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“absolute bliss...again:)” 5 of 5 stars
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Accommodation @ Van's
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   6 Condon Avenue | Pierre van Ryneveld, Centurion 0157, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 61 Centurion B&B and Inns
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“absolute bliss...again:)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

after my first stay at theis establishment i was so impresse that i said i would definitely be going back when next i am in centurion and that is exactly what i have been doing these past few months...since my first stay i have subsequently stayed at the establishment about five more times simply because of the absolute excellency of the place. definitely a highly recomended home away from home...

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warren, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

Nice quiet place. Very good location. Very clean. Swimming pool right outside my door. Owners very freindly.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in some lovely places during our 3 week stay in South Africa during the World Cup but sadly our last 2 nights spent at Van's were a huge disappointment.

The big let down started with our arrival - the owner was not available and the person who answered the door was bored, disinterested and dismissive. We did not feel very welcome and we were moved to the overflow.

The room itself was clean but the heating was overpowering and no explanations provided.

Interested to see subsequent positive reviews - perhaps we turned up on an off day but given the premium price due to the World Cup, we expected much better.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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toymey, Owner at Accommodation @ Van's, responded to this review, March 7, 2011
Dear Guest,
Let me start by saying that we had the coldest winter in 30 years during 2010, with temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius. All our units have under floor heating for the comfort of our guests. Each unit has an individual thermostat on the wall in the unit. If the unit was too hot for you, you could have turned it down or even switched it off. The unit also has several windows and two French doors opening onto private patio’s to cool down the unit if you were to hot. It is a pity that you are now informing us about the problem 8 months later. If you had informed me when I came to enquire if you were happy with your unit or informed the cleaning staff, we would immediately have shown you where the thermostat is.

Your rate at the time was 200 pounds. It was the last 2 nights of the Soccer World Cup with the final being played on one of those 2 nights. You cannot expect to pay less than that, when the Soccer World Cup Final is in town.

We have also not subsequently been receiving positive reviews, we received 19 Excellent Reviews for the World Cup Period. Some guests even said the only thing we couldn’t do was make England win. So next time when you are somewhere and something small like the heat bugs you, just tell the owner, I am sure they will sort it out for you. I know we would have because all we want is for you to be happy!

Best regards,
Toy Meyer
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

I had a glorious time @ Van's. I couldn't believe that I had the entire cottage to myself including the Patio with the Braai facilities. I took photos and have sent them to all my friends who are regular travellers and have recommended that they stay @Van's when in the Pretoria / Gauteng area as it is not far to travel.
It is definitely a great place to stay in - everything is so serene and if you love peace, beautiful gardens and just to spend a peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of the meetings and conferences like me; @ Van's is the place to be!

It is centrally located next to the most amazing Malls where you find lovely places with good food and a relaxed atmosphere. It is well worth it - very clean, luxuriousand highly recommended for anyone who is still trapped in thinking that only "hotels" can do it or you.

Toy and team - Thanks for a fab stay!

Regards
Faith Dlamini

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Pretoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

We have had an extended stay here @ Vans, and the accomodation is comfortable and stylish. Cleanliness is of a high standard and no effort is spared by management and staff to ensure that your stay is comfortable. A true gem.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Secunda, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

On arrival we were suprised not only by the warm welcome, but also to be upgraded to a larger apartment at no extra cost.I can think of nothing that can be done to improve on our experience. It was really like being at home.

  • Stayed December 2010, 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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Harare, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

We stayed 4 nights at Van's with 3 small children in their 3 bedroomed flatlet and really enjoyed it, we had a really relaxing stay in peaceful surrounds and found all the staff a great help.
Thanks very much to Toy and her team.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Address: 6 Condon Avenue | Pierre van Ryneveld, Centurion 0157, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Centurion
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Centurion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Accommodation @ Van's 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 4 star graded Self Catering units ranging from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms. All units are luxuriously appointed with a lounge, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a master suite with a king size bed and an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower. The units have underfloor heating, airconditioning, 2 TV's with full DSTV, a lock up garage and a private patio with a BBQ. Each unit has a Wi Fi Hotspot and is serviced daily. The linen and towels are of the highest quality and the property has lovely gardens and 2 swimming pools. Meals can be provided and served in your unit apon request. A large Mall with 12 restaurants is 5 kilometers away. I am sure that you will have a wonderful and comfortable stay with us! ... more   less 
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