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Fairview Historic Homestead

36 Stander Street, George 6530, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 49 George B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mooi River, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
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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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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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
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

Berlin, Germany
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

what a stunning place! with love to every even smallest detail in&out ,the rooms and the gardens are incredibly charming and atmospheric, fireplaces in the rooms, antic furnitures throughout the entire house&rooms, every tiny part of what one would need is thought through and is available in the room&in the premises, a true spoil and treat to the eye and... More

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

So glad you enjoyed what we offer at Fairview Historic Homestead.I like to joke that I'm the best thing that's happened to Fairview in 100 years and love it when people can see my love for the house and Desmond's love of the garden. We enjoyed sharing it with you. More

Cape Town
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The georgian home with it's antique furnishings, clean & comfortable room & landscaped garden ensured a pleasant stay along with friendly, efficient service too. I enjoyed staying here, very peaceful & quiet. I have already recommended this establishment to others, both privately & professionally. Thank you.

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Thank you for the kind words! More

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Address: 36 Stander Street, George 6530, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Today this George landmark property, dating back to 1864, has been sympathetically restored and is a Boutique B&B targeting garden enthusiasts and people with an appreciation for history and heritage. Philda is responsible for the running of the Guest House – assisted by Elize (who can also speak German, Dutch and French) and housekeepers, Eveline and Monica. Desmond is a gardener and plant collector – even when we lived on the edge of the Namib desert he had a container garden where the plants were fussed over and pampered to thrive under those harsh conditions. He works as a medical doctor and enjoys the physical aspect of gardening – joking that he’ll join the gym and start golf when he retires from gardening. We have a large kitchen garden – we even have a small orchard and keep our own chickens. Family rooms; off-street parking; wifi; Swimming pool; dinner by arrangement; Wheel Chair Access; selected DSTV channels on medium sized flat screen televisions. Do consider staying a few days: George is the hub of golf in the Garden Route with many of South Africa’s top courses within a 60km radius. We can organize a guided tour of the garden Route wine route, paragliding, bungee jumping, game drives to Bottelierskop Game Reserve and trips to the Seal Island and/or Shark cage diving in Mossel Bay... ... more   less 
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