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Fairview Historic Homestead

36 Stander Street, George 6530, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 48 George B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
cdwright2 Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Johannesburg
1 review
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

Lachen, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stayed for 10 days in April - and it was an amazing stay. A wonderful house, filled with character, style and atmosphere, and great hosts, not to forget the wonderful garden and the perfect breakfast ... I will definitely return. Perfect location if you wNt to play golf @ garden route

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

Thank you for those kind words. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us - we miss our after dinner tea drinking night-caps! More

Harare
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

What a gorgeous historic Guest House in George. The house is full of beautiful antiques and has a great feel. Beautiful rooms, divine garden and very conveniently located. Service wonderful and friendly. Our entire stay was perfect - thank you!

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Much appreciated... More

Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Excellent and rich breakfast. Very helpfull houskeeping personal giving tips, clues for activities in the area and doing bookings at restaurants. Calm location with clean and appropriate rooms. Familiar atmosphere.

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Herzlichen Dank für die angenehme Botschaft, Wir schätzen es sehr. Eine historische Wohnung kann vielleicht wie ein Museum wirkt und... More

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Address: 36 Stander Street, George 6530, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
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