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Bohemian House
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   389 Eridanus Street | Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria 0181, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #3 of 294 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
“Absolutely Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I travel to Pretoria for business, but staying at Bohemian House makes it feel like a vacation. Everything about it is absolute perfection, from the kind, warm greeting on arrival, to the incredible rooms with unique and beautiful decor, to the gorgeous gardens and pool, and the outstanding meals. The buildings and gardens are truly breathtaking, and the view from the upper floor rooms superb. With food, rooms and setting being so top notch, it is an added bonus to find all the little perks and attentions, like fresh flowers on the bed, and warm, smiling hosts and staff. On the evenings when the superb dinner service is not available, it was a short and pleasant walk to a nearby center to choose from a wide variety of good restaurants. My colleague and I were so charmed with the facilities that we decided we didn't want to leave for that day-so we took advantage of the small on-site conference room to host our business meeting, which was also just perfect. The room is airy and bright with a large table and huge wall of windows with a view/sounds of fountains, and Alta and Johann kept our group of 6 supplied with refreshments and good cheer. I find my words unable to really convey the charm and beauty of this guesthouse. It is the most delightful place I have ever stayed, and I look forward to returning again and again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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bohemianthebest, Owner at Bohemian House, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you ,it is always so great to receive a review from the heart.
The reason for us to receive such positive reviews is partly that we are family owned and managed .
It is our passion and our life!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

For a trip to Johannesburg or Pretoria, this is the perfect choice! Everything about this guesthouse is wonderful! The people, the decor, the breakfast, the rooms, the outdoor area, and the location (for Johannesburg, the airport, or Pretoria). It's perfect for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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bohemianthebest, Owner at Bohemian House, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you Simon,we enjoyed having your group at Bohemian House.
It is always a pleasure to host such a wonderful group.
Hope to see you all again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A group of nine of us from the UK on a business trip to Pretoria this week all felt that our five-night stay at The Bohemian House was the highlight of our trip. The House is set on a hill and is architecturally a little eccentric, which gives it great charm. The public rooms have many original features that visitors can enjoy and there is ample parking off the road, behind the gate. My room had all 'mod cons' and was clean and very comfortable - and the same was apparently true of the other eight rooms our group occupied.
Alta, Johan, Chris and their team were smiling and friendly, from the moment we arrived to the time when we sadly had to say goodbye. They laid on early breakfasts each day, to fit our business schedule, and these gave us an excellent start to each day. We also enjoyed two superb evening meals at the House.
Would we stay there again? "Of course" was the unanimous verdict. Would we recommend The Bohemian House to others? "Absolutely!"

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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bohemianthebest, Owner at Bohemian House, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you ,it is always so good to know what our guest's think about Bohemian House, and what their experience was.
We want them to enjoy this place that is so close to our hearts!
Thank you for staying with us!
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Yoxford, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My recent week spent working in Pretoria, based at Bohemian House was simply the best of all my trips to South Africa. The ambience, comfort, food and quiet but attentive hospitality were faultless. Johan, Alta and son Chris are to be congratulated on providing such an exceptional environment. I will return!!

Room Tip: The rooms on the first floor at the end of the guest wings are probably the best.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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bohemianthebest, Owner at Bohemian House, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you,we appreciate your feedback.
Hope to see you soon!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

You are welcomed the minute you walk in the door by incredibly gracious and warm individuals, named Alta and Johann. Everywhere you turn there is beautiful artwork, and spectacular decor. It is always an incredibly good feeling to leave my home, knowing I am simply traveling to another. I travel all over the world and my favorite place to come is the Bohemian House.

The food is spectacular. Breakfast includes made to order omelets, amazing fruit salad, and lovely bakery treats--really nothing that anyone could find disappointing. Dinner service is available as well, and is top rate, quite excellent.

The staff are warm, friendly, honest and trustworthy. The grounds are well manicured and maintained, and there are numerous indoor and outdoor spots perfect for reading, visiting, or sipping wine. The rooms are spacious, always clean, and incredibly comfortable. All in all, a great place to relax away from the hustle and bustle, whether for business or pleasure.

Room Tip: Of the many times I have stayed here, no one room has been disappointing. All of them have and conti...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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bohemianthebest, Owner at Bohemian House, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful response.It is always a pleasure to deal with friendly and positive guests.Looking forward to see you soon!
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I have to say that I have stayed in many Guest Houses but Bohemian House is still the Best of them all.
The very professional, and the kindness of the owners are such a pleasure to experience.
Not to mention that the atmosphere of the Guest House and its unique décor just make you feel as if you could be in any exotic country of the World.
I always book there and always send people there as I know they will be extremely delighted by everything Bohemian's House offers to its guests!
It’s simply the BEST!!!!!!
Sophie Stephenson

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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, Owner at Bohemian House, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thank you Sophie for taking the time to write your positive review.
You and your guests are always welcome at Bohemian House.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Whether you are staying for business reasons or pleasure the Bohemian is a wonderful place to stay. Both Alta, Johan and Chris are the perfect hosts. The house is set in a beautiful tranquil garden setting and the rooms all individually designed are so comfortable and relaxing. Everyone makes you feel sooo welcome as soon as you arrive and NOTHING is too much trouble. The food is amazing and all home cooked using the best local fresh ingredients. Their local knowledge is extremely good and will arrange very interesting tours for you so that you maximize your stay in this magnificent country

Both my husband and I have stayed here many times and would not hesitate to recommend it.

You will not be disappointed and I am sure you will have a fantastic stay with many happy memories and quite possibly new friends :)

Room Tip: All the rooms are great just let Alta and Johan know what your requirements are and I'm sure the...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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bohemianthebest, Owner at Bohemian House, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you Trina,
We do appreciate you taking the time and effort to write a review.
It is also easy to walk the extra mile for you guys because you both are such special people.
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Address: 389 Eridanus Street | Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 294 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bohemian House 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you looking for accommodation in Pretoria,you have just found the perfect place.There are many guest houses and hotels around the world....and then there is Bohemian House Boutique Hotel. For all your accommodation needs,truly one of a kind! The moment you enter you are stunned by the architecture and detail, the art and the atmosphere. The tranquility is just as perfect for a tired international businessmen as for an excited couple on their honeymoon. All rooms have balconies or doors opening on to the garden. Free Wi Fi available,one day laundry service. Bohemian House,boutique hotel,is owned and managed by the Johan,Alta and Christo Minnaar and we love what we do.This is our passion! Secure,shaded parking.Superb service,scrumptious breakfasts, excellent dining in our romantic dining room with dishes influenced by Mediterranean, Moroccan and South African. Now we have opened the Bird Song Tea Garden where you can enjoy breakfast,light lunches and fresh from the oven cakes and quiches. Fully licensed with the best South African wines. Bordered by both the Norwegian and Austrian Embassy Residences our guests' safety is a priority and premises are protected. We believe life is too short to be just ordinary! Our guests always return! ... more   less 
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