We stayed here for two nights before our safari. The guest house is lovely and it is a very nice place to relax with one exception.(below) The french doors in the common area open up to the pool area and it is a lovely spot to have dinner and just relax. We were there to catch up on jet lag and it certainly was a good idea to take extra days before heading out. I write many reviews after my husband and I stay at any location. Now my exception and what I would change.. the animal skins on the floor. I should have asked for the skin to be removed from our room. I am a strong animal rights supporter and feel I must be honest about this. If I had known before booking I would not have stayed here. When we were on safari we heard about the zebras poached in Zimbabwe before the World Cup. The skins on the floor are a reminder of this no matter how they were bought. I did mention my feelings to the owner. This is very personal yet I would warn any guests that may feel the way I do they will be offended.
I have given a positive rating because everything else was top notch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Velha Guesthouse offers luxury accommodation, heaps of warm hospitality and a cosy Tuscan atmosphere you won't forget! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Velha Guesthouse Benoni, Africa