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Fairview Historic Homestead

4.0 of 5 36 Stander Street, George 6530, South Africa
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  • 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Nelspruit
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The room was quite small but i slept very nice. Although i asked for filter coffee at the breakfast table the hostess was quite frank about telling me there is a splunger in the small room?? quite rude

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

We serve freshly made coffee at breakfast and yes, every room has a plunger with ground coffee as well as instant coffee. I can only think that this was a misunderstanding as there is no way that we would send a guest from the breakfast table to go and make coffee in their room. More

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Philda and Desmond Benkenstein's wonderful B&B for three nights. What a find! Breakfasts were outstanding, rooms more than comfortable and the hosting fantastic! There was an equal measure of privacy and excellent company which made us feel very much at home. Desmond's garden has been lovingly cared for and attracts a variety of bird-life.... More

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

I think we all know the importance of a review to help other guests to make an informed decision in their choice of accommodation, but a show of appreciation also motivates and encourages the accommodation provider. Thank you for the kind words. More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The hosts were very welcoming and made sure that we were comfortable and well taken care of. We also had an amazing breakfast which is far beyond what I expected (better than some 5 star hotels) and even though it is probably not very toddler friendly due to all the lovely furnishings, they really tried to cater to all our... More

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

It gives us great pleasure to have been a part of you (and your daughter's) happy memories of a trip to South Africa. Thank you so much for the encouraging words. More

Mooi River, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very good hospitality, Elize and philda went extra mile for us! Delicious breakfasts for all tastes ...from tasty fruit to "home grown"eggs! Would definitely stay there again. Loved the house, the garden, and the dog!

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

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate all comments and when they are so positive, we glow! Looking forward to your next visit. Elize. More

Nottingham Road, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The house is awesome, neat and beautiful. The garden is stunning. Well done to the dedicated gardener!! Our banting breakfast was delicious!!! The staff is friendly and helpful. Even the dog was friendly!! We enjoyed our stay. Thank You

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

We loved having you too - and those Banting 'flapjacks' are a hit every time! More

Sydney Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We enjoyed a very pleasant overnight stay. We had excellent food and a very comfortable room in a beautiful historic house surrounded by a delightful garden. Our hosts were welcoming, knowledgeable and made us feel part of the family.

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

It was lovely hosting you. Thank you for the kind words; much appreciated. We hope your next visit will be a longer one. More

Vancouver
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was absolutely delighted with my stay here, a beautiful distinctive heritage building on lush garden grounds, peaceful and restorative to visit. The food was extraordinary, wholesome and abundant, all served in special dishes and lots of homemade items. The hosts were very congenial and helpful, I would love to have a reason to stay there again !

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

Thanks for those kind words ; let us be the reason to come again! More

Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We enjoyed a very pleasant stay. The rooms were beautifully decorated in accordance with the historic homestead. We even sighted an eagle owl watching us from a tree in the pretty rose garden. Well worth a visit.

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

Happy guests - in essence that is why I'm in the business of B&B! After all these years it still warms my heart instantly when I realise that a stay at Fairview has added happiness to a traveler - thank you for putting this to words. Have you read the blog post about the building of the owl house on... More

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Address: 36 Stander Street, George 6530, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairview Historic Homestead 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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