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The Spotted Grunter Resort

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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“night's rest”(2 reviews)
“sardine run”(6 reviews)
“hot water”(4 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very neat well organised resort on the banks of the Umzimvubu river. The resort caters for the fisherman with a Barge for family cruise and Deepsea Charters while the kids play on the Jumping Castle

Thank Rhyno L
Response from Vernon M, Owner at The Spotted Grunter ResortResponded 1 week ago

Good day Rhyno L, thank you for your positive review, look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in room 9 and had a wonderful and relaxing stay. The room is very spacious, well appointed and has an extremely comfortable bed with crisp clean linen. The shower is excellent with great water pressure and loads of hot water. The...More

Thank Sue B
Response from Vernon M, Owner at The Spotted Grunter ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day Sue B, thank you for your positive review. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the Spotted Grunter Resort for a whole month (for the Sardine Run) and I can't think of anything negative to say about this place! First of all - the staff is amazing, especially Lona (the barlady), Merril (the receptionist), Milton & Alicia...More

Thank Danielle S
Response from Vernon M, Owner at The Spotted Grunter ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Danielle, look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time at the Spotted Grunter Resort, the owners are more than accommodating. The cruise on the river was amazing. Thank you for the holiday of a life time. We will be back, soon :)

Thank sharonke69
Response from Vernon M, Owner at The Spotted Grunter ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sharon, look forward to seeing you at Spotted Grunter again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This resort when you get there is lovely. Stunning views and picturesque I stayed during Sardine Run so busy time Rooms generally excellent except for room 22 which has no balcony, limited kitchen facilities and very noisy as underneath bar Only downfall is nowhere to...More

Thank Nancy L
Response from Vernon M, Owner at The Spotted Grunter ResortResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nancy, thank you for your review, we will most certainly look into providing snacks etc outside the kitchen times for next years sardine run.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport Transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Pool
Details
Price range
US$86 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$86 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (35)
Dining (4)
Room & Suite (4)
Pool & Beach (3)
Family and Play Areas (9)
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"Book early to avoid disapointment. The Unit 16 is the closest to the water and best view."
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"Self Catering rooms 8 and 9 have the very best views but many of the other rooms also have lovely views of..."
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"Get a room close to the restaurant to have a chance at functioning Wifi"
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"Best for the boat trips."
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