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“Clean and friendly but not luxurious” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Roost Guest House

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Roost Guest House
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21C Koraalboom St. | P O Box 17000, Nelspruit, Nelspruit, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #37 of 48 Nelspruit B&B and Inns
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“Clean and friendly but not luxurious”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The owner met us on arrival and showed us to our room. She was friendly and efficient. I was a bit surprised that the price seemed to be slightly higher than stated on the website when booking, but even with the increase it was still cheaper than most other guest houses in Nelspruit.
We were also disappointed that the room was twin room, and not a double as booked.
The room and the linen was clean, but not the best quality. Some of the towels were slightly stained, but they smelled clean and I didn't feel uncomfortable using it.
Magazines, a hairdryer and TV with basic channels were provided in the room. There were no tea and coffee making facilities that I could see, but I didn't ask it may have been in the main house.
A group came in late in the evening and we could hear every word they said from our room. It may be neccesary to request a quiet room if you are a light sleeper.
Breakfast the following morning was very good. The coffee was excellent and the eggs just as I ordered it. Their breakfast sausages were tasty and of a good quality.
I would recomment The Roost if you are on a budget or just need somewhere to sleep.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

Not recommended unless you are in late and out early and have no other choice. The room was small ,the linen torn and grey and the surroundings dingy. There was the most appalling smell of mothballs coming from the bathroom which gave us a both a headache.
The verandahs were pleasant but the uncomfortable garden furniture didn't encourage you to linger, and the pool was green and most unpleasant looking.
Parking outside the room meant that we were disturbed by very late and loud arrivals and by early morning departures.
Officially rated and priced at 4 star but have been in better 2 star places.

  • Liked — Leaving
  • Disliked — Tatty, run down and overpriced
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21C Koraalboom St. | P O Box 17000, Nelspruit, Nelspruit, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Nelspruit
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation & Facilities 8 en suite rooms with all the aminities eg. coffee, tea, Tv with MNet, swimming pool and subtropical gardens. Bed and breakfast with dinners on request. Fax and Email facilities. Courtesy bar.Lapa and braai facilities. ... more   less 

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