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High Corner Guest House

High Corner | 122/124 High Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
High Corner Guest House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely old house originally built in 1814 with beautiful antique furniture. The "Gentlemen's Club" room was comfortable and spacious with enough heaters and electric blankets to make the room cosy and warm. Staff very friendly and helpful. The English breakfast was great. Location excellent, just opposite the university and close to shops and restaurants.

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large guesthouse with several upstairs rooms above the dining area and cottages near the secure parking behind the house. The floors are wooden and creak but for the upstairs rooms this is not a problem. The room had a small desk, a kettle with tea and coffee, no fridge, it had a small safe big enough for... More 

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Turku, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This guest house is situated in a beautifully restored historic building right next door to Rhodes University. The rooms are spacious and decorated with suitable antique furniture. The wooden floors are delightfull, even though a somewhat odd decision for the bathroom. The breakfast is delicious and service very friendly. The walls between the rooms are thin and you can hear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The location is great, in the middle of town, right next to Rhodes University. There are plenty of nice restaurants just across the street. We stayed in the self catering cottages. The cottages had a separate beautiful little courtyard. The two-storey cottage (the perch) was much nicer than the one-storey cottage (messenger cottage). The perch was brighter, larger and it... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We spent one night on the selfcatering cottage in November 2014. We experienced a lovely warm greeting and professional attention. The unit was very comfortable, clean and well-equipped, with 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, a lounge and a little kitchen. It is very well situated, right in the center of Grahamstown and opposite the University entrance. We wish we could have... More 

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highcorner, Owner at High Corner Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jackie Thank you for your review of High Corner. It was a pleasure having you and your husband to stay. We wish you well in your new home! Kind regards Karen, High Corner More 

Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My colleague and I only stayed one night in this delightful guest house. Wooden floors, beautifully restored old furniture and art work makes this place a true gem. I also liked the way in which this 200 year old house's story gets told by the photos and named rooms, complete with framed history accounts in each room. Breakfast was lovely.... More 

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highcorner, Owner at High Corner Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Suzann Thank you so much for your review of High Corner. We particularly love hosting guests who appreciate the history and charm of the building. It was lovely having you and your colleague to stay and we hope that we will have the privilege of hosting you again in the future. (Would be wonderful to meet your family too!).... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I just love this place. I stayed last year and booked again as I left for this year. High Corner lived up to all expectations. I had a room on the street and was a bit worried it would be noisy but with the heavy curtains the noise was perfectly acceptable. The staff and owner are exceptionally friendly and I... More 

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highcorner, Owner at High Corner Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Delia A very belated thank you for your lovely review of High Corner earlier this year. We once again loved hosting you and are delighted to hear that an encounter with another guest has led to a wonderful new opportunity for your daughter. We wish her all the best for the future. Kind regards Karen More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have visited Grahamstown for meetings at Rhodes university before but this was the first time I was staying at High Corner Guest house. This is arguably the best stay I have ever had in Grahamstown. This guest house is filled with history and the location is just perfect. I could walk to my meetings as easily as I could... More 

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highcorner, Owner at High Corner Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very proud of our staff and they were delighted to see this review as acknowledgement of what they do is always a fantastic boost. I also thank you for doing your own test and proving our confidence in them. We hope that we have the opportunity of hosting you again in the future!... More 

Belgium
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53 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed at the High Corner Guest House for 4 nights on a business trip. This guest house dates from 1814 and makes it the oldest cottage in town. It comes with creaking floorboards and ancient furniture which is all part of the charm of this place. Breakfast is served in the huge former living room (no other meals served).... More 

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highcorner, Owner at High Corner Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our establishment. It was a pleasure having you and your colleague to stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards Karen, High Corner Guest House More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have stayed in the guest house for one night. The guest house is the oldest building in Grahamstown. The location is perfect. It is derectly on the main street, oposite of the entry ot the university. Restaurants and shops are very close. Our room was in a separate smal house at the swimming pool. The room was very beautiful... More 

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highcorner, Owner at High Corner Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of High Corner Guest House and we loved the fact that you appreciated the history of the establishment which we have tried to retain whilst still having some modern comforts. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels through SA. Regards Karen, High Corner More 

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