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Avondrust Guest House and B&B

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I travel a lot for business and this is one of the best places to stay. I have been staying here for almost 4 years every time I come to town. The management make all the difference. They are extremely helpful and understanding. All the rooms are comfortable and they cater for a wide range of different types of guest.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a BEAUTIFUL house…! Early 1900’s, Edwardian Colonial elegance and style, this house was built by someone who had imagination and a clear idea about what “gracious living” meant in his time – despite being in the middle of “nowhere". Graaf Reneirt is definitief a pretty little town – rated one of the top 5 places to visit in SA... More 

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Beautiful building - a real treasure. Stunning room/ suite - we even got to chose the room. Restful. Plenty of space to sit and relax in the room. Great breakfast. Secure parking. Friendly staff. Close to a number of food establishments. We'll be back!

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear DeadShotDickie Thank you for taking the time to write a review & your appreciation of the garden. Always a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Daniel On behalf of the Avondrust team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Avondrust is right in the heart of Graaff Reinet - just off one of the main streets, one can walk everywhere. It has a large, very secure car park so it was easy to leave the car. We stayed for 3 nights in the Vine Room, one of the deluxe rooms, which opens into the guest house's beautiful gardens. The... More 

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear IsmayCraib Thank you for choosing Avondrust & taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your appreciation of the garden, guesthouse & staff. It's always heart warming to know that our guest felt at home & safe. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed warmly for our one night stay, with two rooms, one for an architect friend with us from America. He too thought it was quite lovely with very nice accommodations, nicely appointed and plenty of amenities. Great location right in town close to everything.

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Avondrust & taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & felt at home. Kind regards Daniel More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We atayed at the Avondrust many years ago and ha good memories. The room in the house is lovely although carrying suitcases and a fridge up the stairs are challenging. We had a delightful view over the garden form the little balcony. The garden is pretty and we did use the pool even though the water was a little chilly.... More 

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Mickie We want to thank you for your review & coming back to Avondrust after so many years. We always want to give our best service & welcome any suggestions for improvement. We would have appreciated it, if you said something about the breakfast to accommodate to your needs. Hope to be of assistance in future travelling. Kind regards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This guest house was quite elegant and situated in the middle of Graaf-Reinet. It is a very short walk to excellent (with respect to food)restaurants and historical buildings. The guest house and the town are surrounded by Camdeboo National Park with its scenic desolation valley and its wildlife section. The service at the guesthouse was excellent and the breakfast was... More 

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Brian Thank you for choosing Avondrust & taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us & your appreciation of the garden. We do hope that we will be able to welcome you back one day. Kind regards Daniel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The guesthouse is very centrally located near restaurants and attractions. We slept in a cottage in the beautiful garden. The cottage was well equipped and clean. The breakfast was very generous with freshly cooked food to order.

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Avondrust, Front Office Manager at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Hermaro We thank you for taking the time to write a review & choosing Avondrust. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us & your appreciation of the garden. Hope to welcome you back someday. Kind regards Daniel More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I booked the honeymoon suite for my wedding night on the 20th February 2016. Although the room is breathtakingly beautiful our experince is not something we would want to happen to anyone or a repeat of. After arriving back from our wedding reception, my husband and I found ourselves locked out from being able to get to our room at... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The guesthouse has a great garden. Beautiful, but in the night this mean lots of moskitos so close windows and door in the evenings! Pool is very helpful in the hot Karoo. The staff is very friendly and offer an excellent service. All clean. Furniture is maybe not everybody´s cup of tea - some will find it kitsch others may... More 

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Avondrust, Owner at Avondrust Guest House and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Antje Thank you for your review. Thank you for all the compliments about Avondrust. I am sorry that you had a problem with the mosquitoes in the Karoo, yes this is Africa. We do offer an electronic insect repellent, bug spray and insect spray which is in your room to use at your own leisure. I sense that you... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Graaff-Reinet lies Avondrust, an imposing Guest House and B&B. Built in 1911 it offers you 4000m2 of gracious living as its philosophy. History Of Avondrust Guest House Avondrust - A Home from Home in the Karoo Cradled in a loop of the Sundays River, the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet is home to some 200 national monuments. Around every corner a piece of history is revealed to the visitor. And it is here, in the centre of town, that Merino sheep farmer and breeder, Jan Stephanus Minnaar, built his dream house during 1911. Avondrust ("evening rest") was to be his retirement home. He lived here with his wife, Maria Magdalena Smuts, "Ouma Smuts". After he passed away, his daughter, Cora Luckhoff inherited Avondrust. Cora did not want to live in the house and sold it to her brother, Eduard Smuts (Eddie) Minnaar. After his and his wife's death, Cyril Minnaar bought Avondrust from the estate. His grandfather was Jan Minnaar's brother. Graaff-Reinet Accommodation Two Luxury Suites in the Manor House, one with its own private lounge and veranda, the second is upstairs with its own balcony and Bay window overlooking the front garden and water fountain. A romantic Honeymoon Suite with a king size four poster bed and slipper bath. Five Deluxe Rooms, of which one is a lofted room in the Manor House with its own balcony that has a treetop view of the garden. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with private entrances leading out into the tranquil garden behind the impressive Edwardian Mansion. All rooms boast space, privacy and comfort plus the use of a large pool overlooking the mountains. Wake up to a full country breakfast, served with a crackling fire on the side to warm up your cold winter mornings. Avondrust is within walking distance from all shops, museums and restaurants. Accommodation is offered on a bed and breakfast basis. During the 1990's, the Van Hoffen Family converted the house into a guesthouse. It is still a home away from home for guests today with Nico Hattingh and Tess Erlank as the current owners. ... more   less 

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Address: 40 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Price Range: $74 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avondrust Guest House and B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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