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4 Du Preez Street, Nelspruit 1200 South Africa
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#6 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Nelspruit
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Francolin Lodge is a luxury guest house situated centrally in Nelspruit. It offers 5 star accommodation and hospitality, with a new, modern design and elegant décor. Francolin Lodge is proud of its own on-site, A La Carte restaurant which also boasts conferencing facilities. This bed and breakfast lodge is the perfect base for both the corporate traveller and families looking to explore the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Being in the hart of Mpumalanga, the leisure traveller has easy access to the Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, Maputo and Swaziland.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Spa
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Sofa
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Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
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mmasek487448 wrote a review 7 Aug
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)1 contribution
The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was immaculately clean. The restaurant served very good good and overall my stay was great. I will definitely return the next time I am in Nelspruit. I will reccomend to friends and family!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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849424 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Nice spacious rooms, only issue is the glass door for the shower and bathroom (in the family rooms!) if you dont necessarily want the other occupantss watch you shower etc. Also not great for the cold months as it is basically not separated from the main room. Waited more than an hour to get served at Orange restaurant and some orders were forgotten, but the food was good.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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talref324193 wrote a review Mar 2022
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
I didn’t get the room that I booked but still paid the same rate and was expensive. A lot of ants was in the room especially the toilet area and had to sleep the first night with no hot water in the room due to maintenance issue. The breakfast was very good with outdoor seating.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jaime R wrote a review Mar 2022
Maputo Province, Mozambique1 contribution
Fantastic, reception was supportive, rooms were very good and clean, the ORANGE restaurant experience was incredible 😀. We really enjoyed being in Francolin. I can guarantee so far is the best hotel in Nelspruit obviously based on my experience
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Date of stay: February 2022
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marlenebirkholtz wrote a review Feb 2022
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Excellent service from reception thank you , very clean , neat and attention to detail excellent , thank you Beautiful scenery and safe parking , staff very friendly and helpful, they went out of their way to cater to our needs
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Cindy Machete, General Manager at Francolin Lodge
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Dear Marlene Thank you are well and thank you for choosing us on your recent visit to Nelspruit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and services offered, our staff is our biggest asset and I will share the review with the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the Lowveld. Kind Regards Cindy Machete
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htomas839214 wrote a review Feb 2022
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Perfect spot , good restaurant I think is the best in Mpumalanga . I recommend everyone . Louries have one of the best rooms and breakfast…and the view is amazing . I can’t wait to go back …. The lounge is Perfect
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Cindy Machete, General Manager at Francolin Lodge
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Dear htomas839214 Thank you for the good review and for sharing it with other travelers, we are delighted to hear that you had a good experience at Loerie's Call and Francolin Lodge. It was a pleasure hosting you and we can't wait to have you back . Kind Regards Cindy Machete
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willem824 wrote a review Jan 2022
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Beautiful area and exquisite rooms. Very clean. The restaurant on the premises is truly 5 star!!! Staff is professional and very helpfull. Garden is beautifully maintained. I can recommend it definitely
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Cindy Machete, General Manager at Francolin Lodge
Responded 16 Feb 2022
Dear Willem824 Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Nelspruit and for sharing your excellent review with other travelers. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed most aspects of our facilities especially the restaurant and the garden . We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Nelspruit . Kind Regards Cindy Machete
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Tsitsi G wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed at Francolin Lodge from the 10th of January 2022. I booked 2 rooms for contingency since we were in Nelspruit to attend a funeral. The day we checked in , we were notified that any additional occupants would be charged a nightly rate regardless of the fact that the room was for 4 occupants. The lady at check in even phrased it by saying that 'it was my fault for not stating the number of occupants and their loss for reserving a 4 occupants room' . Everything went down-hill from there on. The staff started spying on us and apparently we were not allowed to have visitors. Our locks were changed while we were out in the evening , because they thought we had run away with their R2000 bill (which was meant to be paid at checkout ). When we went to the reception to enquire about this lock change, they said they thought we had run away leaving our valuables and rental car in their car park. They later insinuated that we could be 'fraudsters' using other people's credit cards to pay for rooms since we were foreigners (from UK booking through Hotel.com). My 4 year old niece was charged a full adult rate for staying over in my mum's room , which we paid without issues. The fact that we were spending 4 times their nightly rate every evening at the Orange restaurant , was not even considered - in -fact we were told that the Orange restaurant is an independent business from the Lodge. To cut the long story short, the whole experience made me feel victimised and traumatised. Being locked out of my room in the middle of the night in a foreign country was the most scariest experience i have ever had. We gladly checked out the next morning and headed straight to Four Seasons in JHB, This was my first experience staying at a Lodge and i will NEVER recommend Francolin Lodge to anyone visiting Nelspruit.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 16 Feb 2022
Dear Tsitsi G Thank you for choosing Francolin Lodge on your recent visit to Nelspruit and for taking the time and effort to provide us with your feedback, however we can't really say it was a pleasure having you as our guests as you made it difficult for us and other guests. What you are not mentioning is that you booked and paid for 3 people but then later brought 8 extra people to share the rooms with and that you made noise in the rooms till the early hours of the morning making it very unpleasant for the other guest. Our personnel tried to advise you of other accommodation options available and that you needed to pay for the extra guest, but you chose to ignore that and continued breaking the house rules. Security is our highest priority and we don't compromise on that, hence we had to lock you out of the rooms in order to get your attention and to take records of who is coming on the property . Your feedback concerns are greatly appreciated, but certainly not reflective of the standard we strive to offer. Kind Regards Cindy Machete
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masekononhlanhla925 wrote a review Jan 2022
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It was a great getaway for my Mom and her 2 Granddaughters. They enjoyed the breakfast. Just missed out on the Lovely Dinner from the restaurant, as it was closed. The Orange restaurant need to extend their working days. Thank you Sindi and Wethu
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Cindy Machete, General Manager at Francolin Lodge
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Dear Nonhlanhla We are happy to have met your expectations in service and quality standards. Receiving such positive feedback from our guests motivates us to further improve our commitment to delivering good service. We look forward to welcoming you back at Francolin Lodge in the near future. Warm Regards Cindy
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Coen Jacobs wrote a review Oct 2021
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Beautiful views over the city of Nelspruit. Comfortable and very stylish rooms. Dinner at the Orange Restaurant is also a must with fantastic views over the city skyline. And on top of it all, it is actually pretty affordable.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 15 Feb 2022
Dear C Jacobs 12345 Thank you for choosing us on your recent visit to Nelspruit. We are delighted in reading that you had a fantastic experience and that you your found our establishment stylish and comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Nelspruit . Kind Regards Cindy Machete
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$139 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Francolin Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Francolin Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Francolin Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Francolin Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Francolin Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Francolin Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orange Restaurant, Jock & Java, and The Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Francolin Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Francolin Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Francolin Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Francolin Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Francolin Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.