We heard much about this place, so we were a bit disappointed with some of the facilities. No air conditioning nor ceiling fan - good thing the weather was rather overcast and mild. Bath-shower far too small – I really, really don’t like a plastic curtain hugging me while I am trying to wash and rinse.
Lunch was not exciting, but we only had one of those – the other 2 days we ate out. Breakfast is pretty good and supper is too, except for the exaggeration of a “6-course meal. One evening, the first course consisted of a slice of tomato and the second consisted of a dried out piece of crumbed fish. See photo. The other courses made up for it.
This is a family owned and run place and it is clear that many guests are frequent visitors. Everyone is very friendly. The management insured that we had a bar fridge in our room so that my wife could store her insulin near at hand. We had one of the Berg View rooms which are conveniently close to the dining room. The stairs are slippery in the rain and my wife slipped and hurt herself quite badly. The management were very apologetic. I think we will see hand rails being erected soon.
The Nest is reasonably priced when considering that it includes all meals. It is nearby some interesting places. We did the Drakensberg Canopy Tour which was fun, except for the long, uphill walk after the last slide, back to the transport, which left our leg muscles aching for days..
Overall, it was not a bad experience and we are likely to visit again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Nest - Drakensburg Mountain Hotel Winterton