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“A unique and adventurous location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa

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Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
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Oxford England
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118 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A unique and adventurous location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

We visited the restaurant, had a great lunch, and then went on a tour of the spa and the luxury tented accommodation that is built into a line of trees on an embankment about 4 metres above a river. The whole place is out of this world and we would have no hesitation in spending a few nights there. The staff are very friendly and helpful and www think that the management may have changed hands at some point in 2011.
Bear it in mind that this accommodation is on a macadamia farm and that it is not a hotel in the traditional sense. So there are walks from the accommodation to eat and there is really no central lounge area. It is not for those who like their hotels downtown style but it is for those who like a bit of adventurous luxury and something very different.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BishopLatimer
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamburg
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35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2011

We had unfortunately only 1 night in heaven.Service was great and the tents amazing and the food superb.I will recommend it to all my friends,but I hope the prices will not grow up extremly.We will come back in the near future.can´t say anymore..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zulubaby
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Manhattan Beach, California
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62 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2010

The guy that took us to our room and picked us up was very nice and he explained it was a family run business. The rooms are clean and nice especially considering they are in a tent. The bathrooms are great and the tub is great to take a soak in. This place is logistically just difficult. There is no way of telling people you needs something besides walking to a reception area near the tents but if somebody else needs something at the same time you are just waiting there for somebody to show up. Getting up to the restaurant is a pain because you have to have somebody walkie talkie up to there to send the van down. We heard the guy up at the restaurant be incredibly rude to the security guard over walkie talkie which really bothered us. Our food was very average but the waitress and manger were very friendly. We had spa treatments and the setting looks tranquil except it is an open setting which backs up to a common area and a German woman was yelling on her cell not paying attention to the sign that asks for quiet. The treatment itself was good not great. Overall I just can't say the good outweighs the bad.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Clemsongal42
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Lisbon, Portugal
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

I stayed in Summerfields for one night. The tents are amazing and the stuff gives special atention to details. The tent by the river is full of little conforts, roses, fruits, music, etc and in the evening when i got in the bed there was a bag of hot water underneath the blanket. The beauty of the place makes it the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. The food was good but could be better. Everyone was very nice there, a little mechanic.....
I´ve read other reviews saying that couldn´t be a resort cause it was a farm of roses, i thought that was one of the things that makes this place unique.
I would love the check out to be a little later or them to be more flexible but this was one of the things i would include in their "mechanic" atitude. I think flexibility is intelligent profissionalism.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bola_10
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Johannesburg
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2010

This place looks amazing and may seem so at first. The spa is great and the staff friendly. BUT once you get over the initial pleasant bit, you realise that there is something seriously amiss. The staff are terrified of management (who were very unfriendly and complained about being busy) and scuttle about scared for their jobs/lives. The food is superbad. Complaints fall upon deaf ears if you are lucky but more probably will be met with aggression. I can strongly recommend you don't stay here. It's such a pity as the place is so beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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13 Thank Appleyesssd
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Cape Town
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2010

I only spend one night at Summerfields before going to the Sabi Sand but it was a memorable stay. The estate is absolutely beautiful. It is a rose farm and a macadamia nuts farm as well. The accommodation is stunning: the luxury tents are situated on the banks of the Sabie River and it is the perfect romantic setting. It is ideal for honeymooners!!! Our dinner at the main restaurant was excellent. The staff provided great service and we will definitely be back soon.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 12Laure
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New York, NY
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2009

First and foremost, this is a rose farm.... not a 5 star resort. That being said, the setting is lovely. The spa treatments can be wonderful. However, the service is bungling, forgetful and totally amateurish.The food is incredibly bad...with very limit choice. The maintainence is inadequate (broken bath faucets, your main communication is walkie talkies that do not work, and so on.)The tents lose their charm real fast. Go elsewhere..don't even think about it.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank ksk17
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Additional Information about Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa

Property: Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa
Address: R536 Sabie Road, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#2 Spa Hotel in Hazyview
#3 Luxury Hotel in Hazyview
#4 Family Hotel in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Sanctuary of Roses and Luxury. A fusion of African sensibilities with notions of romance and luxury everywhere, Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa is a true sanctuary for the senses. An extraordinary place of gourmet country-chic cuisine under the stars, spa treatments alongside the Sabie River, rose baths prepared by your personal butler and the soft scent of roses following your every move, allows for a renewed sense of spirit. ... more   less 
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