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Malherbe Guesthouse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   17 Long Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 23 Montagu B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This guesthouse is on the main road through Montagu but don't be put off by that as it has been designed to give peace and quiet and seclusion at the back of the property which is like a secret garden with a nice pool. The rooms have separate entrances and are of a good size and the whole place is... More

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Parow, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights but we could easily have stayed longer. Very peaceful place and room next to pool made all the difference. Micky and Joop were great hosts and the breakfast really something different and enjoyable. Spacious room with all you needed..

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Preston UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed here for just 1 night on our way to Knysna. I wished we could have stayed a little longer. We stayed in a garden room and it was lovely and full of character. Nice pool area with shade if you need it and a very pleasant mature garden area, again with shade should you want it. The owners... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The was the second time we have stayed at this guest house. The addition of air conditioning has made it even better. Great hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Definitely recommended. Exceptional value.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed at Malherbe Guesthouse for two nights. It is just the perfect place in Montagu to relax and enjoy comfort and a touch of luxury. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished and spacious, the bathroom all new and well equipped. Micky and Joop were very friendly hosts. All in all it was a perfect place for us and we would... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Located on Route 62 very close to the town centre. The rooms are located off the road, with secure parking. There is a lovely garden with a pool - a little oasis in which to relax. The bedrooms have lovely big beds with a very well appointed bathroom. Private, comfortable and very clean. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful.... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
67 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Nice Victorian house on the main road. Lovely main house with nice garden – which however needs a bit of refurbishment – and a very good swimming pool. Rooms are in separate houses, mine was very nice, two steps from the pool, very clean and nicely decorated room, good bathroom. The place is run by a Dutch couple, the lady... More

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London, England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I loved everything about this place. My husband and I travelled from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and we stayed in some very good hotels on the way but this was my favourite. It is a lovely historic building with beautifully decorated, spacious rooms. We had a room separate from the main house overlooking the garden with a little patio... More

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South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We spend two nights here, we had a great room, clean, and the bathroom is big with a in walk shower and a sperate bath. Thes host are very friendly. Also the breakast was super, we had a lovely cheese and home made bread, made by Joop. We hope to come again some day. Thanks Micky and Joop. And you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

This guest house is a really nice place to stay in Montagu, the room was clean and comfortable and stocked with tea and coffee, free magazines to browse and a good mini bar. It has a good location for the surrounding activities and restaurants and a very nice breakfast. The service was friendly and helpful - very much recommend this... More

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Address: 17 Long Street, Montagu 6720, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Montagu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Malherbe Guesthouse 4*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Malherbe guesthouse is a National Monument and was built in 1859. The house has been lovingly restored and offers 5 en-suite rooms, 4 with private entrance and patio or verandah. Rooms have a bar-fridge, electronic safe, fan, a heater for the winter, hospitality tray and hairdryer, free WI-FI , garden rooms have air conditioning (cooling & heating), satellite TV/DSTV. The guesthouse also has a spacious guest lounge where you can enjoy a complementary glass Montagu Muscadel. ... more   less 
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