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“Black & White Pictures everywhere” 5 of 5 stars
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Pictures Guest House
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   29 Elley St, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 69 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Black & White Pictures everywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Wim & Margot are very friendly and service oriented. We stayed three nights and we really enjoyed Pictures. Our room with a nice balcony was very clean, had a spacious bathroom and everywhere and in every detail you could discover "the PICTURES concept".Well done !
The breakfast was great, Margot !
The pool - with a good glass wine - is very relaxing.
Wim gave us detailed information about what to see/ to do/where to eat etc..
He was even willing to act as a cab driver.
My advice : Don't miss Pictures when you are in this area!

  • Stayed January 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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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night at Pichures and Vim and Margot were so instantly welcoming and helpful We were short of time and Vim had maps and dinner recommendations ready for us within minutes
Our room was huge, sparkling clean and very comfortable
But the highlight was yet to come- breakfast cooked by Margot is one of the best breakfasts we have ever had- homemade muffins, homemade jam and a selection of egg dishes which had us wishing we could stay a week just to sample all the offerings Absoltely delicious!
Thank you - highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was our second time at Pictures but this time with the rest of the family. 3 couples stayed for two nights. Wim and Margot are just fantastic at looking after you in their beautiful Guest House. Although everything is kept pristine you never feel anything but at home and very relaxed. Breakfast is a real teat and in such a great setting outside by the pool. We will be back but next time for a longer period. Thanks again Wim and Margot

  • Stayed April 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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Durbanville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We have loved staying at Pictures Luxury Accomodation, as we did last year too! Amazing accomodation, friendly, great breakfast! We will surely go again! Oudtshoorn is a lovely town to visit, a definate must!



  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Margot and Wim, we still remember their names and I am certain they remember ours. This is one of the few places where the owners make an effort to call you by your first name. Pictures has only three rooms and they all are on the second floor overlooking the pool. The first floor is very open to the pool area and it was all inviting and very clean. Wim insisted he take our bags up and down, and they organized a quick laundry service over a holiday weekend. Excellent home cooked breakfast and excellent hosts. We had two rooms, both were very spacious, comfortable and spotless.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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57 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Pictures has only three bedrooms which means that Wim and Margot have lots of time to care for and pamper you! The guesthouse is in a quiet, safe location and great attention to detail is evident both inside and outside the property. There is a beautiful pool with comfortable sun loungers set in well-manicured gardens. Our large bedroom was excellently furnished, had lots of space and a large, beautifully fitted out bathroom. From our bedroom, we were able to sit out on the balcony and relax looking over the pool, gardens and the Swartberg Mountains in the distance.
Excellent breakfasts were served on the garden terrace with Margot heading up the kitchen and Wim taking care of the guests. However, not to be outdone in the kitchen, Wim bakes delicious cakes and breads for breakfast! They also took lots of time to help us plan our day trips and book recommended restaurants. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Pictures Guest House leaves nothing to be desired. It is spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, and the service superb. Margot and Wim are an extremely welcoming and friendly couple and we enjoyed their company. It was amongst the best of the eight guest houses we stayed in during our South African visit and is our first choice when we return to Oudtshoorn. It is excellent value for money and comes with our strongest possible recommendation.

  • Stayed January 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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Medicine Hat, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Very, very nice and the hosts were warm and friendly. You could tell immediately that they loved what they did. The breakfasts were great, homemade, muffins, buns and croissants, along with a choice of hot, home cooked breakfasts, and cold buffet. Highly recommended, A+++++.

  • 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
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Additional Information about Pictures Guest House

Address: 29 Elley St, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pictures Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pictures Luxury Accommodation, situated in Oudtshoorn, the heart of the Klein Karoo. Pictures is situated in a residential area of Oudtshoorn close to the town center and close to major tourist attractions. With its warm and comfortable environment created, you will feel right at home. Our guesthouse offers three luxury rooms each with air conditioning en-suite bathroom and private balcony, decorated with a pictures theme. All rooms have TV, DVD, Safe, Tea and Coffee making facilities, Hairdryer, bathrobes and minibar. ... more   less 
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