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Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a lovely stay at Gooding's Groves Olive Farm and Guest House. Unit was fantastic Food was fantastic and received great service Will definitely recommend and stay here again! Thank you very much!!!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very warm welcome; sincere and personal attention. Had a wonderful view of mountains from bedroom. The facilities are great, but it is Susan who makes the stay really special! Access for elderly people could be improved, eg by adding railing to stairs. Or perhaps adding a ramp at the back of the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We spent two nights at Gooding's Grove Olive Farm. We were greeted with a warm welcome and showed around. Our room had magnificent views of the mountains. The room was a bit chilly as they have high ceilings but very comfortably appointed. The rooms have a kettle with tea & coffee, TV with satelite. The guest house is very comfortable... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Goodings Grove is a lovely, comfortable guesthouse with very friendly staff. We stayed there for the Franschhoek Literary Festival and were very happy with our time there. Would definitely recommend it.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

An absolute gem of a place, stunning views of the mountains, very serene and quiet being surrounded by olive trees on the farm. The breakfast was delicious and the beds are very comfortable and big, rooms are spotless and clean. I would go back any day. Also only a 5 minute drive outside Franschoek and taxi services were available so... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Convenient, quiet and friendly accomm on an olive farm. Susan is extremely helpful and takes the time to answer all questions. Pleasant surroundings, nice breakfasts; lovely olive and other farm delicacies are served in the afternoons.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Susan and her team are excellent hosts. Always helpful and eager to make you feel at home. We stayed at Gooding's the second time now and we will come back for sure. The location is a great spot for exploring the wonderful Franschhoek valley, the Wine Estates, Golf Courses and excellent restaurants nearby. Michaela & Juergen

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The farm is located in the middle of Olive trees and has nice views. IT is a little bit far located from Franschhoek centre. But we definitively recommend this farm to future guest. Very nice breakfast. Guests can make splendid walks.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We had a great stay at Goodings. The Olive farm is lovely and quiet. Our room was comfortable and spacious and the hosts were friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were very good, lots of options and very fresh and well cooked.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This was our third visit to Goodings and we were not disappointed. We were greeted like old friends and nothing was too much trouble. The ladies in the kitchen were very polite and we certainly look forward to coming again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
GOODINGS' GROVES OLIVE FARM B&B IN FRANSCHHOEK Surrounded by mountains and olive trees in the Franschhoek Valley is the 4 Star Gooding's Groves Olive Farm and Guest House - an ideal romantic getaway for couples, pensioners and groups of guests who wants to celebrate a special event. Just three km from the centre of the historical village of Franschhoek. The restored manor house built in the Cape Victorian style as a Provencal farmhouse. Here you can relax in the comfort of any one of our eight en-suite guest rooms or semi self-catering units. Enter the warm embrace of the lounge with roaring log fire in winter. In summer the high-ceilings cools the lounge and dining room with folding glass doors that open out on to a shaded patio with our signature view over the vineyards on the mountain ranges. Gooding's Groves offers a bed and breakfast experience with a personal touch typical of the Franschhoek way of life. ROOMS IN THE MANOR HOUSE We have four rooms upstairs and four rooms downstairs. Each room has its own outside entrance and the upstairs rooms each have a julienne balcony and breathtaking views of the mountains and valley. The rooms all have en-suite shower rooms (no baths), airconditioning, heaters and ceiling fans. Three rooms with Twin/King size or single beds, four rooms with queen size beds and one room with two double beds. Free Wi-Fi and DSTV Hotel Bouquet. All rooms equipped with swimming towels, towels, gowns, hairdryer and Tea/Coffee Tray. SEMI-SELFCATERING SUITES: Four Semi Self-catering suiites with views over valley, North-facing spacious semi self-catering suites. Twin/King or Queen size beds, Open plan area with en-suite shower room, kitchen counter, lounge, dining and sleeping area. Air-conditioning or ceiling fan, WIFI, DSTV Hotel Bouquet, towels, hairdryer and equipped kitchenette. SELF-CATERING VILLA: Fully equipped 2 Bedroom House (Child Friendly) No Star Grading: Free-standing Provençal style Villa with private enclosed garden and plunge pool, French doors opening onto north and south facing verandas , spacious lounge, dining room and TV area. Fully equipped open plan kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. Free WIFI en DSTV Hotel Bouquet. Air-conditioning in lounge area and panel heaters and ceiling fans in bedrooms. Two en-suite bedrooms with queen size bed in each room. Main en-suite bedroom with shower and bath, Second en-suite bedroom are smaller with shower room only. BREAKFAST: A full farmhouse breakfast with a cold buffet and hot served breakfast included in all rates. CHILDREN: Unfortunately we cannot accomodate children. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House

Address: Goederust / La Motte | Main Road, R45, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $98 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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