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Golden Gate Hotel
Centurion, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice view!”
Reviewed 23 March 2013

The view is stunning! And at night the "Gate" is elumenated which is also stunning! But the charlets is not kept up to date.....the bath was cracked and the ants were there the minute we spilled something! The bedding reaked of smoke - and we asked for a non smoking room....!
We escaped to the small attached room where the linen were a crisped white but the cupboard doors were off?!
Not a good impression....
I would recommend the restaurant as their food were excellent and my husband went for seconds.
So drive passed the Hotel if you want to sleep, but if it's lunch or dinner time....turn in and enjoy!

Room Tip: All the charlets face the Golden Gate, not all the rooms of the Hotel.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night in November 2012.
The hotel is set within amazing scenery. If you are an outdoors person there are many easily accessible walks and drives in the area.
The inside is clean, stylish and comfortable. Couldn't fault our room at all apart from the view of the side of the hill out of our window! The bathroom was very large and clean.
We had the buffet dinner in the restaurant which was good value for money and very tasty.
Didn't use any other facilities so can't comment on those.

We bought some glasses from the gift shop which was actually priced reasonably.

Staff were kind and helpful.

Overall, would recommend for a relaxed stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

My wife and her 3 sisters stayed at Golden Gate Hotel in "newly revamped" chalet. Linen on single beds were very dirty. No aircon or fan to help with 37o heat. Carpets very dirty. Response from SAN park suggest they are aware of issues

  • Stayed February 2013
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White River, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Brandwacht Hotel in the Golden Gate Park towards the end of January and loved the natural beauty which seemed to embrace us! The Hotel accommodation was great and the staff exceptionally helpful and friendly.

The rooms were comfortable but could be problematic during the warmer periods as the ventilation and lack of air conditioning would be a problem, particularly as you cannot leave your sliding doors or windows open due to the local baboons.

The walks were really special and offered magnificent views over the stunning rock formations

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Evander
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2013 via mobile

Visiting here with work colleagues. Stunning views, very comfortable room. Staff friendly and helpful. A visit any time of the year would be worth the effort! The town of Clarens has much to offer and the scenery will feed your soul.

  • Stayed February 2013
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East London
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158 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We landed in his hotel without much planning on our part, its between Clarens and Harrismith on the R712. The entire experience was so great, we used it as a stop-over and realised that we should have made more of an effort to say longer! Unfortunately the kids were so tired from the trip down, so we didn't do much of the fun stuff that was possible, we did see the natural swimming pool, some people were swimming in there (breathtaking!). We were impressed with the food from the hotel lounge and the service from the staff was worthy. We were booked into the chalets at the Golden Gate Hotel and not at the Rest Camps, and I must say the investment in the upgrading of the establishment was really impressive and quite visible, we were pleasantly surprised. We will return to this place, I think we have to!! You could see the brave tourists walking up the mountain trails. We were sad to have missed the view of the Golden Gate as it turned gold, but we slept well, they even have a television set if you really dont want to disconnect, otherwise really wonderful experience!!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012 via mobile

Took a drive out of Clarens to the Golden Gate National Park and on the spur of the moment decided to stop at this hotel to dine for our evening meal. Staff were very welcoming when we arrived. The restaurant was still closed but we had drinks in the sports bar. The scenery was a amazing! Later in the restaurant we sat down to a buffet evening meal. The food was fab! Potatoes a little undercooked but the sweet potatoes made up for it. The staff were very attentive. Great value for money! Most definitely worth a visit! :-)

Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Golden Gate Hotel
Address: Golden Gate National Park, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
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Ranked #5 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Clarens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Gate Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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