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Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is great, just the cleaning staff needs more training on clients handling.Your breakfast in bed pricing also was a bit interestingly priced in a dab way. I understand the room service charge, but if you double the price for delivery for one room, it doesnt make sense and this put unless explained the logic behind. We paid for...

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Maputo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice & comfortable stay very big room with enough space , daily cleaned and towel change , wonderful with a casino inside ,close to what ever you need around Pietermaritzburg , good and tight security all the time .

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Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrible put off when you see a tray of used dishes and cutlery outside the next room on arrival and it was there when we departed as well. Not what one would expect from a four star Southern Sun Hotel. What an eye sore whenever we entered or exited our room. Really disappointing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Pleasant accommodation, clean, friendly and efficient staff. Most appreciated pleasant restaurant staff and good food this is my second stay here. This has been my third business trip where I elected stayed in PMB rather than facing traffic to from Hilton / elsewhere, and it really works. I recommend the hotel to business travellers, it is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Restaurant Review Only :The buffet is enough to allow you to try a wide variety of South African dishes as well generally popular dishes. There is enough variety to accommodate those who are vegetarian. It is pricey and alcohol is additional. However, the view of the race track is beautiful.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great hotel, Offers nice and convenient business environment. The rooms are equipped with all one need for business travel. Good and free wi-fi , there is a casino, not far from the airport, free parking and nice breakfast. The only drawback is the quality of their dinner. The dinner especially the room service has limited option not that tasty and...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Sometimes I would think I am the nuisance person but the love, care I received from GH SS Hotel was the best and it boosted my people relations, inspired me to look forward to 2017 with eagerness. If the service I got is transferred to most of your guests, I can assure you SS GH hotel would be counted as...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The staff were nice but so slow, the bedroom was dark and needs a complete upgrade. the cleaning was very poor indeed, toenail clippings in the bath! Breakfast was ok but customers could do with some personal attention from the chef who hid away behind a high counter. the setting and decoration of the breakfast room is lovely. great car...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016

It was a pleasant stay. Staff were friendly. The room was adequate and the bed was comfortable. the only issue I may have is that the Breakfast seems to be just a bit limited for Vegetarians. The revamp was a pleasant surprise since the last time i was there.

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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Room was clean, neat and very comfortable. The Breakfast was of excellent quality and a very large choice of food was available. The Overall experience at the Golden Horse Hotel was very pleasant. The Hotel Staff were courteous, polite and helpful.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg Boasting both a casino and a turf race course, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg (previously known as the Golden Horse hotel) is the only hotel in Africa and one of a very few in the world that is a true punters' paradise. Situated in KwaZulu-Natal's capital city, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg offers an exciting world of entertainment and gaming set against the rolling hills of the beautiful Natal Midlands. The hotel is only 45 minutes from Durban, home to some of South Africa's most spectacular beaches. A perfect destination for the leisure and business traveller, this upmarket hotel offers a world-class stay with unsurpassed hospitality. It has 96 spacious en-suite bedrooms all elegantly decorated to include plush furnishings, data lines for laptops, telephones, room safes and satellite TVs. With two versatile, state-of-the-art conference venues that can be modified into various configurations and cater for up to 500 delegates, Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg is also a distinguished conferences and special events hotel. And, with views over the race course, these facilities make a perfect setting for a classic wedding, social function, corporate banquet or a conference. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg

Address: 45 New England Road | Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg 3209, South Africa (Formerly Golden Horse Casino Hotel)
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Pietermaritzburg
Price Range: €29 - €35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Pietermaritzburg 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Also Known As:
Golden Horse Hotel Pietermaritzburg
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“Place of calm”
 of 5 bubbles muengedzir, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on the upper floors for less noise.”
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“Rooms away from the casino much quieter!”
 of 5 bubbles 993navys, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Not for families or asthmatics”
 of 5 bubbles 493yashmitas, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try for room overlooking racecourse.....”
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