We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (7)
Filter reviews
7 results
Traveller rating
0
5
1
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
0
5
1
1
0
See what travellers are saying:
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 6 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is really a VENUE for business presentations, meetings etc.. It is NOT a comfortable place to stay in. Our room was COLD, sparsely furnished, with a small bathroom with an inadequate shower. There was no phone connection to the concierge who was not always available.

The main building is an old farm house added to and converted to a large but COLD reception room or dining room. It is a popular venue for weddings which can be held in the amphitheater in the beautiful garden. I would love to have seen this property before it was divided up with portions sold for developments. In fact I fear that the latest division and subsequent neighbouring buildings might spoil what is its greatest attraction. This is the nostalgic feel of an East African guest house of about 1850. The place is filled with old African furniture, mirrors and doors from Zanzibar. It reminds me of the time in Africa before the flashy modern hotels of today.

Lunch on the lovely verandah overlooking the trees is GOOD and also good value. The lunches prepared for business meetings are also good and one can see that the participants are enjoying the break from the concrete jungle. The property is fascinating and invites one to explore it. There is a craft shop hidden behind the building and also the small factory that produces the craft. Koi fish are kept in a large pond not visible from anywhere that matters. A fairy-tale house and secret garden are enjoyed by a family renting it temporarily as their house is renovated.

We enjoyed the sun on the stoep outside our room but I won't be making a booking here again. I had no idea from the Internet advert that the only approach to the place was up a STEEP ramp and no car could get close.

Room Tip: Be careful when booking sight unseen over the Internet
  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank whiskey72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Willows country lodge is a very beautiful setting. The owners went through a lot of trouble to ensure it looks very nice. The rooms are furnished well however what makes the visit a good one are the smaller things. I felt Willows lacked in this. A few things I didn't enjoy and lacked: 1. Pretoria is a very warm place, aircons will be great. 2. With warmth comes mosquitoes, so something in the room to assist with this was lacking. 3. Bathroom had no bin and only equipped with one soap bar, shampoo and body cream, nothing more. 4. No hair dryer (this was a killer). 5. Kettle out with coffee and tea, but no milk. 5. No notice by the phone which line to call for reception or room service. 6. No room service menu. 7. They chose to cover the glass of the doors with something that imitates a sand blasted look and feel, rather than getting blinds or curtains which I understand is a cost save but it wasn't that nice not seeing the outside when your doors are closed. It felt very claustrophobic. 8. Wireless didn't work - no reception in the rooms. So in summary, whilst clearly a lot was invested in the overall look and feel of the place, the rooms lacked things the average traveler, especially a business traveler requires. Staff was very friendly though. I probably won't stay there again.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled on business
Thank Streepmuis101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I have been to this Lodge years ago , but have really forgotten about it . This weekend we were looking for a nice place to have lunch and I remembered about this place . The place is beautiful, with stunning bedrooms , dining room areas , pool and tasteful interior . The receptionist , Kariena ... Oh what a lovely person and the chef , Oscar a real treat . The rest of the staff were just as friendly . It is just such a pity that this Lodge is not marketing properly with local Pretoria people . There are so view Lodges / Hotels in this area , this place should be packed during the weekends . The lunch ..... Was exceptional. Well done

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lutia2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Beautiful country lodge right in the middle of a concrete Jungle. Very homely setting with friendly staff. If planning on having dinner then order early as the kitchen would close around 8 pm. Remember to ask for a room where you can get wifi.

  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled on business
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Khacheso
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

If you want to get away from the busy malls this is the ideal venue.
We had lunch outside on the deck and was surrounded by these amazing tall palm trees and even though you are still in the middle of Pretoria East it feels like you are somewhere in a forest.
The staff were friendly and professional and the food was equally good.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank AJ K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews