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“The Nest on our way home from the South Coast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel

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The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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“The Nest on our way home from the South Coast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

we stopped off at the Nest and was due to stay 2 nights but we loved it so much that we stayed another night and had to drag ourselves away at lunch time as I did not want to drive at night
My son's 7 and 10 loved it as well and the youngest one burst into tears when we left
The staff and mangement were a delight as well as the lovley meals and we also had a real blast at the dinner dance on Sat eve

Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful stay we will be back

Room Tip: berg view 61 lots do do in the valley as well
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gary G
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We booked part of our Christmas holiday at the Nest based on the wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor. The Nest is situated in the most beautiful surroundings of the Central Drakensberg and is certainly a very peaceful place to spend a few days. The staff were all very friendly, the food was good, but not the usual "buffet" that you get at other resorts in the "Berg". Our children had been hoping to meet other children of similar age, but there seems to be a much "older" cliental that goes to The Nest. My son loves to join in on the "kiddies" activities, but the few that were advertised and that he tried to join, never happened? The rooms were adequate but I did not enjoy the steep spiral staircase to reach the upstairs bedroom, I'm not sure that an adult would enjoy having to use it too often. Overall a very relaxing few days, but perhaps a place more suited to couples without children?

Room Tip: Garden view rooms have a great view
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CapeTowntravellover
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Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

We booked at the Nest having heard it was a great family holiday resort.We were paying in peak season R3600 for 4 people, 2 adults and 2 children aged 11 and 13.We found the staff friendly BUT the hotel is very run down and the so called newly decorated rooms were terrible.We had 1 bathroom between 4 to share which was tiny and seedy and the childrens room was up stairs which were trecherous to say the least. The mattress and bedding needs upgrading as well.The food was a strong reminder of boarding school in the 70's. We moved to Cathedral Peak Hotel which should be made a 5 star hotel and The Nest should be downgraded to a 1or 2 star.Pricing should also be adjusted accordingly.

Room Tip: Don't book the family rooms with a bedroom upstairs as the people downstairs hear every footstep...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Alison H
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

The service of all the staff was fantastic from the moment we got there. The food was exceptional, and both my son and I enjoyed the variety. I loved that 3 meals and 2 teas were included in the cost - it was great value for money.

The relaxed environment made our stay extremely pleasant. I will recommend The Nest to all my friends, and will want to return in future.

Some of the photos and pictures on the walls are old and shabby, and I would recommend that some more up to date and less shabby pitures and photos are used - the old photos detracted from the character of The Nest.

Room Tip: We had a room with a mountain view, but it made no difference as we spent very little time in our ro...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karin M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

I was looking for a place to have a peaceful relaxing time. The Nest offered this and more. It is well located to other activities should you wish to explore. We did not have to leave the hotel to go to any shops, as everything needed was provided for and more. The food menu is something to remember. Thank you for an amazing stay. I look forward to visiting The Nest again in the near future.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 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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1 Thank stuartwishart
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

We had a super break at The Nest, excellent food, extremely caring staff and in such beautiful surroundings. We came back feeling relaxed and rested and determined to go back for a return visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Thank ebosm
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

What a weekend it was !!! THANK YOU guys for your awesomeness and fantastic stay at THE NEST. Once a year i treat myself to a weekend away on my own- to do as little possible but to thank my Maker for all my blessings- family, friends, love, life . . to wonder around in little hide-away shops and purchase gifts for those i love so dearly and sometimes neglect because of demanding work. This year i found THE NEST and it was perfect perfect for me- magnificent mountain views, fresh air, great food, happy faces . . . aagghh, a buffet for the soul !!

To ALL that made my stay so brilliant- THANK YOU from my heart. I will be back early in the new year - perhaps a break twice a year is not a bad idea.

Best wishes
Rose Willemse

Room Tip: If solo and wish for privacy and optimal peace with amazing mountain view- opt for quieter chalet /r...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 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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1 Thank Rose W
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Property: The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel
Address: R600 | Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Drakensberg Region > Winterton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Winterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Nest - Drakensberg Mountain Resort Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nest Hotel is the oldest and most well-known of all the Drakensberg resorts. The Hotel offers multi-award winning leisure accommodation and world class conference facilities.Celebrating its 76th year of welcoming guests in 2009, The Nest Hotel has a strong following of guests who make a point of coming year after year, returning to this most special place of comfort, wonder and beauty. The hotel offers excellent value for money as rates include all meals. ... more   less 
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