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The Blades Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was such a pleasure dealing with the staff of The Blades. Our room had a great view of the river and the room was comfortable, so happy there was air-con as it is rather warm out there. We had a Luxury room with a small lounge, fireplace for winter and a bath on the other side of the fire... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cannot fault the staff but waited a very long time for our food. Cannot say that I will go back as it was an avarage meal that did nothing for my tastebuds. Very nice setting with water view but cannot use the deck late afternoon as sun is a problem and the umbrellas does not give side shade. Bathrooms had... More 

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Thank Sentraal
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay at The Blades was a memorable one, The personal touch for all of us there made it an amazing experience. The place is so peaceful coming . I will go back to The Blades as many times as the opportunity arises. A special Thank you to Jodi Wow!! the lady made sure we felt at home all the... More 

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Thank collinen
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the junior SA champs. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable, the restaurant has a wide selection of choices and I would go back just for the duo of lamb. Breakfast was great with freshly squeezed orange juice. The Blades is a short 10 min trip to Roodeplaat rowing club. We will be back!

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Thank patob-in-ct
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I spent one night at The Blades last weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was our first night away from our 5-month-old baby boy. The venue was scenic, with a beautiful deck looking out over the water. Our room had a lovely view and was very luxurious, with plush decor and a fireplace next to the... More 

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Thank Lauren T
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This hotel is not far from Pretoria but an absolute refreshing experience! The staff are all extremely helpful and friendly and extremely professional. This hotel was the perfect spot for a romantic 40th birthday evening. My husband fell in love with the hotel from the second we approached our romantic picnic spot. The word "romantic" is an understatement. Thank you... More 

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Thank SvdMerwe
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I recently booked a group offsite at The Blades and it was such an amazing experience. From the booking right through to the final details, Jodi really went out of her way to accommodate us. All the staff at The Blades were amazing, just to mention a few - Rommy and Joe. THANK YOU for your exceptional service and making... More 

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Thank samantha852
Jodi M, General Manager at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear samantha852 Thank you very much for your review. it was an absolute pleasure having your group here with us. I am really pleased that you had such a great time. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Andrew Shaw General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have just held our work conference at The Blades for the second time and I am amazed at how The Blades and their staff can top each stay that I have had. The event planner - Jody, seems to make everything look effortless. The delegates of the conference just loved the environment and we felt like we were miles... More 

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Thank Michelle R
Jodi M, General Manager at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle R Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is great to see that we have exceeded your expectations from your previous stays with us at the Blades. We hope to see you again the not too distant future. Kind Regards Andrew Shaw General Manager More 

PARMA, Italy
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Incredible lodge hotel, placed in the middle of a bush on the shore of a dam. I attended a business venue, The hotel organisation was very good. Staff is very kind and efficient. We tested beers produced in-house: all very tasty.

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Thank Massimo P
Jodi M, General Manager at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Massimo P Firstly, thank you for your review. I am glad to see you enjoyed our property as well as the staff. We are very passionate about the beer that is brewed on the property and is great to see the positive feedback we are receiving. Kind Regards Andrew Shaw General Manager More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have attended a private wedding and the venue was ready on time, the staff members are very efficient and friendly. I have enjoyed their food and dessert. I love the venue and nice arrangements chairs the trees for a romantic picnic.

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Thank Matlale
Jodi M, General Manager at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Matlale Firstly thank you very much for taking the time to review the Blades. Thank you for the positive comments about our venue and staff and yes our picnics offerings on the main lawn are very popular and are great way to spend an afternoon. I have noted that you only scored us 3 out of 5 despite your... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Blades Hotel is an exclusive 4 star hotel situated on a 10 hectare expanse of indigenous Bushveld, built on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam. We offer a unique combination of indigenous vegetation, landscaping and water-front luxury. The Blades Hotel is conveniently situated just 20 minutes from Pretoria CBD, 40 minutes from OR Tambo Airport or Lanseria Airport, and 50 minutes from Johannesburg, making it an accessible destination for both local and international guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Blades Hotel

Address: Plot 75 Zeekoegat, Kameeldrift Road, Pretoria 0035, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range: $169 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blades Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
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“All units offer a special scenery”
 of 5 bubbles collinen, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Executive Room No.5. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!”
  • Extremely Romantic
  • View fit for a king!
  • View from Room No.5
  • Very Spacious
 of 5 bubbles SvdMerwe, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The place is very quite with a river flowing”
 of 5 bubbles Matlale, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of excellent quality.”
 of 5 bubbles nlcombrinck, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“"Corner suites are large and sunny" good for family. Break away meeting rooms are very comforting with accessible networks.”
 of 5 bubbles MphozaB, 10 May 2016 | Read review
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