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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a very comfortable night in this quaint Guest House. Mai advised on the local attractions, including some fine dining options. The room is "old world" and the breakfast prepared by Mai and her staff was very good. Loved the fresh herbs and spices! Will visit again soon.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Mai greeted us like long lost friends and showed us around all the accommodation and invited us to choose our preferred option. We chose the pool cottage because it had its own stoep although any of the rooms would have been perfectly acceptable. Mai is a delightful character and despite 40+ years in SA still retains her charming Irish brogue.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed at Mai's for one night while passing through Prince Albert. Mai is incredibly attentive: from organising dinner reservations, to preparing an amazing, individualised breakfast. Lovely, comfy beds in spacious rooms, all for a very competitive price. Once you've experienced Mai's, you won't want to stay anywhere else.

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Mai could not have picked a more appropriate way of welcoming her guests than this saying (Caed Mile Failte). When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the owner herself. She made us feel like life long friends and chatted away merrily. Mai led us to our room - the separate unit looking out onto the courtyard. I recommend this... More 

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