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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A traditional Dutch style house with welcoming hosts. Short easy walk to 2 or 3 wine tasting places and an excellent breakfast. The rooms were quite plain but fine and the beds were pretty firm. Port was provided on the rooms, a nice touch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb location , watched the sun set over the mountains and vineyards from the big old fashioned "stoep" . Excellent service and attention to detail by our host. Roaring fire in the lounge to welcome us home after dinner setting the scene for a cozy after dinner local port . Comfortable warm bed and room . Great stay .

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1 Thank tanyap810
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely house, beautiful lounge which was nice and warm in the evening. Nice room, but....: the bed was a little slack & the room was cold. I don't get these electrified metal plates that South Africans screw to the wall & think they warm anything other than the bricks behind them. Lovely huge bathroom, but no proper shower? Nice people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We stayed over for 2 nights and what a pleasant surprise!!! Breakfast was great, served with home made marmalade and muesli, very nice! The host, Pierre, is wonderful, such a nice man. We went to church one night whilst visiting and met his wife, she sat behind me in church, also, lovely lady! The rooms are very clean and fresh... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

The guesthouse is clean and tidy, the best area is the pool and the rose garden. The host is really funny and definitely a fan of Nigella! The rooms are somewhat antique and could do a little refurbishment. Breakfast is really nice with homemade jams and muesli, fruits etc

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Host curt and unwelcoming.Room was dark and dingy,shower area badly needs an upgrade,breakfast was poor bacon and sausage overcooked rest of meal was only just warm.Pool was good but towels were like sandpaper.Only good thing about our trip was Portugueese Restaurant in the town which was really good and value for money.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed our stay is this very beautiful guesthouse, pier the owner makes u feel at home. The rooms are spacious and very clean and they welcome u with a complimentary portwine..they also have an amazing rose and herb garden where they pick up things u see in your plate at the morning..its a very relaxing place

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Would definitely recommend the location is great in walking distance of restaurants and main Port producing Wineries comfortable very clean room. The gardens (roses) in full bloom rather spectacular and the swimming pool was well used by us

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night. Room was fine but electrics really need some work. The bathroom light switch is at the door with room light. Socket for kettle is too far away and kettle can only be used on floor. Hairdryer could only be used after pulling out bedside table. Pierre was businesslike rather than hospitable and did not take kindly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully refurbished old building with a very pleasant location, pool and large garden. Our room and bathroom was fairly basic but very clean and nicely furnished. The internal walls are rather thin. The owner is lacking in social skills, is almost unpleasant and has lots of rules.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This stylish 1830 homestead is centrally situated in the heart of the port capital of South Africa, Calitzdorp, overlooking port vineyards and within walking distance of all the wineries, restaurants, galleries, shops and the museum in town. The thatch roof homestead in Karoo and Victorian architecture has large vine-covered patios, where you can enjoy the Karoo sunsets, scrumptious dinners and breakfasts. Relax in the lush garden, including a fragrant rose garden, or by the sparkling pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portwine Guesthouse

Address: 7 Queen Street | P.O Box 142, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Calitzdorp
Price Range: $51 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Portwine Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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