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Cranberry Cottage
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   37 Beeton Street, Ladybrand 9745, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Ladybrand B&B and Inns
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
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“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The reason for my awarding Cranberry Cottage an average rating;
Food & Hospitality - Above average
Rooms - Poor , far too noisy in prefab bird rooms, people smoking on balconies, smoke enters room if sliding door open

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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chantelle75, Public Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Mark,

Thank you for choosing Cranberry Cottage as your accommodation of choice during your recent trip to Ladybrand. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food during your stay with us!

We are very disappointed to hear that you experienced an uncomfortable stay, and would like to ensure that we allocate a more comfortable room, according to your needs, during your next visit. We have different types of rooms, and I am sure that we will be able to impress you all around, should you give us the chance again.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Yours in hospitality,
The Cranberry Team
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Hershey, PA
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I recently stated Cranbury cottage on a business trip that lasted two nights. Prior to that I've stayed in three other locations in South Africa and Swaziland on my extended business trip. The cranberry cottage is by far the best hotel that I've stayed in during my trip to South Africa and other nearby locations. Not only are the rooms and the grounds just outstanding, the service from the staff is world-class. The restaurant on the grounds is also quite good. For an American business traveler traveling in South Africa for the first time, I have endured many shortcomings in most other hotel locations in which I have stayed. That is not true with the cranberry cottage. Really the only negative I see here is the lack of secure parking for busy times at the hotel. I would definitely recommend the cranberry cottage to any business or holiday traveler to this region. I have traveled extensively in the US and other countries over the years. I was pleasantly surprised by the overall excellent experience provided by the Cranberry Cottage in this small town near the Lesotho border crossing. Well done!

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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chantelle75, Public Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Dear Viper1,

Thank you for choosing Cranberry Cottage as your accommodation of choice during your recent trip to Ladybrand. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying with us, and that our staff's service to you was world class! We are extremely happy that we could contribute in a positive manner, to your trip to South-Africa, and hope to see you again, should you ever visit this part of the world again.

Yours in hospitality,
The Cranberry Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I took a 12 man film crew to Cranberry cottage and we were pleasantly surprised! Film crews are very spoilt in all their luxuries and are very difficult to please. They were all over the moon with the accommodation and service we received and Cranberry cottage. Thanks to Sherry-Lee that hosted us and made our two nights there very pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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chantelle75, Public Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Theo,

Thank you for choosing Cranberry Cottage as your accommodation of choice during your recent trip to Ladybrand. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and glad we could create an "over the moon" feeling for your crew! That, after all, is the business we are in!

We will share your feedback with Sherry-Lee, and hope to host you again soon!

Yours in Hospitality,

"Cranberry Crew"
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Bloemfontein
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

All was well done, very accommodating in earlier breakfast and later stay in the room!Thank you very much! Always feel welcome and i will definitely stay over every time i go to Ladybrand and surrounds. Rick was very hospitable and i thought that he had done his job exceptionably well.Well done guys, i will refer as far as possible

  • Stayed January 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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chantelle75, Public Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Rudi,

Thank you for choosing Cranberry Cottage as your accommodation of choice during your recent trip to Ladybrand. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoy staying with us! We are extremely happy that we could accommodate your special requests, and will strive to do so as far as possible during each and every stay.

We will share your feedback with Rick, and hope to welcome you back again soon!

Yours in hospitality,

Chantelle
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Johannesburg
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The accommodation was excellent. The room was well appointed and tasteful. The staff were very friendly and helped me with enquiries in the area as the information centre was closed. The breakfasts were substantial and the food of a good quality

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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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chantelle75, Public Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Peter John,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your valued feedback! We are extremely excited that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that we met all your requirements. Thank you for choosing Cranberry Cottage as your accommodation of choice during your stay in Ladybrand, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Yours sincerely,

Chantelle
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East London, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Friendly and helpful staff, very comfortable accommodation, delicious food and beautiful gardens - in fact so pleasant that we extended our stay!! Cranberry Cottage is highly recommended to all travellers

  • Stayed December 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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chantelle75, Public Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Jeanette,

We are so delighted that you found your stay with us pleasant, and even more, that we got to spend extra time with you!
Thank you for choosing Cranberry Cottage as your Accommodation of Choice, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Yours in hospitality,

Chantelle
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We found this "Oasis in the desert" on a Roadtrip from Durban to Cape Town, we booked for a night stayed two and wanted to stay three. It is this place that is our yardstick on how all guesthouses will be judged in the future.
The setting is like being transported to another place, a very good place. The accommodation is magnificent and very comfortable. Would love to be in that room with the fireplace burning brightly on a cold winters night.
The breakfast is adequate and could maybe be stepped up a gear, but only because the standards are so high, The other meals offer great variety, I did have one bad meal, which was attended to in a most professional manner that many a "fine dining" establishment could learn from.
I would, in future, travel slightly out of my way to stay here again.
You can even send your kids to an equipped play area with PS games all setup.

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  • Stayed December 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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chantelle75, Public Relations Manager at Cranberry Cottage, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear DJW,

Thank you for taking the time to Review us. Your time and comments are highly valued. We feel extremely proud that you will take a little of Cranberry with you to every guesthouse you may visit in future.
We are so pleased that we were your accommodation of choice, and that we were able to transport you to a great place, while staying with us. Thank you for reporting your feeling on us revisiting our breakfast offering - it is feedback like this which makes us better.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon, with the same hospitality as last.

Yours in hospitality,
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Additional Information about Cranberry Cottage

Address: 37 Beeton Street, Ladybrand 9745, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Ladybrand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Ladybrand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranberry Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unwind in warm Free-State hospitality, while stretching out in our Spacious, Luxurious Suites. Set in a lovely Colonial-style retreat, Cranberry Cottage offers 13 Luxury Rooms, 12 Deluxe Rooms and 9 Self-Catering Rooms, each with crisp linen, sparkling bathrooms, and all the modern mod-cons you may need. Cranberry Cottage features a wellness centre, gym facilities and a swimming pool, all set in lush gardens with outdoor seating. The air-conditioned rooms all come with terrace and garden views, as well as a sofa and satellite TV. They also include a fridge, microwave and tea-and-coffee making facilities. The en- suite bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can relax by the swimming pool and enjoy the guest house's fireplace and BBQ facilities. Cranberry's Restaurant has an a la carte menu, offering an infusion of modern and traditional cuisine. Guests and the public alike, can enjoy our menu, with a wide variety to choose from....Charming to say the least! ... more   less 
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