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Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely gorgeous surroundings. Lovely activities planned for the week. Lovely staff and absolutely amazing manager!! Units need more attention from cleaning staff, treat is as if its your home...clean it with enthusiasm and love. Saying that, the unit i stayed in was an upgraded one and was a very beautiful set up. Thank you

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good stay. Although the staff at reception need to be more friendly and accomadating to their guests.. otherwise kids had a lot of fun with activities .. we enjoyed snuggling up by the fire place in the cold. Jacuzzi was the highlight of our stay.. will definitely go again.

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the valuable feedback Fathima, we will address the customer service at our meeting and ensure that our guests are treated in a friendly and accommodating manner. We are ecstatic that you enjoyed the fireplaces and spa baths, they are certainly a highlight, especially now that the winter months are approaching. Our resort is definitely geared for entertaining...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arriving at the property was pleasant and the Staff (Thandeka) was friendly and helpful! Our room was closed to the Equestrian center which was perfect! We loved the horses and my son adored his encounters with those beauties! The chalets are well kept but do lack attention to detail in maintenance. The main reception and public areas especially the spa...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Minette for the great feedback. The good news is that we are indeed planning a refurbish the main building once all the units are complete in August 2017. Kind regards, Schalk Enslin General Manager - Midlands Saddle and Trout

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upset that when I booked with Fun holidays off the Saddle and Trout website I booked and paid more for a Superior so called renovated room but when I checked in we were told that they were upgrading us to a renovated room, so in fact i was paying more for something i thought I was already getting???? Not impressed...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kerry Thank you for your valuable feedback, I am sorry that you felt done in, I would gladly resolve the issue. Please contact me directly, once I have all the details I can address the issue properly. The team at Midlands Saddle and Trout prides ourselves on great value and excellent service and cannot leave you feeling like this....

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at MS&T for a family wedding we attended in April 2017. Although it was a short stay we were very comfortable, the rooms were clean and the views were amazing. I hope to return soon and would recommend MS&T

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Richard! What a lovely review – the Midlands Saddle and Trout team is looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Schalk Enslin General Manager - Midlands Saddle and Trout

Luneberg/Commondale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff, close to Midlands Meander. Would suggest a hint to bring along something for the flies that are there because of the horses close to the unit where we stayed. Units are spacious and luxurious, everything you need for a self catering unit is available

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review Susana! Indeed we have a great location on the meanders – surrounded by 10 dairy farms with lush green pastures that makes for great views! This year’s drought has meant that we had a huge fly problem when the rains finally did come. We have found an eco-friendly, non-allergenic automated dispenser that will go...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and affordable, however remember the rooms are not serviced on a Sunday. Apparently in the fine print. Only found out when i asked. In winter take along your own fire wood, if you can the bags of wood are hellish expensive and you could easily burn four bags a night. Yip you have to pay for wood although...

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First_Resorts, Public Relations Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thank you so much for your review and for bringing to our attention some of the issues that you experienced. We will endeavour to make sure to keep our guests informed with regards to servicing of the apartments on a Sunday and are on the lookout for a more affordable wood supplier. Regards the First Group Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Themba and Nellie are the best and most hospitable staff members we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. They need a raise. We loved the activity itinerary for the kids. The food was good and the renovated rooms are so nice. The sleeper couches are so comfortable.

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First_Resorts, Public Relations Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful feedback on our staff and we are delighted that your stay with us was enjoyable. We will be sure to pass on your compliment to Themba and Nellie. Regards The First Group Team

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We booked into Midlands Saddle and Trout between 3 to 6 March 2017. However we checked out a day earlier. The resort is situated in a scenic location with beautiful views of the mountains and farm Meadows. It is located around farms. The resort which we booked was 15b and it had good views. It was a 4 sleeper unit...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Dear Segran Thanks ever so much for taking the time to give such valuable and detailed feedback. Your constructive criticism has been the topic of discussion at our management meeting, and we are putting in place systems to correct the concerns you mentioned, thank you. Fortunately we do have some positive feedback, we are in the process of renovating all...

Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was a good trip to MST. It is my first time back since early 2000's and the management are definitely putting in the work to get it back to its high standard expected back then. Hopefully they keep up the good work and it will be a 5/5 in no time. A great destination if you are a horse...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Dear Chris WOW, thanks for noticing all the hard work and effort our team are putting into making this resort a fantastic destination for our guests. Your encouraging feedback has inspired us that much more to continue working on that 5/5 rating before you visit next! Kind regards, Schalk Enslin

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated near Mooi River, just 60km from Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Saddle and Trout offers 59 fully equipped luxury chalets in several configurations. With a restaurant offering comfort cuisine and a great wellness centre, it is the perfect setting for wedding and functions. There are entertainment facilities for the whole family, both on and off the resort. Midlands Saddle and Trout is ideal for those looking to relax in the countryside, explore the Midlands Meander or enjoy all the exhilarating activities on offer - ranging from canopy tours to candle dipping, horse riding and almost anything imaginable in between. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort

Address: 152 Hidcote Rd, Sub 7 of Farm Oatesdale | Hidcote Area, Mooi River 3300, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mooi River
Price Range: $88 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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“A room further away from the horses as we had to deal with irritating flies that are not to blame on the place, it is part of nature”
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913susanaj, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the end of the property close to the farms have good views. Views at 15b are excellent”
  • View From Unit 15b , awesome views
segranm, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get one that has been refurbished ... if there are any !”
petebendall, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a newly renovated room to the right of the reception. Beautiful views of the mountain range.”
LizelleWolhuter, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“good advice and friendliness from a vacation zone consultant at a beautiful resort - jesse”
vmaharaj2016, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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