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Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa

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Overview of Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa

Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Phalaborwa with golf course and spa

6,4/10 Good

20 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Bathtub
  • Connecting rooms available
3 Copper Road, Phalaborwa, Limpopo, 1390
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool and 2 spa tubs
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Babysitting
  • 24-hour business center
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kruger National Park - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 8 min drive
  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 86 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Gholovan - 5 min drive
  • Philly's Corner - 6 min drive
  • Steers - 6 min drive
  • Bollanto Café - 6 min drive
  • Big Five Pub & Grill - 7 min drive

About this property

Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa

Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa is just 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 75.00 per person one-way. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, aromatherapy, or reflexology, and local and international cuisine is served at Leadwood, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a golf course, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 200 rooms


  • Check-in time ends - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–11 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (266 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1952
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Freezer
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The onsite spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is open daily.


Leadwood - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Halfway House - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.
Pool Bar - This bar overlooks the pool. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Shuttle transfer per adult: ZAR 75.00 (one-way)
  • Shuttle transfer per child: ZAR 75.00 (one-way), from 12 to 18 years old

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 155.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 75.00 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property Registration Number 2005/039979/07

Also known as

Hans Merensky & Spa Phalaborwa
Hans Merensky Hotel
Hans Merensky Hotel Phalaborwa
Hans Merensky Phalaborwa
Hans Merensky Hotel Spa
Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa Hotel
Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa Phalaborwa
Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa Hotel Phalaborwa

Frequently asked questions

Does Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 75.00 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Check-in ends–anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Tee off at the onsite golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and safari tours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in one of the 2 spa tubs. Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa also has an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa?
Yes, Leadwood offers local and international cuisine and golf course views. Nearby restaurants include The Bus Stop (2.4 mi), Yurok Spur Steak Ranch (2.6 mi), and Big Five Pub & Grill (2.7 mi).
What's the area around Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa like?
Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa is located a short 1-minute walk from Hans Merensky Golf Estate.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

This used to be a magnificent hotel which I stayed in many times. Now it’s a run down shell. The room offered was squalid and to get to it I had to drive down a dirt track and the area outside was overrun by wild baboons. No food was available and I had not been told this in advance. I left and stayed across the road in an alternate hotel. May it one day return to what it once was.
tim, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Hans Merensky
The plave is neglected, the bar is closed. I had no hot water in the morning. My business partner did not have electricity in the morning. We struggled for 20 minutes to find our rooms. No security to assist. Terrible.
Stan, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Reginald, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room was clean, be comfortable and very relaxing especially after a long day and a long drive, I will surely visit again
Boitumelo, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Had an amazing stay, room was clean and comfortable, we truly loved it
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

KABELO, 1-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Very disappointing. Rooms were mouldy and not everything worked. Food was extremely expensive and very average. Not sure how they keep a 5 star rating as this was not even 2 star. Wont be back.
Simon, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Stay in Phalaborwa
My stay at this hotel was great and we had a great time. They have friendly staff who were able to assist us with additional requests that we had.
Mikael, 1-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

Electricity fell out. No aircon, no tel. Very bad marking for rooms and back to reception, specially in the very very dark ! Generator not working as there was no petrol. No candles . They were looking for an electrician ( Saturday evening) Food buffet bad. Even if I asked if we could eat a la carte, there was only buffet that we had to share with a group of Japanese. Had to go to kitchen to look for a spoon as they were busy with the group.This hotel has a super location, has lots of potential but NO management that is capable to handle a minimum. They keep on building but the rest is NOT maintained, not even clean.At checkout next day I had to wait 15 min. because they could not find the invoice ( checked in day before). Did not have the bill for the horrible buffet. Breakfast at 6.30 h was not ready, they started to arrange it..went out without though. Once it was such a beautiful place, now dilapidated apart the reception hall, with a terrible service. Shame shame on the management. Absolutely not worth to be in the ranking of the golf hotels. Give me 3 month and I make it a jewel like it was before. I came back after 10 or 15 years, now never ever again. Such a pity! They should maintain what they have instead of building when the old ones are not in a descent state.
Marie-Claire, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will definately recommend it to family and friends
The hotel room was the best and the receptionist also very welcoming. Not far from the Kruger gate .. I was happy with everything.
Ronnie, 2-night romance trip
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