Ronel B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent visit to the Premier Hotel Sani Pass - we certainly appreciate your positive comments! We hope that you will be a regular return guest, and am confident that we can even improve on this review rating. Regards, Daniel Velayutham General Manager

Mtunzini, South Africa
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Arriving at that magical cocktail hour before sunset we were efficiently checked in allowing time to relax on the deck and breathe in the heaven-touching peaks of the mountains that were drenched in brilliant light. After a day teaching mathematics to teachers it was a tonic to the soul to drink in the grandeur of the peaks and sample delicious...

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Premier H, Brand Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your review. No fear, we will retain the old world charm and country hospitality, just better ! The Spa will soon return to the upgraded pool area with more well trained local ladies to look after you. We already have a new herd of horses to explore the trails with as well as...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The Sani Pass Hotel is lovely, even tough it is old and does not necessarily look the part, the inside is revamped and very nice. Our Delux room was recently redone and very nice. Can not fault the room at all. Lovely location and very close to the start of the pass. Where this hotel is lacking is in the...

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Premier H, Brand Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Raka25, Thank you for your fair review. The Sani Pass Hotel was recently purchased by Premier Hotels & Resorts and the renovations are just the beginning of our efforts to unlock the true potential of this landmark. We were saddened to hear that your restaurant experience detracted from your overall experience and we have noted your comments for review...

Reviewed 5 September 2015

Took my Mum and son on a mini break to the hotel. We loved it. It is a beautiful place with stunning views, spacious rooms and great food. The service was outstanding - in all aspects of the hotel. Each and every staff member we came across was very kind, courteous and professional. We are already looking forward to our...

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Premier H, Brand Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear CarrynT, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are overjoyed that we sent more Guests back happy and relaxed to their homes. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again soon. Kind regards, Henk Bredenoord

Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

It wasn't a 1st time we stayed he. Always loved it, environment, hosting, food especially. Last time i was here about 3 or 4 years ago. I do understand that things are charged but should change for better and not for worse. Unpleasantly discovered that the owner was changed and so was the rest. Luckily the rooms and view stayed....

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Premier H, Brand Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear MarinaB, I was truly distressed to read your review (which I must thank you for taking the time to post). Premier Hotels & Resorts recently acquired the Sani Pass Hotel and as I'm sure you will appreciate transitions can be tough. Especially transitions that involve a property with such a long history. For the delay at reception there is...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Sani Pass is a beautiful place. It is well worth a visit, and the winter time is right for hiking and running. We came fully prepared for this one based on the brochure we received. We packed for tennis, fishing, hiking, and lounging. The hotel itself is interesting; although, not spectacular. Rooms are spacious enough, with good views if you're...

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Premier H, Brand Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear IsaacCameron, Thank you for your review. The Sani Pass Hotel was recently purchased by Premier Hotels & Resorts and the renovations are just the beginning of our efforts to unlock the true potential of this landmark. We will be doing upgrades that will make the Sani Pass hotel the finest in the Southern Drakensberg. We will be opening the...

Coleraine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We had a lovely few days here in mid winter- snow on the Berg and sunshine all day. The hotel service is just great- all the staff were most attentive and helpful. We stayed here 25 years ago and it is still as enjoyable as ever. Breakfast is a great buffet selection and the dinner buffet is also great- you...

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Premier H, Brand Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Zotsha, Thank you for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. We are in the process of making improvements and should have the new wellness center and mountain bike trail open by the end of September. Kind Regards, Henk Bredenoord

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 August 2015

The hotel building is a little dated, but certainly very nice with big windowed sitting areas with fireplaces for when it is cold and a very nice outside sitting area when it's warm. The restaurant is fine, the food isn't bad, and the waiters are fairly attentive. The rooms are nice and spacious with great views. All that sounds like...

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Premier H, Brand Manager at Premier Hotel Sani Pass, responded to this review

Dear Bruce C, Thank you for your review and we heard you. Our new mountain bike trail should be up and running by the end of September as well as other upgrades like the wellness center etc. See you again soon Kind regards, Henk Bredenoord

Reviewed 19 July 2015

Room was spacious and recently upgraded, bed hard and uncomfortable. No safe for valubles, hairdryer didn't work. Room 19 on first upper level had nice view, but the noise from next door rooms was very noticable. Reception Staff friendly and helpful, 1 waiter on duty in the lounge on a Saturday afternoon, bar was closed for private function. Dinner was...

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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The hotel is magnificent. It appears to have been recently refurbished. We stayed in a hotel room. The rooms are large, neat and comfortable. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The lounges are magnificent and we really enjoyed sitting by the fire place in the evening. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. Our children had a fabulous time. The children's...

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The Premier Hotel Sani Pass is situated at the foot of the famous Sani Pass which is only passable by 4X4 vehicle and is on the bucket list of all off road enthusiasts. The Premier Hotel Sani Pass which opened in 1958 is 1577 meters above sea level and the Pass rises 1297 meters higher to 2874 meters at the Lesotho border. The hotel is nestled at the foot of the Pass on the banks of the Mkhomazana River with its fresh water direct from the Drakensberg Mountains. The Premier Hotel Sani Pass is surrounded by the mountains with all the activities that these provide and is the base for 4X4 excursions up the Sani Pass which can be reserved by phone with the hotel. The hotel is also the base for horse trails up the mountain to Lesotho as well as shorter horse rides around the property and pony rides for the children. The hotel has its own 9 hole golf course which is free for hotel Guests as well as a host of activities which include: Swimming, Chess, Full Size Snooker Tables, Bowling Greens, Tennis Courts, Volley Ball, Squash Court, Putt-Putt Course, Fly Fishing Trout Dam and Bass Fishing Dams. More than enough to keep you busy during your holiday. The hotel with its 867Ha is surrounded by the Ezemvelo Nature Reserve with the hills populated by Eland and numerous hiking and biking trails for beginners and more advanced practitioners. A permit is needed to traverse the Ezemvelo Reserve and these are available at reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Premier Hotel Sani Pass

Address: Sani Pass Road | Good Hope Farm, Himeville 3256, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Himeville
Price Range: $109 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Hotel Sani Pass 3*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
Sani Pass Hotel And Leisure Resort
Sani Pass Hotel & Leisure Himeville
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