What a beautiful place is Hartford House. GM Duncan Bruce is very caring toward the guests and he gives excellent service. Nothing is too much for the staff and they go the extra mile. The food, service and ambience is excellent.Read More
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Hartford House achieves a warm welcome with a luxurious and relaxing environment in which to enjoy a wonderful stay.Read More
"Quite simply put, our stay at Hartford House could not be faulted from the moment we arrived to the moment we left." - Hartford House GuestRead More
I learnt a little of the history of this property, I then understood their ethos and why this is such a special place with custodians who are all special people.Read More
Everything at Hartford House was just so on point, and consistently so.Read More
It has often been said that fine dining at The Restaurant at Hartford House is an understated affair with our food delivering the ultimate culinary experience. This is what a recent guest had to say on the TripAdvisor website.Read More
They say it's one of the toughest games in the industry...Hospitality. At Hartford we say it's the most rewarding, and if you do it right once is enough. There is nothing more rewarding than when our guests send us such amazing comments, but more so when they afford us the privilege of serving them. It is that feeling of waking up every morning and knowing that sometime, somewhere in that day we will have the chance to make a difference and turn a guest moment into a lifetime memory.Read More
We are looking forward to kicking Spring into gear as slowly as possible. Why not come up to Hartford and enjoy the ultimate in relaxation by taking advantage of our Spring Accommodation Special.Read More
Luxurious... yet value for money... with service money can't buy. We didn't say it. Here's a super comment posted by a Hartford House guest on the TripAdvisor website.Read More
I consider myself to be lucky for lots of reasons, one of which is I wake up in the mornings to long views across verdant valleys, rolling hills and a world heritage site. I live in one of the world's most beautiful places, among some of the world's nicest people. I'm not alone in this discovery though, as the story of those who've made our neighbourhood their home, is as old as mankind itself.Read More
We are lucky to live where we do, in a boundless, unconquered world, where the plains roll away to the great skies beyond. There are those who will tell you there is no other place quite like it.
But we are equally fortunate in the people who came before us. Their footprints are everywhere at Hartford. The old manor house built by the family of the colony’s last Prime Minister, stands alone among the best homes of a splendid era. Built at a time when great wars were being waged by great nations for the spoils of our region, anybody who was anyone, knew the portals of this grand old dame.
Yet long before the intrusion of these well scripted events, an ancient people lived here in quiet serenity among the plants and animals of our kingdom, and they built their abodes with the materials of the neighbourhood.
These are the people that gave birth to Ezulweni, a reversion to the methods of old, and a sensual interpretation of the way things were. The juxtaposing of Hartford House with Ezulweni provides our travellers with an insight into our colonial past, and a glimpse of the imaginations of our Zulu craftsmen, whose creative hands are embedded in the finishes.
In so many ways, Hartford stands apart for its originality. Its architecture, views, dining, sounds, scents, its racehorses and its people, are all exhilarating surprises, unique to this Zululand, to this property, and to Africa.
Hartford has gained and regained from the cultures it celebrates. It is life’s exception.