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Hildesheim Guest House
Ranked #9 of 58 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 10, 2010

Hildesheim is a hidden gem of a place. The location, while a little off the beaten track, is superb, the views are spectacular.We stayed in one of the garden rooms and it was spotlessly clean, luxuriously fitted out, and beautifully comfortable. We arrived a little later than expected and were caught out by the fact that it was quite a distance from the nearest eating places. Our hosts were most helpful and we ended up eating on our patio under a beautiful african sky with a tray of goodies provided by them. There is a superb pool for guests, and the nearby village of Hoekwil has a small shop with the basics available. Overall this was superb value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2010

Marvellous location with beautiful view. Rooms and service perfect. Tony and Vanessa are very obliging hosts, making us feel as if staying with friends.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank bernie_mainz
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

We stayed there 2 nights. Room and whole area was great.
Tony and Vanessa were very kind and helpful.
I would stay there definitly again!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elisabeth79
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

Tony and Vanessa of Hildesheim B&B really go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.This, combined with the wonderful views and quiet location of Hoekwil, make it a great place to stay whilst in the Wilderness (S.A.) area, which is also close to all amenities.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank cloud_base177
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Reviewed February 26, 2010

I would echo all the previous reviewers comments, rooms are clean and comfortable. We stayed in the poolside suites which also have wonderful views. Vanessa & Tony have only run the guest house for just over a year after having retired from the IT industry but you would think that they are 'old pros'.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Thank DomGloucester
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Reviewed February 18, 2010

On arrival at Hildesheim Guest House, you are greeted by Tony Christiane, Amber and Zac, almost when you stopped and are getting out of your car! Tony then shows you your room, but right after that he asks you if he can help you take your bags to your room. His wife, Vanessa Christiane, makes sure that all the rooms are ready for the new arrivals. Our room was exactly what we needed after the long drive, flowers on the bed, flowers in the shower and a vase full of yellow roses to welcome us at Hildesheim, o yes and do not forget the sherry that is also placed in the room! Just what we needed that night, long shower and a sherry or 2!!!!

All the guest rooms (not self catering units) have slippers to take home and a gown that you can use during your stay at Hildesheim. Vanessa makes the most divine rusks that are placed in a container, along with tea and coffee that you can use.

The Hildesheim Ladies are very friendly, and let me tell you they can make a bed so that you can not tell if you slept in it the night before or not! They clean the rooms and change the bedding and towels regularly. I can also add that during our stay, nothing went missing from our room!!!!!

Vanessa makes the best breakfast!!!! She really does take time and put a lot of effort into preparing the breakfast each morning, I take my hat off for her. The breakfast is then served with a smile by Tony (but I think it is because he knows he is married to the great chef). I can surely recommend her breakfast even if you are staying in the self catering units. Tony really goes out of his way to assist you in any questions you throw his way, like where to eat or what to do, also in organising a helicopter ride for you!

The view at Hildesheim is to die for! If you are a person who likes birds and a great view then this is the place to go to, and if you do not know anything about birds, believe me Tony and Vanessa will tell you a lot about the birds in their garden.

Tony and Vanessa should also receive 5 stars on their heads; they are really the best hosts I have seen at Guest Houses. They go out of their way for you. Tony even stays up just to make sure that you arrive safe when you get home if you were out late in the evenings. Vanessa is the one you can talk to about everything, just like a sister.

I can honestly say this is a Guest House you must visit when in this area!!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 27, 2010

Tony had been told we were Mountain Bikers and when we arrived, he had put together mountain biking routes in the area - all mapped out with marked distances! Hoekwil is certainly one of the hidden gems of South Africa - off the beaten track yet close enough to the bright lights....Our accomodation was absolutely perfect - the biggest bed I have ever slept in! Make sure you have the muesli for breakfast - served in a different way and delish :) We will DEFINITELY be returning on our next road trip...

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RustyButt
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Additional Information about Hildesheim Guest House

Address: 3 Kerk Street | Hoekwil, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range: $45 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hildesheim Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the peaceful village of Hoekwil, only 5km from the unique Wilderness beach, Hildesheim is a Guest House offering spacious and tastefully decorated rooms. Enjoy the panoramic views of the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains from your own private deck or from the large pool set amongst the tranquil gardens. ... more   less 
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