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R40 Main Road Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre, White River 1242 South Africa
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Set amongst the sweet Mango trees of the original Casterbridge Farm...Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, a mere 15 minute drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, is ideal for the business traveller and is a convenient base from which tourists can access Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.Casterbridge Hollow, Mpumalanga’s first “green hotel”, is a concept that has evolved with great charm, using the simplest and most basic materials. Colours are reminiscent of romantic hillside villages in Provence and Tuscany. It’s contemporary style is enhanced by richly textured baskets, sleek furnishings and designer fabrics featuring proteas and ‘bokkies’ which give the hotel an original handprint and convey its South African roots. Accessories such as wire-work baskets, hand-crafted tiles and decorative light fittings were all made by local artisans.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
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Martha Joy Bernard-Phera wrote a review Sep 2022
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Awesum experience to be back here. It feels like home away frm home. Great service, great accommodation, great food..friendly staff...Sindile u rock! Friendly and welcoming managers...ahhhh, excellent experience once more! Keep it up guyz!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Tracy B wrote a review Aug 2022
White River, South Africa46 contributions11 helpful votes
The room is spacious and we loved being able to open up the wide sliding doors onto the pool. Large shower, plenty of hot water and good water pressure. Would have liked gowns and slippers. The TV bouquet was very basic. Loved the Nespresso machine. Thought the generous scattering of rose petals on the bed was very romantic. Downside: the road noise was quite obtrusive at times. Upside: without a doubt, the staff in both the hotel and Magnolia restaurant. They are incredibly warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dave1q wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town41 contributions20 helpful votes
I travel to White River for work and always stay at Casterbridge. The rooms are lovely, big, great quality - the garden and pool are very tranquil, staff are amazing. The morning breakfast at Magnolia is exceptionaly good - literally my favourite breakfast anywhere on earth.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Downstairs rooms are quieter
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Jenny C wrote a review May 2022
Dullstroom, South Africa54 contributions12 helpful votes
Underwhelming for a "boutique hotel". No rooms with baths available after enquiring when we arrived (which we accidentally overlooked when booking), however, if there is only a shower, surely shower caps should be provided on request? None available. The fridge provided is a decent size, but contained no ice, 1 glass and an old gungey plastic bottle of water in the fridge door. Limited bouquet of TV channels, which we couldn't watch because it kept jumping and freezing. The hotel is situated right at a busy intersection, so the noise of trucks and traffic is constant. The pool looked lovely, but we couldn't use it, being May. The Magnolia restaurant which is used by the hotel for breakfasts, is a disaster. We were supposed to stay for 3 nights, but left after 1. We couldn't see the bill, not from our accommodation, nor from our disastrous dinner the night before for some reason, so are not sure whether we were charged for the food we sent back or not. How can you not have an invoice available for customers? You have our card details, so do you just debit whatever you like? Unacceptable! This is NOT what I expected from a boutique hotel. At nearly R4500 a night for bed and breakfast, what you get is iniquitous!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: White River has really nothing going for it. May be worth stopping over to the Kruger Park, but...
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Tebogo M wrote a review May 2022
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The food was just amazing, could not stop raving about the food. They also have brilliant staff, more especially the hostesses. The rooms are spacious, clean and suitable for even a business traveler.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Martha Joy Bernard-Phera wrote a review May 2022
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Delightful stay at the Casterbridge Hollow Boutique hotel. Impeccable service all round, friendly staff and mouth watering food at the Magnolia Restaurant! Made me feel like a VIP. A must visit for any reason! Work or play!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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faunadoc wrote a review Mar 2022
Puget Sound, WA69 contributions63 helpful votes
I stayed here two nights, separated by about 10 days. The first time it was amazing. The rooms are laid out uniquely, with sliding doors setting off a dressing room, toilet and shower area. Very nice! Rooms are spacious and nicely furnished except for godawful Persian rugs with about 2 threads left in them. A tiny balcony overlooks the pool so you can open the sliding glass doors for air. Food is available next door in the shopping center at Magnolia Restaurant. Service and food was good so I booked a second night when I returned through White River... and had a totally different experience. When I was shown to my room the bed lights and tv were on. I was assured that was just to make the room feel welcoming. I didn't believe that explanation at the time, and even less so when I found cold coffee and grounds in the French press. The tv was on because it couldn't be turned off. The remote wouldn't even let you change channels so I called the front desk and someone came up to show me if you used both hands and pressed very hard you could change to the channel where static totally obscured the picture. When I went to bed I had to find the power button on the tv set in order to turn it off. At check out I turned in the form listing items that needed attention and the woman at the desk just stonewalled me. So... my first stay was terrific, my second changed my mind completely about whether I would ever go back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: Check to see that the tv and a/c work before accepting the room
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Nomonde Mxhalisa wrote a review Mar 2022
Pretoria, South Africa19 contributions12 helpful votes
The staff at this venue are spectacular. Authentically friendly, helpful and interested being absolutely delightful hosts. The rooms are spacious, spotless and comfortable and the pool was pure bliss. Thank you for a wonderful stay ❤️
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Onamulunga wrote a review Jun 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa104 contributions60 helpful votes
We stayed at an awful Airbnb in the area and stumbled on this hotel when eating at the restaurant. I can't say how impressed I was. The rooms are huge and 5 star. All the rooms look at the pool in the center which looks great. The restaurant next door is fantastic and the included breakfast was wonderful. It is at the end of the Casterbridge shops which also has a bar, waffle place, arts, crafts, clothes shops. There are also other restaurants across the street. Picasso's Mexican is great place for sundowners. Can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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felicity2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
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We enjoyed our stay - the staff was friendly and the service was good - we enjoyed Magnolia very much.. It is such a lovely location and we felt at home. We will definitely stay there again in the near future...
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casterbridge Hollow
Which popular attractions are close to Casterbridge Hollow?
Nearby attractions include South African National Parks (3.0 km), Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre (0.2 km), and Casterbridge Cinema (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casterbridge Hollow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Casterbridge Hollow?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Casterbridge Hollow?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Casterbridge Hollow?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casterbridge Hollow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oliver's, Magnolia, and Picasso's Mexican Taqueria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Casterbridge Hollow?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casterbridge Hollow?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Casterbridge Hollow offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Casterbridge Hollow accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.