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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I took myself slightly off the beaten track and into the heart of Zululand. I travelled from the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, across country, via the SA presidents lavish homestead and many small Zulu villages to Eshowe. I stayed at the George Hotel which made an ideal base to explore the area. The hotel had everything I needed A...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A very welcome, comfortable hotel AND the ONLY place to stay in Eshowe. I spent just 2 nights.Food was excelllent, the staff lovely and very efficient. Live music (and a 'party') every Friday night......the hotel brews its own beer, Zulu Blond, which won an international brew award. The owner is dedicated to running a great hotel in a very beautiful...

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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hotel is being refurbished so was quite noisy. Staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. Live music in the bar was AWESOME but it would have been nice to have been able to taste the locally brewed Zulu Blonde beer that has become famous and is brewed in the brewery on the premises but sadly there was no stock!!! I will...

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Howick, South Africa
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The welcome was warm, the room old-fashioned, comfortable and clean and had a beautiful view over the forests and rolling green hills of Zululand. Zulu Blond, the local beer is brewed on site and is delicious and refreshing and the food is excellent. The first night I had a pizza (wood-fired oven) that is worth coming back to and the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I spent one night in Eshowe on my buisness trip to Durban as I was calling on clients in Eshowe on Monday morning. I arrived Sunday afternoon to a very warm welcome and friendly staff. They showed me around and made me feel very much at home. Room very large, hudge comfortable bed and incredible, but different decor. Zululand Brewery...

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Falun, Sweden
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Me and a friend got recommended to visit this place since the great artist Peter Engblom is located at The George. Not only is Peter and his art amazing and worth a visit, the hotel and its staff is one of a kind. Mackie really did everything she could to sort out visits in a Zulu village and other must...

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the George Hotel. The staff was welcoming, and arranged a tour of the nearby village including a Zulu wedding, which was a highlight of our vacation. Many thanks to Joe, who is a fabulous guide and made us feel very welcome, and allowed us to learn about his culture. The room was spacious and...

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UK
Reviewed 26 February 2016

What a place to stay ! From friendly staff to amazing food, especially the pizza from their new wood fired pizza oven. The hotel is comfortable, clean and has an interesting theme of art and culture which seems to be enjoyed by a mix of local and international travellers. The hotel is ideally located for many interesting excursions / adventures...

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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Great food and the curry was amazing. Everything is being shifted around a little bit and some serious renovations are under way. But still in full operation. Looking forward to much more child friendly family orientated operation. Very impress with the warm that I felt in that place. Go guys.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2016

From my arrival to my departure, the staff were helpful and accommodating. I was meant to be sharing a room but pleased to be offered my own room as one had become available. The room was warm, clean and comfortable and decorated in historical items and photos depicting the history of Eshowe and the people that made the town what...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built on the site of the British Residential Commissioner, Sir Charles Saunders's residency. Originally Tavernors then The Provincial Hotel. Land was aquired in 1896 and present Hotel Built in 1906 adjacent the Great 300 hectare Dlinza Forest. The Hotel during the mining boom of the 1920s, was operated as a Stock Exchange for four months. This Hotel has been through the Bambata Rebellion, Union, Apartheid era and now part of the changing new South Africa. Ideal base to have the complete 101 Things to do in Eshowe! We are close to beaches, big five, Anglo Zulu and Zulu battlefields Route, Zululand Birding Route, KZN Brew Route, Great Five Forests, Zululand Historical museum, Vukani collection, Mbongolwane wetlands, Shakaland, Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift. Amatikulu Beach Prawn braai on Sunday.There are over eight beautiful fully represented churches in Eshowe which makes it a great Wedding venue. The George Hotel can cater for a wedding reception of up to 90 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The George Hotel

Address: 36-38 Main Street, Eshowe 3815, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Eshowe
Price Range: RM222 - RM355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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“If you are a light sleeper, ask for one of the newer rooms. Original rooms are quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles LisaRobertsduPlessis, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back have a beautiful view over Forest and hills of Zululand. Please note: WiFi signal in lounge is good, weak in rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MariannedJ2013, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The rooms were quiet and close to the reception and parking area for ease of access”
 of 5 bubbles 933gregl, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you smoke you'll want to book Room 1 - 10 coz you can smoke on the balcony down the passage.”
 of 5 bubbles MandlaM, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Speak to the owner Richard about the awesome cultural and nature based activities in the area- you will not be disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles Jinggs, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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