Ok, let's just start by saying Phil and Linda exceed experiences we have had in 5 star hotels at triple the prices. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and that all of your needs are taken care of.
The location is ideal, directly in the center of town but in a quiet, enjoyable side street that you would never know you were "downtown".
The breakfasts were amazing, local cheeses, yogurts, fresh fruits and eggs made anyway you could desire. They were only perhaps seconded by enjoying the evening at the bar with some local wines Phil and Linda had discovered and served at fair prices and big glasses...
The rooms had everything you could need, were spacious and well decorated. The warming feeling when you walked in just gave you a hug and welcomed you to your temporary home.
It was a bit chilly for the pool, but we enjoyed the garden and some sun on the spacious deck and garden area. This really didn't feel like we were in the center of Oudsthoorn!
Phil was quick on the phone with the local restaurants to arrange dinners and Linda even walked with us for some local shopping of great Ostrich leather products. She introduced us to the shop owners and even recommending what purse was best for my wife.
All in all, you couldn't ask for a better place or a better experience that Phil and Linda provided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gumtree Guest House is one of the finest in Oudtshoorn, overlooking the Grobbelaars River and the historic Suspension bridge. This guest house offers luxury and charm, in the shade of a century old giant gumtree. Close to town but with a beautiful view, many restaurants and attractions are within 5-10 minutes walking distance for guests. Our rooms offer the comforts of air conditioning, ceiling fans, hairdryers, toiletries, beverage packs, electric blankets, TVs, tea/coffee trays and minibar fridges. Each room has its own external entrance. Amenities available to guests include laundry services, Wifi and Internet Access, and telephone/fax facilities. We are fully licensed and offer a cosy bar which is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails or post-dinner nightcaps and features a fireplace on chilly winter nights as well as satellite television. Our breakfast features as much locally sourced produce as possible and we offer Continental and cooked breakfasts. Barbecue facilities are available near the pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gumtree Hotel Oudtshoorn