The Blades is rated 4/5 by visitors (3 reviews)

The Blades

4 Star Hotel at Plot 75, Kameeldrift Road, Kameeldrift, Pretoria, Northern Gauteng, Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

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Showing 3 reviews (ordered by date of stay, most recent appearing first)

October 2015


Review by Rayno Maree (Pretoria)

We stayed over at The Blades on 17 Oct 2015 as we had a wedding down the road. We arrived for lunch, and sat on the deck next to the river to enjoy the view, and waited about 30mins for a waiter. Eventually we had to go find one that would be willing to help us. He then told us that we cant sit on the deck, as it has been booked out by another party. Even though they were more than willing to accept our R3000 for the room for the night, we were now unable to enjoy the facilities. We left it there as we didnt want to cause a scene and went to sit inside. Long story short, the lunch service was terrible. When we got to our room, the toilet couldnt flush. The bridespair's room (Executive suite) where the bride got ready for the wedding, was not cleaned, and they got back to a honeymoon suite filled with plates and dirty and messy. The next morning the breakfast service was also a complete disaster where NOTHING was organised. We ended up having to eat cold breakfast. We then found foreign objects in the eggs, and at this point complained to the manager. He told us that whatever black plastic we found in the eggs it is not harmful or dangerous, so its not a problem. He also had an attitude of "too bad" about all the other complaints.
How The Blades got a 4 star rating is beyond me, please be warned not to go anywhere near this place, as you will have a much better experience under a tree in the bush for a lot cheaper.

March 2013


Review by Carmen Goodwin (Hong Kong)

The Blades is an absolutely stunning hotel... The service is topclass and the food is amazing!!

The rooms are spacious and luxurious and all the staff were friendly and helpful.

Will definitely be back!

April 2011


Review by Jean Turvey (Johannesburg)

I have stayed and dined at The Blades on numerous occassions. Once there, it is really difficult to leave. The ambience is really relaxed and engaging and the rolling lawns on to the water make it hard to leave. Great restaurant, I will definitely be back

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -25.64972222188889
Longitude: 28.339166666333334

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 30km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome, camper cots & baby accessories are available on request.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

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