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“Great place and welcoming hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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Interlaken Guest House
713 North Street | PO Box 110, Wilderness 6560, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 50 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
“Great place and welcoming hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We had 2 great days in Interlaken with Kevin and Elsie.
The rooms are clean and welcoming. The views are great.
The best breakfast in South Africa!
Although we had a bad weather we enjoyed our stay!
The rooms are perfect but not as perfect as the hosts.
Thank you Kevin and Elsie for making us feel like home away from home!

See you next time in Israel,
Gal and Marina

  • Stayed October 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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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thanks Marina and Gul, it was interesting for us to chat to you and learn more about Israel and compare notes!!!

Next time you will have to come back here in summer when we can guarantee you good weather!! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!

Kind regards
Kevin and Elsie
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Well, what can I say. How can one improve on perfection. Elsie, you have a marvelous recipe for a well run guest house. It was 110% great to see you again after all these years and you have not changed one bit. Still the bubbling laughing personality. It was great to catch up again.
We will definately be back again and forget about dinner in town. Overlooking the vleis was the best present for both of us.Best wishes and all success on the way forward. Karin and Stuart

Room Tip: Take a pair of binoculars to check the local Fish eagles.
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  • Stayed October 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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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Hello Stuart,

Many thanks for your review. It was lovely to see you again and meet Karin and catch up with all the news!!

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your suite and the gorgeous view of the lake and you are most welcome anytime!!! The Fish Eagles are the cherry on the top!!

Regards
Elsie and Kevin
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sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The guest house is superb and Kevin and Elsie are the perfect hosts. After many days traveling, being in Interlaken was a balm bath for the soul. Spacious and extremely comfortable rooms, with astonishing views over the lagoon and the wilderness national park. I could spot Fisher Eagles from the terrace, while looking at the amazing sunset.Kevin and Elsie made their utmost to make me feel comfortable and at home. If you are lucky and they are preparing dinner...dont miss it for ANYTHING in this world. I dine in Interlaken two nights: simply SUPERB, meat that was melting in my mouth, beautiful fish and amazing wine. All simply PERFECT!!! Thanks for a WON-DER-FUL stay. I truly recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Hello Cristina,
Thank you so much for your review and it was a pleasure for Kevin to cook you lovely dinners because you said you eat anything, easier than that you dont get!!
We hope to see you again when you bring your friend to see this lovely country of ours, despite his dislike of long flights!! We know he would love it here! Kind regards Kevin and Elsie
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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

There is not much to say about the Interlaken, except for: Great location, gorgeous view, marvellous rooms, absolutely tasty breakfast (we so much Miss Kevin's muesli), and the most friendly hosts you can imagine!!! Simply said: this B&B an its surroundings are just heavenly!!!
Already when we asked for vacancies via mail some months prior to our SA trip, we noticed that Kevin & Elsie are so much loving what they do. The rooms are newly refurbished and you actually don't have to leave the place: just grab the sunchair and sit infront of your room and enjoy the view! Wie unfortunately stayed only 2 days, if we once come back to SA then its definately Interlaken @ Elsie & Kevin for far longer than 2 days!!!
Elsie, Kevin thanks for making this stay so special for us; think you have realized that we really struggeled finally leaving your place!

  • Stayed March 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
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, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Aha, such a nice surprise to hear from you two!!! Thank you for your review and trust us, we missed you just as much when you left!! It was lovely to see you tuck into your breakfast and relax and enjoy yourselves!! Kevin will happily make you a packet full of muesli next time you come back which we know you will! Thanks again from a gorgeous Wilderness and Kevin and Elsie
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We returned to Interlaken Guest House having had a wonderful stay there in 2011 (reference my review 26May2011). As before, everything was perfect on our recent 2 day stay and it's difficult to add to the superlatives in my and other guests reviews.

The titles of its Trip Advisor reviews alone reflect the excellence of this Guest House which well deserves its consistently high ratings. To summarise:

Outstanding hospitality and helpfulness from the hosts Elsie and Kevin.
Breathtaking views from rooms and balcony.
Rooms spacious, clean and comfortable with amenities including large bed, well stocked reasonably priced honesty fridge, satellite TV and strong WiFi.
Breakfasts delicious, substantial and taken on the lovely patio beside the swimming pool overlooking the lake.
Location very convenient for many places on Garden Route
Excellent restaurants within short drive. We loved ‘The Girls’, and Pomodoro was great for pizzas.

Interlaken will again be our first choice on the Garden Route when we next return to South Africa.

Tip 1: If you go to see the Map of Africa, cross the road to view the awe-inspiring view of the Wilderness coast.
Tip 2: If you wish to settle your bill by credit card this will be done via Booksure which may ask for your user name and password (not PIN) for cards authenticated by ‘Verified by VISA’ or the Mastercard equivalent. Fortunately I remembered my password otherwise could not have paid!

  • Stayed March 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
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, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
It was wonderful to see you again, a bit like family coming on their annual holiday and we hope to see you in 2013 !! Thanks for your support!
Regards
Kevin and Elsie
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We stayed for two nights (not long enough!) midway on our journey along the garden route. Elsie and Keven - who cooked a breakfast to die for - were wonderful hosts and very helpful with dining suggestions and tips on what to see in and around the area. Our room (we were upgraded to the honeymoon suite) had fantastic views across the lagoon and was extremely spacious and comfortable. The only downside was we had to leave but hopefully will someday return!
Leigh and David

Room Tip: Any would be excellent.
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  • Stayed March 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
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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this review, May 1, 2012
Thank yo so much Leigh and David for your review!! It was a pleasure meeting you and have you stay here and thanks for all the help with twitter etc, we hope that you do manage to come back to our lovely country again!
Kind regards
Kevin and Elsie
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London, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Warm welcome, beautiful rooms and views and a great breakfast on a charming verandah. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed April 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
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Address: 713 North Street | PO Box 110, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering unsurpassed views, Interlaken's well-appointed suites lead on to sun-splashed decks which overlook both the lake and mountain. Here, guests can relax and luxuriate in a mellow ambiance that only home can offer. ... more   less 
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