Quick one-night stopover after safari - we thought Oliver's offered good value and comfortable accommodation. The spa was an added bonus. I had a very nice massage and manipedi for a very reasonable price.
Rooms are very floral and country-style. We got upgraded to a luxury room so cannot comment on the standard one, but ours was directly by the pool on the ground floor and had a nice terrace with a swing. Room itself was spacious and well appointed. Especially the bathroom was very big - had both bathtub and shower. Underfloor heating was a very nice touch. Whilst the decor wasn't exactly to my taste (more for the 50+ target market?), we couldn't really fault the room. The hotel is on a road (though not a busy one) so would've been a bit uncomfortable to be on the groundfloor if the resort hadn't been fenced with a guard at the gate. No noise to the room though.
Friendly staff at check-in and restaurant. Food was our only disappointment - fish etc wasn't very tasty and the pasta dishes just weren't very good (e.g. extra thick ravioli with very little inside so just eating dough). Very nice breakfast though with youghurt, muesli, beautifully presented fresh fruits, omelette etc.
Recommend as a pit-stop en route to / from safari and for older couples / groups who enjoy the country style and golf. Golf course literally on your doorstep and that was reasonably good value.
- Also Known As:
- Oliver`s Hotel
- Oliver`s Hotel White River
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AreaSurrounded by the lush forests of the Mpumalanga province, the lodge is situated on the secure White River Country Estate and overlooks the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course. The area is well known, not only for its superb temperate sub-tropical climate, summer as well as winter, but also for its many scenic and adventurous attractions. The lodge is within close proximity of the world-renowned Kruger National Park as well as the Blyde River Canyon with panoramic drives along the escarpment and lies in a Malaria-free area. The nearby Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport gives easy access to and from any major city local and international.The RestaurantMouth-watering continental & mediterranean dishes are served from our a-la-carte menu together with only the finest wines from our well-stocked wine cellar. Fun-dining with fondue and raclette may be enjoyed in the privacy and irresistible romantic ambience of our wine cellar.We cater for all functions i.e. weddings, special family occasions, conferences, wine tastings, etc.The LodgeThe intimate comfort of our establishment and our beautifully appointed rooms allow our guests to experience the marriage between Austrian flair and subtle African influences. We offer different room categories:- 4 Exclusive Standard Rooms- 1 Exclusive Standard Family Room- 5 Luxury Rooms - 2 Executive Suites All rooms have private verandas or balconies with splendid views over the golf course. They are individually furnished with King-sized beds – twin beds may be requested. The bathrooms are all en-suite with separate showers and baths, heated towel-rails and luxury bathroom amenities. ... more less
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