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London
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We arrived late after a long drive up from P E and had booked bed evening meal and breakfast. We were surprised to find an acceptable meal ready for us served by a charming African lady-Vivien . Our room was very disappointing with old furnishings and the whole place very shabby. The room was very small as was the bathroom...

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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Mthatha seemed the obvious stop off between Port Elizabeth and Durban. Location is easy to find - you're almost out of the north side of the city when you get to the Big Five Guest House, and its just off the N2. Room was clean and we'd pre-booked dinner which was pleasant. My wife thought I'd failed to book an...

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1Thank JohnandAdele
Bilbao, Spain
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Very good rooms, quiet place and friendly staff. A confortable place with a good kitchen.. There is nothing around and there is not a hotel for spent the day. (Not a really garden or swimming pool) A very good and cheap place to rest.

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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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Thank Anton M
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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...

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Durban, South Africa
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
Reviewed August 5, 2015

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...

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Thank Dean M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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5Thank Rich-e-Mental
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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: $44 - $80 (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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