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Acorn Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   4 Kerk Street | Bo dorp, George 6529, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #5 of 49 George B&B and Inns
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Perfect stay, service and value way above expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

An excellent guesthouse that is excellent value for money. Massive bed, smallish but good quality flat screen with some Satellite channels, jacuzzi bath, beautiful wooden furnishings, some self catering facilities and fresh milk in the fridge for your tea or coffee. Fruit in a bowl and some sanitary items in the bathroom (in case to left yours at home) service was superb and very friendly. Pity I had to leave in a rush and missed what I'm sure would have been a great breakfast. Can't wait to go back

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MagicGeorge01, Manager at Acorn Guest House, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Good Morning,

What a great review! Thank you very much for appreciating our efforts. We love making our guest feel at home. We look forward to welcome you back & will make sure you don't leave without having a delicious breakfast!

Have a wonderful weekend & thank you for taking the time to write a review it's greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards
Theresa & Suzette
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I travel to George every 6 weeks for work, so the really friendly staff make me feel right at home with my packed lunches for work and plenty of milk in the fridge for my cups of tea in the evening.
This time my Dad came with me - he is from the UK. While I was working, everybody really went out of their way to make him feel comfortable, especially at Breakfast time - he loved the porridge :).
The rooms are always clean and very homely.
My Dad thoroughly enjoyed himself and even commented that Acorn Guest House was one of the best guesthouses he has ever stayed in and my Dad has travelled a lot for work.
I always look forward to my next trip to George and my stay at Acorn Guesthouse.

Room Tip: My Favourite room is outside by the pool. Nice and big with a bath and shower.
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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MagicGeorge01, Manager at Acorn Guest House, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Ilana & Dad,

What a great review!! We are very happy that your dad enjoyed his 1st trip to George. Its always a pleasure having loyal returning guests, thank you for choosing Acorn as your home when you are in this beautiful part of the world even if its for business.

We look forward to welcome you back, have a splendid day!

Thank you & warm regards from a sunny George,
Theresa
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Doha, Qatar
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We had two lovely and very spacious rooms at this quaint B&B. The weather was terrible so the very friendly staff helped us find local things to do with the children. Breakfast was served outside and was very good. The staff even e-mailed to let us know we had left something behind (luckily we were able to pop back on our return through George). I would highly recommend a stay here with children.

Room Tip: We stayed in the older rooms in the original part of the house - I didn't see the newer rooms bu...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MagicGeorge01, Manager at Acorn Guest House, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Dear Docherty Family,

Thank you for the lovely review & for sharing your experience with the rest of the world even though the weather let us both down! We were happy to hear that the kids enjoyed the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn & hope to have you back in the near future so you could hit the beach!

We value your feedback & are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying in one of our original rooms in a 90 year old house.

Thanks again & greetings to the girls.
Theresa
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Oshawa, Ontario
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We first stayed at Acorn Guest House in January 2012. We had our ten year old grandson with us and he enjoyed playing video games with other kids staying there. We used this place as our base while visiting other venues in the area. It is very convenient to see other places in Knysna, The Wilderness etc. One starts of each day with a harty breakfast. There is so much to choose from and eat that you could actulally skip lunch. The room with their ensuite washrooms are very clean.
Our second stay was in February 2013. One again an enjoyable stay and hopefully will return in February 2014.
Ken - Oshawa, Canada

  • Stayed February 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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MagicGeorge01, General Manager at Acorn Guest House, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Ken

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the rest of the world! Your kind comments are welcomed & greatly appreciated.

We would love to have you back ...hopefully very soon!

Have a wonderful day & weekend ahead. Much love to Cole.

Theresa
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We spent three delightful nights here on a trip round South Africa. The welcome and consistent attention were only surpassed by the genuine friendliness of all of the staff. The rooms were spotless, comfortable and spacious. We did not really want for anything at all. The pool deck was lovely, the breakfast superb. The staff pointed us in the direction of a number of restaurants, and we went to three, all of which were really good. The Old Town House, however took the biscuit, fantastic food wine, and service.
It was a lovely place to stay, and we would happily recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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SophiaGeorge, General Manager at Acorn Guest House, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Robinalastair

Thank you for your kind comments & feedback we appreciate that you took some time to write the review.

We also would like to thank you for your generosity, its always great to put a smile on our hardworking housekeeping staff.

We hope to welcome you back very soon!

Thank you again.
Theresa
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dublin, ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a fabulous time when we stayed at Acorn in December. Our hosts went the extra mile , recommending things to do in the area. the room was clean, spacious,well equipped, air conditioned and comfortable, this was even with an extra bed and cot for our 2 children who were sharing the room with us. A lovely sized bathroom also. Our hosts very thoughtfully loaned us beach towels, bucket,spade and picnic basket for a trip to the beach. The staff at breakfast were pleasant. The fruit, pastries , fresh coffee and cooked (varied) breakfasts were delicious and beautifully presented. The church next door has bells that toll on the hour every hour. Added to the charm for me. our room had a microwave, mini fridge, some welcome snacks and water. We stayed for 10 days. the pool was very refreshing

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Likerick, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at Acorn for our quadrennial family reunion, taking up the entire guesthouse for our 10-day stay. All through the planning, the stay and to the last goodbye Esther and her team were remarkably helpful, accommodating of our needs and readily shared their local knowledge. They even arranged a romantic afternoon picnic under a waterfall for my wife and I on our 10th wedding anniversary :)

The rooms were very well equipped, tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean. Ours had a little kitchenette in an enclosed cabinet, all very neatly done. Breakfasts were varied and delicious and served with great attention to detail.

Absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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SophiaGeorge, Owner at Acorn Guest House, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Foxtail7

Thank you so much for the beautiful review. We are really delighted with your appreciation because it is not always recognised. From all of us at Acorn Guest House we would like to tell you that you and your family made a lasting impression on all of us, your soft interaction with each other and the love you reflect will be remember years to come!

Best regards
Colin,Esther and the Acorn Team
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Additional Information about Acorn Guest House

Address: 4 Kerk Street | Bo dorp, George 6529, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > George
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in George
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Acorn Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
True South African hospitality in the heart of George and the Garden Route! The Superior rooms offer king/Twin size beds, air-conditioners, some with spa-baths and showers or combination bath & showers, heated bathroom floors/ towel rails and private entrances overlooking the pool. Whether you are a golfer, business or holiday traveler, we will tempt you to return! Our rates include full Continental & English breakfast. Other services - laundry, transfers and we assist with golf bookings and other reservations. Free wireless internet. Credit cards. TGCSA 4-star. Children welcome. ... more   less 
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