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“Didn`t stay over. Avoid.” 1 of 5 stars
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4 Budler Street, Upington 8800, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 51 Upington B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Didn`t stay over. Avoid.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

How not to do it. Mass market appeal without anys sense of hospitality. Got stuck in a kak room with an interleading locked door and the sheets and bedding looked like it was 10 years old with stains. Breakfats from 7am to 8am or you miss out. Vibe was couldn`t care less. Make the right choice to leave and not stay. Possibly the worst value in town I would imagine.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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cape town
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74 reviews 74 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The Affinity guest house is one of many situated along the banks of the Orange river in Upington. The rooms are good with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning and TV, some with views over the river and others set in the garden. Rooms are comfortable, clean and quiet and the rate includes breakfast, which was really good - including cereals,fruit, yoghurt, cooked english etc. I have stayed at a few guest houses in Upington but Affinity rates as one of the best.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We recently stayed at Affinity Guest House on our way both to and from The Kgalagadi Reserve. what a super place. The bedroom was large and well appointed with all we needed to make tea and coffee. Wifi worked well and the rooms were spotlessly clean. A lovely veranda outside our bedroom overlooked the Orange River. Staff and owners could not have been more helpful and a good breakfast got the day off to a great start.another plus point was very secure parking for our laden car.

  • Stayed April 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

My room opened out onto a wide terrace at the back, overlooking gardens and the Orange River. Tea and coffee were provided, and the whole place was spotlessly clean. I was with a small tour group, and we occupied all 4 downstairs rooms overlooking the river. In the evening we had a braai while watching the light fade.
The only disadvantage was that these downstairs rooms get all the noise from reception, just across the passage. Perhaps the staff could be a little quieter late at night and early in the morning.
Breakfast was superb, with everything one could wish for, and more.

What a treat! I just wish we could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: The downstairs rooms open out onto the terrace and garden, but there is a fair bit of noise from rec...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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15 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Clean, spacious, well equipped rooms with wifi, and a relaxed ambiance. Our room over looked the Orange River and we joined the bird watchers on the veranda. Helpful staff and a delicious breakfast gets the day off to a good start.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary
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8 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We did not arrive until 10 pm. The room was large and we had a huge patio that over looked the Orange river. TV and Internet were available. The yard was surrounded by a gate and we were able to park our vehicle inside. It was fairly easy to find and close to a shopping area in Upington. The breakfast was amazing. It was too bad we did not have more time.

  • Stayed April 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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johannesburg
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85 reviews 85 reviews
78 hotel reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The view is lovely, looking over the Orange River, your vehicle is safe at night, the breakfasts are excellent and you get a restful sleep as there is minimal noise at night.

The rooms are a bit old-fashioned but they are large and you get a fridge - overall a very good place to stay while on business or on the way to or from the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Room Tip: Ask for a first-floor room facing the river
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Budler Street, Upington 8800, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Northern Cape > Upington
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Ranked #7 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Upington
Number of rooms: 26
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