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Birdwood Guest House

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   976 Arcadia Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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Ranked #53 of 294 Pretoria B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
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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10 reviews 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
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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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Sollentuna, Sverige
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I've stayed here on two occasions, once upstairs in the main building and once in a garden room. On both occasions the hosts turned themselves inside out to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are each personally decorated, with lots of space and comfy beds. Food is very nice, and the kitchen staff are quite loveable. Home... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I stayed here a couple of years ago. My memories are of a lovely mini-village of rooms in a variety of buildings around verdant gardens. There is a pool, and excellent cooking from the friendly staff. Security is good. I would not hesitate to return.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Birdwood was first recommended to me in 1998. I went then, and have been back just about every year since, most recently in April 2012. Too many visits to count. I guess I have, at one time or another, slept in every room in the place, both main house, and the several garden cottages, many of them several times over.... More

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Additional Information about Birdwood Guest House

Address: 976 Arcadia Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #53 of 294 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Hotel Class:5 star — Birdwood Guest House 5*

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