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La Pension Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   169 Church Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 69 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Stayed 1 night on 04 April 2014 in the cottage. Wish we had stayed at least another night.

Very personalised, friendly and extremely helpful service from the owners themselves. Excellent quality of the cottage furniture, beds, bathrooms, shower, etc. Probably the best shower in Oudtshoorn.....!

Super breakfast served personally by the owners with a real home feel - touch of class.

Definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: The converted barn is a great cottage for 4 people
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was very impress with the welcome we received from Venita and Erol as first impressions are very important. The place was truly 5 star and not 4 star. Very secure and safe also. I will recommend anyone to stay at La Pension as it is worth every cent and everyone with the staff included are very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed at La Pension 3 nights in our 3 week trip to SA. Everything was excellent. The room was spacious and very comfortable, the breakfast was good and Venita's welcome was very warm and helpful. Oudtshoorn is a lovely town.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Sainte Marie, Reunion Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We enjoyed the cottage and accomodation. We were 4 friends in a cottage and we felt very confortable.
Arold & venisia were very nice and we particulary liked their welcomeness.
We sincerly recommand this adress.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ryde, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

could not fault this fantastic b&b venita was the perfect host the rooms were lovely she made our stay special nice pool lovely gardens 5 star treatment all round clean friendly good value lots of extra touches

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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 Central, South Africa
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33 hotel reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were staying in Oudtshoorn for a swimming competition, so we weren't doing the usual type of visit. What is important for a trip like this isn't always the same as a real holiday, but we felt lucky to have found a Guest House so close to the swimming pool and with good ratings on Trip Advisor. Location, cleanliness and a tumble dryer for the wet towels were our priorities.

As soon as we arrived, we knew that we have stumbled across a gem. From the warm and very personal welcome from Errol and Venita, to the stroll through the beautiful gardens, to the first sight of our cottage, we were bowled over. La Pension is beautiful. Beautiful.

Our cottage was perfect. It was spotless, private, comfortable, tastefully decorated and felt like a real home from home. The beds were super comfortable and the air conditioning was such a bonus in the 40 degree heat. We never needed that tumble dryer! The well equipped kitchen provided everything that early morning swimmers need to make breakfast - what a bonus. Unfortunately, we did not experience cooked breakfasts in the Guest House as we were on dawn patrol every day for swimming.

The bathroom is modern and wonderful and South African in size. It was much appreciated, especially the drawers and space to store your toiletries. Like everything else, it was very tastefully decorated and very relaxing.

Overall, we just loved 'La Pension' and Errol and Venita have as much to do with this as the wonderful setting and facilities. They are wonderful hosts, and will go the extra mile to make your stay just perfect. There is no faking here - it is all from the heart. We loved the place so much that we have decided to make a return visit to 'La Pension', but this time for a real holiday.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Windsor, Uk
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Received a very warm welcome from both Errol and Venita and was soon sharing a drink and having a few laughs with them and other guests. Accommodation is of an extremely high standard and it is clear that much thought and effort has been applied, especially to the finishing touches that make a stay all the more special. Complemented by beautiful well established and tranquil gardens. Hosts were very attentive and informative, nothing was too much trouble. Hardly surprising that 2 other groups are regular return visitors. To sum up....first class all round....thanks

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about La Pension Guest House

Address: 169 Church Street, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Pension Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on an acre in a quiet leafy suburb in Oudtshoorn, La Pension provides the perfect setting. Relax in the magnificent park-like gardens or enjoy sundowners at the large sparkling pool with sauna and bar in close proximity. Tastefully decorated spacious en-suite rooms offer both self-catering and B&B accommodation. A choice of indoor and outdoor BBQ facilities.La Pension is centrally situated, within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants and a short drive from Ostrich show farms and the renowned Cango Caves.For bird lovers a great variety of different species - often a cacophony of sound as they play and feed at well located feeders.Described by many guests as a little piece of paradise - rated by the Tourism Grading Council as " Superior Accommodation" and by the AA as Superior in the Guest House/B&B self-catering categoryCome and experience a memorable "home away from home" experience with Errol and Venita ... more   less 
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