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88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 75 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“This is so much more than a stop over”
Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Our welcome by Hew and Zoe was the best we have had for a long time. They genuinely go out of their way to make your stay at their guesthouse as comfortable as possible, but then go the extra mile taking you through places to see, many of which are off the tourist track saving you time and adding to your experience. Our road trip through the swartberg mountains was unforgettable! Incredible value for money at the guest.house. We will be staying there again next year for sure. An aside, we took a balloon flight with Charl of Oudtshoorn ballooning, a very special experience and one we would definitely recommend.

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Albury, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We arrived after a 6 hour drive to be greeted by 2 very enthusiastic and friendly people. Zoe & Hue are genuinely helpful people who make you feel so welcome immediately you arrive. We had pretty much organised our 3 days, however if needed the advice and suggestions were available. The rooms - Very restful and organised. Breakfast - Yummy with great options. When we discuss price and value we have to say, that it is hard to comprehend how great the value was, We asked why - The answer seems to be the amount of competition, plus in our case the value of our home currency ( this currently applies throughout SA). We have made some great decisions for our tour of South Africa and this was one of them.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Augusta, Georgia
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at 88 Baron van Reede while in Oudtshoorn and could not have been more pleased. It was easy to book and easy to find, even though we arrived after dark. The secure parking area was close to our room, and our hosts could not have been better. They were genuinely caring and gave great advice on where to dine, local road conditions and restrictions, and how to better organize our excursions in order to avoid wasting time and travel. This B&B deserves its top rating.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Huw and Zoe are the most fantastic hosts. Our two nights here were a real highlight of our holiday in South Africa. Warm and welcoming, we had great conversationis, but they also gave us ideas of how best to spend our time in Oudtshoorn. We crammed our days and came back to our comfy rooms and then woke to an excellent breakfast. Two nights was not enough. Long may they stay number 1 in Oudshoorn.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We have just returned from travelling in South Africa and along the route we stayed in various guesthouses and hotels, 88 Baron van Reade was hands down the best. Zoe and Huw are just brilliant and really made our stay in their lovely guesthouse. There is nothing negative I can say, just wished we had stayed more than one night. Coming from the UK, we knew nothing of Oudtshoorn and what a little gem of a place it is. We will definitely return to explore the area more and we will most definitely be staying at 88 Baron van Reade.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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swindon UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

What can I add to the reviews everyone else has posted.

This was the only night I booked myself after buying a package deal from Travelbag and whilst all the other places we stayed were 5 star hotels thIs b&b matched them for the breakfast and as for hospitality I challenge anyone else to beat it.

Zoe met us on arrival and after telling her we only had 1 day in the area she sat us down and went through the must see places and provided us with discount vouchers and a map for us to follow which was brilliant allowing us to maximise our time in Oudtshoorn.

If we manage to make it to South Africa again we will definatly be staying here again!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

If I return to Oudtshoorn, I will book here again without so much as looking at another property. First off, making my reservation was fantastically easy through their website, and the price was right. Check-in was really just sitting down for a beer and getting tips for things to do. I walked from the guesthouse to restaurants, at night (!), alone (!). Oh, yeah, and my room was perfectly comfortable and clean. In summary, highly recommended.

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Additional Information about 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse

Property: 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse
Address: 88 Baron van Reede Street | Route 62, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — 88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to our 150 year old sandstone home in the centre of the historical town of Oudtshoorn at the heart of the Klein Karoo. We are centrally located and walking distance to all popular restaurants in town. All 10 rooms are en-suite with separate entrances. Complimentary coffee & tea facilities and guest amenities are provided. A cooked breakfast is served to you whilst you relax on our verandah, watching the world go by. ... more   less 
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