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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The rooms were clean and comfortable, but the food was of poor quality and way over priced for what it was. The location is good as it's very close the the Kruger National Park, so if you're looking for a hotel for one night for going to the Kruger then it's a good choice, just make sure you eat before...

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Andre, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. It's through your most valued comments that we are able achieve the high standards that we strive for. I see we met almost all your expectations with the clean and fresh rooms, our location close by the Kruger National Park and all the other areas of...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Really enjoyed my stay at this place. Very friendly and kind staff. The hotel rooms were quite nice and very neat inside. The fact that they had DSTV was also good. The Food: Supper was not as good as breakfast though.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Jongilizwe, Thanks you for posting your review on Tripadvisor after your stay at Premier Hotel the Winkler. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our TEAM to be friendly and helpful. And that you noticed the efforts of the housekeeping ladies who are always on hand to ensure your room was up to your...

Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my family stayed at the hotel for a wedding over the weekend and it was one of my more unpleasant hotel stays I have had in my life Firstly the prices that was given to us when we booked the place and when we go there was way different. Over the phone they told us R100 for breakfast...

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Henri, Thank you for the review as your comments always assist us where we need to improve. I saddened to hear that you really didn't enjoy your stay with us over the weekend. If I may point out that when the wedding quote was sent out we offered a discounted rate. during the following months we did have an...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

A very enjoyable weekend away! The warm welcome we received upon arrival at the gate, set the tone. The room was a treat and the staff was very willing and hospitable! What stood out for us was the hands-on approach of the manager, Simon Sutherland. His manner with his guests was admirable! We will definitely recommend a weekend getaway at...

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Ettienne, Thank you so much for your Kind words and personal recommendation. I will share your comments with the TEAM, which as always keeps them on top of their game and provide the good old fashioned hospitality that Premier Hotel The Winkler is known for. Thanks again for the review. Yours in hospitality Simon

Komatipoort, South Africa
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Brilliant weekend good food ,great venue staff and management very friendly and always willing to assist The entertainment was amazing and the gardens were excellent played an integral part in making this weekend a success Simon

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear 843mh, Thank you for posting such a great review for Premier Hotel The Winkler on Tripadvisor. It's always rewarding when we receive such positive comments which always keep our TEAM motivated and willing to go all out for our GUESTS. I'm glad you noticed their friendliness and great "can do attitude" of the STAFF, and the gardens despite suffering...

Emalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We had our SACHRA Presidential functiin there, and it was the perfect venue. Accommodation was comfortable and modern. All the staff were very helpful and tended to all our needs with a smile. Definitely worth exploring!

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Coreen, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of Premier Hotel The Winkler on TripAdvisor. The TEAM enjoyed hosting the SACHRA conference, hopefully as much as all the delegates. The overall feedback from everyone was fantastic and will really keep the TEAM on their toes for our up and coming conferences this week. And...

Mbabane, Swaziland
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Our stay was really nice we were comfortable. Thank you for warm welcome all employees are kind and always smiling. It's really clean and quiet, its also safe.. Thank you for a wonderful stay home away from home.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear 278renildaf, Thank you for taking the time to review Premier Hotel The Winkler on Trip Advisor. Your most valued comments and kind word about the TEAM go a long way to motivate them to even greater heights. And will be sure to keep those wonderful smiles, that I see every day, as dazzling as ever. And I cannot agree...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 15 April 2016

When we arrived we were personally greeted by the Hotel Manager at reception. Upon arriving at our room, the Duty Manager then received us directly at our room door as if by cue -bringing our luggage from the car. I honestly thought they had mistaken me for Bono or someone because we were made to feel like VIP's from start...

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear nice touch, Thank you for taking the time to post such positive comments for Premier Hotel The Winkler on Trip Advisor. I will be sure to share this with the TEAM as it inspires them to achieve the standards which one would expect at a Premier Hotel. I'm so glad that you and the family enjoyed your stay with...

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2016

A lodge style hotel in beautiful surroundings, with a bar area with outside seating overlooking the swimming pool and extensive manicured grounds. This trip was to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and we were upgraded to a suite with complimentary sparkling wine and fruit, notwithstanding this the restaurant was excellent and the staff very attentive. Best of all this hotel...

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Graham, Thank you for the great review you posted for Premier Hotel The Winkler. The TEAM will be so thrilled to see your comments. It was an absolute pleasure to have you spend your twentieth Wedding anniversary with us and so glad that we were able to make the trip even more memorable. and look forward to welcoming you...

Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The hotel is designed and decorated simply gorgeous . Room is big , equiped with air conditionng , great view , bed is comfortable and huge Problems only with Wi Fi in far located rooms from the lobby . Pool is wonderfull and safe .

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Israel C, Thank you for the positive review of Premier Hotel The Winkler, it's so pleasing to see that you had a great stay with us. I believe the design of the hotel is of a German hunting lodge, as the original owner who built the hotel was from Germany. And despite several upgrades and refurbishments since it still...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With its ideal location, Premier Hotel The Winkler is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Only 20 minutes drive from the famous Kruger National Park and with easy access to attractions like the Blyde River Canyon, Sabie Waterfalls and Pilgrim's Rest. Premier Hotel The Winkler provides visitors with an incredible base from which to explore the rich African beauty of the Mpumalanga province. Founded around 1890, the town of White River has a rich history and has become both a tourism centre and a point of interest for those wishing to witness one of the most unique farming cultures in South Africa. Premier Hotel The Winkler is situated just 14km for the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, a short 20 minute drive from the Kruger National Park, 10km outside of White River and a 30 minute drive to Nelspruit. The climate is said to be one of the best in South Africa, neither excessively hot in summer when rainfall is at its highest, nor overly cold during the sunny winters. Known for its scenic beauty, Mpumalanga offers visitors a front row seat to the majesty of Africa. The largest and most famous game reserve in South Africa lies at the heart of the Lowveld, a 20 minute drive from Premier Hotel The Winkler, the Kruger National Park is a wildlife experience like no other and allows visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unpredictability of this iconic piece of Africa. The waterways of Mpumalanga offer explorers the opportunity to experience a different side of Africa, from the views over the sheer edges of the Blyde River Canyon 800m above the riverbed below to the tropical rain-forests that dominate the eastern side of the Crocodile River Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Premier Hotel The Winkler

Address: R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River 1249, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: $104 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Premier Hotel The Winkler 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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