As you know, I love my staycations – imagine my joy at discovering Faircity Hotel Group’s Roodevallei property, perfect for a one night or weekend escape from the city, in to utter tranquility!
A river runs through it, literally, and the property lies on the banks of the Pienaar’s River, surrounded by a nature reserve and a bird sanctuary.
You kind of get the feeling that you are completely in the bush, when in actual fact you are a mere 15 minutes outside of Pretoria.
Checking in was a smooth process, and the gentleman at reception made us feel right at home, with a huge smile and efficient service. Complete with thatched roofs for a really bush break feel, the hotel is famed for its tranquil country setting – and checking in to our River Facing Room was like stepping in to a suite – the room is huge!
Our room came complete with a bath and shower, and a seperate toilet which I loved, as well as mosquito nets and electric blankets (we know how cold it can get in the bush on a winters evening!)
Require a hair dryer? No sweat – call reception. Need a specialised room drop to surprise that someone special (think marriage proposals here). No problem – call reception. Wake up call? Well, you get the idea!
The gardens are lush and green and perfectly manicured, I really wish that we had arrived slightly earlier while the sun was up to just lie on them and connect with nature – of which there is an abundance!
They also have a spa on site – which I am certainly making booking for next time.
Dinner and breakfast are served buffet style and are plentiful – fresh cooked meats, veggies and salads for dinner, with an extensive wine list to go with it 😉
Breakfast came complete with the usual hot and cold buffet, as well as self serve coffee and juice station, enough to fuel you up for a busy day ahead.
The have a great December special for those who are looking to visit – check this out…
The Family Package includes dinner, bed and breakfast for two adults and two children. The child minders at our newly built Kiddies Centre will take care of children between the ages of 3 and 12 for up to 2 hours. The centre has CCTV cameras installed as a security measure.
Rate for dinner, bed and breakfast: R1,250 per night for two adults and two children. T&C’s obviously – check out the website here for more info
T: 012 845 5000