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Duderstadt, Germany
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was just a stop-over that could not be avoided before we went to Kruger National Park - as gates close at 6pm. And so it felt. Room was okay, service was okay. But you honestly don't want to stay here in the middle of nowhere for longer than absolutely necessary! Creepy!

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Thank Christin G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful gem of a boutique hotel in a neighbourhood retail/lifestyle centre. Well appointed rooms, incredibly friendly helpful staff. Nice extra touches, and all at an unbelievably affordable rate

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Thank Michael W
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely warm welcome we received from mandy and Amanda they are so kind willing to go beyond their job description to help my group with what ever they wanted, Felicia was very helpful on the breakfast room. I will definitely be back it is my second home.

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Thank adam m
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Casterbridge hotel layout was fantastic. My room was perfect. Its spacious, and bed was big and comfortable. The hospitality of the receptionists... from check in by Felicia and Antonette, to service from Lynne, Mandy, and Dorothy was exceptional. Even magnolia was great. Basil, thanks for your great service. Ill definitely be back. Tops.

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Thank Tsepo M
ZandileT520, Manager at Casterbridge Hollow, responded to this review

Dear Tsepo M It gives me a very warm feeling inside my heart to hear that our team at Casterbridge have been attentive to your needs and had assisted you where ever possible. That is what makes us stand out above the rest. Magnolia restaurant was also very glad to hear that you've enjoyed their food thoroughly. Can't wait to... More 

Maputo, Mozambique
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100 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stylish hotel in the outskirts of White River. Family room was nice and spacious. A bit of a problem with illumination in the bathroom though... when doing close-up manoeuvres such as shaving and applying make-up the light is simply not enough to get it properly done. Pool area looked fine although we didn't have opportunity to use it. Excellent breakfast... More 

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Thank Mohnomishe
ZandileT520, Manager at Casterbridge Hollow, responded to this review

Dear Mahnomishe Thank you for your positive feedback of your stay at Casterbridge Hollow. Also for mentioning the thing we have to attend to. I'm happy to report that we've taken it to heart and are working on ways to improve where we are lacking. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. More 

Centurion, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very well maintained destination. Beds and linen top quality restful area. Rooms are spacious and elegant. Room service is tops food at restaurant very good.Highly recommended. Value for money. Need a better loyalty program for regular patrons. Close to all tourist destinations. Probably the best in the area

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Thank Kingpinkoos
ZandileT520, Manager at Casterbridge Hollow, responded to this review

Kingpinkoos Thank you for your review. We are greatly impressed with your compliments towards our staff as well as the rooms and the restaurant. Hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great venue. Rooms are nice and spacious with everything you need. The staff is soon friendly and service is overall perfect. Has a great pool area if you happened to be here in a sunny day. The breakfast is excellent and the restaurant just near by is perfect for an evening meal so you don't have to go anywhere else.

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Thank Nkradolfer
ZandileT520, Manager at Casterbridge Hollow, responded to this review

Dear Nkradolfer We are glad that you love the design of our hotel and that we met your expectations. The pool is one of our best attractions as people love the look. Looking forward to welcoming you soon. More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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46 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great venue and setting. Found the staff to be friendly and attentive at all times. Very convenient that my client was in same centre. For those that enjoy the sun, a great swimming pool and outdoor area

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ZandileT520, Manager at Casterbridge Hollow, responded to this review

Dear Stevea433 Thank you so much for your kind recommendations of our beloved Casterbridge Hollow . We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found it to be a relaxing experience. We cant wait to welcoming you back soon More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Having stayed here before I am now certain that it is my favourite hotel in South Africa. Its position is good in a lovely part of White River, but it is more to do with the service, staff and general feel of the hotel. The rooms are well-equipped and have the most comfy beds ever. This last week we needed... More 

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ZandileT520, General Manager at Casterbridge Hollow, responded to this review

Dear Kath Thank you very much for taking the time to give us this lovely review. we are most happy that you loved and enjoyed your stay and already planning your next visit. we hope that you will certainly return with more friends and family. Thanks. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Excellent hotel, nice rooms, hospitable staff. The breakfast is excellent and the hotel has a voucher system with the gym next door. The little shopping center is always very cute and this a great place for couples.

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Thank vagabundogringo
ZandileT520, Manager at Casterbridge Hollow, responded to this review

Dear Vagabundogringo Thank you for your review. We are greatly impressed with your compliments towards our staff as well as the rooms. We are glad that we made your stay a memorable and enjoyable one. Hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future. More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set amongst the sweet Mango trees of the original Casterbridge Farm...Casterbridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, a mere 15 minute drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, is ideal for the business traveller and is a convenient base from which tourists can access Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.Casterbridge Hollow, Mpumalanga’s first “green hotel”, is a concept that has evolved with great charm, using the simplest and most basic materials. Colours are reminiscent of romantic hillside villages in Provence and Tuscany. It’s contemporary style is enhanced by richly textured baskets, sleek furnishings and designer fabrics featuring proteas and ‘bokkies’ which give the hotel an original handprint and convey its South African roots. Accessories such as wire-work baskets, hand-crafted tiles and decorative light fittings were all made by local artisans. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casterbridge Hollow

Address: 538 Cnr R40 & R, White River 1240, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: $214 - $369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casterbridge Hollow 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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“pool view rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles Nkradolfer, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We personally prefer the rooms on the right of reception with quick access to the parking and reception as well as being quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles kathb626, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The noise from the main road outside is a slight problem in the early mornings, so choose rooms away from this.”
 of 5 bubbles Mhimbi, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Look at the appearance of the parking area in the back - vintage cars are great but they looked "dumped" there”
 of 5 bubbles 333Wilna, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try your best to push for the quietest room”
 of 5 bubbles CailinWandrag, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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