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“An excellent B&B in Paarl perfect for touring the wineland region” 5 of 5 stars
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Alba House Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   16 Lille Street | Courtrai, Paarl 7646, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #6 of 33 Paarl B&B and Inns
Gerrards Cross
1 review
“An excellent B&B in Paarl perfect for touring the wineland region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

Mr & Mrs Decker made us very welcome in this excellent B&B. It is easy to find and only 40 minutes from Cape Town airport, so important after a long flight.

The B&B provides comfortable, stylish rooms, a good breakfast, a lovely garden and swimming pool with stunning views over Paarl. There is easy access to key wine growing areas in the Western Cape, Cape Town, and the superb resort of Hermanus for keen whale watchers is easy to visit by car through fantastic senery as a day trip. Tourist information is available in the B&B and the owners are happy to suggest many options.

In summary, our first visit to South Africa was areal joy and Alba House is well worth finding and provides excellent value for money

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2010

We have spent a wonderful week at Alba House in the Winelands. Alba House in Paarl is close to superb vineries, the wine tasting and restaurants were amazing.

The accommodation was great value, we had a comfortable room and the breakfast is recommended.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

We stayed for a few days at Alba House. We were greeted by Ivana who made us very welcome. The room we had was beautifully furnished and overlooked the beautiful gardens. The pool was warm and sparkling clean. The guest lounge provides a great area to relax in. Higly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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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Nuwedrif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

We visited Alba House and can only say that next time we're looking for a top notch, well situated B&B in the Boland, renowned wine district in the Western Cape, we will definitely check out the availability of Alba House in Paarl again.
John and Ivana are warm and welcoming and the accomodation is everything we could wish for.
Margo and Gerhard, RSA.

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Cambridge., England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2010

Alba House is located in a quiet residential area of Paarl in the glorious Winelands of the Western Cape. Our room was large, comfortable and opened out onto the attractive garden and pool where is was great to able to relax after a hard day's sight-seeing !
John and Ivana are charming hosts with a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding area and are happy to help with planning trips to the many vineyards, golf courses etc. Breakfast was delicious, prepared by Ivana, an accomplished cook.

Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.We'll definitely be back!

Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

Alba House provides superb, relaxing accommodation and is extremely efficiently run by Ivana and John Decker. They are the most welcoming and hospitable hosts and go out of their way to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable time. Alba House is located high up with commanding views across the valley to the mountains and perhaps one of the largest private swimming pools I have seen. A 3 km drive from Paarl Golf Club, making a perfect combination for a very memorable stay and golfing experience.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

We have just completed a couple of wonderful days at Alba House. It is located in a quiet residential area of Paarl, very convenient for restaurants, wine tasting, golf and all the area's attractions. There is a beautiful garden and pool area, which were at their best during our stay. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, clean and well equipped. Breakfast is a highlight - prepared during our stay by John as Ivana was away. He proved to be an accomplished chef. We had fresh juices, fresh fruit, home made muffins, and a fresh and tasty cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, grilled baby tomatoes and mushrooms. We were brilliantly looked after - and I gather things will be even better next time, as Ivana's skills in the kitchen are legendary!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Alba House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 16 Lille Street | Courtrai, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Paarl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alba House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO 4* ALBA HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST: Situated within the golden triangle of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek at the Western Cape. Flanked by world renowned wine estates. Cape Town International airport 40 minutes drive, Cape Town only 30 minutes. Alba House offers spectacular views, en suite air conditioned rooms with own private entrances and patios, huge salt water swimming pool with fresh water solar heated pool shower, beautiful garden. The picturesque town of Paarl, is one of the 3 oldest in South Africa. Ideally suited for Cape Town visits. The Cape Peninsular and the sea side towns near Cape Town easily accessible from us. We offer airport transfers, holiday planning and visits to local attractions.Special discounted "Play and Stay" golf packages at close by golf courses Paarl and Pearl Valley arranged. The amazing Val de Vie Polo Estate within easy reach. Walk to wine farms for wine tasting and leisurely lunches under oak trees. Paarl area produces 1/3 of South African wines. Great restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, museums, mountain trips with picnic. ... more   less 
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