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Lidgetton, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have had the absolute pleasure of hosting a business dinner as well as a birthday dinner at Fern Hill! Alex the head chef provided delicious food and was always so open and willing to help with everything we needed. Lulu the functions co ordinator was friendly, helpful and went the extra mile to make our experience extra special. The... More 

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Thank kelrt
FernHillHotel, General Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Wow what a wonderful review to read! This is the type of experience everyone should feel and we are delighted you took the time to write this feedback. The staff will be over the moon to read this review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards More 

Howick, South Africa
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had the pleasure of attending a food and wine fair held recently at Fern Hill and had friends stay over there for the night who attended the fair held for the local Howick Hospice. The rooms were very neat and comfortable, the only downer was the water pressure for the amazing shower. The staff were attentive and courteous at... More 

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FernHillHotel, General Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest Thank you for reviewing us. Your feedback is very constructive and we have amended the water pressure issues you experienced. Our sincerest apologies for this. Thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the staff. It goes a long way to boosting their energy in the industry. We hope to see you again in... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had to do a advertising shoot for a commercial trucking insurance campaign with the winning truck driver and his fleet based our in Howick. Our first trip was horrific and can be found on other reviews with low ratings for locations with Howick. It was on our second trip that we learnt the art of using TripAdvisor BEFORE any... More 

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FernHillHotel, Public Relations Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review of our hotel. We pride ourselves on our level of service, so it always makes our day when we get feedback that confirms we're getting this right! We hope to be able to welcome back you and your team sometime in the future. Have... More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This Country Inn is just wonderful, we stayed in a beautiful family room, spotless, well appointed, comfortable and warm, hot blankets on in the evening were a welcome surprise. Breakfast was outstanding Top quality ingredients beautifully served. Excellent service and friendly staff! Another lovely stay! The Exec Chef is extremely talented.

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Durban, South Africa
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64 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

From the minute we walked in the door, we were treated like royalty. The Owners were there to welcome us and service was of the highest order. The food was excellent, the service was excellent and the room we had, which was one of the older rooms, was still wonderful. Spotless, tidy, well laid out and ample space. We left... More 

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FernHillHotel, General Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nev2015 What a wonderful review to read! To be treated like royalty is exactly what one should come to expect. We really thank you for taking the time to write this review. Glad we could help with the toiletries. Until we meet again! Kind regards More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Well what can one say. It was women's Day and Fern Hill put a marvelous spread. The eats were to die for. The savory was also nice. Light piano music in the back ground was fantastic. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The coffee was good and on tap. When you have a well oiled machine like the... More 

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Thank Gregory L
FernHillHotel, Public Relations Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your High Tea with us, especially because this was the first time we were trying something like this. The feedback so far has been very positive so we will hopefully be doing more of these events... More 

Eastern Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Toured with a professional soccer team and stayed here. Great accommodation, friendly staff, and awesome food. They have a cool pub, and a fire is always lit in the fire places in the winter. It's quiet, and a really pleasant stay. I'll definitely be back if I'm in KZN again. Thanks guys.

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Howick, South Africa
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Fern Hill for my birthday dinner. We found our table specially decorated and we received a warm welcome. We were delighted to find steak tartare on the menu as a starter so both ordered it as a starter and also ordered our mains. Tandoori chicken for me and a steak for my wife. When... More 

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FernHillHotel, General Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ross S Thank you for taking the time to review us and apologies for the delay in our response. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed our new steak tatare dish and that you were made to feel special on your birthday. I will relay your compliments to all staff involved in your positive experience. Here's to welcoming you back time... More 

Howick, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were invited to a lunch for a friend's special birthday, for which we had a private room, but ate from the buffet, the theme of which was "Christmas in July". Having been disappointed so many times by buffet Sunday lunches, this one was more than just a pleasant surprise. The hotel is a training school for the hotel trade,... More 

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FernHillHotel, General Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ivy B What a wonderful review to read and apologies for the delay on our side in responding. It is especially rewarding to hear what we are doing in our training program is both appreciated and of a high standard. We are delighted you enjoyed yourself so thoroughly and really hope to welcome you again in the near future.... More 

Hilton, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Fernhill is offering a Wednesday lunch and dinner special for R99 per person for a three course meal. This is amazing value as you can choose from 3 or 4 starters, 3 or 4 main meals and 2 puddings and of course you are getting, as usual, the wonderful 5 star treatment that is indicative of Fernhill Hotel. A must... More 

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FernHillHotel, Public Relations Manager at Fern Hill Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Debbie, Thanks so much for the feedback and kind review! We're thrilled people are enjoying this special and getting so much out of it. Hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards Fern Hill Hotel Team More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A family-run hotel and firm favourite in the Midlands for over 20 years. Fern Hill has 26 rooms, a pub, the award-winning Snooty Fox a la carte restaurant, conference facilities, wedding venues and a chapel. We pride ourselves on offering the best service in the Midlands! We also have an internationally recognised (City & Guilds) Hotel School. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fern Hill Hotel

Address: R103 Midmar, Tweedie, 3255 | R103, Midmar, Howick 3255, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Howick
Number of rooms: 26
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 of 5 bubbles OBumhlangaRocks, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Mandela Suite, if you want to spoil yourself, is amazing. So luxurious and the jacuzzi bath is sensational.”
 of 5 bubbles debbiesR4576ZY, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 newly renovated. Parking available right outside the door which is great if you have lots of luggage to carry.”
 of 5 bubbles FoodTrav786, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“the rooms on the upper row of rooms are further away from the N3. As you can park in front of your room, this is an added convenience.”
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