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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Booked the accommodation through our travel agent - found it on Trip Advisor. You pay 1st then book - all hotels was fully booked. Rooms generally good, service was good, clean, friendly staff, safe & quiet. Breakfast served was good. Situated towards the Kokstad side of Umtata.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I recently had to stay in Mthatha for business and having not stayed at Big Five before, I was very sceptical. To my surprise, the rooms were neat and comfortable, the shower was spacious and most importantly the lady providing breakfast was sweet and accommodating.

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Reviewed April 23, 2016

We were really surprised, on the quality of the accommodation. We needed a stop over between Port Alfred and Margate and this seemed an ideal stopover, even though some reviews were not so kind to the property. The rooms are well appointed with plenty of room, all facilities available and more importantly it is clean, and for breakfast we had... More 

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Thank Blueboylf
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Its my 3rd stay here and look forward to coming again. Beautiful bathroom and very neat room. Feels like a hotel, not a general bed & breakfast. Service is excellent and staff always willing to help. Wifi speeds are not bad

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Thank B K
Berkeley Vale
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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The inside of this guesthouse is modern, super clean and has everything you need. I was a bit reluctant as i like privacy however the set up here is great, no issues at all. Shops are a walk away although the area doesnt seem like the best place to walk at night alone. Super friendly staff and a big comfortable... More 

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Thank Dean M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a safe haven in the journey across the Transkei... my room was quite small, but had everything I needed for a good night's sleep, with a very comfortable bed and well presented bathroom. Breakfast was excellent. Very friendly staff and a good breakfast.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in March and found the guest house to be perfectly fine but short of good. The breakfast needs some work, i was served cold fish fingers one morning. The beds have bedside tables but no side lights so you have to get up to go and turn off the main light. There was supposed to... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

The location is quite good if you are interested of a night's sleep close to the N2 road. The lorries may disturb your sleep. The guesthouse is surrounded by a high wall. The surroundings do not invite for an evening walk. The room was clean, medium sized and bathroom with a shower big enough. The breakfast was adequate, but the... More 

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Maybe it helps that I had zero expectations about a guest house in Umtata,like zilch. But I was well impressed with this one. We stopped over during our December road-trip and it was by chance that we found this place. It must be said that we arrived on the day of the staff end-of-year party and were invited to join.... More 

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2 Thank Mali S
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

The guesthouse, looks amazing! The rooms are beautiful and the owners are so taught-full! We arrived at Christmas Eve quite late without any food, they offered us their own meals! And in the morning the tables in the breakfast area where set with little gifts and the food was great! Thank you Adila for the great experience! We will definitely... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magnificent upmarket guest house in the heart of South Africa. Attention to detail ensures comfort and happiness of all guests. Breakfast is included, while other meals may be arranged with receptionist. Mini tuck shop and alcoholic beverages are also available. Mthatha is one of the great heritage sites, where Nelson Mandela started his political life as a freedom fighter, also surrounding Mthatha are beautiful beaches and unspoilt nature...which all makes for a great stop over during your travel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Five Guest House

Address: 27 Atwell Madala Street | Northcrest, Mthatha 5099, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Mthatha
Price Range: $43 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Big Five Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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