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Fairview Historic Homestead

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36 Stander Street, George 6530, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very good experience and I will be returning again in the near future, rooms and facilities were all of high standard and they went out of the way to make this a good stay. Wonderfully host and garden

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful homestead with excellent facilities. Gorgeous garden and very welcoming reception. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely recommend and re-visit. Top class amenities, spotless and beautiful linen

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Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

I am very proud of how the Self Catering Annex turned out, so it gives me great pleasure to receive feedback like this.Thanks! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great stay at the Fairview Historic Homestead. Philda and Des were very friendly, helpful and accommodating as were all the staff. Our room (self catering flat) was very clean and spacious, it more than met our needs during our stay. The pool and garden areas are lovely and we really enjoyed breakfast everyday - very tasty and... More 

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Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for those words of encouragement! More 

Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This historic homestead is absolutely gorgeous and has been very lovingly restored by Desmond & Philda. We had a most beautiful room which was the Honeymoon Suite (although we have been married for 26 years!), and it is furnished throughout with beautifully chosen, but very usable antiques. We had tea and biscuits on the back patio with Philda, Desmond and... More 

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Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thanks for those words of encouragement! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were welcomed by the exquisite garden of this place. We spent a bit more than a week in this estate and have experienced the best service ever. All thanks to the friendly people, very hospitable and they go out an extra mile to ensure that we are as comfortable as possible. The room I was in was beautiful with... More 

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Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay in our newly renovated Annex - I'm tempted to book myself into that one for Christmas! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A wonderful stay in a beautiful place that marries historical significance with friendly hospitality. The room, with personalized name plate, was quite magnificent, complete with its own fireplace, chaise lounge and 4 poster bed. The staff were friendly and helpful and I have no hesitation in recommending Fairview to anyone looking for a stay that is very much high end... More 

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Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We like to think that Fairview is one of those hidden gems of George! More 

Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We overnighted here and wished we had stayed longer. The room was great although the bed was a little small for us - my wife snd I are both over 6'2" - but thay is certainly not a problem unique to Fairview for us. The venue is beautiful and we had a wonderful breakfast. Despite what some of these reviews... More 

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Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write that much appreciated review. 43% of our guests fall into the category "repeat guest" - and we hope to welcome you to Fairview again some time in the future too. Kind regards, Philda and Elize. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

this is the second time we have stayed and again we have enjoyed it immensely. the care and service is excellent. the accommodation including the garden is the best we have ever experienced. we will definately come back again and again.

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Philda B, Manager at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

What heart-warming words! Thank you so much; we appreciate all feedback, but especially from returning guests. Looking forward to your next visit, Elize. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed here in March 2010 (not December 2013 as shown in the "when did you travel" window) and I've always intended to write a review -- it's about time. The house is an historic building, the hospitality is generous, the grounds are beautiful, the food is delicious, and the room was comfortable. The owners were a wealth of information... More 

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Philda B, Owner at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

How lovely to think that you still remember us. Desmond's garden is truly spectacular now - I'll have to add new photos (and he still likes to go fishing whenever he can!) Thank you for those kind words. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wonderful old house filled with antiques but the service was unfriendly and the room was dark and very small.It was pouring with rain and no one helped me to carry luggage up to the first floor from the outside of the house!

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Philda B, Manager at Fairview Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for the opportunity to learn from reviews and therefore better our service every time. The review in question probably results from miss communication. The room referred to as upstairs can only be either room 3 or 4 which measures 20m²; " very small"? I do not think so. As far as helping with luggage is concerned, I suggested... More 

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