We stayed at the hotel as we had chosen a skiing package that they offered and as a whole I really think it was good value.
The hotel is beautifully snuggled into the mountain/hillside as you enter Clarens from Bethlehems side. There was no road sign indicators so we actually drove right past it and had to turn back. There is signage on the actual hotel, but it was not really visible!
We had a front room with a stunning view, but the room, although cosy it had a lot of shortcomings, including no access from the room to the reception area of the hotel. One had to walk in the freezing weather and it was not ideal.
On the other hand the food at the restaurant was amazing, both suppers and breakfasts were really superb and well presented and they went out of their way to see to my dietery needs!
In the evenings the log fire that is situated between the dining hall and bar was lit, but I must admit although it made it comfortable and cosy I did not particularly enjoy the smell of the type of wood that was being used.
All the staff were absolutely fabulous, I found the service to be really good. After all the skiing we were treated to a swiss massage, and as a regular "massagee" I was really happy that the therapist was experienced and my massage was one of the better one's I had, had in a long time.
Jaco and Tommy were also amazing, accomadating and so friendly. They were positively interactive and wanting to give the best service, which they did!.
The hotel does need some attention and once it is sorted, and with the current management and staff it will be a destination to go too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only three hours from Johannesburg and Bloemfontein and four hours from Durban, Mont d 'Or Hotel and Conference Centre invites you to exhale deeply, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maluti Mountains, the luxurious décor, the outstanding service, and the first-class dining of our fine establishment. To further indulge during your stay, the Mont d’Or Day Spa located on the hotel premises offers the ultimate repose. The magnificence of Mont d 'Or welcomes you.Accommodation is offered in classically furnished en-suite rooms with views of the Clarens golf course, the village of Clarens, the majestic Maluti Mountains, and the picturesque countryside. Accommodation comprises Executive Rooms, Classic Rooms, Family Rooms and a Paraplegic Room, all equipped with plasma televisions with satellite channels, air-conditioning or an open fireplace. All rooms are also fully serviced and a laundry and dry-cleaning facility is available. Your requirements are certain to be met with elegance and old-world French charm.La Cerise, our 80 patron capacity restaurant, caters for every palate, predilection and absolutely any occasion. The fine décor is complemented by the friendly and efficient service, and the simple magic of the exquisite ambience will only add to the pleasure of your dining experience. The enjoyment of sumptuous cuisine, prepared with passion, skill and an abundance of freshly harvested local ingredients, keeps food enthusiasts on our list of regular clientele. From preparation to presentation, you are sure to receive only the finest.Services and timesCheck-In 02:00 PM Check-Out 10:00 AMWellness & Spa: We have an on-site spa that offers a range of treatments.Wedding Venues: Our wedding venue can host up to 60 guests.Conference Venues: The hotel offers a conference venue for up to 100 delegates cinema styleFacilities and ServicesWheelchair EnabledFireplaceSatellite TV*Credit Card FacilitiesRestaurantOn-site ParkingLanguages SpokenEnglishAfrikaansGrading4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa ... more less
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