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The George Hotel

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and the curry was amazing. Everything is being shifted around a little bit and some serious renovations are under way. But still in full operation. Looking forward to much more child friendly family orientated operation. Very impress with the warm that I felt in that place. Go guys.

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Thank Barry C
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2016

From my arrival to my departure, the staff were helpful and accommodating. I was meant to be sharing a room but pleased to be offered my own room as one had become available. The room was warm, clean and comfortable and decorated in historical items and photos depicting the history of Eshowe and the people that made the town what...

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Thank Greg L
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Amazing place to stay. Loved the rooms and the library and the pictures on the wall. This is one of those places you just have to stay in and experience. The breakfast was good. Very cool staff. Definitely my Eshowe accommodation of choice.

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Thank Mandla M
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

As per the web site and booking agent. However, our room is still 1960s vintage, but has been repainted in the last few years. Mismatching Saris for curtains, but the bed was clean and comfortable. The web site photos do not show reality, from what we experienced. Our next hotel was the Holiday Inn Express in Umhlanga, and a world...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Stayed at The George for two nights- what an incredible time. While travelling all over South Africa and the surrounds, eShowe and The George must certainly rate as one of the top spots in South Africa. Awesome rooms, amazing stuff and super friendly locals make this a great option as a base to explore Zululand and the surrounds. Well done...

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Thank Jinggs
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

I feel awful rating this hotel as only average.. In comparison to the lost city.. It is aweful... But to be totally honest this hotel is located in the middle of nowhere and by comparison the places in the area it is actually very grand. There is a bar. A very good dining room where I had a steak comparable...

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Thank Steve P
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Just make sure you dont book the cheapest room, cause the cheap room use communal showers.other than that its beautiful place ;very arty farty complete with a gallery, library and bar all inspired by various interpretation Zulu culture. The staff is very courteous and the colonial dining area is an experience

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Thank che_motswana
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We had such a wonderful time at the George Hotel. Beautifully furnished and decorated with antiques, art and stunning historical/vintage photos. There newly renovated rooms add a modern touch to the old world feel of the hotel. Loved reading the beautiful coffee table book about the story and history of the Zulu Blonde beer, that is brewed at The George...

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Thank MartinEngel2015
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2015

A wonderful little hotel in Eshowe. The staff are friendly, the hotel is clean and homely and there was a great atmosphere in the bar. The Zulu Blonde Beer is the best!!! It also has an interesting little art gallery too.

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Reviewed 9 February 2015

Good fun at the calabash great hospitality, and tolerance of people like me. 48 years old,and acting like a 10year old a truly great experience.A great service being taken to battle sites,individual Zulu kraals,and other historical sites. I left my heart there and now consider the George to be my new home.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built on the site of the British Residential Commissioner, Sir Charles Saunders's residency. Originally Tavernors then The Provincial Hotel. Land was aquired in 1896 and present Hotel Built in 1906 adjacent the Great 300 hectare Dlinza Forest. The Hotel during the mining boom of the 1920s, was operated as a Stock Exchange for four months. This Hotel has been through the Bambata Rebellion, Union, Apartheid era and now part of the changing new South Africa. Ideal base to have the complete 101 Things to do in Eshowe! We are close to beaches, big five, Anglo Zulu and Zulu battlefields Route, Zululand Birding Route, KZN Brew Route, Great Five Forests, Zululand Historical museum, Vukani collection, Mbongolwane wetlands, Shakaland, Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift. Amatikulu Beach Prawn braai on Sunday.There are over eight beautiful fully represented churches in Eshowe which makes it a great Wedding venue. The George Hotel can cater for a wedding reception of up to 90 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The George Hotel

Address: 36-38 Main Street, Eshowe 3815, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Eshowe
Price Range: $121 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The George Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“If you are a light sleeper, ask for one of the newer rooms. Original rooms are quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles LisaRobertsduPlessis, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back have a beautiful view over Forest and hills of Zululand. Please note: WiFi signal in lounge is good, weak in rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MariannedJ2013, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms were quiet and close to the reception and parking area for ease of access”
 of 5 bubbles 933gregl, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you smoke you'll want to book Room 1 - 10 coz you can smoke on the balcony down the passage.”
 of 5 bubbles MandlaM, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Speak to the owner Richard about the awesome cultural and nature based activities in the area- you will not be disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles Jinggs, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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