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Purple Olive Guest House

68 Ray Street | Wonderboom, Pretoria 0182, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is from South Africa and being familiar with the Wonderboom area, we thought this Guest House would be a good stay - what a disappointment! To start with, the card machine did not work and we had to scramble for cash. Shower was blocked, TV did not work, ants all over the bed, hair on the sheets (... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I stayed at this Guest House for an extended stay while on contract employment in Pretoria. Not exactly the Ritz, but it was clean, comfortable and good value for money. Breakfast was limited but adequate provided you got there early before stuff ran out.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We could not have breakfast. Had to ask for drinking glasses to have breakfast juice. Had to ask for dishes. Then to our surprise, everything was exhausted. No bacon, no eggs. Only toast and juice. Rooms needs painting. Something wrong with the star rating in South Africa. Will not recommend. A Ripple off

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Malelane, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a disappointing guest house experience!! I made a reservation for my parents at the Purple Olive Guest House in Pretoria whom had to attend a 40 year school reunion function over the weekend of 10-12 October 2014. Relatives of ours stayed over at the same guest house during 2013 and had only good reviews about the place. This is... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Purple Olive Guest House is quiet and comfortable. The rooms are clean and equipped with a selection of DSTV channels. The staff is professional and friendly, and the parking is safe. Everything you want from a cheap guest house.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

For our South-Africa journey (from Jo'burg to Cape Town in three weeks) we were recommended not to stay in Jo'burg. It was supposedly not interesting enough, so arriving with Emirates at the end of the day we arrived Purple Olive beginning of the evening. Quietly situated on the hill the fence was less inviting. But don't get scared about the... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A fine and cheap place around Pretoria. Perfect location for a first night in South Africa, avoiding Johannesburg. Staff is friendly, breakfast is good. Secured parking area. If you arrive late and want to have a meal: let them know.

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Standerton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Lovely little guesthouse in Northern Pretoria. Very affordable and the breakfast was superb. The pool was a nice temperature. The rooms were just a bit warm due to the absence of an A/C. The ceiling fan had to work extra hard :). The bathroom was in serious need of a paint job as it was peeling. Over all I do... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Very nice guest house in a quiet suburb of Pretoria. Area was quiet and seems safe. Guest house was booked out during our stay, yet they catered for us at 110% service level. Bedroom had double bed and single bed in, with nice big bathroom with bath and hand held shower. Coffee making facilities in room, with big TV with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is an out-of-place place, to be sure. It is located in Pretoria's northern suburbs, just over the big, undeveloped hill that separates them from Pretoria proper. Set on a back street in a pretty and quiet residential neighborhood is this sort of mini-apartment-like building/house - it's hard to say exactly what it is! There are 14 guest rooms in... More 

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