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Paarl, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i've stayed here quite a few times. i actually didnt want to review, because its so small and i'm scared it gets too popular and then i cant get a room anymore. the rooms are all totally different with incredible attention to detail. the breakfast is served in your room and different everyday. amazing creations, fresh juice, fresh fruit. little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Apt name for an awesome experience! Interior is tasteful and has an old world charm. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. And the breakfast...WOW! Definitely a place to spend time at...let the minutes and hours pass! Festina Lente, for sure!

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Witbank, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We had booked for just one night and had checked in quite late, but we were still welcomed by a warm smile and bubbly host. Beautifully decorated room, and the breakfast was simply awesome! Would def love to return for a longer stay.

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Bregenz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

It's a great place to start or finish your holiday in South Africa! It's a very good area, very close to good restaurants and shopping malls. The owners and the staff is very friendly and the rooms are very aesthetic. Also the breakfast is very tasty - I love this egg muffins :-) We'll come back!

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Stellenbosch
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

One of the better guesthouses to stay in Jhb, close to William Nichol. Henrico is one of the best hosts I ever had, very helpful, attentive and makes one of the best breakfast inJhb - this gets delivered to your room at the time you want. Nice big room with wifi, TV, and mini kitchen , great place to stay,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My stay at Festina Lente was perfect. Henrico is an exceptional host, thoughtful and attentive. He went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable, from having breakfast served (in my room) at a time of my choosing, to having the room cleaned at a time that was convenient for me. The room was stunning, beautiful decorated and... More 

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Thank Elean0rK85
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it was such a pleasure to stay at Festina Lente. The units are beautifully decorated with wonderful attention to detail. Henrico is such a great host with a little snack and welcoming drink when you book in. Breakfast is always scrumptious...and different every day...and served on a silver platter in your room. The rooms are so comfortable with a kitchenette,... More 

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Gaborone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay with Henrico at Festina Lente! He is a warm host who is easy going and let's you do your thing.I messaged him at 2:45am and he still replied immediately :-) The breakfasts were definitely a highlight.They really know how to cook bacon. My room had everything that I could have asked for and the wifi worked... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This guesthouse is amazing! The rooms are wonderfully decorated, I cannot believe how much time and attention has gone into them. Comfortable bed, well-equiped kitchenette, sofa, tv, fruits, chocolate, cookies and tea and coffee-making facilities in the room. Breakfast is small but wonderful and a very welcome change from the scrambled eggs with bacon I'd been eating for two weeks.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What can you say after 2 weeks at Festina Lente. Still trying to find the words. What hosts Henrico and Elna have created here is one of a kind. From the beautiful french styled units with their fine detail and french couture and antique decor to the rugged 'bushveld cottage' this B&B is an absolute gem. The rooms are big... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Festina Lente

Address: 41 Balmoral Avenue | Hurlingham, 2196, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg
Number of rooms: 2
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