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Hartford House

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016

artford House achieves a warm welcome with luxurious and relaxing environment in which to enjoy a wonderful stay. Set within a horse stud about some 750m from the road,this former Premier’s residence feels more like a home than a hotel. With no formal reception, we were welcomed after a long evening drive from Durban and o%ered dinner although we were...

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Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We have been wanting to visit Hartford House for a while now. The website and its' photo gallery blew me away. Having left SA years ago and now visiting once a year my mom had mentioned that Mooi River is extra special. So 2 families booked. We got the 11 and 12 rooms which were PERFECTLY situated and decorated and...

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Singapore
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We stayed at Hartford House during a company organized workshop. It is a space of unspeakable beauty with bountiful of land. It's definitely one of the greatest destination in Africa. Perfect location for countryside wedding or to celebrate special events with close ones :) Great food and wine pairing. First class service where when friendly staffs who call you by...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is really a wonderful place, we could not fault a thing. From the time we arrived we felt well looked after, the staff are welcoming and the service is amazing. The grounds are beautiful, we loved walking through the gardens. The room we stayed in was very comfortable - I loved the décor of the bathroom! The hotel décor...

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WA
Reviewed 10 April 2016

On entering our requested booked room we immediately noticed the dirt and in polite terms asked for another available room - they were fully booked and we traveled with an elderly person - so thought to make best of the situation. The situation turned to the worse when I saw the dirty loose carpets - on lifting them the dust...

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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Visited Hartford House for the fifth time with my family for a Sunday lunch on the 3rd of April 2016 (three of the previous visits were for business and the previous two were with my family). The service is incredibly consistent every time we visit this place. The food is always incredibly divine - Master Chef kinda stuff ;-) The...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 April 2016

An incredibly beautiful place with amazing, friendly, helpful staff and the most amazing food. The service is personalised and I need to commend Duncan (manager) and Konstantijn (executive chef) on making our stay over Easter truly memorable. We can't wait to be back!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting for a resturant and hotel. Lunch on the patio was great and the view spectacular. Staff very friendly. We drove up from Durban for lunch which was just under two hours (each way). Yes, if the food is good we will travel! The food was alright. I was expecting a little more. Started with the prawns cooked with...

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We stayed the weekend for a wedding what incredible accommodation, food and wedding venue! We all had a brilliant wedding. The food at Hartford house was outstanding, service was excellent. The accommodation we stayed in was excellent. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The wedding venue was brilliant, the food was outstanding. The honeymoon suite was brilliant and the outlook...

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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Quite simply put, our stay at Hartford House could not be faulted from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The elegant setting is colonial, yet modern. The food was stunning - each course was a showstopper and the wine pairing is highly recommended. The room, although one of the less expensive ones, was decadent, spacious, well appointed...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Peering through one teakwood door at Hartford House, you face a Colonial world. Opening another, the distant sounds of an ancient people at work lilt across the silent landscape, a country of great space, spectacular mountains and big skies. This place commands a headland between the world of traditional cultures and the splendid style of our settler forebears.It is the resolution of all South African safaris. The journey's exclamation point, a retreat from the hubbub where you make sense of a fast life and its senseless details. This is where we learn to redress ourselves on a first name basis.There are too many luxury hotels in the world offering the same: a chocolate on the pillow, canned romance, and cuisine called "haut" because it's spelled in French. Hartford stands apart for its integrity. Its architecture, views, dining, sounds, smells, its racehorses and its people are all exhilarating surprises, unique to this Zululand, this culture, to Africa. Yes, you come here to be pampered, but at Hartford luxury is the journey, not the destination.The truth is, Hartford just happened. A home, and a grand one at that, which grew into a hotel. A community looks to it as its watering hole, its nexus of entertainment, its fountain of gossip. In so many ways, it's gained and regained inspiration from the cultures it celebrates. It is life's exception, a place at the same time comfortable beyond dreams, yet innocent of pretence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hartford House

Address: Hlatikulu Road | Mooi River, Mooi River, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mooi River
Price Range: ₹ 5,911 - ₹ 7,517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Choose chalet No 16-privacy and comfort”
gameranger, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for one of the 4 lakeside suites! Stay at the hotel for dinner - the set menu is just fantastic!!”
Ballner, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No wifi in the four lakeside suites. Rooms in the main house might be noisy”
MelD1958, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The most private room is the lakeside suite number 13. Private pool and very secluded.”
DeborahZebra, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great; there patio, close to the lake, in house rooms and lots more”
, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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