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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch venue did not live up to the website promotion The food was reasonable but when you have to ask for the table cloth to be changed it says a lot about the restaurant standard The service was okay but a bit slow and the restaurant was not busy.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall consensus of the group was very positive and the workshop we attended was very successful. The few small issues experienced were easily ironed out and everyone was happy - this was mostly around the delivery and serving of Kosher meals. We had to remind the kitchen to ensure that all meals were served at the same time and...

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that your workshop was successful! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and we hope to welcome you all back in the near future. We have new menus that you absolutely HAVE to come and try! Warmest regards The Blades Team

JeremyS73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of days after flying in from the UK. It's an absolute gem - beautifully thought out and sensitive to the landscape, landscaped in the right places, left as bushveld in others. They had a big function on the night we arrived but we completely able to have a romantic dinner for two. The food is...

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JeremyS73, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you are able to visit us more often The Blades Team

Van Zylsrus, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Sammy Mashile's dinner best I've ever had, rib were well marinated, not dry and the lamb was presented in a 5 star way I haven't seen in a long while. The Hospitality team exceeded my expectations of mediocrity, the Blades Team was a well oiled machine, always willing to enjoy the moment and serve with a smile, Rony, Kenneth,...

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hardy M, Thank you ever so much for you kind words! We truly are blessed with wonderful staff and Chef Sammy is a food guru :) I will pass your wonderful comments to all. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and spoil you all over again The Blades Team

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Rooted in a proud history of SA rowing on the Roodeplaat Dam this venue is ideal for executive team meetings. Functional meeting room and other facilities. Luxury accommodation met all expectations. Service attentive and professional

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GertdeBeer, Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted to hear that all your expectations were met and that you enjoyed your time spent with us. We hope to welcome you back in the near future Kind regards The Blades Team

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

What a surprise to find such a wonderful place on the banks of Roodeplaat. We went for lunch to celebrate the new year and were not disappointed! Enjoyed a 3 course meal that was absolutely Devine and will be back.

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tripviewTC, There is just no comparison when it comes to our Chefs! They are by far the most passionate we have ever seen and i am glad that you got to experience a glimpse of their talents. Hope you will be visiting for many more delightful meals - we are finalizing new menus and will be launching them end...

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Although we did not stay in the hotel but only had lunch. The restaurant is on the banks of the dam n u can enjoy your lunch by the waterbody with birds chirping n bees buzzing. Alternately a picnic by the banks is also a grand idea. The food was amazing. Our waiter Trevor was very friendly n helpful. The...

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shuvam C, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your meal! We hope you will be visiting again soon as we are launching our new menus round the end of Feb. Maybe this time you will stay over and experience our luxurious rooms that boast beautiful views of the dam. Kind regards The...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

What a nice getaway... very quiet and peaceful. Restaurant food were very good, service good and picnic excellent. Enjoyed breakfast every morning on the deck watching over the dam. The rooms are nice and spacious, very clean and have nice views. Not much to do other than swimming, playing pool, eat and drink.

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear eelehb, I am delighted to hear that you had a restful time here at The Blades! We hope to welcome you back in the near future You are welcome to ask for me direct for additional offerings to add to your stay :) Warm regards Melinda Louw

Reviewed 13 December 2016

Had our year end function and we had a great time, cant wait to go back, beautiful bedrooms and clean indeed. thank you The Blades for a memorable event it was. Professional stuff and very efficient. Also would be lovely to visit as a couple.

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MelindaLouw, Marketing at The Blades Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AngelT, What great feedback! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are blessed to have amazing staff that truly go to the ends of the earth for all our guests. We would love it if you came back for a visit and become part of our Blades Family! Hope to see you soon Warm regards The Blades...

Reviewed 1 December 2016

It was such a pleasure dealing with the staff of The Blades. Our room had a great view of the river and the room was comfortable, so happy there was air-con as it is rather warm out there. We had a Luxury room with a small lounge, fireplace for winter and a bath on the other side of the fire...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Blades Hotel is an exclusive 4 star hotel situated on a 10 hectare expanse of indigenous Bushveld, built on the banks of the Roodeplaat Dam. We offer a unique combination of indigenous vegetation, landscaping and water-front luxury. The Blades Hotel is conveniently situated just 20 minutes from Pretoria CBD, 40 minutes from OR Tambo Airport or Lanseria Airport, and 50 minutes from Johannesburg, making it an accessible destination for both local and international guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Blades Hotel

Address: Plot 75 Zeekoegat, Kameeldrift Road, Pretoria 0035, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Price Range: RM609 - RM809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blades Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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#6 Luxury Hotel in Pretoria
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“I did not stay over”
 of 5 bubbles Fiona_and_Mark_RSA, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All units offer a special scenery”
 of 5 bubbles collinen, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Executive Room No.5. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!!”
  • Extremely Romantic
  • View fit for a king!
  • View from Room No.5
  • Very Spacious
 of 5 bubbles SvdMerwe, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The place is very quite with a river flowing”
 of 5 bubbles Matlale, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are of excellent quality.”
 of 5 bubbles nlcombrinck, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
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