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Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   69 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 33 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gillian G Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful B & B in Graaf Reinett, our room was luxurious and very comfortable, tea and coffee in plentiful supply also in the Dining Room. We were welcomed by Pierre who made our stay enjoyable. We would recommend the Dinner in the evening cooked by the resident chef, both nights the food was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at Aa Qtansisi several times and we are always made to feel right at home. Great guesthouse in the heart of Town, very comfortable, warm and a hearty breakfast along with an unexpected car wash. Great place, Thanks Ria. see you soon!

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Stilbaai, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a special Guesthouse! We stayed in the stylish decorated cottage, where old and new is combined in tastefully decorated room! The "turn down" before going to bed was so special, with hot blankets turned on, and wonderful mohair blankets. The coffee machine in the dining room was a luxury for our family! Cathleen, the receptionist end Nico, the chef... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Thanks Nico for your friendly service and stunning Dinners! Breakfast were well presented with an artistic touch. The room were warm and the place is tastefully decorated, the owner went the extra mile to show us places in town. We fell in love with your town.

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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Arrived late afternoon and was met by Nico the Chef, Nico did a great job in explaining everything and showed us to our room. Lovely room and well appointed, the house itself has been lovingly restored and is full of beautiful furniture. We had supper in the Guesthouse and it was excellent, most enjoyable, again hats off to Nico, great... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Friendly, helpful people. Great service and a big plus is the "honesty" bar and superb coffee from a fancy machine which are available 24hrs/day for us insomniacs. I will definitely stay here again, hopefully for longer next time.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We booked the room no 1 and no 5. And, yes, they look just as displayed on their website. http://aaqtansisi.co.za so I did not have to take any pictures. The rooms are large with aircon that works well to warm up the room, as it was cold when we stayed there. The bed in room no 1 is a queen... More

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

what to say about the friendliness the lovely very clean rooms the garden, the food it was just amazingly good beautiful bath we had safe parking for the car, and it was clean when we left nothing more to wish

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Clearwater Beach, FL
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266 reviews 266 reviews
192 hotel reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Converted old home that has been made into a guest house. Wonderfully decorated, although we could have used less "pretties" in our room leaving room to place our things. Wonderful high ceilings and a very good and accommodating staff. Only two issues while we were there. Our bedroom had a bathroom door that was very artistic, but had large vertical... More

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Braunton , N. Devon, UK
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. It is furnished superbly. The staff are very attentive and the food is excellent. Ria was away but the house ran with its usual efficiency and attention to detail. Nico provided excellent dinners. We have every intention of returning.

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Address: 69 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aa'Qtansisi Guesthouse 4*
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This old Karoo home, circa 1856, has been created into a small boutique-type accommodation centrally situated in Graaff-Reinet, the jewel of the Karoo. Our guesthouse, named Aa’Qtansisi, is derived from the authentic original Khoisan language, meaning "We welcome You." Dating back 350,000 years ago, the Khoisan were the first human inhabitants, in Graaff-Reinet & our town - Graaff-Reinet may well be the Origin of Mankind! Be prepared to be spoiled & delighted with personal attention & unique flavours of decor in each part of this accommodation so that Aa’Qtansisi will become your first choice of accommodation when passing through Graaff-Reinet. ... more   less 
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