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Interlaken Guest House
Ranked #10 of 59 Wilderness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 22, 2012

There is not much to say about the Interlaken, except for: Great location, gorgeous view, marvellous rooms, absolutely tasty breakfast (we so much Miss Kevin's muesli), and the most friendly hosts you can imagine!!! Simply said: this B&B an its surroundings are just heavenly!!!
Already when we asked for vacancies via mail some months prior to our SA trip, we noticed that Kevin & Elsie are so much loving what they do. The rooms are newly refurbished and you actually don't have to leave the place: just grab the sunchair and sit infront of your room and enjoy the view! Wie unfortunately stayed only 2 days, if we once come back to SA then its definately Interlaken @ Elsie & Kevin for far longer than 2 days!!!
Elsie, Kevin thanks for making this stay so special for us; think you have realized that we really struggeled finally leaving your place!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 3, 2012

Aha, such a nice surprise to hear from you two!!! Thank you for your review and trust us, we missed you just as much when you left!! It was lovely to see you tuck into your breakfast and relax and enjoy yourselves!! Kevin will happily make you a packet full of muesli next time you come back which we know you will! Thanks again from a gorgeous Wilderness and Kevin and Elsie

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We returned to Interlaken Guest House having had a wonderful stay there in 2011 (reference my review 26May2011). As before, everything was perfect on our recent 2 day stay and it's difficult to add to the superlatives in my and other guests reviews.

The titles of its Trip Advisor reviews alone reflect the excellence of this Guest House which well deserves its consistently high ratings. To summarise:

Outstanding hospitality and helpfulness from the hosts Elsie and Kevin.
Breathtaking views from rooms and balcony.
Rooms spacious, clean and comfortable with amenities including large bed, well stocked reasonably priced honesty fridge, satellite TV and strong WiFi.
Breakfasts delicious, substantial and taken on the lovely patio beside the swimming pool overlooking the lake.
Location very convenient for many places on Garden Route
Excellent restaurants within short drive. We loved ‘The Girls’, and Pomodoro was great for pizzas.

Interlaken will again be our first choice on the Garden Route when we next return to South Africa.

Tip 1: If you go to see the Map of Africa, cross the road to view the awe-inspiring view of the Wilderness coast.
Tip 2: If you wish to settle your bill by credit card this will be done via Booksure which may ask for your user name and password (not PIN) for cards authenticated by ‘Verified by VISA’ or the Mastercard equivalent. Fortunately I remembered my password otherwise could not have paid!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Derek069
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Management response:Responded July 13, 2012

It was wonderful to see you again, a bit like family coming on their annual holiday and we hope to see you in 2013 !! Thanks for your support!
Regards
Kevin and Elsie

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We stayed for two nights (not long enough!) midway on our journey along the garden route. Elsie and Keven - who cooked a breakfast to die for - were wonderful hosts and very helpful with dining suggestions and tips on what to see in and around the area. Our room (we were upgraded to the honeymoon suite) had fantastic views across the lagoon and was extremely spacious and comfortable. The only downside was we had to leave but hopefully will someday return!
Leigh and David

Room Tip: Any would be excellent.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank David E
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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Thank yo so much Leigh and David for your review!! It was a pleasure meeting you and have you stay here and thanks for all the help with twitter etc, we hope that you do manage to come back to our lovely country again!
Kind regards
Kevin and Elsie

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Warm welcome, beautiful rooms and views and a great breakfast on a charming verandah. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Kevin and Elsie who run Interlaken really were very hospitable. We had booked for five nights but loved it so much we extended our stay. The rooms are beautifully furnished, light and airy, with absolutely everything you need for a comfortable stay. Elsie was kind enough to book our trip to Addo National Park and recommended good accommodation. If you want total peace and quiet this is the place to stay. Kevin also does a really good braai!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rita F
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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

We missed you when you left, it was far too quiet!!
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again when you need a break!

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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Kevin and Elsie are wonderful hosts. They gave us the honeymoon suite (we were celebrating our 25th Weddding Anniversary) with a most wonderful view and they made us feel very special. The previous review mentions Gordon Ramsay but I would say more like Michel Roux as Kevin is a very polite English gentleman on top of being an excellent cook! Elsie has a wonderful outgoing personality and we took to them both instantly.
We hope to return next year to Interlaken Guest House with our two sons.

Room Tip: They are all with wonderful views but the Honeymoon Suite is the most secluded.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2012

Thank you for choosing Interlaken in the first place!! It was such a pleasure meeting you and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in the honeymoon suite!! We really look forward to meeting your boys and have you stay here again and thank you for a lovely review!!

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Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is our forth visit to Wilderness and each time we have chosen Interlaken, it is so relaxing and perfect for winding down with the remarkable hosts Kevin and Elsie. Their forte is to ensure your stay is memorable and relaxing.

All their rooms have breathtaking views over the Island Lake and Wilderness Nature Reserve. So perfect waking up in the mornings with the sun and the relaxing view from the bedroom.

From our arrival, both Kevin and Elsie greeted us like old friends, always friendly and helpful. Always ready to assist in suggesting places to visit and restaurants to eat in the evenings.

This is an interesting Guest House, set just of the main road with easy parking at the front within the property. All rooms and their adjacent balconies overlook the fantastic views to the rear.

Breakfasts are to die for, individually cooked to order by Chef Kevin the ‘Gordon Ramsay’ of Wilderness.

Wilderness is the centre of so many interests, canoeing, the beach, the view of the Map of Africa and the amazing walk along the old railway to Victoria Bay.

We would love to visit Kevin and Elsie again at Interlaken next year for a longer stay if there is room.

Room Tip: The Honeymoon Suite is spacious with the best views and privacy.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Denis-Val
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InterlakenWilderness, Owner at Interlaken Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2012

Thank you Denis and Val, we really appreciate your review!! It is wonderful to know that we can make a difference in your holiday, albeit in a small way! Gordon Ramsey?? Wow, what a compliment to Kevin. We look forward to seeing you here again soon!!

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Additional Information about Interlaken Guest House

Address: 713 North Street | PO Box 110, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Wilderness
Price Range: $71 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Interlaken Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering unsurpassed views, Interlaken's well-appointed suites lead on to sun-splashed decks which overlook both the lake and mountain. Here, guests can relax and luxuriate in a mellow ambiance that only home can offer. ... more   less 
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