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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Possibly the best place to stay in the Natal Midlands. It feels like a second home. the rooms are very comfortable with all mod cons. Food is excellent and guests are encouraged to stay for dinner. The spa is superlative with a pool to float in. Neighbourhood of Nottingham Road and the Midlands generally are worth visiting especially in autumn with the leaves changing colour. Above all cost is not unreasonable and management and staff make you feel at home

Room tip: Courtyard rooms near the hotel entrance
Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Richard B, Owner at Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thanks so much!

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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting, modern and comfortable units. Fordoun Restaurant was so accommodating with dinner even though we were staying in the self catering units. Friendly and efficient staff, from receptionists, to chef, to waiters and owner! Will definitely make a trip back!

Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Richard B, Owner at Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our new self catering units!

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We ate, drank, got massages and were very merry! Had lunch the first day then went back a few days later for dinner! Fabulous food and service both times!
Our lunch lasted over 2 hours...we raided the wine cellar and had lots of laughs! My friend had bunny chow that she said was the best!
The floating tank was amazing! Don't miss this place if you are near! The manager was very accommodating too! Enjoy!

Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richard B, Owner at Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

That sounds like the perfect girls getaway! Thanks for the feedback.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The highlight of our stay was definitely the food and the beautiful, peaceful setting. It being autumn and the trees had changed colours - was gorgeous.
The room was lovely, but the bed was very uncomfortable, we did not have a good nights rest.
The spa was disappointing, especially considering how much we paid. The indoor pool was green due to excess chlorine. The massages were not that great, my husband was extremely disappointed - definitely not 5-Star standard.
Staff was abit laid-back not as attentive as you would expect for a 5-star spa. Had to look for them to help us with the steam room. I honestly would have expected more people to be out front to help out. I had to wait for the lady to get off the fone to ask about how the steam room worked - she never did so I popped my head into the Spa managers office instead.
I would have loved to go higher in my overall rating but the spa experience was disappointing.

Date of stay: May 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard B, Owner at Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Hi Devika,
We are glad you enjoyed your overall stay but we are sorry to hear about your spa experience. We will address your concerns with the spa manager.

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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Fordoun this weekend to celebrate our anniversary. On the whole everything at the hotel was nice! The room, all be it very dark and a little depressing in the day time, was spotlessly clean with all the expected amenities, apart from one or two threadbare towels. Check-in was pleasant and efficient. Dinners were outstanding. Tasty with an interesting and very comprehensive menu. The breakfast buffet, however was quite disappointing with a very small selection and very little fresh fruit. We didn't eat from the hot breakfast menu so I cannot comment on that.
The spa was fantastic, and practically flawless.
I do, however feel that for a 5 star hotel, and for the price paid,there was nothing out of the ordinary that would set this hotel apart from others.

Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Richard B, Owner at Fordoun Spa Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Thanks for your feedback of your recent stay at Fordoun. We will chat to housekeeping regarding the towels.

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