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Buiten Verwagten Guest House

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58 Bourke St, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real surprise! We needed a place to overnight, saw the sign and asked for a room. The room and the service were "beyond expectation". The room was beautiful, spacious and comfortable, we had a wide selection to choose from for breakfast, the house and garden was breathtaking. It was really good! Hardus & Annelie.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking into the premises is like walking back into history but with modern facilities. Age old vines in the garden, high walls and antique furniture complete the picture. This is one of the original Graaff Reinet homes. The reception by the owners is warm and friendly. Only 100 meters from the best restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This guest house is something to experience.From the neatly manicured gardens to the beautifully decorated historical homestead; the warm personal sevice by all staff members, to the delicious breakfast.....We wish we could give a ten star recommendation. Our room was called ebony and ivory. This is recommended if you desire a private entry from outside the house as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a really special guesthouse. Our room was really spacious and beautifully decorated. The bed was very comfy and breakfast was lovely. The hostess was really friendly and kindly booked a table for us at Polka (really close by) on our second night. Wished we were staying longer! Would highly recommend this guesthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay! Comfortable, airy, calm, and stunningly beautiful. The attention to detail is amazing. Super clean and stylish. Great breakfast, nice pool. The location couldn't be better, within walking distance of 2 of the best restaurants in the area. The hosts were warm, welcoming, discreet. Everything was just perfect. I cannot imagine a more perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was a cool, calm and stylish place to relax after a blisteringly hot day in the Karoo. The owners are kind and helpful and the pool area is nicely organised with sun loungers and enough shade for those who need it. A beautiful garden and a very pretty breakfast room, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was our second stay at Buiten Verwagten which speaks for our opinion of it by itself. Our hosts were so welcoming and very helpful with suggestions of where to eat, etc. We had a beautiful room, spacious with lovely furnishings and equipped with DSTV and air conditioning, so all the mod cons. I loved the bath towels. They were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Staying at Buiten Verwagten Guest house is a true Karoo experience. Stunning rooms, friendly hosts and delicious food. I stay at the guesthouse every 6 weeks and each stay is an absolute pleasure. Professional and homely environment at the same time. Definitely a 5 star rating in anyone's eyes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We have had a splendid time at Buiten Verwagten!. We felt welcome from the first moment and were treated with hospitality you can only get in this wonderful town.... Our room was beautifully done with furniture that took our breaths away. Thank you to our hosts once again........ We'll be back. The Roux's

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As the name suggests, my stay at Buiten Verwagten was truly "beyond expectations" ! From our arrival, we were given a warm and friendly greeting with every concern for our comfort. The rooms themselves are very comfortable, with all the modern conveniences that one would require, such as DSTV (with a very decent bouquet package), air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi connection. As... More 

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