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“Great stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Vivian's Cottage
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   334 Fourteenth Avenue, Pretoria 84, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #62 of 293 Pretoria B&B and Inns
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed at Vivian's cottage 3 different times throughout the month of September (ranging from 1 to 3 nights each time). Each time we had a different room and all were very clean, showers worked great and everything was very good. Vivian is a wonderful host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this B & B. We found the location great for access to major roads(we rented a car) and walking distance (2blocks) to a small mall with a couple of restaurants and grocery store. Each room has a different theme and different layouts and sizes. Some rooms are small by North American standards, but typical for European standards and well laid out. While travelling in SA we met fellow North Americans who asked for a recommendation for Jo'Burg/Pretoria... we had no hesitation recommending Vivians!

It was great stay and we will stay there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I know Vivian’s cottage.
It is clean.

As in most “bed and breakfast” there are no cooking facilities for customers.
To be nice, management may allow customers to use the kitchen though it is not part of the services.
In that case, especially after working hours when the staff has knocked off;
is it abnormal for the customer using the kitchen to leave it as clean as (s)he found it?
Think of the next customer who needs to use it too.

Don’t tarnish Vivian’s cottage image in a vindictive move.
It is not her responsibility to clean your dishes.
The favor to use the kitchen should not go beyond that.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 334 Fourteenth Avenue, Pretoria 84, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
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Ranked #62 of 293 B&Bs / Inns in Pretoria
Hotel Class:3 star — Vivian's Cottage 3*

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