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Maropeng Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

My husband and I decided on a last minute getaway to celebrate our anniversary. We dropped the kids off with granny and grandpa and set off for some much needed and well deserved "alone time". We were looking for somewhere within easy driving distance and the Cradle of Humankind fitted the bill perfectly. We weren't too sure what to expect and were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Actually, that's an understatement - we were blown away. Maropeng Boutique Hotel is small and intimate, with top class finishes and attention to detail in all the décor. The reception and dining areas are really beautiful and the rooms are absolutely stunning. Big, super clean, beautifully decorated with all the amenities you could possibly need, a gorgeous bathroom with separate bath and shower and a private little patio with the most breath taking view. We had sun-downers on the deck and watched a magnificent sunset before embarking on a lavish dinner. The dining experience alone was worth the trip. The staff were accommodating to our every request and attentive at all times. Each and every hotel employee that we had the pleasure of interacting with was friendly and professional. Being in the travel and hospitality industry myself, I can certainly appreciate this. Kudos to the management team on a beautiful establishment and truly hospitable staff. Thank you for a wonderful stay - we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fiona V
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tonyrJohannesburg, Managing Director at Maropeng Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Dear Fiona V

Firstly - happy anniversary!!!

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to review the Maropeng Boutique Hotel.

I am pleased that you found the Hotel and Staff to be everything you wish for and I assure you that your comments will be passed on to the Staff.

We hope to welcome you back home in the future

Kind regards

Tony

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband and I were looking for a quiet weekend away and this hotel was perfect. Unspoilt views, beautiful 2km walking trail and dark evenings. While we love the Drakensburg walking trails, we found the 2km walking trail here enjoyable and very educational too. This hotel is very private - while the other rooms were also occupied, it felt like we were the only people booked at the hotel. Each room has its own patio with a beautiful view. We only saw the other people when we went for meals, which was nice. The staff is very kind. While the service at the restaurant was not at five star level all the time, the staff were always ready to accept and correct their mistakes. The meals are superb, however, by the third day of staying here we found the set dinner menus predictable and thus a little boring. We wishes there was a different restaurant to go to. But of course this is a small hotel with only one restaurant. That notwithstanding, we enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: The corner room - room 124 is the best if you want ultimate privacy - neighbours on only one side.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kgethi
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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Maropeng Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Dear Kgethi

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to review our Hotel.

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would suggest that you request a meeting with the Chef, who will prepare meals for you according to your preference, when spending extended periods at the property

We hope to welcome you back again in the near future

Kind regards

Tony

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We have stayed at The Maropeng Hotel a number of times now. It never disappoints. Set in a tranquil area, surrounded by the Magaliesberg mountains, this gorgeous place is the perfect getaway for those looking to pop out of Joburg for one night. It's a quick easy drive to get there, and you feel like you have popped up in the middle of nowhere when you arrive. It is the perfect spot to relax.

The set menus (you can choose from two options for starter, main and dessert) are excellent. The food is beautifully presented, and tastes as good as it looks.

The rooms are nicely decorated, with a modern, romantic feel about them.

We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: We prefer the rooms furthest away from the main reception area, but all rooms have an excellent view and are as good as eachother.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SH27380
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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Maropeng Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Dear MonsterBabes

Your review of the Maropeng Boutique Hotel is greatly appreciated.

We are truly pleased that you continue to enjoy the peace and tranquility our Hotel offers and look forward to welcoming you back 'home' in the near future

Kind regards

Tony

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I always love returning to the Maropeng Hotel. It feels as though I am returning to my roots. The peacefulness, the view across the Magaliesburg is spectacular. The best is sipping something cool on the deck and watching the sun go down. If you are lucky you might hear the jackal early evening or early morning. I always have a good night sleep in the large comfy bed. If you are lucky you may get to meet some of the people that work their, they are friendly and helpful. True South African hospitality. I can't wait for my next visit.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Erica J
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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Maropeng Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

Dear Erica J

Your review of the Maropeng is truly appreciated.

You have captured the tranquility of the Hotel in your description, as well as the special atmosphere, provided by Peter Mhanaza and his Team, very well.

We hope to welcome you home, again, soon

Kind regards

Tony

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Over the weekend we enjoyed a one night stay at the Maropeng boutique hotel including dinner and breakfast. Both meals were superb, all the staff were extremely helpful at all times. Brenda helped us check in quickly and looked after us at dinner. The rooms were stunning with everything we needed. We enjoyed many glasses of wine on the patio looking over the veld area before dinner and made use of the stunning pool too. The maropeng visitors center just 600m from the hotel was such a great experience too. Thanks for everything!!!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank CaelynJoy
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Tony_Rubin, Managing Director at Maropeng Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

Dear CaelynJoy

Many thanks for the kind comments you posted on TripAdvisor.

I will let Brenda know that her efforts were appreciated, as well as the Housekeeping Staff.

Once again, your comments are appreciated, and we hope to welcome you back to Maropeng again in the near future

Kind regards

Tony

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