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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Rawdons when in town for a midlands wedding. The room was nice, spacious and clean. Pleasantly more modern than the first impression of the hotel might lead you to expect. We found the noise from other guests quite unbearable during the night and early morning, and were happy to return home where we could sleep undisturbed. It...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have now stayed twice at Rawdons, winter and summer and thoroughly enjoyed both stays. It is an old style hotel that has had some renovations done but maintains that Olde Worlde feel. Staff are a great group of people and all very friendly, food is good pub grub and breakfast are excellent. To be able to sit outside prior...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day in the Midlands. Stopped at Rawdons to sample the beers. We ordered both Beer Paddles to sample. We enjoy the famous craft beers but wow we loved the new flavored on menu B. The swinging samango and the pickled pig cappuccino were hits Had a lovely time with a good vibe and excellent service.

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Thank Lizelle7
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Always a most enjoyable experience, although not perfect the overall experience is always most satisfying. English country style atmosphere, comfortable rooms and a very old world dining experience. One always leaves content with that warm fuzzy feeling, the way it should be one might say....

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Loved the chicken liver pate starter and the beautiful setting. It poured with rain during our Christmas Staff lunch which was so refreshing after all the heat we have been experiencing. Lovely atmosphere in the dining area

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My family and I decided to eat at the Boars Head Pub in December 2016. If I was rating purely on the ambience and scenery, I would have provided a better rating. Our food experience, however, wasn't as good. We all ordered from the specials menu for the day. Unfortunately, my partner and I both felt that our burgers were...

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Margate, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Rawdons for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. The food was very good, our room was comfortable and spacious, and the staff were all very friendly. The restaurant is charming, and although the menu is a little limited, the quality is good. The grounds are beautiful and well looked after. We even managed...

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Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Old charm, fantastic views, relaxing. We will be back. Unfortunately the food is not on standard and expensive for what you get. Will not have dinner at the hotel! Nice swimming pool and big erea for kids to run around and enjoy fresh air.

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Thank JohanCor
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2016

old style hotel nice rooms with lovely beds. nice young friendly staff ,good pub with atmosphere and fresh brewed Draught . the food was really nice well prepared and presented . we had a special dinner and was well laid out and great

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Umhlali, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We spent the night at Rawdon's as we were attending a wedding nearby. The hotel has improved, if anything since we were last here over 4 years ago. Furnishings have remained the same, but the toasted sandwiches we had for lunch and the breakfast were greatly improved, and delicious! Our comfortable bedroom was warm and welcoming when we got back...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rawdons Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful KwaZulu Natal midlands meander. A family run hotel for the past 40 years - set on a stunning 240ha estate is a great place to unwind. We have a superb Micro Brewery on the property brewing some great ales and lagers. The pub is more English than most English hotels. The rooms have recently been upgraded and well appointed and an boardwalk alongside the main dam leads to various birding, cycling and walking trails. We look forward to welcoming you to our piece of heaven. And if having so many repeat guests over the years isn't testimony to our offerings, then come and see for yourself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rawdons Hotel & Estate

Address: Nottingham Road | Between Balgowan and Mooi River, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Nottingham Road
Price Range: €95 - €190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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“2-7 are the ones with lake views downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles DaveK2016-JHB, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“the rooms with a view at the lake are the best”
 of 5 bubbles MaxwilG, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“upstairs was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles kingsrest, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Floorboards do tend to creak audibly on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles EvaKateJane, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms facing the dam”
 of 5 bubbles 983angusg, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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