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Sanbonani Resort

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Well equipped chalets are situated on the banks of The Sabie and Sand Rivers and comprise of 64 two bedroom chalets and 22 three bedroom chalets. The fully equipped chalets are serviced on a daily basis. With Microwave, shower and a limited Hotel Bouquet DSTV. In addition, each chalet has its own braai area on the patio and a covered parking bay nearby. For your convenience Wi-Fi is available at Reception - enquire with regards to costs and availability.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Family Resort
River View
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This is a stunning place, their facilities are beautiful. The restaurant serves very good food and well priced. I had a very bad stay because it rained for 5 days out of the 7 days that I was there and it rained in the bedroom onto the bed. They moved us to another chalet the
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Response from Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write review, Mpumalanga and especially Hazyview have experienced some rainfall and a few cloud bursts, for which we are indeed grateful for. The dams in the surrounding areas are still not full, having said this, when the leak in the chalet was brought to Managements attention another chalet was offered to you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Resort Manager
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The hotel is near Kruger Park, no refrigerator in the room and the hotel does not supply bottled water with the room. If this hotel was in the center of a large city I would rate it as 2.5 stars. Unfortunately, we did not and could not try their breakfast however we had to
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We had a great time at Sanbonani. Definitely a resort worth the visit. We stayed in a 2 bed 6 sleeper unit facing the Sabi river. Both rooms with airconditioning and 2 bathrooms. Unit was serviced daily. We were even lucky to saw the hippo right in front of our chalet!
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Response from Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort
Responded 1 week ago
On behalf of the Team we thank you for your 5 star review and kind word and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards Resort Manager
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We were in the main hotel section. Everything was connected to the restaurant, reception, bar area by covered walkways with evening lighting. Walking down to the river was a short walk along the paths or the roads to the various other accommodations. Some accommodations are time
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Response from Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Thank you for your review and kind comments, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future to the "Jewel of the Lowveld" Regards Resort Manager
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I must say I expected this place to be a lot nicer. There are other resorts that are better but was glad it had aircon in the rooms as some places don't and this is a must in these areas. Was very disappointed that I could get any cell reception in the chalet.
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Response from Agnes1242, Manager at Sanbonani Resort
Responded 31 Jan 2019
Good day, thank you for taking the time to review us, we are in the process of a substantial refurbishment to the kitchens, tiling through out the chalets and onto the patio area. With regard to the cell phone reception, there is a MTN tower on the property with Vodacom piggy backing this tower. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and trust you will be impressed with all our refurbishments. Kind Regards Resort Manager
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They really do wander the grounds
Really tranquil
Most disgusting service I have ever received. Total disregard for guests
Guest booked a Hotel Room and expected the Room to have Braai / Barbecue facilities, when it is very clear on the place that they booked and on our web site that only the chalets have Braai areas!
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Thank you for your enquiry - We have realised the demand for connectivity, our location is not conducive for clear Wi Fi transmission, Sanbonani Hotel is in process of connecting beacons to transmit Wi Fi to Hotel Rooms. With regard to laundry costs we do have a a laundry service on site - for costs please send an email via the Sanbonani Web site. Kind Regards Resort Manager
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Skukuza Airport is closest - however it is in the Kruger National Park. KMIA - Nelspruit is the best airport to use - the Resort is 60+ km from the airport and it is best to hire a car from the Airport. Please contact the Resort - via the Sanbonani Resort website - Kind Regards - Resort Manageemnt
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Hi Ron,, As afr as I know you don,t have to pre-book at The Resort.Once you book in find out about their activities. You may have to pre-book any Safari Tours depending how busy they are. Your vacation may fall during school holidays or over Easter period,then they are very busy. If you,re going to Kruger you have to pre-book.Good luck..Happy holidaying in S.Africa
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"Definitely worth a stay"
"River view - but all chalets and hotel accommodation is very good !!"
"The chalets with high numbers are the best area for a chance to see the hippo"
"Luxury rooms are all magnificent!"
"We stayed in 40A - those along the run 40 -50 are closest to the 'hippo run' for those wanting sightings"
US$68 - US$251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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