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Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg
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“Great hotel”
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Really hospitable and friendly staff....such a relaxing atmosphere and there's always something to keep u busy...casino and lovely restaurant...We are really impressed and feel right at home even though miles away...

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Arishas, General Manager at Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg!

We are delighted that your stay with us was enjoyable and that our staff took such good care of you.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future!

Warmest regards from the Southern Sun Pietermaritzurg Team
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Property: Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg
Address: 45 New England Road | Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg 3209, South Africa (Formerly Golden Horse Casino Hotel)
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Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Pietermaritzbu...
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Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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 
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Golden Horse Hotel Pietermaritzburg

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