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Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes I would think I am the nuisance person but the love, care I received from GH SS Hotel was the best and it boosted my people relations, inspired me to look forward to 2017 with eagerness. If the service I got is transferred to most of your guests, I can assure you SS GH hotel would be counted as...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff were nice but so slow, the bedroom was dark and needs a complete upgrade. the cleaning was very poor indeed, toenail clippings in the bath! Breakfast was ok but customers could do with some personal attention from the chef who hid away behind a high counter. the setting and decoration of the breakfast room is lovely. great car...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasant stay. Staff were friendly. The room was adequate and the bed was comfortable. the only issue I may have is that the Breakfast seems to be just a bit limited for Vegetarians. The revamp was a pleasant surprise since the last time i was there.

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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Room was clean, neat and very comfortable. The Breakfast was of excellent quality and a very large choice of food was available. The Overall experience at the Golden Horse Hotel was very pleasant. The Hotel Staff were courteous, polite and helpful.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful stay at the hotel in Scottsville pietermaritzburg. The hotel has a lot of buzz as its part of a entertainment center. We booked 3 suites they really large with lovely amenities. If you do book a suite is a must. Staff are very helpful. Breakfast needs more variety. We required a late checkout but we unfortunately moved to...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is not my first in transit visit to this hotel - and it continues to offer great service at a reasonable price. FYI - after visiting casinos for nearly five decades, I must warn anyone who wants to visit the Golden Horse which is attached to the hotel that there is something very wrong with this casino. Casinos are...

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Dannhauser
Reviewed 6 December 2016

My stay at the Golden Horse was excellent. The staff were very friendly and very welcoming and helpfull. The manager personally calls and welcomes you. The food was excellent and the room service was outstanding.

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Excellent overall value and quality service . The service staff at the white horse room was a bit slow but they made up for it in commitment. I always book at the Golden Horse when in Pietermaritzburg because of the excellent service from all the staff.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Pietermaritzburg is a calm city and at Southern Sun Golden Horse, it's more than I can express in words. It's shocking to find such a beautiful place with class in a City like Pietermaritzburg. I recommend Southern Sun Golden Horse to people who want to get away from the busy life and if you want to enjoy yourself peacefully. I...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Improvement in the breakfast and in house dinning. Hotel staff need to be friendly all the time.....and the hotel should ensure that they cater for government rate as the austerity measures are strengthening that hotels cap their rate at 1400 dinner, bed and breakfast.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg Boasting both a casino and a turf race course, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg (previously known as the Golden Horse hotel) is the only hotel in Africa and one of a very few in the world that is a true punters' paradise. Situated in KwaZulu-Natal's capital city, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg offers an exciting world of entertainment and gaming set against the rolling hills of the beautiful Natal Midlands. The hotel is only 45 minutes from Durban, home to some of South Africa's most spectacular beaches. A perfect destination for the leisure and business traveller, this upmarket hotel offers a world-class stay with unsurpassed hospitality. It has 96 spacious en-suite bedrooms all elegantly decorated to include plush furnishings, data lines for laptops, telephones, room safes and satellite TVs. With two versatile, state-of-the-art conference venues that can be modified into various configurations and cater for up to 500 delegates, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg is also a distinguished conferences and special events hotel. And, with views over the race course, these facilities make a perfect setting for a classic wedding, social function, corporate banquet or a conference. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

Address: 45 New England Road | Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg 3209, South Africa (Formerly Golden Horse Casino Hotel)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
Price Range: £24 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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“Place of calm”
 of 5 bubbles muengedzir, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the upper floors for less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles johntU7146OL, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the casino much quieter!”
 of 5 bubbles 993navys, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Not for families or asthmatics”
 of 5 bubbles 493yashmitas, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try for room overlooking racecourse.....”
 of 5 bubbles Aaltjie, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
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