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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016

we went there for a day and night which including some roaming around the beautiful gardens, a bit of lazing around the pool, and a fabulous 3 course dinner in the restaurant. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable and spacious with a lovely balcony and a fireplace for winter. The food was great but I found the service to be a...

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tobes727, Thank you for your kind words! We truly appreciate it. I can assure you that we are currently recruiting more waitering staff to ensure our guests are well looked after. We are happy to hear though that you had a lovely stay. We are looking forward to hosting you in the winter when those fireplaces creates a really...

JHB
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed in the Penthouse Suite and were promised that it included an amazing breakfast. This is what made us decide on the Penthouse suite as we were'nt going to spend much time in the room anyway. We were out at a function until 1am in the morning... Breakfast was unorganised, no plates, no cutlery, cold coffee... only 1 cup...

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 716darryls, Thank you very much for the feedback here on Tripadvisor.com We are sorry to hear about the less than great experience here at De Hoek Country Hotel. Following our telephone conversation, we would like to apologize once again and assure you that we have looked into this and created an action plan accordingly. Thank you for your time...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent one night at De Hoek in the new Quarter Suites and it was a lovely spacious room very well decorated with nice personal touches. The meals were of a very high standard. Although the waitering staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive we felt that they could have had a little more knowledge of the food. We had...

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dianacH8529JY, Thank you very much for the lovely feedback. The team really appreciates it when guests have taken the time to send us their feedback. It is a great motivator for the team to really excel at what they do. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards The De Hoek Management Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A wonderfully peaceful hotel, with fantastic service and delicious food. Highly recommended. It's not a long drive from Johannesburg which makes it even more appealing. Really impressive service. I have no complaints at all.

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 798danid, Thank you so very much for the lovely feedback here on Tripadvisor.com It is wonderful to hear that you had such fantastic service and delicious food. This is exactly what we strive for and it gives the team such pleasure knowing guests depart having had a fantastic time. We do hope that you will visit us soon again!...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went to De Hoek for our engagement weekend in Jun 2014 and had a great time, the food was delicious, service excellent and overall experience was perfect. The only disappointing part was our visit to the spa. I hope it has been refurbished or even moved by now. When we were there the “shower” was a bath with a...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 October 2016

What an exceptional place! Just outside of Magaliesburg, about an hour from Johannesburg the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. There is such a wide variety to choose from for meals. You can sit outside in a peaceful setting enjoying your leisurely meal. You can sit in the beautifully decorated lounge and in...

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janine, Wow! Thank you so very much for taking the time to come and review De Hoek Country Hotel here on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your time and effort so much. We are really glad to see that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that you enjoyed some leisurely time for yourself. We do hope to welcome you...

85gillp
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited De Hoek for our 23rd wedding Anniversary and to say we were blown away by the experience as a whole would not be an understatement. From the stylish accommodation (including a Nespresso machine in the room), to the 5-star dinner service, we wouldn't hesitate to go back again. Thanks to everyone involved who made our stay so luxurious...

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 85gillp, What an amazing review! Thank you so very much! We are really glad to hear that you chose De Hoek to spend your 23rd wedding anniversary at and this is most definitely a very special celebration. We hope to see you back for the 24th wedding anniversary! Kind regards The De Hoek Management Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting Room is nice and comfort . Definitely 5 star Restaurant disappointed , interior beautiful , plenty waiters running around , but you must ask for menu ask for wine list , to fill up your glass . Waiter did not have an idea what is the difference between wine glasses I think they need training . Service 3...

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Docgerhard, We are sad to hear that your experience was less than pleasurable here at De Hoek Country Hotel. We can assure you that training is a priority for our team and we will most definitely ensure that each waiter and staff member is trained to the best of their abilities. We do hope that you will return in...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight during a conference at an adjoining conference venue. Rooms large and comfortable with all amenities present. Did not eat at the establishment -no 24 hour catering available . Signage to venue could be improved

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear monty781, Thank you for your valuable feedback. Our kitchen closes at 21h00 after our beautiful 5 course dinner has been served and guests generally don't have anymore space available for anything else. We always try our very best to accommodate our guests special needs, however due to the size of our hotel and not having a huge team of...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been fortunate enough to visit De Hoek over the past (almost) two decades ... We have had the privilege of experiencing each section as each addition was made. Starting with room 1 (!) in the 1990's and experiencing the luxury of one of the penthouse suites this time. As always the premises were in immaculate shape, and the...

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MHolenstein, General Manager at De Hoek Country Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chrisjm899, Thank you very much for the brilliant review you have posted on Tripadvisor.com. We appreciate it tremedously when guests take the time out of their busy schedules to write about us for all our future guests to see. We think it is very special that you have been able to experience each new section because I don't think...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A well known five star property situated just outside of Magaliesburg, approximately an hour from Johannesburg. This magnificent hotel boasts cuisine extraordinaire, freshly prepared for you by Swiss-trained Master Chef and co-owner, Michael Holenstein. On-site activities include archery, mountain rambles, lawn croquet, boule and swimming. De Hoek is the epitome of what an escape to a country house should be. Great location, excellent food, and serene surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about De Hoek Country Hotel

Address: Portion 7 | Zeekoehoek, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Magaliesburg
Price Range: $321 - $641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — De Hoek Country Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 32
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De Hoek Country House Hotel Magaliesburg
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“Not all the rooms seem to have standard features. Our room had a fireplace and our friends' room had no fireplace but 2 balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles tobes727, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“New quarter is contemporary and modern, newly built so in great condition!”
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