Ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Sandton

Wedding Weekend Away

Posted 11-Nov-2014
Pros: Gardens are well maintained. Good price. We booked 8 months in advance.
Cons: Staff assistance, wifi, room cleanliness, guest amenities, gift shop, meal choice, fill the mini bar
Location: In wedding central. Game parks and hotels around. Historic Area of muldersdrift
We arrived early and disappointingly couldn't check in before the stipulated time. There was no place to leave luggage so we left it in the car and went to get some drinks and food. The Hotel is cashless(we didn't know this) so have to pay with some sort of card so be prepared. If we had of checked in we could have signed to th room that I had already paid for but since no key no room signing. While waiting I asked form the wifi access but it didn't work anywhere in the hotel. Eventually we got keys and went to the room. No one carried our bags and we had to walk up hill lugging everything ourselves. Then ook itself smelt like the previous guest had been ill and it had been wiped up with a dirty cloth. We tried to air the room but it didn't work and we only had 1 hour to get ready for the wedding we were attending so left it. The taps in the basin and shower were terrible, too close to the wall so you couldnt put your hands under them to wash. Had to fill a basin to wash hands. In the middle of summer the room was hot and there was no fan or aircon either. Fortunately we were only in the room for 4 hours after the wedding and then had to check out to return early the next morning. A longer stay would have been terrible. Did I mention the empty mini bar?
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Sallyfrom Benoni

Close to wedding venues

Posted 07-Mar-2014 on Hotels.com
Very unique hotel set in a wonderful botanical garden! Was raining so a bit tricky getting from car to room to dining areas! But a great stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by ronfrom Merritt Island, FL

A pleasant stay

Posted 08-Dec-2013
Pros: Rural location near Cradle of Humankind, great friendly staff, Carnivore restaurant and the great breakfast buffet.
Location: See above
Lovely grounds though some maintenance projects were ongoing on some buildings. The staff were extremely helpful, particularly Nomsa and Christene, and a pleasure to deal with.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by GrAv3n

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 31-Jul-2013 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Neat hotel with very friendly staff

Posted 05-Jun-2013
Nice hotel with very friendly staff and good service.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Lornafrom London, United Kingdom

Pleasant hotel but cold in winter

Posted 13-Aug-2011
This was my first vist to Johannesburg and I statyed at this hotel basEd upon the reviews I read. On the whole it was a good experience and it is in lovely surroundings with African decor in the room. I went in winter and though they provide an eleectric heather I did not find it very effective and had to ask for more blankets - I had 5 on my bed! Breakfast is decent but it is the same food almost daily and a bit of variety would be nice. TV channels could do with som tuning and be more up to date though I was not there to watch TV. Carinovore reaturant is good for any meat lover - go there hungry! The hotel is a bit out of the way from central Jihanesesburg and though it is in a peacful location it is more expensive in terms of travelling to central Johanesesburg and the airpirt but I would stay at this hotel again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

Stayed 3 nights in May, great hotel! unique feel!

Posted 24-Jun-2011 on Hotels.com
Noce place to stay in SA if you are on vacation possibly. Very friendly staff, great feel!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travellerfrom Kent, UK

Our Hotel of Choice near Johannesburg

Posted 16-Jan-2011 on Hotels.com
Basically this hotel is a mini-Paradise. The rooms, their surrounds, the swimming pool, the restaurant and bar services, the staff - all perfect. The Carnivore restaurant in the hotel grounds, is great fun and reasonably priced. We can't wait to go again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Burlington Ontario Canada

GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY

Posted 15-Dec-2010
THIS LARGE HOTEL / MEETING FACILITY IS IN A PLEASANT TROPICAL SETTING. THE STAFF IS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL. IT CAN BE VERY EASY TO GET LOST AT THIS LOCATION. THE SPA ON THE PROPERTY SHOULD NOT BE MISSED (ENDULGE). BREAKFAST IS WONDERFUL. CARNIVORE RESTAURANT WAS TERRIBLE.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified travellerfrom reading, UK

Misty Hills Hotel - a gem.

Posted 08-Dec-2010 on Hotels.com
The hotel is situated a long drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria but is worth the trouble. It is set in its own substantial grounds. The public areas are set in separate buildings in lush, beautifully-maintained vegetation - it feels more jungle than gardens. The room we had was a good size; its only problem was that it was quite dark because of the lush vegetation surrounding it. Most rooms looked much more light and open. The Carnivore restaurant on site is a must for dinner. Cooked meats on Masai swords are brought to the table and carved to order. The breakfast buffet is fresh and ample, with eggs cooked to order. We have used the restauant before, but not stayed in the hotel. We would say that it is great for a night or two to explore the local area, but not as a base for visiting Johannesburg or Pretoria. We will be staying again.