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“Midweek break-away” 5 of 5 stars
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Hildesheim Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   3 Kerk Street | Hoekwil, Wilderness 6560, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #14 of 50 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Beacon Bay
1 review
“Midweek break-away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

If you are looking for somewhere with lots of fresh air and total quietness, this is the place. Lots of space and stunning breakfast. Thank you again, Tony. Definitely a must should you need accommodation in the vicinity.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Hildesheim, Owner at Hildesheim Guest House, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for choosing to come and visit with us for your mid week break, we appreciate your custom and the time taken to share your stay with us.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed in Garden Cottage 1 and were like little children when we entered and ran around, yelling out all the beautiful features. The rooms were a huge size, soaps and towels provided were of hotel quality and the special touches of fresh flowers and a few glass of port to be shared, just go to show that the owners put in that little bit of extra effort. Oh and how can I forget the home make rusks!!

The beds were really comfortable and shower had great water pressure and perfect temperature. The kitchen is fully equipped and of a good size making it easy to cook if desired. One outstanding point for us was the beautiful balcony outside. We pulled the chairs out and watched the sunrise over the mountains. Only once it started to get a bit chilly would we leave the patio to snuggle in the lounge warmed by the heater.

This was a very cosy and clean place and I would stay again. The host was friendly and assisted us when ever required. It is only a short drive to the main town and it is an enjoyable drive uphill to the residence. The cottages are all separated so there is a nice feeling of isolation and quiet surrounds.

We usually opt for budget and simple accommodation but the rates for Hildesheim were very reasonable and it offered us something more special than the usual guest house. The rooms were laundered and cleaned each day to keep them looking perfect.

Room Tip: I think you would be happy with any room that you choose.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Hildesheim, Owner at Hildesheim Guest House, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to review our Guest House we appreciate you having chosen to stay with us and that you enjoyed our hospitality. Its great to hear that you enjoyed Vanessa's freshly baked rusks - if you want to try your hand at making your own contact us and we will gladly let you have the recipe. Once again... Thank You.
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Essen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed 11 nights in one of the garden cottages and were more than happy with our choice. A lovely, peaceful, quiet, green and friendly place, only 10-15 min. drive to the beach. We felt very welcome and Tony and Vanessa were the most wonderful and caring hosts we stayed at on our whole trip. We will definitely come back, thank you very much.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Hildesheim, Owner at Hildesheim Guest House, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for your very kind review and for sharing your travel experience with fellow travellers. Your long stay made us feel that you were part of the family - Thank You.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Beautiful and tranquil view, you can literally sit for hours just enjoying the peace and quiet whilst overlooking the Wilderness forest. A home away from home. Great and informative hosts, Thank you Tony and Vanessa

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business

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Hildesheim, Owner at Hildesheim Guest House, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Guest

It was a pleasure to make you feel home from home, we enjoyed your company and look forward to meeting you on your next visit to the Garden Route.
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Quiet, peaceful, very good facilities. The hosts went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Lovely rooms, good attention to detail. Delicious breakfast. Would certainly recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Hildesheim, Owner at Hildesheim Guest House, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for coming to enjoy our peace and quiet, and for sharing with the travel community. We appreciate your patronage and hope to meet you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We drove up up and up and got to a little area known as Hoekwil. If you want accommodation in Knysna or Wilderness area and want good accommodation, with great hosts, that are eager to assist where-ever possible, feel free to contact Hildesheim!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Hildesheim, Owner at Hildesheim Guest House, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking time to review our Guest House, and especially glad that you discovered Hoekwil - a little gem in the Garden Route away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to enjoy all the attractions. We look forward to meeting you again.
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Ceres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Our road trip started with a overnight in Hildesheim Guest Cottage (1/05/13). A warm welcome and a very classy Garden Cottage. This is no four star holiday destination--it should be classed as a five star venue. The beautiful birds and the trees are part of the restful atmosphere. Tony and Vanessa can be proud of their efforts. We should have stayed longer. Friends and family would find this a very good starting point to explore the many things nature has to offer in the vicinity.

Great place---Thanks once again Bill and Ia (Worcester, SA)

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Hildesheim, Owner at Hildesheim Guest House, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate you sharing your experience with other travellers.
Should you do another road trip to the Garden Route we would be honoured to host again.
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Additional Information about Hildesheim Guest House

Address: 3 Kerk Street | Hoekwil, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hildesheim Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the peaceful village of Hoekwil, only 5km from the unique Wilderness beach, Hildesheim is a Guest House offering spacious and tastefully decorated rooms. Enjoy the panoramic views of the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains from your own private deck or from the large pool set amongst the tranquil gardens. ... more   less 
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