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Mai's Guest Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
81 Church Street, Prince Albert 6930, South Africa
Mai's Guest Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Cape Point, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mai has the charm that makes this delightful lodge such a winner...but its more than that: a warm cosy lounge welcomes one and the cottagey, delightfully decorated bedrooms, look out onto different parts of the garden: various courtyards and pool areas, bougainvillea bedecked pergolas.. Breakfasts were generous, delicious and beautifully presented. Mai was knowledgeable about the area and efficiently made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with Mai a while ago now - sorry for the late review! It was back in December 2014 and myself, partner and my parents stayed with Mai for 3 nights. AMAZING STAY with a WONDERFUL KIND PERSON! Thank you. Service and hospitality are wonderful! Mai was SOOOO warm and welcoming when we arrived, I felt as though I... More 

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GORDONS BAY, CAPE TOWN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mai's was recommended to us by friends and we were not disapointed. We were welcomed by Mai who has been running this most delightful establishment for some 15 years and still going strong. The establishment is very central for visits to most places of interest around Prince Albert. Rooms are large and nothing is too much trouble for Mai. The... More 

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Mai is a superb Irish hostess with a lot of character. The house is very charming and quaint. We felt as though we were visiting an old friend! The breakfast was excellent. Just a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lovely B&B with a wonderfully quirky decorating style. Mai herself is a joy, with an infectious full laugh. She was so helpful with advice on the region and in getting us reservations at local places on what was a holiday weekend. My friends and I also felt a bond with Mai's habit of caring for a bunch of semi-feral cats... More 

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Pinetown, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We spent a night with Mai in May this year, and found her establishment very good. The room was clean, comfortable and warm, with plenty of tea. coffee etc provided (and a tin of biscuits!), and really enjoyed Mai's bubbling Irish hospitality! We would love to stay here if we are ever in the area once more.

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

After having great email communications with Mai in the months before our trip, my hubby and our friend stayed here for 2 lovely nights in April. Mai kindly booked us a table at Karoo Kombuis (highly recommended) for Saturday night as we were not sure what time we would arrive. She let us choose what rooms we would like to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Mai was a superb host. Warm friendly, and had tea/coffee and biscuits ready on arrival. She provided the best breakfast I have had so far on my travels in SA, and the bed was utter luxury..5 star hotel quality. I was quite sad to leave Prince Albert, and the main reason was my experience in Mai's. Would recommend her guesthouse... More 

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Wilderness, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Mai was most welcoming, helpful and extremely entertaining. She offered to book a table for supper for us as the village was very busy. Our rooms were very comfortable and warm. For breakfast there is one large table for everyone, and we got chatting to all the other guests. There are 11 cats lounging around the place, as much at... More 

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Welkom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Mai's is a true diamond in the Karoo in the quaint town of Prince Albert.Her Irish touch and hospitality is commendable!Mai is the perfect and most helpful host to make every minute of your stay special.Everything is arranged for the guests comfort and convenience.The breakfast is a marvellous painting of local colours and flavours prepared with love,care and taste!Visiting is... More 

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