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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Spent 2 days at the Valley Lodge. Such a lovely, peaceful retreat (except for the train coming by during the night). The staff were friendly and always available. The Lodge was not full during our stay so we were upgraded which was really nice. Rooms are clean, small but very neat and tidy. Towel rail heaters were a nice touch as well. Walking along the stream and just relaxing on the porch, peaceful and quiet. Breakfast wasn't up to standard though, the only thing that won't allow me to give them a full 5 stars. Would definitely make a trip back there

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ShaaziaW
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Upon arrival we were met with beautiful scenery and extremely friendly staff. We checked in and went for dinner - lovely food! Wanted to have a bath after dinner, but the hot water tap didn't want to switch off - maintenance was quickly sent, but unable to fix it. We were quite impressed with the efficiency/speed even though they weren't able to fix it that evening (it was quite late), but to make matters slightly worse the one shower didn't work either - not a good thing in a superior suite. Breakfast was very good and then we lazed by the pool while they tried to sort out the bath. We checked with reception about the progress and they decided to move us to another room. This time the shower and bath worked!
Dinner was al fresco that evening - quite nice, although the flies were a bit crazy and the food a little cold.
All in all the rooms are nice and spacious, food is good, staff are super friendly and helpful and the scenery beautiful. Expected a little more because of the price, but still a nice, relaxing weekend.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CandiceDH
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

Have visited this place often to run workshops. The standard has been maintained consistently. The river chalets are great. Food is excellent with wide variety and choice. I can recommend this place for a relaxing river weekend or aas a breakaway for companies.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank PieterfromRoodepoort
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Valley Lodge is a stunning venue for any occasion, wedding, teambuilding, over night workshop and/or conferences. The food is great, the ambiance is great and the spa don’t even get me started on that it was just amazing. Chilling under the trees by the little river flowing through the place or relaxing by the pool, this place just oozes class. Their conference room can change from a workshop set up to a killer party venue I just loved it. It was worth the long drive from Joburg.

Room Tip: Whichever room you get, you are guaranteed a lovely stay
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Cowie17
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed in a river-view room, which was nice - no complaints there. Friday evening meal only a buffet option, which is very overpriced at R270 per head. Serving areas are merely covered with mosaic tile sheets (not even glued down and falling to pieces). No biscuits served with cheese and no utensils to cut cheese with. Cutlery were taken away after each course but replaced with inappropriate new ones.
The spa was not very well organised at all. We made bookings for 09:00 in the morning (first bookings for the day) but ended up waiting for almost half an hour because staff arrived late. Treatments were shorter than the allocated times and not WOW.
Settling the bill proved to be problematic too. No record of the deposit was available on records and the spa and reception areas were not clear whether or not the spa treatments were included on the bill or not. Unfortunately a number of other clients experienced the same problem as we left. Four stars? Mmm, maybe overrated.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Vida N
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