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88 Baron van Reede Guesthouse
Ranked #1 of 75 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
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UK
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“Simply superb guesthouse”
Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

I arrived with 11 other travellers to a wonderful welcome from Huw and Zoe. Within minutes we were poolside with Huw bringing us drinks. It is a little oasis and have no hesitation in recommending. The rooms are beautifully decorated, very clean and have everything you need. There is a barbecue, day room and the breakfasts were superb. We sat out on the veranda watching the world go by. Nothing was too much trouble for this lovely couple. Well worth a visit if you are this way.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

My husband and I visited Oudtshoorn in December 2011. I spent my 30th birthday there and my husband wanted to make something special for me, so he contacted the guesthouse who were very kind t help him with all sort of sweet surprises for me! Apart from the kindness, the place is very well located very close to amazingly good restaurants. The couple that runs the hotel have the best pieces of advice how to enjoy your time in Oudtshoor. The room is also very spacious and comfortable and breakfast delicious. Again, thank you guys for helping making our days in Oudtshoorn so special!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The moment we met Zoe and Huw, the hosts of the B&B, my boyfriend, Peter & I knew we had made the right accommodation choice at Oudtshoorn.

Hosts – Zoe and Huw make such a great team. They are big-hearted and earnest, and know the area at the back of their hands. We were eased into the B&B very efficiently, and got all the information we required and more (e.g. nearby attractions, recommended restaurants and even menus) without having to enquire. It’s no wonder why all their guests, us included, speak so fondly of them.

B&B/room – With not one but two passionate people running the place, you can only expect the best. The guesthouse is situated along the main street where there are plenty of cafés and restaurants to be found. Key attractions such as the safari ostrich farm and cango caves are just a short drive away. We stayed in room 8 which was spacious, clean and comfortable. We are thankful that the couple invested in additional units of heater to make the room warm in winter. The toilet is smaller than most, but good enough for us. Free wifi access was also available in the house.

Food – I can imagine how proud Zoe is of Huw, a husband who can cook! We had a hearty Full English breakfast to start off the day, and the lovely couple even packed homemade muffins for us, for the roads.

Parking – Private parking is available so safety is ensured.

This is a place with hosts that inspire people! We are happy to have met Zoe and Huw.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bunratty West, Clare, Ireland
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The guesthouse itself is lovely, clean and spacious, with everything you could want in the room waiting for you. The bed was really comfortable and the bathroom was much larger than I would have expected for a B&B room. The location is easy to find, in a nice area to walk around from, and on the main road from town towards the local attractions (Cango caves, wildlife ranch etc). Breakfast is as good as I've had anywhere.

What really set it apart though was the owners, Zoë and Huw. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like friends. Huw gave us a map and talked us through everything worth doing in the area, with the sort of tips that only a local can give. As it turned out we were both ill during our stay and they could not have done more for us, they really were amazing hosts. (they also rang and reminded us not to leave town without our passports which i left in the room...)

I cannot recommend this place highly enough, it was great!

ps: Huws homemade chocolate muffins are delicious!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Quesnel, Canada
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Happy to have chosen this B&B- hosts Zoe and Hew were great, friendly and welcoming. They shared information about the area, restaurants and travel routes. Our room was so great, clean and spacious and, our own balcony. Breakfast was yummy too. Easy to walk to restaurants

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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South Coast
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We were touring around the garden route for six days and stayed in Oudtshoorn after visiting Knynas on the coast. We found this B&B online with excellent reviews and decided to stay. The owners of the B&B, Zoe and Huw, were a delight to spend time with. We were only there a day but left feeling we were leaving friends. We stayed in the main block of rooms and the facilities represented great functional value. Zoe and Huw deserve to do well and we hope to be back to see them at some stage. Thanks again guys.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Haven, CT
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

88 Baron Van Reede Guesthouse has everything we need for our stay. The room is clean and the king sized bed is comfortable. The vanity mirror which is not in room for some of the 5 star hotels is in the room. Near by, there are several restaurants and gift shops. We went for dinner at two restaurants following Zoe's suggestions. They were excellent. Hwu and Zoe not only made our stay restful but also provided outstanding advice for visiting Outdshoorn and South Africa in general. If you can get a room, stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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