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Umtali Country Inn

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a forced oveenight in Alieal North , went onto trip advisor and phoned a few places . Umtali inn is very old style and budget one night was enough i would not be able to stay there more. We had a dig barking all night , and traffic noise from trucks is a problem. Bed and room was clean.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

What a knockout. I will be back. Rooms are so spacious. Food is out of this world. Of course it was December and hot. If you are travelling to or from East London you can miss it, stop everything that you do and just drive in. The staff is marvelous.

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Luderitz, Namibia
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Umtali Country Inn is a very good place to overnight and break your journey. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room, set in a lovely garden, was clean and comfortable. Unfortunately we couldn't eat there due to a matric farewell function.

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Thank ExplorerNam
TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you once again for staying with us. We are sorry we couldn't provide dinner. Please be sure to book your dinner in advance when staying with us next time!

Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed over for one night in a family room. Room nice and clean. Aircon was a bonus. Kids loved the pool. Nice and quiet surroundings. Beds were very comfortable. White bedding is always very nice. Nice soft towels.

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1Thank Marna N
TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back next time!

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Old buildings but very neat and tidy. Warm welcome, bathroom is old with no proper shower, but does have shower curtain in bath. Nice restaurant but you must book before. Nice garden with relaxed country atmosphere.

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Thank Darren P
TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take note of your comments and will definitely look into it.

Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Umtali Country Inn is a nice stop over to break the trip. The room was very clean and bed comfortable. The staff were all friendly and helpful. It was nice to have a dip in the pool after a long day in the car.

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TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments. We are glad you enjoyed our warm Eastern Cape hospitality!

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

We took the night in with our caravan which they have allocated space for trailers and caravans with provided power. The rooms are spacious and clean, our unit had 3 single beds witch were quite comfortable as well as the provided pillows. At night there was a guard wich made it feel safe around the cars.

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Thank Marco F
TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

It was great having you as our guest. Our guests' safety and overall experience are very important to us. We hope to see you again this year!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for one, it is an average place in the area. The rooms are comfortable with the standard basics. My room was facing the windmill which gave the area an interesting ambiance. There is an ironing room where you can iron the clothes. If you have delicate clothes I suggest you bring your own iron. The kitchen and...

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Thank SwaziQueen
TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. The bar is just to the right of the main foyer's entrance. We hope to see you again soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We were a group of 11 bikers, staying over for one night. Dinner was above average, although quite pricey. The T-bone steaks were a hit at our table. Rooms were a little cramped, but comfortable beds and pillows. some more milk sachets (1 only) would be a bonus for tea in the room. Otherwise a pleasant and comfortable stay.

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TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves in our high quality food and ingredients, so apologies if you thought it was a bit pricey. We hope to see you and your biker companions again soon.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

We got a warm and friendly welcome from all the staff, including the night watchmen on arrival! Our room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Check in and out was quick and efficient and we had no complaints! Suited us perfectly for an overnight stay to run Aliwal North parkrun (which was also great!)

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TheGlobeTrotterPro, General Manager at Umtali Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. We are glad you could notice the effort that our staff put into keeping our grounds and rooms 'spotlessly clean and comfortable'. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Umtali Country Inn has been welcoming friends, business professionals, families, travelers and adventurers for more than 60 years. Situated half-way between Bloemfontein and East-London, it is the perfect base to take a break, explore the surrounding area and participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Our guests can be assured of a warm welcome and attentive service. The Umtali Country Inn offers well apportioned rooms, conference venues, a swimming pool and secure parking in relaxed, quite surroundings that exude old-world charm. We take pride in the friendliness of our staff, the comfort and cleanliness of our rooms and our hearty meals. So whether you merely passing through, hosting a conference or planning a wedding, consider making a reservation at the Umtali Country Inn. Whoever you are, wherever you're from and whatever your final destination, we look forward welcoming you and making your stay enjoyable and memorable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umtali Country Inn

Address: 47 Dan Pienaar Avenue | Eastern Cape, Aliwal North 9750, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Aliwal North
Hotel Class:3 star — Umtali Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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“They had wifi but only at reception. The rooms were too far away to connect with it.”
R0gan, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Stay away from rowdy groups of government employees - check with the helpful staff to get a room in a quiet spot.”
Bruce_Barker, 14 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms leading out to the swimming pool are our favourite as we have little ones with us but people with no children might find that to be unsuitable but all their rooms are excellent.”
542patg, 3 Feb 2014 | Read review
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