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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
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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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Maputo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on our way to Route 62 and enjoyed this guest house very much. Our room was absolutely fabulous. Being surrounded by so many antiques and beautiful things made us feel as if we were staying overnight in a museum. Beautiful garden, delicious breakfast. Philda, the hostess, was very kind and accommodating, and Juno the... More

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

Glad to hear Juno charmed you! And that you loved your room - I try really hard to bring in enough contemporary elements to appeal to the modern traveler, but love it to hear that people appreciate our lovely antiques. More

Gainesville
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A great find in a quiet neighborhood. Very safe, lovely English garden and places to explore. We enjoyed it all; full, tasty breakfast. And host kind enough to store our auto and belongings while we toured the area in the morning. Let us leave our wine and perishables in our room out of the heat. greatly appreciated.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind words; much appreciated. We are looking forward to a return visit. More

Braunschweig, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were extremely pleased with our stay in this Guest House. Fantastic rooms and location, coupled by superb service. All of this is rounded off by an excellent breakfast from perfect hosts. Thanks for the freindly reception that warms a travellers heart! I will definately stay here again.

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

We've been sharing our home and garden with guests for more than 17 years and we still love it! Thank you so much for those kind words - your appreciation is what motivates us. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay!! We really appreciated the warm hospitality, the luxurious and stylish accommodation, and delightful meals! We will gladly recommend this B&B to all family and friends!

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

Thank you for the kind words. It was lovely having you stay with us. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Thank you for managing our family reunion so well. It was tricky with my wheelchair-bound father, meeting his 91 year old brother for the first time in many years but it was all handled with great care and friendliness. Thank you also for being so kind to Thandi, the carer, who loved her stay. The rooms were very comfortable, with... More

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We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and dinner. It was a pleasure to welcome you into our home! More

Pretoria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Wonderful place to stay with a mountain view, wonderful friendly Staff... my fiancé and I enjoyed every moment of our stay, the guest house is close to everything, and they have very delicious food with great combination of flavours, its just a pity they don't cook dinner for only 2 people, as I would of enjoyed more "home cooked meals"

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

In my dreams our daughter will one day join us as a full time chef and then we will offer dinners full time. At this stage our focus is bed and breakfast with dinners on request - which means that I prefer not to prepare dinner if I have to cook for only 2 people. Especially over Christmas and New... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We just spent a night at Fairview and would highly recommend it. We were welcomed by Philda who was an excellent hostess and the charm of the room as well as the delicious, home cooked breakfast overlooking the gorgeous garden was exceptional. Would definitely stay there again

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

We are so blessed to have the opportunity to share our home and garden with guests. Thank you for your kind comments. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We had a great stay at Fairview! The garden is beautiful, our stay relaxing and breakfast was fabulous! A big THANK YOU to Philda, Desmond, Elize, Juno and Mushroom for a welcoming us into your home :)

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

We enjoyed sharing our home, garden and pets(!) with you. Looking forward to your next visit. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had a most enjoyable and comfortable stay at Fairview Homestead. Philda was very accommodating and friendly and the rooms were beautifully decorated and well equipped. We would most definitely return when visiting George.

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and we would love to have you stay with us again! More

Sursee, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We felt like at home. Everything is prepared with love. The breakfast is great. Every morning started with a highlight.The staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you very much for everything. We'll be back. Jeanette and Peter

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Thanks for those kind words! And we would love to have you back... More

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Additional Information about Fairview Historic Homestead

Address: 36 Stander Street, George 6530, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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