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“A little piece of paradise”
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Villa Amor
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We have just spent 6 nights at Villa Amor which I have to say is by far the best guest house I have ever had the pleasure of staying and competes with 5 star hotels. The property and grounds are amazing, although due to unseasonably rainy weather we did not get the chance to enjoy the grounds. Barry and Celcilia are exceptional hosts, they provided us with loads of local information and tips on the best places to shop, even though my husband is originally from Pretoria things changed a lot and they kept us fully informed. Barry is an awesome cook and breakfast is individually prepared with something different everyday. This was certainly luxury and with British pounds and the excellent exchange rate an absolute gift. Without a doubt we will be back (hopefully to normal beautiful South African weather), I would recommend this guesthouse to everyone, especially those from overseas as the advice and information your hosts will provide is invaluable and you wont get bet better service or value anywhere else in Pretoria. Thank you to you both for an exceptional stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Barry D, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2014

Thank you for this review. For us to keep providing a service that our customers value, we need frequent reviews. It is such a pleasure to host guests and provide them with insightful information. It is even better if it is affirmed that it was useful.
Breakfast at the start of a day should be a pleasure and not be boring....also never trust a thin chef!....look at me and you know you can trust to get a new experience every day!
Again, thank you for the review and it was a pleasure to host you.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Amazing hospitality, gorgeous surroundings & scrumptious fare! The rooms are decorated in high end fashion & with great detail. We loved the outdoor shower - spacious & totally private - what a treat! The unit is located in a beautiful part of the garden totally separate from the main house allowing for absolute peace & privacy. The gardens are immaculate with tennis court, swimming pool - all for the discerning guest. Highly reccommended!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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BarryduPlessis, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2014

Thank you for this report, it is important for us to get feedback. It helps us to know what is important to our guests so that we can do more of that and also to know what to improve. Maintaining an environment of peace and tranquility where our guests can relax is high on the priority list.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

So far the best Guest House we have ever visited at a fraction of a 5 start hotel price, plus personal attention by the owners Barry & Cecilia. They made us feel at home and was very familiar with the entertainment areas (hotels, shops, spar, points of interest, etc..). Their rooms have different set-up , from romantic lay-back to business suite or city escape to a natural surrounding. We enjoyed walking in the garden, listening to the birds and enjoy scenic layout of their flower garden. The breakfast was good and keep you full the whole day till late afternoon. South Africa (Villa Amor) really offers good quality service and can easily complete with major hotel groups. We recommend every couple or business traveller to give it a try.

Room Tip: Any room is great as it all looks out to scenic views with natural light and fresh air coming in the...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barry D, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you for this review. We appreciate the feedback as it is important to know what guests find of value. We see the garden as part of the relaxing experience so we strive to keep the garden in good order with plenty of trees and other plants that attract birds.
We have identified 57 bird species so far and encourage people to help identify more. Please can a LBJ expert come and stay and help identify!

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Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderfull place. Beautifull gardens. Excellent food. Cecillia you made us feel most welcome!! Loved our room and enjoyed the big outside shower. Very relaxing!!! Thank you again..we will defenitely be back!!! Jannie and Jayne

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barry D, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

We appreciate your effort to write this review and give us feedback as to what your experience was when you stayed here. It is important to us that our guests can relax and enjoy their stay. Showering in the open shower with the birds chirping seems to be relaxing to most!!

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

What a wonderful time we had at Villa Amor. I especially loved the out door shower. The room was really comfortable and well furnished. Barry & Cecilia were wonderful hosts. Breakfast on the patio was great. We will definitely spread the word and hope to be back soon - for a longer stay.

Brian & Marianne

Room Tip: We chose one of the Garden rooms outside, away from the main house. It was great.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brian S
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Barry D, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

Thank you for this response and voicing your appreciation for the outdoor shower. Now that spring is here the abundant bird life in the garden makes the outdoor shower an even more 'nature' experience. We have identified 57 bird species. COME HELP IDENTIFY more.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

A very pleasant stay indeed. Rooms beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Barry was a most welcoming and friendly host. Not at all intrusive. Perfect for a weekend away- very restful and therapeutic. We will be back!
Thank you, Barry !

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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BarryduPlessis, Owner at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

We really appreciate everyone making the effort to write a review. It is with this input that we know what is important to our guests and how to keep adapting to their requirements.
Thank you
Barry

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

For top class service and relaxation, Villa Amore is most certainly the place you would want to be. The friendly manner and helpfulness of Barry, Cecilia, Anel and Andre one could not have asked for a more delightful get away. Effort beyond and more! The food was out of this world and my husband and I both will recommend the breakfast and dinner, delicious. Accommodation is spectacular, my husband even slept four times. Thank You for making our get away so wonderful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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BarryduPlessis, Manager at Villa Amor, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2013

It is good to hear that someone who goes to a lot of trouble to find a place where she can spoil her husband and get him to relax, is actually happy with what she found at Villa Amor. The rural and relaxed atmosphere is suited to sleeping in, yet you are very close to first class shopping and entertainment.

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Additional Information about Villa Amor

Address: Plot 288, Arthur Avenue, Pretoria 0040, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Pretoria
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Pretoria
Price Range: $105 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Amor 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in Pretoria East close to modern amenities, but with a distinct rural ambiance, lies one of the city’s most elegant guest houses. Nestled in secluded lush gardens, Villa Amor offers luxurious accommodation, world-class conference facilities, delectable South African fusion cuisine and personal service. ... more   less 
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