Accommodation: Superior Mountain Facing Suites
Fordoun Hotel, located in Nottingham Road in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, comprises twenty-two luxurious, individually appointed suites with 3 categories of accommodation.
Our Superior Mountain View Suites are individual units with majestic views of the Drakensberg. Each unit has a king-size bed, separate lounge area, TV and DVD, gas fireplace, dressing-room area, under floor heated bathroom with bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers, private balconies with loungers, air conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, a mini bar area, as well as wireless internet.
Our Superior Suites overlook lush pastures and rolling hills towards the entire panoramic Drakensberg range. Sunsets over the mountains are spectacular.
Our main design criteria when building the Superior Suites was to make the rooms spacious enough to accommodate a bedroom/lounge area. Flat screen TVs sit in their own wall-mounted mirror cupboards for neatness and space. Each room has a gas fireplace for added ambiance and to complement the air-conditioning which is for both heating and cooling. Water is heated by Heat Pumps to save on energy. There is under floor heating in the bathrooms and dressing rooms. There is also an IT corner with desk and connections in each of the dressing rooms.
Bathrooms have double basins, bath and shower, plus a novel outdoor shower where one can enjoy the mountain views (but ablute in complete privacy). Like all of the Fordoun suites, each of the new rooms has been thoughtfully decorated by Micheline Bates.
Take a look at each of the individual superior suites:
|# 19 – The Flower Suite
Decorated with original works of art by Marion Lowe (celebrated up and coming artist), Jocelyn Boyley and Georgina Ridl (Bates).
|# 20 – The Sunbird Suite
Decorated with original artworks by well-known artist David Wieldon. The art reflects the Sunbirds and Sugarbirds which are common to Fordoun plus plants which we grow in and around the estate.
|# 21 – The Lesotho Suite
Overlooking Lesotho in the far distance. Ann Powley (cousin of the Bates family who own Fordoun) has painted stunning canvases with rural Lesotho themes for this suite.
|# 22 – The ‘George and Nora’ Suite
Named after Sir George and Lady Usher who were the first of the current family to own Fordoun. Pictures of them both have been reproduced on canvas and the descriptions on each canvas give an insight into these two remarkable characters.
|# 23 – The Midlands Suite
This room displays a huge Trevor Dodds canvas of the ‘rolling hills’ above the bed. His art is complemented by original Jocelyn Boyley scenes which are typical of the Midlands.
Although these new suites are only some 50 metres away from the main Fordoun buildings, we have a shuttle cart which can deliver and collect guests plus bring room service meals to guests.
An attractive feature is the running water which starts at two ponds on each of the spacious verandas. This water runs down next to the walkways and eventually joins the other Fordoun waterways before returning underground to the dam.
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