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Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort
Reviewed 21 April 2013

since we last came 5 years ago it has been re furbished,it is lovely.all the rooms are great.wish we could of stayed longer than one night. all the staff were so friendly and went out of there way to help,nothing was to much trouble.if we have the chance to stay here again we would certainly choose Natel Spa.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank susang55james
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Francois R, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Dear 1955503773

Thank you for your excellent review

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

the hot springs have brought us back again to the spa - this time we stayed in the self catering units - they are basic but have everything you need - the units are studio style with a double bed and bunks all in one room - fine for a stop over and a dip but a little crowded for a longer stay not impressed with the food on offer - take your own food. the pools are the bigest drawcard

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Francois R, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Dear Crony-Club

Thank you for taking the time reviewing our resort and for your positive suggestions.

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Reviewed 25 March 2013

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rene W
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Natal Spa is a fairly large family resort that also caters for conferences and coach tour groups - it includes a hotel, timeshare apartments, self-catering and camping - it is off the main tourist routes and its Northern Natal feeder area has had hard economic times for the last two decades or so. The resort has kept going though and is now under the management of the Gooderson Leisure group. For the R770 per night (incl breakfast) rate I think I got my money's worth. A good place for some rest and recuperation with friendly staff.

Be specific about what kind of room you want - and I would suggest asking for a room away from the bar area, as it could be noisy if there are large conference or tour groups in the hotel. Also my room's bathroom had a bath, but no shower.

Room Tip: It is an old resort with lots of room options - ask for a room away from the bar if you want quiet a...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2012

Greetings from Natal Spa,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip advisor.

I am thrilled that you were able to recuperate and enjoy some well deserved rest
Thank you for your feedback and your positive comments regarding the friendly staff and our offering of good value. I will definately pass these comments onto the team.

Im looking foreward to seeing you back at Natal Spa again soon, for lots more rest and relaxation.

Kindest Regards
Ryan

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Reviewed 23 November 2012

We recently spent a weekend at this resort. For a three-star property it offers excellent value and a high standard of accommodation in the hotel. We also looked at the timeshare apartments, which are beautiful.
What really impressed us about Natal Spa was the high standard of service from all the staff, and the fact that every staff member, from cleaners to managers greeted us in a friendly way each time we saw them - NOT something that happens everywhere!
This older resort has been tastefully modernized, and the standard of general maintenance and housekeeping is high. We liked the decor, and the way the whole hotel always smelled fresh!
Meals were excellent with a huge choice at the buffet- something for everyone.
We also like the fact that young children were very welcome and the pricing policy is attractive to parents with young families. All the staff were excellent with the children, and parents could relax.
A special highlight was a birding walk with Simon in the early morning - he knows so much and we saw so many birds.
We came home form our weekend felling very relaxed, despite the long drive back to the city!

Room Tip: Choose one of the twin rooms facing the river- the sound of the water will lull you to sleep!
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Marjorie D
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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2012

Greetings Marjorie,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us.

I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you very much for your possitive feedback, I will definately pass your comments onto the team.

I can safely say that the investments we have made in staff training and upgrading our facilites have paid off.

Once again thank you for your feedback and I trust that we will be seeing you again soon at Natal Spa.

Kindest Regards
Ryan

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Reviewed 1 November 2012

I was reluctant to stay here after some of the reviews i read.
How glad i am that i id though. This was a great stay from start to finish.
The staff wre pleasant and helpfull, the rooms were clean and tidy, the food was great and the facilities were top class. I just wish it was a little closer to Durban so i could take my children there .
Thanks to all for a great stay. I will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Greetings Tony,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback and I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us.
I am glad that the investment we have made in training our staff and the continuous upgrading of our facilities are paying off.
I do hope you get a chance to bring the family along, amongst the current facilities on offer, we are also adding a host of new exciting addittions to the resort next year.
On the cards is an Animal Farm, a BMX Track, a Mountain Bike Track, a Paint Ball Arena and an Obstacle Course to mention few. So a visit with the family definately worth thinking about in the not to distant future.

See you soon.

Kind Regards

Ryan Smith
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Natal Spa Hot Springs and Leisure Resort

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

This hotel is in a lovely setting and that is all it has going for it.
We were fortunate in having a balcony room with a lovely view unfortunately spoilt by crumbling brickwork.A small hole in the bathroom door and a lack of power points pointed to a need for some development and maintenance.Water was often cold and of a brownish colour(borehole possibly).Some staff in dining room seemed unable to deal with the restaurant computer system and seemed eager for their customers to pay their cash and leave the room so that tables could be relaid for breakfast.Card payments seemed to cause a minor panic.The food on our first night was cold(it was supposed to be a hot buffet).Lids had not been replaced on vegetable dishes thus not keeping them hot.Heat trays were probably needed.Portions of the meat of the day were not exactly generous.All in all if some proper money were to be invested in maintenance and staff training the hotel would improve.Management need to deal with this as do the owners.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ryan Smith S, General Manager at Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2012

Greetings from South Africa,

I wish to thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor.

Your feedback, albeit negative, is taken very seriously in our endeavour to make our guests holiday experience all the more pleasurable and to improve our standards wherever possible.
I can assure you that all the issues raised by yourself have been investigated and dealt with at the highest level.

If you are ever in South Africa again and happen to pass by Natal Spa please pop in and see the improvements that have been made.

Kindest Regards

Ryan Smith
General Manager
Natal Spa Hot Springs and Leisure resort.

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Additional Information about Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort

Address: Lot 191 Remainder Koubad Farm | Koubad Farm, Paulpietersburg 3180, South Africa (Formerly The Natal Spa Hot Springs and Leisure Resort)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Paulpietersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Paulpietersbur...
Price Range: £57 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 550 hectares of beautiful KZN bushveld amongst giant Cambrian granite boulders that are millions of years old, the Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort has beautiful views over the Bivane River and abundant bird life. Legend has it that the river at Natal Spa's warm water and bubbles were the work of a large black snake with an underground lair. While that myth may have kept the ancient San people from the healing mineral waters, it certainly didn't have the same effect on Oom Piet Wessles or the generations of visitors who have stopped over at this oasis between Vryheid and Paulpietersberg. ... more   less 
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