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Periwinkle Blue Guesthouse
383 Van Der Merwe Street, Clarens, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #20 of 26 Clarens B&B and Inns
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely breathtaking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

We stayed here in the 'rose room' on our honeymoon in March 2010.
The guesthouse took my breath away! Attention to detail and gorgeous interior design were of a standard that I have never experienced before, absolutely gorgeous! The lovely hostess made us feel more than welcome and we felt embraced by her friendly caring nature. Will definitely keep on recommending this travel treasure wherever I go in the world

  • Stayed June 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

On a recent trip to South Africa, we made a two-night stopover in Clarens on our way to the Drakensberg. Firstly, the village of Clarens, the nearby Maluti mountains and Golden Gate Highland National Park are overlooked gems and I would happily spend several days there. The Drakensberg mountains are only a few hours around the corner, but are very different in feel and deserve separate treatment.

We didn't stay at Periwinkle Blue but lucked out at another place in town that is very strong on self-promotion but which we hated from the start (the place and the owner). Prompted by our intense dislike of "Fawlty Towers", we asked some very nice German tourists we met where they were staying and they raved about their accommodation, which turned out to be Periwinkle Blue.

We went along and liked the place and the lady running it from the start. You can get some idea of it from here (http://clarenstourism.co.za/periwinkle/) but that doesn't really do justice to it. The place has very good views, is very attractively furnished and has a very comfortable, relaxing feel to it. We would very happily go back to Clarens for a longer stay and would most certainly want to stay at Periwinkle Blue. I think it's one of the nicest B&Bs I've seen.

It is in a quiet side street but is within easy walking distance of the town centre, so drinking and driving is not a worry. Some of the other recommended B&Bs were a little further out and you would need to have a designated driver.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 383 Van Der Merwe Street, Clarens, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
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Ranked #20 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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