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The Tops Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Hunts Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #30 of 51 Wilderness B&B and Inns
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1 review
“the tops”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My 2 night stay left a bad taste iin my mouth. Will not recommend it to anyone. Overpriced for what you get. Stayed in b&b for half that money that was cleaner, more comfy and much better hospitality. the host at the tops has no idea about customer services.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
USA
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Tucked away up a hill, yet easy walking down to town for meals, drinks and shopping. Also very close to beach. Easy drive to many sights. Had a self-catering family room with a king and trundle bed. Nice kitchenette, sitting area, roomy bath with big walk in shower. And lovely deck with table, chairs and brai (bbq) overlooking a panaromic view of beach & Indian Ocean. Owner Dot is very helpful and breakfast was very tasty.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We loved the tops so much at our first visit (February 2012) that we extended from 3 to 5 nights, and returned again this year.
Views are very important for my wife, and seeing the ocean from the bed was just what she wanted.
Breakfast at the terrace overlooking the town, the beach and the Indian Ocean is what you ask for
at the Garden Route.
We counted 8 different bird species while having breakfast, including two different kinds of sunbirds.
The owner, Dot, is very helpful with advice on restaurants, walking trips and providing umbrellas for the beach and more. If you stay long enough you can learn a lot about Afrikaans family history by listening to her stories.
Only problem for new arrivals: As the house is rather spread out with different levels and stairways through the flowering trees it might take some time to find the entrance.
The unique luggage lift is another nice thing to look out for.

Room Tip: We liked room 1 best. But the newer self catering units looked very good too.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Tops is situated in the most beautiful part of the Garden Route. Friendly staff welcomed us on arrival. We had a pleasant chat with the owner over breakfast and we appreciated the surroundings. The rooms are neat and tastly decorated with a balcony overlooking the ocean:"breath taking".

Room Tip: Ocean facing
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I saw your hotel advertised in a tourist magazine and it looked very nice and reasonably priced. When we turned up, the room through the window looked lovely and a nice place to stay. When I knocked on the door I saw one of your staff and he did not let me in. I let myself in and tried to ask him about the rates of the rooms, the different room types and the breakfast. He would not answer any of my questions, barely spoke two words to me and watched the TV the entire time I was talking to him. When I asked if there was someone else I could talk to he said there wasn't.

We arrived in the evening of the 11th January around 8pm.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Tops Guesthouse

Address: Hunts Lane, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Tops Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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