Spoiled romantic weekend Denver Mudie, South Africa
30 October 2013
We had booked for a romantic weekend away, which was unfortunately spoiled by a number if issues, the biggest being the conference party booked into the rooms along side ours. A loud party of ladies kept us up well past 11pm on both evenings with their laughing and talking and were up before 7 each day. Their talking in the adjacent rooms was so loud we could hear the entire conversation. The evening we arrived, we waited 20 minutes in the dining area before anyone came to attend to us and there was no-one around for us to say we were ready to eat. There was no cutlery in the room to make coffee in the mornings. We purposefully went out on the morning to allow housekeeping to clean our room but were told that we had the only key to the room so it wasn't possible to have the room cleaned. We wanted to have a cheese platter served in our room on Saturday afternoon and was told that it wasn't possible and we would have to have it down by the river. And there are no card facilities?? These might all seem like really small issues but they spoiled the weekend for us.
UNFORTUNATELY one sometimes just get such loud guests that have no respect for other and those are unfortunate when you have group bookings, we did try to chat to them.
Cheese platters are recommended to have down by the river as it is soo beautiful and tranquil, can lie down there on the grass with blankets—but I am sure that my manager did not refuse to serve it in their room? — It was just an alternative suggestion?
We have had guests going home with keys so it was, BAD TIMING that we did not have a spare key not so easy to have those made up in a day in the country.
A teaspoon could have quickly been taken to their room.
THERE is a lovely pub area where everyone can have drinks before shown to their room/ suite.
NOTHING MENTIONED about the beautiful setting and décor.
Great stay Eduan Hattingh, South Africa
30 September 2013
What a wonderful experience. This was a total surprise. The whole place was excellent and the service great. a special thanks to Jeremiah. If you want a relaxing romantic weekend away, this is the place to go. PS, Try the honeymoon suite!!!
Magical Land Caroline Lavers, South Africa
18 September 2013
Spectacular, Magical a real getaway from the 'norm' - I found La Provence reasonably priced. The staff where very friendly warm and helpful although I think they could use a few extra hands. I recommend this exquisite place. Anyone who liked the movie Lord of the Rings and appreciates art and beauty, a true time warp into mystery and fantasy land.
Superb! Sarah Wilson, South Africa
19 August 2013
I would definitely recommend La Provence to anybody wanting a relaxing and romantic getaway. The staff are incredible, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was delightful and relaxing. From picnic style dinners in the "street cafe" to breakfasts by the river, cheese platters for lunch and a drink at the local "pub" - our mini holiday felt like we were in the south of France, right in the middle of Magaliesberg! We look forward to returning again soon.
Overpriced Derek Radue, South Africa
22 July 2013
Lovely weekend but completely overpriced.
Never again michelle du plessis, South Africa
15 July 2013
Having stayed in various b&b's throughout the country I must say this was by far the worst for the price. The setting was very pretty and the rooms and beds nice and warm on a cold winters night but that was where it ended.
There was nowhere in the room to hang one's clothing properly (hooks on a door don't count) so we had to dress out of our suitcase. Then the toilet lid was off and laying behind the bath. The bath itself is a unique old ball&claw type bath but then one spends ages just trying to remove the plug once you've finished bathing.
Dinner at Goblins Cove was also a huge disappointment. They had a party of about 8 young people who were so incredibly noisy that we could barely ourselves speaking. The noise continued throughout our meal and ended about 5 minutes before we paid our bill.
As common practice would be to settle our bill by either EFT or swiping our credit card, we were disappointed when Jeremiah told us we had to settle in cash! I then sent Margeritte an sms to verify that we'd be able to do an EFT the following morning which she suggested would be fine. Well!! At breakfast we were brought our bill which I then took up to the office to pay. Only then was I told they have no internet facilities so I would need to settle in cash!! Who carries in excess of R4000 cash around in this day and age?? Needless to say, we paid in cash but were not happy to do so as we then had drawn our maximum for the day and were left with no cash for our travel home.
***** the best part of our stay was the full body massages we received.
Exceptional Michael Mann, South Africa
10 July 2013
I am involved in the National Grading system and 3 Stars just does not do it justice. The rooms are exquisite, service is top notch, food is outstanding and attention to detail is 2nd to none. We were fortunate enough to be the only guests, which for our honeymoon, was extra special; albeit surprising. I travel this great country for a living and stay in all sorts of places, La Provence D'Afrique is one of the best value for money experiences you can get.
Fantastic stay Amanda Baxter, South Africa
07 May 2013
Jeremiah is a fantastic host and looked after us very well!! The atmosphere is peaceful and tranquil, a little bit of heaven. Our room was beautiful and the finishing touches make all the difference!! It was lovely to curl up in front of the fireplace on the chilly evenings!
Thanks again for the hospitality and delicious meals!
More than we expected Rianne Slater, South Africa
05 March 2013
La Provence d'Afrique and Goblins Cove is everything and more than we expected. Our room was so beautiful and the food was very delicious! Jeremia is a host and manager 1000. I can recomend this place to anybody who needs some rest and time away from home!
Relaxing Amanda Nel, South Africa
27 November 2012
We had a wonderful stay. The picnic meals were delightful and the massage was out of this world.
Very unique Ane' Meyer, South Africa
14 August 2012
Very unique establishment, great food and friendly staff. Sound seemed to travel through the rooms though and we could hear every other couples conversation.
La Provence d' Afrique Kirsty Pelger, South Africa
10 July 2012
We loved the suite that we occupied and breakfast was delicious. Jeremiah was an absolute star as a manager. The cleaning staff were naughty, leaving milk for us to drink that was about to go sour and not giving us dry towels. Jeremiah was kind enough to sort the milk out and refill our cookie jar. The dessert on Friday night was not nice - R25 for hot chocolate is also a bit steep because it was really not worth it. Other than all of that, we really enjoyed our stay. The food at Goblins Cove was delicious and the service there was great. We would return for a few nights again.
Brilliant dawid de klerk, South Africa
09 July 2012
It was one of the best places we been to. Its a must go and see. Thank you so much for every thing, will go back there in a hartbeat.
Stay at La Provence darryl leibowitz, South Africa
08 April 2012
Rooms excellent, service excellent and dinner and breakfast was great. The only problem was that the rooms were close to the road, so a bit noisy. Beautiful gardens and setting.
Very nice Chris V Niekerk, South Africa
17 October 2011
The pictures on the web is a true reflection of this place. Lovely rooms. Management go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. A real jewel in the Magaliesburg.
Exceptional Faan Bornman, South Africa
08 August 2011
Our stay was exceptional! The relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and quality of life experienced made it a wonderful weekend.
Gorgeous venue! Charmaine Hewer, South Africa
01 August 2011
Gorgeous venue, awesome service and awesome food. Only negative, the noice from the road in "La Passion".