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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Very nice hotel, excellent staff, efficient. Wifi worked well although not in our room. Evening buffet was good, has a nice cozy bar next to the restaurant. Rooms were average and could use some upgrading, especially in the bathroom. Breakfast buffet was also very good and they could even cook an egg properly without burning it.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Howard, Thanks for the great review of Premier Hotel The Winkler. I shall be sure to share you comments with the TEAM, which you experienced their friendliness and efficiency at first hand. Chef will also be so pleased that you enjoyed his efforts and that you appreciated the egg cooking skills!!! On the WiFi, whilst we do offer a...

New Providence, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The rooms are a little dated but the property is very nice with nice vegetation. There was no hot water in the morning for the entire hotel because something broke. This was a little annoying. The staff is very nice. The breakfast is adequate.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Ramadama, Thank you for taking the time to review Premier Hotel The Winkler on TripAdvisor. Your most valued comments are always of great assistance. On the water issue, a pump had tripped during the night and was only discovered at 05.00 just as your group were getting ready to leave for your morning safari in the nearby Kruger National...

White River, South Africa
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Our conference went very well thanks to the professional help from all the staff. The venue was perfect and the buffet supper very good. Everybody who attended said that we could not have chosen a better place. For those that stayed over, the rooms are lovely.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Frank, Thank you so much for your positive comments about Premier Hotel The Winkler on Trip Advisor, I'll be sure to share these with the TEAM. It's always great to receive such feedback and makes all the efforts so worth while. Thanks again for the review. Yours in hospitality Simon

Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Stayed here for only one night and I had the most peaceful night's rest. The rooms look a bit out dated so a little revamping wouldn't hurt. Food was okay. It was a little hard to find my room because of a lack of signage. Apart from that, I would recommend it.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear 975tm, Thank you for the feedback on our hotel after your recent stay with us. And so glad that you had a peaceful night's rest. As with everything these days, decor which was on trend three years ago may no longer be to everyone's taste, but rest assured we have a revamp planned to ensure that The Winkler remains...

Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The hospitality received from arrival to departure, was excellent. Everything was prepared and ready for my family and I to enjoy. The surroundings and atmosphere catered for my family and guests. We really enjoyed ourselves. Thanks to the management and staff of the Winkler, keep up the good service.

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Prisca, thank you for the kind words and comments regarding your recent stay at Premier Hotel The Winkler. These reviews go along way to keeping the TEAM on top of their game. Thanks again for the review. Yours in hospitality Simon

Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This is such an experience. From the friendly and efficient check in to the fabulous architecture and boundless great food we really enjoyed our time at this iconic hotel which is set on 10 hectares just outside White River. I expect it was built in the 70's so don't expect flash and bling but it really is a special place...

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Frikkiedakiwi, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of Premier Hotel the Winkler on Tripadvisor. So Pleased that you noticed the friendliness and efficiency of the TEAM, I'll be sure to share this with them all. They always make me so proud to be part of them. The Hotel was actually built in the late sixties...

Hazyview, South Africa
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I attended a Chaine dinner at Premier Hotel The Winkler and it was the dinner to remember. It was an 8 course dinner paried with excellent wines. My favourite was on the menu (seared Scallops with lobster butter sauce it was delicious and well paried with Aaldering Sauvignon Blanc) but the best was the beetroot Sorbet. The dessert Rhubarb three...

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Dear Edwidge, Thank you so much for the review that you posted on Tripadvisor. I will be sure to share your comments with the TEAM. It was quite an occasion to host the Chaine des Rotisseurs and the kitchen brigade pulled out all the stops to ensure that a meal worthy of the Chaine was prepared. Not forgetting the restaurant...

Middelburg, Mpumalanga
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Enjoy staying at the Winker. Have done so before. Staff is always friendly and helpful as is the security staff at the gate and around the hotel itself. Love the garden area and the beautiful view. Very relaxing.

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Dear cbU6252PW, Thank you so much for your review of Premier Hotel The Winkler. It so pleasing to share these comments with the TEAM who as you noticed are friendly and helpful and always willing to go that extra mile. And even though we have suffered with the drought this year the gardens and the view are still as stunning...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The rooms were clean and comfortable, but the food was of poor quality and way over priced for what it was. The location is good as it's very close the the Kruger National Park, so if you're looking for a hotel for one night for going to the Kruger then it's a good choice, just make sure you eat before...

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Simon S, General Manager at Premier Hotel The Winkler, responded to this review

Dear Andre, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. It's through your most valued comments that we are able achieve the high standards that we strive for. I see we met almost all your expectations with the clean and fresh rooms, our location close by the Kruger National Park and all the other areas of...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Really enjoyed my stay at this place. Very friendly and kind staff. The hotel rooms were quite nice and very neat inside. The fact that they had DSTV was also good. The Food: Supper was not as good as breakfast though.

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Dear Jongilizwe, Thanks you for posting your review on Tripadvisor after your stay at Premier Hotel the Winkler. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our TEAM to be friendly and helpful. And that you noticed the efforts of the housekeeping ladies who are always on hand to ensure your room was up to your...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With its ideal location, Premier Hotel The Winkler is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area. Only 20 minutes drive from the famous Kruger National Park and with easy access to attractions like the Blyde River Canyon, Sabie Waterfalls and Pilgrim's Rest. Premier Hotel The Winkler provides visitors with an incredible base from which to explore the rich African beauty of the Mpumalanga province. Founded around 1890, the town of White River has a rich history and has become both a tourism centre and a point of interest for those wishing to witness one of the most unique farming cultures in South Africa. Premier Hotel The Winkler is situated just 14km for the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, a short 20 minute drive from the Kruger National Park, 10km outside of White River and a 30 minute drive to Nelspruit. The climate is said to be one of the best in South Africa, neither excessively hot in summer when rainfall is at its highest, nor overly cold during the sunny winters. Known for its scenic beauty, Mpumalanga offers visitors a front row seat to the majesty of Africa. The largest and most famous game reserve in South Africa lies at the heart of the Lowveld, a 20 minute drive from Premier Hotel The Winkler, the Kruger National Park is a wildlife experience like no other and allows visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the unpredictability of this iconic piece of Africa. The waterways of Mpumalanga offer explorers the opportunity to experience a different side of Africa, from the views over the sheer edges of the Blyde River Canyon 800m above the riverbed below to the tropical rain-forests that dominate the eastern side of the Crocodile River Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Premier Hotel The Winkler

Address: R538 Numbi Gate Road, White River 1249, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > White River
Price Range: €86 - €128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Premier Hotel The Winkler 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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 of 5 bubbles Relayponey, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were on the ground floor with easy access and beautiful views over the gardens”
 of 5 bubbles , 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles SOLSOEUR, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Executive suite on ground floor Room 90 is brilliant - kids can run to Jungle Gym and Pool while parents can relax and view them from room”
 of 5 bubbles nicetouch100, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try not to be in the far located room from the reception”
 of 5 bubbles IsraelC932, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
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