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“Very Cute, very olde world - a must if you are in the area” 3 of 5 stars
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Die Tuishuise
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   36 Market Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Cradock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very Cute, very olde world - a must if you are in the area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Just like the pictures - a row of bright houses with Victorian tin roofs. We stayed in "Out of Africa", it was like stepping back 100 years. All the basic are provided, the houses are well restored, neatly decorated and makes you smile. There is plenty of information provided in the house on things to see and do. Detailed history of the town and surrounds is also in the house. The staff are friendly, the breakfast good. We will be back and will stay a little longer.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Schaffhausen
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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We have stayed in the Die Tuishuise for two nights. The place is really unique and beautiful. We had a big beautiful house for ourselves. The house was furnished with very old items. Everyting looked original like in the 18th century. It was like living in another time or museum. The restaurant in the hotel was delicous and the staff very friendly. Die Tuishuise are really a secret place where a visit is a must. We can recommend the place a lot.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Our second stay at this quirky but wonderful hotel, and accommodation. From the clear concise on-line booking, the exchange of e-mails and check in to the leaving this was a pleasurable stay. The restaurant, food and staff are excellent. Everyone is attentive and helpful. The only slight downside was a need to improve some of the plumbing, (but these were only minor niggles) The cottages are very well 'dressed' and maintained. The cleaning and care is exemplary.

The whole experience is one not to be missed.

Room Tip: All of the Tuisehuise cottages are different and individual, but they are all wonderful!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Absolutely Gorgeous!

We LOVED it!!!!
The care and attention we were given here was incomparable to anything we have experienced, and we travel a LOT.

The little house we were given across the road was very cute, and filled with antiques. It had a small garden with fruit trees, a back door led to a tiny kitchen and the rest of the house, which had two spacious bedrooms, which both had their own en suite bathroom, and a living room.

The staff are very warm and friendly, and they really take care of your every need. The food was great and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

BONUS: The Gardener saw how dirty our car was and washed it for us.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Have stayed here a couple of times, and each time the experience is the same, easy convenient and friendly assistance. This time it is however worth mentioning that the dinner we were served was excellent. Every dish a taste sensation of its own.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I know title is usually reserved for the small town of Graaff Reinet but this place truly deserves the monicker. Beautiful house restored with an eclectic mix of antiques and wonderful modern linens and towels. Clean, comfortable and full of character. You can eat at the restaurant or self cater which was great as we were tired and did not want to eat out. Was great to have a cooked meal in such historic surroundings. Pity were only stayed the night. Can't wait to come back.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Pretoria .South Africa
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12 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

My family and I stayed at the cottages for one night (in December 2013) It was really a great decision to stop in this place. My boys and I were delighted to see this well renovated Victorian cottages .It was like going back in time for a short while. It was spacious, well equipped with extremely comfortable beds and very hot water.Everything was clean and neat. We had 3 bedrooms ,a living room,dinning room ,kitchen and 2 bathrooms.There was also a patio-garden and a private and covered parking for the car . The name of our cottage was "Milkbrook".
The assistants were extremely friendly and helped us diligently with any small request.The owner was very friendly too and extra bonus : she can speak some spanish too (in case you need it). I will definitely come back !

Room Tip: Every cottage is different. I can recomend "MilkBrook" and "Butler"
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Die Tuishuise

Address: 36 Market Street, Cradock 5880, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Cradock
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Cradock
Hotel Class:4 star — Die Tuishuise 4*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Die Tuishuise is a collection of over 30 houses that line Market Street up to the Victoria Manor, a grand old colonial hotel, where delicious Karoo meals are served. Each house is beautifully decorated in its own distinctive theme with antique furniture. Cradock is a great base from which to explore the unique landscapes and animals of the Mountain Zebra National Park. ... more   less 
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