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Matjiesfontein
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel with very good service, however the cottages are small and oldfashioned. You can revive the history and the bus tour is an experience. The restaurant was very good and is worth visiting.

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and always great to hear that guests enjoy the hotel's restaurant and received good service. We look forward welcoming you again soon in Matjiesfontein for another "step back in time". Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Matjiesfontein
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history to take in and experience for a one night stay. Very peaceful and relaxing. The headboard and feet end of the bed was broken and rattled every time you turned around. Did not make for a good night's sleep.

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and informing us of the headboard, as our maintenance team have already given attention to the problem. For the rest, I am glad you had a wonderful stay with us and sure look forward having you again with us. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just love the architecture of this hotel. We stayed here a number of years ago and enjoyed it. Breakfast was good then, am sure it is still good. This trip we just had time for coffee. Staff were helpful. One can wander around and have a look at the grounds which are well kept.

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sandy, Thank you for your review of Matjiesfontein and pity you missed our lovely breakfasts. I am thrilled that you were able to enjoy our gardens and received good service from our friendly staff. We look forward seeing you again at The Lord Milner Hotel sometime soon. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

First stop on a 3,000 km road trip from Cape Town to the Kruger and it didn't disappoint. Having read about this remarkable hotel and it's history from the Boer war it was a must do. The Blue train stops regularly for afternoon tea which we unfortunately missed. It has a couple of amazing museums, one a private collection of...

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a lovely review and seems like you really enjoyed the "old world" feeling and the history of Matjiesfontein. Make sure you do our self-guided historical tour of Matjiesfontein on your next visit, but for now we wish you memorable trip in the Kruger. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old world charm and hospitality in a beautiful setting on our overnight stay in December 2016. Enjoyed the Dinner and fun with the activities of Johnny and his Shortest guided Bus tour, ghost tour and sing a long in the Pub

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

A great review and thank you so much. Johnny sure knows how to light-up a visit to this old town and glad chef Kyle made it even more memorable with preparing an excellent dish for you. Make sure you stop by again soon. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice stay at the lord milners hotel. Generous rooms and our own pool (swimmingpoolsuite)Our dinner at the hotelrestaurant was delicious and the staff was always friendly. The property was well-tended.

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Dieter, Thank you so much for your review. The private swimming pool sure is a treat in the Karoo summer and glad you enjoyed dinner. We look forward welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

Olifantsfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked via this website and i stayed in mantjies motel, the rooms are ok but tv is needed in there not all the visitors are couples so atleast a television to entertain them. Its a nice place to rest when you are tired

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lucas, Thank you for your review and your suggestion on a television in rooms. Most guests visit Matjiesfontein to scare away from the busy technology driven city life and to experience a "step back in time". We are however always open for new ways to ensure all our guests are happy, so thank you once again for your suggestion...

Matjiesfontein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent chef and dining room staff and historical dining room for a memorable dinner. Beautiful, historical ambiance and care taken with gardens, including evidence of planting for future generations. Historical architecture maintained well in expansion. Excellent transport museum (one coach was unfortunately locked and the station museum could be improved considerably).

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rudolf, Thank you for a lovely review on your stay in Matjiesfontein. The gardens is one of my personal favorites and always great if guests enjoy the peaceful tranquility of it. We are planning to do some minor "upgrades" in the station museum soon, just as we have "spiced" up the experience with the ox-wagons at the museum's entrance....

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Victorian Hotel. A must to stay and admire the beautiful setting. You have to taste their excellent cuisine in the Victoria Dining room. Their Karoo lamb was soooo good. It melted in your mouth. What a dish!!

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MatjiesfonteinGM, General Manager at Lord Milner Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Patrick, Thank you for a wonderful review and glad you enjoyed our famous Karoo lamb. The dinning room sure does create an old Victorian feeling at night. We trust your next visit will be just as pleasant as this one. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord Milner Hotel Matjiesfontein

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideal if you're looking for somewhere a little extraordinary & relaxing to escape to for a couple of days or so. We stayed in one of the 2 pool rooms which was very clean & comfortable with the added bonus of being able to take a dip if the heat of the day got too much. We would recommend the...

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Dear Kevin, Thank you very much for writing a good review. It seems like you had a perfect time with us in Matjiesfontein and so glad you enjoyed dinner and your private swimming pool. We look forward to see you again and even our winters are a remarkable for a weekend breakaway. Kind regards, Werner Smit General Manager The Lord...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lord Milner is a lovely Victorian Hotel, full of history and atmosphere, begging to be explored. Matjiesfontein, the town itself has wonderful gardens to leisurely lose yourself in, interesting museums abundant with all sorts, as well as the typical general store/gift shop, a small chapel, a coffee house full of homemade goodies, an old courthouse, a recently renovated church and The Laird’s Arms Bar. Most evenings, one can enjoy a ride on the old London bus and tour the grounds with our entertainer Johnny. Then experience sundowners in the Laird's Arms. Dinner is served from 7-9pm in our beautiful candlelit dining room. We’ve hosted some beautiful weddings and outrageous birthday parties in our transport museum or the old Courthouse. We are only 3 hours from Cape Town by road or take the train.. "The Train to Matjiesfontein". ... more   less 

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Address: Logan Street, Matjiesfontein 6901, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Matjiesfontein
Number of rooms: 54
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“Not sure which are the best rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SandyW530, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms have balconies, rear face the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles derekwrightj, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the main hotel have thin walls. Try and book one of the cottages or renovated buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles moiraterwey, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“a room to the front of the Hotel overlooks the Train Station and has a massive balcony”
 of 5 bubbles garyhawkins2017, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We liked the garden cottages”
 of 5 bubbles 340carolinej, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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