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“Friendly hosts and cozy place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Beau & I
Ranked #2 of 38 Graaff-Reinet B&B and Inns
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943 reviews
169 hotel reviews
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“Friendly hosts and cozy place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Immediately upon arrival, Imelda and Beau welcomed us with tea and home made cake on their lovely verandah. They were the perfect hosts with interest in our travels and plenty of suggestions for what to see and do in and around this delightful historic town - one of the top area attraction is the Valley of Desolation: it is anything but that - a hauntingly beautiful spot to see.

The guest home is at the fringe of the town, the room was smallish but very well appointed and the breakfast was one of the best, if not the best of our month-long trip. When I was unable to get network access from my computer, Imelda graciously let me use her own computer to research and book our next night's stay. Upon Imelda's recommendation and with her doing the booking, we managed to get the last available table at the excellent nearby Polka Restaurant.

One of our most memorable B&B stays with reasonable rates on this month-long trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

I recently took my 83-year-old mother on a road trip to Cape Town and we overnighted in beautiful Graaf-Reinet, hosted by Imelda and Beau in their delightfully homely and beautifully appointed four roomed B&B - home away from home, only with more frills! Wonderful, caring hosts, thoughtful touches, sparkling bathrooms and homely, if not luxurious, rooms. Coffee and tea in rooms and a spacious lounge area - breakfasts on request, tea on arrival, great eating-out suggestions, driveway parking, luscious secret garden - all in a very reasonable package in east walking distance from eateries and sights. A joy, and not just for the 83 year old!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

Imelda and Beau make you feel home away from home. Upon arrival they offer you a drink with homemade cake. They also do everything to help you in feeling comfortable.
Beau arranged even a visit to 2 Cape-Dutch houses to see the interior. Many thanks to make our stay very nice.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Beau & I
Address: 5 West Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Graaff-Reinet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Graaff-Reinet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Beau & I 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the name of our establishment depicts, this is a team effort by Beau & Imelda to give top class service to our guests and to ensure that they will remember their stay with us. Our B & B is situated in the heart of Graaff-Reinet. We are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums and places of interest. A warm, relaxed ambience has been created with particular emphasis on comfort to make our guests feel at home. We offer comfortable accommodation, set in a tranquil garden with patio and barbeque area. Heaters and electric blankets ensure a cosy sleep during those cold winter nights. All of the en-suite rooms have TV and air conditioners. In summer breakfast is served on the patio with its beautiful collection of plants. A bar fridge, microwave oven, toaster and kettle are at the disposal of our guests for their convenience ... more   less 
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