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Birdwood Guest House

976 Arcadia Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stayed at the room "Ostrich" which was clearly a very good choice. Very helpful staff that arranged local travel and provided interesting tips. Breakfast and evening meals were really nice. Good value for money and a homely place in a big city.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After being met at the airport by the guest house driver, We were warmly welcomed by our wonderful hostesses and made to feel immediately at home. Our room was clean, spacious and very comfortable. Dinner was pleasant and having lunch in the garden was a real treat. In sum, we were so pleased not to have gone to one of... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Previous business trips having been spent in hotels which ranged from terrible to average but dull, Birdwood was a worthwhile experiment. The hotel is two blocks from the Hatfield Gautrain station and bus station and a block from the University of Pretoria. The main house is looking a little faded, but the rooms and gardens are well furnished and comfortable.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

When I booked accommodation at Birdwood I was expecting 5 star as it had advertised. When I arrived outside it definitely appeared 5 star and displayed the 5 star tourism grading council sign. When I went inside however the hallway was poorly light and there was no one inside to welcome us. The hallway was also incredible dusty, a sign... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

It felt more like staying with a wonderful family than your usual hotel accommodation. The property is well appointed with a beautiful garden and private feel rooms. Location is ideal if you have business meetings that involve embassies. The US embassy is only 12 minutes walk. I felt safe enough to walk out at night to the Virgin Active gym... More 

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Cape Town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Comfortable and clean facilities, Very friendly and accommodating staff. Staff went out of their way to accommodate my meal request. Downside. No window nor extractor in the toilet. Skimpy coffee provisions. No Bar Fridge Tacky and worn carpet

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Canberra, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stayed one week at Birdwood for business. A pleasant place, with the manor heritage giving it a homely feel. Nothing to really complain about - staff were friendly, rooms were sizable and adequate and the included breakfast was very good. A few quirks - for example, they don't allow guests to use an iron and ironing board (which I personally... More 

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London, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Birdwood Guest House was a wonderful oasis in the middle of Pretoria. We were a group of 10 university students and 3 instructors from Canada, visiting South Africa for a geological fieldtrip. We stayed at the Birdwood for 3 nights, and our stay was much too short. The host and staff were professional, but also very friendly, and attentive... More 

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Norwich, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I'm just back from two months in one of the Birdwood apartments, and I couldn't have had a better time. The service was so good: nothing ever seemed too much trouble. The flat itself was spacious and beautifully furnished (stunning bathroom and dressing room), with a delightful secluded patio outside. And the location is superb: a short stroll along a... More 

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cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I used to stay in the Courtyard in Arcadia until I discovered Birdwood by chance, and I never went back. I love the size, seclusion, and decoration of the rooms (well cottages mostly). There's a wonderful pool. Service is excellent; the waiters wear bow ties in the morning and the evening. And its the little touches, the attention to detail,... More 

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