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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were the first paying guests after total refurbishment in 2015 and a ownership change. The we were treated wonderfully. Of course we went back this year to find it even better. All I can say is "Do put on your S Africa travel itinerary". Plus if a golfer the superb course on the property is to die for.

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review. I am sorry I missed you this time round but I was very happy to see you had another great stay & enjoyed the golf. Looking forward to see the booking confirmation for next year’s booking. Regards Andy Young.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A special thanks to Goodman, Andy, Gareth and the entire team at Selborne for making my proposal to my fiance as special as it was. The room & the proposal area were perfect. The Fairways rooms are really quiet and a lovely. The food at the Lord restaurant was divine. The grounds and gardens are perfectly kept, neat and tidy....

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nishen, Thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review. I am very happy to see you really enjoyed your time with us & we made your special occasion EXTRA special. Congratulations once again , we wish you lots of happy times together. Don’t forget we also do weddings!!!! I will make sure this review is posted on...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had adjoining rooms for us and the kids. Rooms are very spacious, bathrooms just as spacious. Beautiful views from the rooms. Very clean and all the luxuries of home and more. House keeping was amazing! I needed a steam iron and a ironing board, it was arranged in minutes with the biggest of smiles. We had lunch at the...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Melode, Thank you for taking time to post this review. It was a pleasure hosting you & the family. Your positive comments will be passed onto the staff as they appreciate and are motivated by such comments. I am looking forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future to enjoy the rooms, views, food and hospitality....

Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited family in Pennington and stayed at Selborne for two nights. Service is good and rooms are nice and clean. From the room you can walk out to the golf course. Ate dinner at the restaurant and satisfied with meal and service.

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Christian, Thank you for taking time to post this review. I was happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully this will be the first of many! I look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Andy Young

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We could not have asked for more attentive & kind staff - nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious - both the catering for our wedding & at the restaurant and our room was perfect. What a setting! Andrew Young was phenomenal with all his support & ideas for our big day - They even managed to sort...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Robs, Thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review. It was a pleasure & I am happy that the TEAM at Selborne made your special occasion phenomenal . I will display this review on the staff notice board. All the very best to both of you. Regards Andy Young.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Was really amazed by the great service received staying at Selborne Hotel and golf estate, front arrival to leaving, everyone greeted you, with a smile and always willing to help. Stayed in the garden room, room was clean and well decorated overlooking the lush gardens, was really relaxing, only downside it the TV channels available was not the best. The...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Yagesh, Thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review. I am happy that we exceeded your expectations & that the staff made you feel welcome .You will be happy to know we are currently installing fibre optic cabling which will allow us to have access to many more TV channels. It is a wonderful venue to relax...

Salt Rock, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a beautiful weekend!...From the moment we arrived we were embraced with unpretentious warm&cheerful hospitality-Our garden room was tranquil&private -with everything that we needed in place and in great working order.The Hotel is utterly charming and lovingly maintained.The golf course is immaculate.We could not have asked for better -thank you!

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Heidi, Thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review. I am extremely happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully you will be one of our many regular guests enjoying the golf course & our facilities. Regards Andy Young.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Rooms were very comfortable, unfortunately air conditioning unit tripped several times a day. TV packed up and was replaced. Safe would not lock. Room fridge bar was empty only got filled after several calls to reception, no bottle opener available. No pool bar or drinks on offer after being at pool side for about 2 hours. No glasses for cool...

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Mount Edgecombe, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful Resort on the South Coast. One hour drive from Durban. Parklands style Golf course is in great condition. Refurbished rooms are extremely comfortable. The Manor house has a fabulous bar lounge and restaurant. Excellent friendly service. A must visit when in KZN. Will definitely visit again.

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Melville, Thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review, I will be sure to share it with the team. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!!! Regards. Kind regards, Andrew Young

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Pennington is on the South Coast of KZN and is home to Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa. Selborne has a magnificent main building which houses reception, bar, kitchen and dining room. Walking inside is a treat to the eyes with gleaming floors and antique (not old) furnishings. Now to the food. We were offered the new menu which compliments...

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post this wonderful review. Thank you also for the great compliments, especially on the food side. I will pass your comments onto the management & staff. Now that you have experienced Selborne I am sure we will see you more often. I look forward to meeting you on your next visit. Regards Andy Young.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the beautiful and sunny Natal South Coast, The Selborne Hotel, Spa & Golf Estate is located in the charming seaside town of Pennington. Decorated in elegant colonial style, the hotel has its own unique character of old world charm and discreet personalized service. With its landscaped grounds, manicured fairways, coastal forests and ocean views, it is one of Southern Africa’s iconic luxury estates. The award winning, PGA rated 18-hole golf course is a superb masterpiece. The number of golfers that return year after year stands testimony to Selborne’s reputation as one of the country’s premier courses. Relaxing and rejuvenating are “par for the course” in this picture perfect estate that offers guests the complete luxury experience - warm and friendly staff, tempting culinary delights, championship golf course with country club and revitalizing spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa

Address: Old Main Road, Pennington 2000, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pennington
Price Range: $94 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Selborne Golf Estate, Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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“Take one of the best rooms....well worth the slight extra pric.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveGMcC, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Garden rooms have direct access to garden...with beautiful views from your bed!”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiJ253, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room spacious”
 of 5 bubbles kingdbn, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book rooms away from the hotel for absolute tranquility, preferably one with unhindered view of the gold course .”
 of 5 bubbles PointBlankZA, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Away from the pool and main building.”
 of 5 bubbles JacquesvanAswegen, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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