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Durban
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to this Gem. A bit off the beaten path but its a paradise that is most rejuvenating. Very nice rooms, vast expansive picturesque views that include rivers, mountains and farm animals. Fantastic spot to just relax, unwind and enjoy your glass of wine with a good book. To note: there is limited entertainment but thats exactly why...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would definitely recommend staying here - The staff are extremely helpful and friendly - Nothing was too much trouble - The rooms are large and comfortable - Although it was cold outside we never felt it, as we had electric blankets and heaters (also a fire if we wanted it ) We had dinner and breakfast and food was...

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have recently had the pleasure of staying for five nights at The Bend. What an absolute gem of an establishment. It is a surreal step back in time to a bygone era. The décor is beautiful and the antiques stunning. Ayanda was an absolute star who went out of her way to ensure our comfort, with...

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would firstly like to say that the staff are very friendly and helpful. Beautiful old house with stunning views. Very peaceful and relaxing. However I found it over priced for what it was. The bar is poorly stocked and if you are a foodie like i am don't expect much. Again overpriced on the meals. Breakfast is the same...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Booked 3 rooms only two were available blank look from receptionist when I showed all my bookings told us they full and would put sleeper couches in room you got to be kidding me, carpets not clean overall cleanliness a problem.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were very disappointed with the accommodation when we arrived.The dampness in the passage and rooms and smell of dampness was horrific.I suffer from asthma and this unit was not good for me.At reception they had given us a certain unit and when we went there was given to someone else!!!The duvets on the bed were damp and we were...

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3Thank kiranb888
Pretoria
Reviewed 19 February 2017

A beautiful place with serene surroundings which is sadly past its prime and in dire need of a massive overhaul from a maintenance and service delivery point of view. Our room was extremely dirty and full of cobwebs and the trash bin was filled with the previous guests' trash. Whilst we were eventually moved to another room it was clear...

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Kimberley, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We stayed in 3 bedroom cottage. It was clean but the facilities were old and not very well maintained. The staff were all very friendly however it took over half an hour to settle the bill as the man who did that was not around. We were surprised that there was no TV or Wifi

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Kzn
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Bend is advertised as a 4 star hotel. Self catering cottages were NOT up to standard. Pleasant enough, but way below par. Tv not working, no hairdryer, no fans, TERRIBLE mattrasses and towels were worn and thin. Please revise your rating on this establishment.

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pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Worst place I've stayed at ever......Took a while to check in, no-one seemed to know what's happening, Broken bed in our first chalet, then relocated to their "second most expensive unit", they promised DSTV, after a lengthy time they brought a TV and decoder trough and set it up only for the sport channel not to be active........etc, etc, etc...

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Additional Information about The Bend

Address: The Bend Country House | D361, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Nottingham Road
Price Range: ₹ 5,007 - ₹ 7,639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bend 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Ask for rooms with a view and upstairs would be first choice”
louise7542016, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room No. 16 has the most magnificent view”
toni_yvette, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Were in room 2 - part of the house, cooler side”
AniaGauteng, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure that The bend is revamped and improved before considering to go there.”
478christellel, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor with outside door”
GladystheCamel, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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