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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

PURE AND ABSOLUTE BLISS....again ' We raved about this wonderfully quaint and old world establishment when we first visited a year ago...we booked in again after our holiday in Mozambique, only to find nothing had changed... On the contrary... It got better! The rooms are beautifully yet comfortably furnished, with hotel quality pillows and bedding... The spacious bathroom and shower...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Something about the advert and the positive reviews helped us to decide to stay at Shamrock Arms. Not a single part of the advertising was contradicted in real life. The hospitality, friendliness and willingness to please was out of this world. Terry is a genuine down to earth host with such ease and warmth about him. Jaco is not only...

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Our host Jaco, stayed in contact from booking to check out and was always available to look after our special needs as a family, with 5 being the youngest and 83 the eldest. There are no dining options in town. The lodge restaurant more than compensates with home cooked quality meals. Rooms were spacious with king size bed, fully stocked...

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

A fantastic place - the Shamrock Arms stands out in a town just off the beaten track ie just off the N4. Waterval Boven is a reminder of a time gone by, when the town's railway station was one of the busiest in South Africa. Jaco is a delight - a host who took great pleasure in meeting our every...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Shamrock Arms stands out in this historic, and what was once a bustling town. Myself and my Fiance had traveled back from the Kruger and decided to break the trip here. Now I don't usually rate venues a 5 but the following has to be noted: 1. History and charm of the building adds character and presence to the...

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The rooms are very accessible with your own bathroom, air conditioning unit, television and your privacy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing, it is not only filling, but is presented with a lot of style and tastes wonderful. It gives you the feeling of a very nice home cooked meal. I would definitely recommend this...

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Although frequently visiting Waterval Boven on business, this was my first time to Shamrock Arms on the recommendation from colleagues. At Shamrock you can be sure of a warm reception, friendly staff, spacious and comfortable rooms as well as exceptional food (hats off to the Chef). I am sure to return next time I travel to Waterval Boven and surrounds....

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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

One stay wasn't enough for us so we came back twice more! Not only does the Shamrock itself have a lot of history, the surrounding areas are filled with amazing history. Jaco or Terry are more than happy to point you in the right direction and give you plenty of other interesting things to do during your stay. It's also...

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

What a special stay at this warm and friendly lodge with freat people, great food and great accommodation! Jaco was a fantastic host who made our stay extra special en homely. This hidden gem is a must for anyone passing through or just wanting to enjoy all the activities in the area (Sudwala Caves, Kaapse Hoop, Dullstroom, Absailing and much...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Most definite the most recommended accomadation in and around Waterval Boven. Friendly staff and owner's always welcome you with a smile, they always go the extra mile to ensure you have the best time during your stay. Waterval boven is a very small town with a big history! There are splendid attractions for the more adventure crowd, be sure to...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the warm embrace of The Shamrock Arms – a 4 Star Guest Lodge offering good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food. The lodge was runner-up in the South African Tourism 2010 Welcome Awards (Lodge category). Finalists are considered to be the cream of the crop of the tourism industry – always hospitable, always professional, and always passionate about delivering service excellence. The Shamrock Arms is unquestionably an ideal stopover for both the business and leisure traveller. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

Address: 68 Josiah Mathebula Avenue, Waterval Boven 1195, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Waterval Boven
Price Range: £59 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“All rooms are same but for bath or shower”
 of 5 bubbles ingridkeizan, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“the rooms are all clean and quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles LLCLars, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“All the 4 rooms for our team was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Losandrews, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We had a Luxury room, but it is more about the establishment, and the hospitality!”
 of 5 bubbles SueO386, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“some rooms have baths while others have showers so specify which you prefer upfront”
 of 5 bubbles MisterJaco, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
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