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Portwine Guesthouse

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7 Queen Street | P.O Box 142, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
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Ranked #4 of 9 Calitzdorp B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night. Room was fine but electrics really need some work. The bathroom light switch is at the door with room light. Socket for kettle is too far away and kettle can only be used on floor. Hairdryer could only be used after pulling out bedside table. Pierre was businesslike rather than hospitable and did not take kindly... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully refurbished old building with a very pleasant location, pool and large garden. Our room and bathroom was fairly basic but very clean and nicely furnished. The internal walls are rather thin. The owner is lacking in social skills, is almost unpleasant and has lots of rules.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A very nice Klein Karoo stop-over. We stayed 2 nights as we don't like moving each night--but one would have been enough. The pool, rose garden and wine trellis were lovely, and the walk into town a nice way to 'feel ' the vicinity. We got booked for a standard room which was a bit too rustic for me--no AC... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Chose this as a one night stop on Route 62 on the way from Plettenberg Bay to Cape Town. Rooms are quirky but clean and comfortable, the garden, terrace and pool are beautifully kept, and breakfast was superb. Calitzdorp is a interesting little town, the centre of SA's port industry, and its wineries are well worth a visit. We walked... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed unfortunately only one night at Portwine Guesthouse, so we would certainly like to come back. It is a bed and breakfast accommodation and both are exellent. We came all the way from Denmark.

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This will be our 4 th visit since 2003 to the Port Wine House in Calitzdorp. We love the rural atmosphere of this Little Karoo town, surrounded by magnificent mountains. The guest house is beautiful and the garden and pool area is lovely and wonderful for relaxing on a hot January day. Pierre the owner met us at the car... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We spent one night at The Port Wine Guesthouse. It is situated in a quiet end of the street facing a vineyard. It has great general use areas including a swimming pool, large outdoor terrace and great lounge area - and the garden is beautifully kept. The room we were in was not large but really clean and the quiet... More 

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We liked staying there very much. Great breakfast, good ambiance, Nice port in the room for a nightcap. Rooms number 3 and 5 were good. The gardens are beautiful, the historic house gorgeous. We will be back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have never stayed in a cleaner place. It was heavenly to arrive after a long drive and swim in a pool in a beautiful garden. The rooms had two four poster beds with white lace canopies. The breakfast was equal perfection - home made muesli and other delights such as a large fruit platter.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stayed 2 nights with my sister for a wedding of a friend. I was originally going to go to the wedding with my wife so Pierre (the owner) accommodated us in 2 double rooms instead, which was a relief. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Some of the previous reviewers complain about not having a TV in the rooms... More 

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