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Critchley Hackle Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited the Critchly and spent a really relaxing weekend there. The hotel has on Old School feel to it, laid back. The rooms all have a great view of the lake around which the hotel is located and although slightly worn they have a homely feeling. The restaurant served up a really good meal, dominated of course by the...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful venue however I think the place needs a revamp. The decor is old and dreary and lacking some energy. The staff were very friendly and service orientated. Food was good . Rooms were clean and comfortable but I do think a fresher decor is required .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant at this boutique hotel in in the seriously upper class. Superbly presented delicious food, with an interestingly different wine list. The hotel is set around a trout dam, right in the village - and has units for private ownership. Fantastic

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Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wonderful week end in Dullstroom. Make sure you sample the Anvil ale, they received a gold medal for their beer. The location of Critchley Hackle is wonderful as you can walk to every shop in town. There is a Milleys trout shop just next to the lodge where you can buy fresh trout products.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I really hate giving poor reviews to places I have stayed over many years of travel to South Africa but for me Critchley Hackle lost its shine about 3 years ago. For years I use to stay here on my way to Kruger National Park - the village of Dullstroom was always enchanting with beautiful scenery and some quaint shops...

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Thank Imfundu
Belfast, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is such a tranqual and romantic place to spend some time. The buildings are beautiful and the staf friendly and very helpful. Treat your love one with a weekend at Chritchley. You can even try your hand at fly fishing. Dullstroom is a very popular place to visit and you can have a stroll around all the shops.

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Thank MildaF
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I booked this hotel for a birthday weekend. The room was lovely - large yet cosy with a fireplace, couch and chair and just so delightful. Our fire was lit for us by a staff member at 6 p.m.and as the weather was really cold it made such a difference. Must say there were electric blankets on the beds too....

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Somerset, New Jersey
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed here just one night. I stayed at one of the 4 units/independent houses and did not check thru the front lobby. The place is beautiful and the you hear nature right outside your door (you will hear the white ducks at night and also early in the morning). There are beautiful flowers on the grounds that were just about...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a quaint hotel complex, although when we visited it was very quiet and un-atmospheric. The room was comfortable, although a little strange with the single beds in the sitting area, and a glass door between this room and the main bed area. The fire place was nice, and certainly kept us warm - pity the staff didn't light...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Critchley is cute and cosy if you get a recently renovated room overlooking the picturesque pond. Our first rooms (tower rooms) were extremely run down, with filthy dirty carpets and bathroom that needed to be updated already quite some time ago. Never seen such quality above 2 star hotel! This was not acceptable at a 4 star hotel so we...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the Mpumalanga Highlands and just 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg, Critchley Hackle is a Mecca for stressed execs and tourists. Critchley Hackle has 22 beautifully appointed rooms and suites accommodating a maximum of 59 guests sharing. The hotel and its surrounding area is a great destination to just chill and enjoy the tranquil setting. The red tinned roof and sandstone building is typically “Old Transvaal”.A beautiful small lake stocked with Rainbow Trout awaits guests at their front door. We have trout rods and flies for the use of keen fisherman. Please note we do not practice catch and release, so your catch of the day is weighed and sold to the proud fisherman. Our team will be happy to either cook and or package the fish to be taken home.Ideally suited for both business and leisure, we offer luxurious country accommodation and leisure activities. The red tinned roof and sandstone building looks onto a small lake stocked with Trout.Guests are able to enjoy a morning or afternoon of fly fishing, just outside their room. Any fish caught on the day will be for the fisherman’s account, we do not offer a catch and release policy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Critchley Hackle Hotel

Address: 585 Teding van Berkhout Street Dullstroom 1110, Dullstroom 6000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Price Range: ₹ 8,596 - ₹ 12,521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Critchley Hackle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“If the weather is wet stay closer to the reception area.”
 of 5 bubbles defzanel, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a garden cottage overlooking the lake and close to the pool - it was delightful”
 of 5 bubbles janisf2014, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room recently renovated with a view and not too far away from parking!”
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 of 5 bubbles Judy60_01, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“lake view and with an open fire place”
 of 5 bubbles Sherlockbe, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the Lakeside room 12 which has the best view and is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 150maggien, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
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