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“Perfect stay at the Purple Gecko” 5 of 5 stars
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Purple Gecko Guesthouse
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24 Ruiter Street, Lydenburg 1120, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #4 of 14 Lydenburg B&B and Inns
The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect stay at the Purple Gecko”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The stylish purple gecko sign led us to this tranquil guesthouse. We were given a very warm welcome by the host who was full of local knowledge and advise about the area and the rest of our SA trip. The rooms were beautifully decorated with a real feel for detail and colour. The amenities were of a very high standard and everything was spotlessly clean. The garden, pool and outside area were given as much attention as the interior. The only shame was that we weren't there in summer to use the pool. A definite place to return to in all seasons. Thank you Otto and friendly staff for your hospitality.

Room Tip: All rooms that we saw were of the same high standard.
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Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed at this lovely guesthouse on our way back from Kruger National Park. We loved the spacious rooms, friendly staff and homely atmosphere. We will strongly recommend this guesthouse to anyone who is travelling through Lydenburg.

  • 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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Miri, Malaysia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Follow the clear signposting from the outskirts of Lydenburg to this charming place. Staying at this welcoming, friendly guesthouse was a wonderful experience. The rooms are warm and cosy with great attention to detail. We loved the spacious bathroom and the little touches like a carafe of sherry in the room. The sunny garden attracted wild birds and we enjoyed the tranquility of this oasis. The breakfast was delicious and the staff efficient and friendly. If you are looking for a place to stay in Lydenburg, look no further!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

We were travelling back from Balule nature reserve to Pretoria for our flight home. We need to find a B&B for 1 night, and this one looked nice on the website. The B&B itself was comfortable. The room was large and well equipped. But, I I'm afraid I wouldn't recommend it to holiday makers because of the location. Lydenburg is a working town, and there simply wasn't a lot to see or do in the town. And the choice of restaurants was very limited. I think there are probably nicer places to stay not so far away.

  • Liked — Large, well equipped room
  • Disliked — Location - I didn't like Lydenburg
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2008

I found this guesthouse when the owner of the one we were supposed to stay at did not arrive to let us in. The Purple Gecko staff were very nice, particularly since I was tired, dirty, and very upset about the previous place.

The atmosphere was good, the rooms were very nice, and the owner took special pains to make sure we were comfortable.

The breakfast was fine, and paying and checking out was very simple.

The only thing annoying was the yapping small dogs in the lobby and the screeching of their caged birds. These noises make the check in process not so peaceful.

  • Liked — The comfortable beds and nice linens
  • Disliked — The birds and dogs making so much racket in the lobby
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 24 Ruiter Street, Lydenburg 1120, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Lydenburg
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Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Lydenburg
Number of rooms: 10

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