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The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

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Drakensberg
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We as a family had a most enjoyable stay at the Nest, from the owners, who go the extra mile to make you feel at home, to the food which is excellent, to the location which is perfect you can't ask for much more!

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review and support! We look forward to hosting you again in the future in "our"beautiful Valley.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We started off by requesting a change in our mattress as it was like a ironing board. It was changed but still the same. We then asked if it was a secret to get hot water for our shower/ bath but only to be told that we need to let the water run for at least 15 - 20 minutes...

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valued review. Due to the distance between our hotel rooms (Spaced apart for privacy) our hot water does take some time to reach certain rooms. Firmer beds are favoured by most of our guests but I am glad we were able to assist you by moving you to a room with a softer bed. I am surprised...

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

You need to know what to expect at The Nest. Slightly run down but a management team that seem to be trying to address it. Three meals served at rigid times daily - home cooked food, nothing fancy and the soup is usually the left over vegetables from the night before. There's nothing wrong with this, but it's not glamorous...

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valued review...we hope to host you again in the future. We are happy to inform you that we have a brand new company who will be offering their services in our new Spa!

Drakensberg
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely and peaceful, rooms need updating . Food very good to start but wasn't maintained. Stuart and Shelley really tried hard. Would love the rooms to be air conditioned. Will be back again. Thank you Team Nest

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valued review...we enjoyed hosting you again!

South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

for family and friends to gather, The Nest is a wonderful venue, what a lovely time we had, in general the staff are outstanding, so willing to assist. the food was absolutely delicious served by awesome waiter/esses. Hloni, and Vincent come highly recommended in the diningroom as well as the Manager Tyrone. i would consider returning to The Nest over...

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valued review...we enjoyed hosting your fun-filled group and look forward to seeing you back here again!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Whilst the hotel is old it is extremely quaint and charming. Service and cleanliness was of the highest order. Food was excellent and all staff encountered were friendly and professional. Judging by the demeanour of the guests there one would guess that they are return visits or regulars. The place exudes warmth and charm. Great for a relaxing family getaway....

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review...we think of "The Nest" as a grand old lady and are glad you enjoyed her charm!

Drakensberg
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I wish we could have stayed longer. the Rondawel we stayed in was very inviting and comfortable. Pity it was raining, the location is wonderful. The gardens are beautiful, the pool is inviting. Dinner was average though.

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review and we hope to see you back in the mountains!

Drakensberg
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We planned to spend a family weekend away and found The Nest to be the perfect place to visit. Our rooms were clean. The bed was excellent and the linen very good. I just missed an air conditioner due to the extreme heat we experienced over December. We all enjoyed the wholesome food and came home with lots of good...

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your valued review...we truly enjoyed hosting your family in "our" special part of the Drakensberg!

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The nest has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Very family orientated. You can truly put your feet up and just chill. If you are more adventurous, there are beautiful hikes and adventures to be had, just a stones throw away. Our waitress, Phetty, was fabulbous, but they did seem a bit short staffed for rhe festive season so ordering from...

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We booked an executive suite for 27 Dec to 1 Jan and were allocated room # 9. Although it was a large room and pleasantly furnished it had an open bathroom with absolutely no privacy which we did not enjoy! The floor area outside the entrance is comprised of a cracked and broken concrete slab which is very unsightly. The...

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TheNestSouthAfrica, Manager at The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review which we have noted. We are working on improving the issues you have raised.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nest Hotel is the oldest and most well-known of all the Drakensberg resorts. The Hotel offers multi-award winning leisure accommodation and world class conference facilities.Celebrating its 76th year of welcoming guests in 2009, The Nest Hotel has a strong following of guests who make a point of coming year after year, returning to this most special place of comfort, wonder and beauty. The hotel offers excellent value for money as rates include all meals. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

Address: R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Price Range: $150 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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The Nest - Drakensburg Mountain Hotel Winterton
The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel South Africa/Winterton
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“Mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles Pam-Fourways-Jhb, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask to be away from the staff quarters - can get a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles mamakudu, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Phone or e-mail all your questions through booking. You don't ask, you don't get told.”
 of 5 bubbles RingoPest, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Wifi is only at the reception, might consider this in choosing rooms :)”
 of 5 bubbles theberntraveler, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
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