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Cranberry Cottage

37 Beeton Street, Ladybrand 9745, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 12 Ladybrand B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived in the afternoon. Cranberry is a small hotel. It seem to have been a nice hotel. Unfortunately the premises are somewhat old and need refurbishing. Service at the restaurant was good but basic. Friendly personnel, however not professional. The hotel is situated close to city centre, but this is not worth visiting.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, helpful and, to varying degrees, efficient staff. Clean & well-appointed rooms. Unilaterally reduced price when I inadvertently booked a double instead of single room online. Minor criticism: travel directions on booking need to include route from Bloemfontein instead of Johannesburg only. Recommended.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A delightful oasis, with fantastic accommodation and excellent service from the staff. The ambience of the rooms was one of warmth and cosiness.The setting is magnificent with lots of points of interest on the property. The food too was splendid.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great location handy to Lesotho where we went for dinner. Sofa beds were a bit tricky after a ten hour drive from Jo'burg via Harrismith, but staff were very helpful. Car was washed in the early hours of the morning for which we were very grateful for.

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Anchorage Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I stayed in Cranberry Cottage in 1998 and then returned in 2014. I looked forward to the good food and beautiful grounds. I was pleased with everything. The service and atmosphere met our high standards. I score average on rooms only because I believe there is room to grow. Our room was lovely but aged. New flooring and furniture would... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights on a previous occasion in December 2007 and loved it, so it was a pleasure to return to an improved experience. We stayed just one night en route to the Eastern Cape, but this is a perfect base to stay several nights in order to explore the surrounding area which has many interesting sights.... More 

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chantelle75, Guest Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review

Dear rozzie1Joburg, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, but most of all, thank you for choosing us as your stop over destination. It was lovely welcoming you back, and we are extremely pleased to hear that you had an improved experience from your last visit, as it is our goal to fully satisfy our... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Great hotel, has an amazing garden with ponds and a pool, as well as gym, cafe and restaurant. Staff were all friendly and food was fantastic. Only 20 minutes to Maseru. The ducks even join you for breakfast. The area around is very safe. Highly recommend.

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chantelle75, Guest Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review

Dear nielsin, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are extremely pleased to hear that you feel we are the best spot in town, as we work really hard to be exactly that. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the grounds, ponds and our little duck friends, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Be... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A very neat place to stay, just 14km's from the Lesotho border, very convenient for Roof of Africa. Will definitely stay there again. The room was comfortable, the staff friendly and the breakfast right on track.

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chantelle75, Guest Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review

Dear robbyb542, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. As it is our goal to fully satisfy our guests, it is always extremely pleasing to hear that we could offer a guest with a great experience all round. Thank you for choosing us as your Roof of Africa Destination of choice. We are looking forward to... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed here last night for the first time and what a treat, we didn't expect the five star treatment, nor the amazing menu. Our accommodation was simply stunning, a lot of thought and care has gone into the setup and continued maintenance of the establishment as gardens and it shows! The staff were excellent and wow, what a menu... More 

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chantelle75, Guest Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Saffanz, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. As it is our goal to fully satisfy our guests' every need, we are extremely happy to hear that you had a good experience with us, from service, right through to our menu and grounds! We are even happier to hear that you will be back,... More 

Durban, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Recently spent several weeks on and off at Cranberry Cottage. This gem of a b and b saved my sanity in what would otherwise have been a dreary experience. Very helpful and friendly staff helped make my stay very comfortable. The restaurant is an oasis in a desert. Highly recommended.

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chantelle75, Guest Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Rafiki, Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback. We are extremely pleased that we could be your oasis in the dessert during the past few weeks! It was a pleasure hosting you, and hope to welcome you back again soon! Yours in hospitality, The Cranberry Team More 

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