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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Utopia in Africa

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Utopia in Africa
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Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Return visit was as good as the first!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

We loved Utopia in Africa so much during our first visit in 2010 that we happily drove the 5 hours from JNB to Nelspruit after our 22 hour flight from SFO ather than spend the first night near Johannesburg. I swear the peaceful charms of Utopia cured our jetlag with the first glorious night of sleep. Patricia, Hamid, Sam (the Airedale) and their wonderful staff go out of their way to make everyone feel at home. Meals at Utopia are always tasty, but the great company makes them even better. We will never visit South Africa without at least a few days of recuperation at Utopia in Africa!

Room Tip: They are all great, but we like the Sunbird Room the best.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
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norfolk, england
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

You know i could think of a few more things that would make a Utopia, but i really wouldn't expect them from a guest house.....

This Place IS the best place we have stayed in 16 years of travelling, Sat Nav and Sign posts directed us the an opening gate, with a beautiful forecourt and garden for parking, we were greeted by the owner, Patricia, and taken to our room, shown the Fan, Air-con, balcony bathroom and then a tour of the shared areas in the house. Introduced to other guests, and confirmed the menu for our pre-booked evening meal, an explanation of how to have refreshments at any time, as well as a coffee served to us.

The furnishings, bed, artwork, and finish of the premises were excellent, the staff friendly with a smile, and when we had our "Dinner party" style evening meal with drinks and great food, especially separate dishes for my vegetarian wife. The conversation flowed and we felt so comfortable and a little spoilt by the great food.

Marie, Patricia, Armed (excuse my spelling) really helped with booking safari, directions to places and information of all sorts... We would love them to be part of our family as they are great people.

I could go on for ages, but i believe you will have an idea of what i'm trying to say by now...

Couldn't say better things. We stayed and extra night!

My Wife took Tantric Yoga there on Saturday morning one and a half hours R100 she said it was 8 out of 10 due to price and surface but the Yoga was very good.

Room Tip: We had King Fisher, and it was Fantastic.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ballito, South Africa
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65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

Delightful views in the city. This guesthouse that has all the luxuries overlooks a nature reserve and has the feeling of staying in the bush veld. Small game an an abundence of birds to wake you up in the morning. All the rooms have private verandas overlooking nature . A large communal deck with a swimming pool is a tranquil area to see the rise of the sun. Dinner can be booked and is beautifully presented.
Go out of your way to stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

The food, accommodation and hospitality shown by Patricia and Hameed were not met by any other guest house duing our five week stay in South Africa. We would recommend this guest house to anyone wishing a clean, friendly and welcoming place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Torino
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123 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

Comin back from Maputo we stopped in Nelspruit and decided to try this place that has lots of good reviews...well it worth every word spent on it. Great place,very particular,has a very high tatched roof, big lounge, and our room was very nice and comfortable,with a very nice interior design.
Best of all the breakfast ... A terrace with a pool on a perfect view...fresh fruit,dried fruits,cereal,yoghurt and so many other good things to eat.... Definitily will come back next time we go through nelspruit

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

Possibly the most beautiful place we have every stayed (the house and its setting are stunning). The hospitality was warm, gracious, and exceptional in every possible way. We were welcomed like old friends, and treated like royalty. Food outstanding; our room elegant and spacious; conversations with our host and other guests stimulating. We only stayed one night, but it was the perfect oasis and respite from long days of travelling. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Utopia is one of those places where you could stay forever, not wanting to return home and skip the rest of your trip. The rooms and the house are beautiful, the breakfast is superb and the staff is very friendly. The owners Patricia and Hameed make all the difference by their warm welcome and are taking care of their guests in a way you not experience often. Helpful, kind and inspiring. We hope to visit Utopia again soon in the future.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Utopia in Africa
Address: 6 Daleen St. | Sonheuwel, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 64 Speciality Lodging in Nelspruit
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Number of rooms: 9
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