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Alba House Bed and Breakfast

16 Lille Street | Courtrai, Paarl 7646, 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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Haliburton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Alba House was our first stay during our first visit to South Africa. Ivana, John and their staff are warm, caring people. The facility is top notch, the food wonderful and Ivana's advice to newbie tourists was so very much appreciated. Fantastic value! We would not hesitate to recommend this establishment to anyone. J. Curry Ontario, Canada

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

From my first contact with Alba House it was clear that John and Ivana aim to ensure that guests really enjoy their stay. Alba House is set in an upmarket area of the very pleasant town of Paarl. The house is beautiful with a guest lounge, ample space and parking. The gardens are immaculate with plenty of different areas to... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Can't begin to tell you what a nice place this is, we have done a fair bit of traveling in our time and can honestly say that this is place is something else - so good we keep coming back. Almost like home from home, the hosts are delightful and helpfully point us in the direction of lovely days out... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Arrived at Alba House with a confirmed and paid booking for 6 people, only to be told that there was only space for 4 as a result of an administrative error. The purpose of the trip was a family wedding and I was quite upset that we weren't able to all stay together. Luckily the owner made arrangements that the... More 

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AlbaPaarl, Owner at Alba House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Alba House, when you stayed with us nearly 6 months ago. It was their booking company, NOT ALBA HOUSE, who made the booking administrative error. They booked two rooms not three. When the guests arrived, we showed the evidence of this, which they fully understood. We immediately made arrangements for the additional two people... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed at Alba House for 10 wonderful days, set in the picturesque Paarl mountains, Alba House has a beautiful garden and pool. Bedrooms are lushious, comfy with aircon and a mini bar that is stocked regularly. Breakfast was superb, everyday, we had exactly what we wanted, from fresh fruit to a full English Breakfast. Ivana and John are the... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We have just returned to The UK after another wonderful week staying at Alba House. John and Ivana are such great hosts and make you feel that the house is your's ! We had a lovely room and fantastic breakfasts ! The views from the communal lounge is simply stunning. There are so many good restaurants in and near Paarl.... More 

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Ossendrecht, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

What he writes is true. I witnessed the behaviour of the landlady's husband and indeed he was very rude to his German guest. His wife Ivana, is not to blame, but she had a lot of difficulty with the machine when my partner wanted to pay the bill, thus enabling me to watch her husband's rudeness to Guenther in the... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Having recently spent a month in South Africa watching Cricket and touring the wine lands we sought Guest House accommodation and stayed in Cape Town(Newlands), Paarl, Franshoeck, and Somerset West and found all the places we stayed at suited our needs.Offering a friendly welcome,helpful advice, along with clean ,comfortable accommodation However I feel I must write to advise fellow tourist... More 

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Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Spent 4 wonderful days at Alba House in Paarl beautiful guest house great hosts,great selection at breakfast, out on patio, loved Paarl lovely restaurants recommended by Ivana . Love Cape Winelands . Thanks for great stay

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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We have just spent another great few days at Alba House. Superb accommodation; wonderful breakfasts. The views and gardens are magnificant. John and Ivana are welcoming and friendly hosts. As we are golf players, it is so convenient for the two golf courses, Boschenmeer and Pearl Valley. Restaurants in Paarl are excellent and within easy reach of Alba House. Thank... More 

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