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Gumtree Guest House
Ranked #4 of 77 Oudtshoorn B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Gumtree for four nights in January 2013.
The location is good, close to the centre of town and several good restaurants. Accommodation is good with free wifi (we didn't even have to ask for the code, it was left for us in the room!) Nice garden and pool.
Breakfast was excellent with much of the produce sourced locally. We particularly enjoyed chatting to Phil and Linda and the other guests in the bar each evening.
We got lots of help from Phil. He recommended and booked restaurants for us and gave us ideas for what to do in and around Oudtshoorn.
The place to stay in Oudtshoorn!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Fantastic B&B. The hosts were amazing and gave us ideas for days out and restaurants for dinner. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. Excellent location only minutes from the centre of town. The pool area was beautiful and there is a bar operational in the evenings. The breakfasts were delicious - all sourced locally.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We were passing through on the way from winelands to Garden Route and are so glad we stopped here!

The rooms are clean, the location is easily walkable from town and the service is top drawer. Everything from the welcome drink onwards was an absolute delight. You can tell that Phil and his wife (apologies - name escapes me!) take a real pride in what they do and it shines through.

The breakfast was a particular highlight. Make sure you give the ostrich sausage a go and for dinner in town ask Phil to book you a table at Kalinka (immense).

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JonnyP7200
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Nice and tidy rooms, very close to the town center and restaurants, lovely garden with swimming pool and very very friendly hosts! Got a lot of good tips from Phil for the rest of our trip in South Africa. It's the place to stay in Oudtshoorn.

Family from Switzerland

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We discovered the Gumtree after thorough research on Trip advisor and we were not disappointed! We arrived there after a very long drive from Capetown to be given the friendliest of welcomes by Phil. He showed us to our room, which was immaculate and which had everything we needed, including air con and a great shower. Phil and Linda had thought of everything and there were toiletries and towels in abundance. We were also impressed that there was a safe in our room.
During a complimentary wine tasting, Phil proved to be a mine of information and was able to direct us to a super Italian restaurant, where we had an excellent meal at a very reasonable rate.
After a super night's sleep, we experienced Phil and Linda's superb breakfast and had the best coffee of our South African stay!
A huge factor in the success of this accomodation is the unobtrusive friendliness of the owners. They were there to greet us on arrival and ensured that they were there to say goodbye.
This really is a little gem and we would recommend it to any travellers.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Rooms are good with plenty of space, air conditioning, and free wireless internet (Many of the larger establishments could learn from this in the age of internet). small and quiet, but nice sgort walk into town. friendly service, and helpful advice. Breakfast is great, overall an excellent place to stay

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank vincem50
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Accommodation located in a scenic place of Oudtshoorn. Close to city center and easily accessible to all town facilities. Accommodation has lots of greenary, swimming pool and lots of landscape scenic views. Rooms are too good with AC, fridge and comfortable sleeping conditions. English breakfast is too good and staff is very helpful to customize ur breakfast in your required flavours n taste.

Room Tip: Best Bed and Breakfast in the Oudtshoorn.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Gumtree Guest House

Address: 139 Church Street, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Oudtshoorn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Oudtshoorn
Price Range: $67 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gumtree Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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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