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137 High Street Grahamstown

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Very eccentric new owners who are trying their best to impress but seems long on initiative yet short on capital. Despite best of charm Room was damp and noisy and although Breakfast made up for it one still can't recommend or risk visiting in near future.

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Grahamstown, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The new chef has revamped the menu and that means that now 137 has the best burgers in town (hands down), the chicken is also good :) The best time to go is brunch / lunchtime, the service is friendly and there are rumours that the decor will become a lot more alternative soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I had three nights with my son in grahamstown and we were looking for somewhere to have a good meal (it was a cold night! We wanted something warming and did not want another pub meal). The food was good, interesting and creative and the fireplace was a real win. I did not stay over as I was unaware of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The inn is very old and charming, and management clearly makes an effort to keep it clean and comfortable. The food is good as well, as is the reliable wifi. However, customer service is patchy - sometimes there are no staff to provide assistance - such as during check out early in the morning. That said, I would still go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

One star would certainly flatter this pigsty. Everything you touch is tatty. The only reason we stayed was that payment was demanded upfront, 6 months in advance. This is exploitation on another level, only because the opportunity is there with the Grahamstown festival. To charge R 1500 for the room per day is daylight robbery. This place is not worth... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Amazing festival! Freezing day. Stopped at the 137 High Street restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the warm fireplace and hearty food. Very busy but all seemed under control. I love the old building and the floors were really beautiful. The place is also really well positioned. Would have no hesitation to recommend.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This inn is very conveniently located right across the main entrance to Rhodes Univ, so it's a great option if you have business at Rhodes. But, there are no staff on site, so if you arrive late or want to check out early, this is very problematic. The rooms are small, and kind of sub-par (acceptable, but nothing noteworthy). You... More 

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Joan137, Owner at 137 High Street Grahamstown, responded to this review

The hours are standard for a guest house, it is only hotels that provide 24 hour service and if you arrive after hours (before 7:30am or after 9:30pm) all you need to do is contact our manager on the cell number on the sign outside a few minutes before arriving so you don’t even have to wait outside. If you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

Having passed through Grahamstown a few years ago and visited this hotel just for lunch we decided to stay for 3 nights on this occasion. The establishment must have changed hands during the intervening period. Plus points:- 1.Central location - close to Rhodes University 2.Secure parking in gated private courtyard 3.Large comfortable bed 4.Free Wi-Fi internet Minus points:- 1.This was... More 

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Joan137, Owner at 137 High Street Grahamstown, responded to this review

Firstly I would like to say that it would have been helpful to hear this at the time it happened so it could have been dealt with then. I was not even aware this website had any reviews about 137 until a guest told me about it. I have long since removed the conditions from my check-in form. The staff... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
137 High Street Guest House and Restaurant is perfectly situated adjacent to Rhodes University and within easy walking distance of the High Court, private schools, museums, shops and restaurants. This historic guest house, with its solid yellow wood floors and ceilings provides the discerning traveller with a home away from home in an ambience of old-world charm. Piet Retief, a well known Voortrekker was instrumental in the building of 137 High Street. 137 High Street is graded as a 3 star guest house by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Our seven tastefully furnished bedrooms are all en-suite and 100% white cotton adorns all beds. Other facilities include : TV (M-Net) ~ Free Wi-Fi connection ~ Electric Blankets ~ Heaters ~ Tea / Coffee making facilities ~ Comfortable, Private Guest Lounge ~ Secure Off Street Parking. There is also an eighth room which is a small flat behind the guest house and its facilities include: TV ~ 2 Single Beds with Electric Blankets ~ Heater ~ Tea / Coffee making facility ~ Comfortable, Small Lounge / Kitchen area ~ Secure Off Street Parking Hairdryers available on request ... more   less 

Additional Information about 137 High Street Grahamstown

Address: 137 High Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Hotel Class:3 star — 137 High Street Grahamstown 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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