We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lord Milner Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Matjiesfontein
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Lord Milner Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

427 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Lord Milner Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 408: English reviews
Matjiesfontein
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a little hidden gem. You could easily spend two days here as there is so much history attached to the village. Our stay at the Lord Milner hotel was lovely apart from the pigeons! Food was excellent. We will be back!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank O4680NVroym
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and was lovely having here with us. I thrilled that you enjoyed the historic experience and the food. We wish to see you again soon. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord MIlner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Bellville, South Africa
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Loved the peace and quiet. The museums are fantastic, in fact the whole town is just one big museum. Accommodation excellent. Loved the fact that we could see how the trains come and go at the station.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Colette D
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Colette, Thank you so much for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The trains sure does ad to the overall atmosphere at Matjiesfontein. We look forward seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 16 February 2017

What started out as a misunderstanding around our reservation, was smartly rectified with a cost-free upgrade and free breakfast thrown in - graciously accepted, say I!! The hotel rooms have been wonderfully upgraded since my last stay many years back, however, one must accept the age of the building resulting in some quircky squeaky floorboards and rattling sash windows. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jeremy0111
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy, Thank you so much for a lovely review on your stay with us. Pity I missed you on check out, but glad you enjoyed the stay and that the reservations mix-up could be rectified quickly. I will inform our chef (Kyle), about your wonderful comments on his food, but such excellent dishes can only be prepared by such...

Matjiesfontein
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very nice hotel with very good service, however the cottages are small and oldfashioned. You can revive the history and the bus tour is an experience. The restaurant was very good and is worth visiting.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 994guido
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and always great to hear that guests enjoy the hotel's restaurant and received good service. We look forward welcoming you again soon in Matjiesfontein for another "step back in time". Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Matjiesfontein
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lots of history to take in and experience for a one night stay. Very peaceful and relaxing. The headboard and feet end of the bed was broken and rattled every time you turned around. Did not make for a good night's sleep.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank janfransv2017
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and informing us of the headboard, as our maintenance team have already given attention to the problem. For the rest, I am glad you had a wonderful stay with us and sure look forward having you again with us. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just love the architecture of this hotel. We stayed here a number of years ago and enjoyed it. Breakfast was good then, am sure it is still good. This trip we just had time for coffee. Staff were helpful. One can wander around and have a look at the grounds which are well kept.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sandy W
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, Thank you for your review of Matjiesfontein and pity you missed our lovely breakfasts. I am thrilled that you were able to enjoy our gardens and received good service from our friendly staff. We look forward seeing you again at The Lord Milner Hotel sometime soon. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

First stop on a 3,000 km road trip from Cape Town to the Kruger and it didn't disappoint. Having read about this remarkable hotel and it's history from the Boer war it was a must do. The Blue train stops regularly for afternoon tea which we unfortunately missed. It has a couple of amazing museums, one a private collection of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Derek Wright J
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a lovely review and seems like you really enjoyed the "old world" feeling and the history of Matjiesfontein. Make sure you do our self-guided historical tour of Matjiesfontein on your next visit, but for now we wish you memorable trip in the Kruger. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Old world charm and hospitality in a beautiful setting on our overnight stay in December 2016. Enjoyed the Dinner and fun with the activities of Johnny and his Shortest guided Bus tour, ghost tour and sing a long in the Pub

 Report
Helpful?
Thank vermaakc2016
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

A great review and thank you so much. Johnny sure knows how to light-up a visit to this old town and glad chef Kyle made it even more memorable with preparing an excellent dish for you. Make sure you stop by again soon. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a very nice stay at the lord milners hotel. Generous rooms and our own pool (swimmingpoolsuite)Our dinner at the hotelrestaurant was delicious and the staff was always friendly. The property was well-tended.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dieter V
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dieter, Thank you so much for your review. The private swimming pool sure is a treat in the Karoo summer and glad you enjoyed dinner. We look forward welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Olifantsfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Booked via this website and i stayed in mantjies motel, the rooms are ok but tv is needed in there not all the visitors are couples so atleast a television to entertain them. Its a nice place to rest when you are tired

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lucas M
MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lucas, Thank you for your review and your suggestion on a television in rooms. Most guests visit Matjiesfontein to scare away from the busy technology driven city life and to experience a "step back in time". We are however always open for new ways to ensure all our guests are happy, so thank you once again for your suggestion...

273 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (247)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (70)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Other (132)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (26)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Matjiesfontein
26.0 km away
Laings Lodge
Laings Lodge
#1 of 7 in Laingsburg
30 reviews
0.0 km away
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
#7 of 7 in Laingsburg
6 reviews
0.0 km away
Aan De Doorns Guest House
Aan De Doorns Guest House
#1 of 17 in Worcester
130 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Samara Private Game Reserve
Samara Private Game Reserve
#2 of 14 in Graaff-Reinet
222 reviews
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lord Milner is a lovely Victorian Hotel, full of history and atmosphere, begging to be explored. Matjiesfontein, the town itself has wonderful gardens to leisurely lose yourself in, interesting museums abundant with all sorts, as well as the typical general store/gift shop, a small chapel, a coffee house full of homemade goodies, an old courthouse, a recently renovated church and The Laird’s Arms Bar. Most evenings, one can enjoy a ride on the old London bus and tour the grounds with our entertainer Johnny. Then experience sundowners in the Laird's Arms. Dinner is served from 7-9pm in our beautiful candlelit dining room. We’ve hosted some beautiful weddings and outrageous birthday parties in our transport museum or the old Courthouse. We are only 3 hours from Cape Town by road or take the train.. "The Train to Matjiesfontein". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lord Milner Hotel

Address: Logan Street, Matjiesfontein 6901, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Matjiesfontein
Number of rooms: 54
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Lord Milner Hotel staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
Hout Bay, South Africa
Hout Bay, South Africa
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Lord Milner Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“If travelling buy car tdrive North on the R354 for a couple of hours and visit Sutherland and the South African Nation Observatory”
 of 5 bubbles ge0ffers99, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Not sure which are the best rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SandyW530, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms have balconies, rear face the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles derekwrightj, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the main hotel have thin walls. Try and book one of the cottages or renovated buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles moiraterwey, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“a room to the front of the Hotel overlooks the Train Station and has a massive balcony”
 of 5 bubbles garyhawkins2017, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5