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“If we are ever in Prince Albert again we will stay here!!”
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Mai's Guest Lodge
Ranked #2 of 20 Prince Albert B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

We stayed at Mai's just a week ago. We arrived here after a long day including a drive through the Swartburg Pass (incredible). Anyway, we were tired, and Mai's was the perfect place for us. Right on the main drag, we could ditch our car and walk to dinner and shopping. The restaurant literally right next to Mai's was a perfect choice (thanks to Mai's recommendation)!

The next morning, Mai's offered up a delicious breakfast. W only wish we had more time to make use of Mai's lovely garden and pool.

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Central, lovely rooms, very nice atmosphere. Perfect to spend a night while travelling on the N1

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

I always make a point of recommending this town ( Prince Albert ) and this venue to all my friends and guests, should they be on a trip around South Africa.
The most congenial host, in a oasis of tranquility and good taste, and the the cats are delightfull entertainment too..

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I was very tired having driven over the Swartberg Pass.
What a find.
Mai was extremely welcoming. Traditional Irish hospitality,The room was lovely, beautiful wooden floors. Fabulous breakfast. Couldn't really ask for more.
If I get to travel in the area again I'll be booking up here.
Keep up the good work

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

My 2nd time to Prince Albert, a delightful town. Couldn't get a room at Mais last time as she was fully booked so I rang ahead this time. The rooms are realy spacious and the location is on the main road, which is a big plus for walking to the shops, museum & restaurants. Everything is right there. It's a quiet town so no worries about traffic noise. Excellent breakfast and lots of advice for tinhs to do & places to eat. Overall, one of th enicest & most quaint guesthouses I have stayed. Mai is so welcoming & her Irish hospitality shines through.

Room Tip: Having looked at them all, you will not be disappointed in any of the rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

We stayed in Mai's Guest Lodge in January 2012 in one of the hottest weeks in the Karoo and were first struck not only by the beauty of the lovely old house when entering through the front door, but also by the refreshing coolness - thanks to Mai's air cooling system.
The house has - I believe - 2 or 3 bedrooms, all with beautiful old hardwood floors, furnished with much love to detail and comfort, en-suite bathroom and fridge/freezer in the room. Our room had a very comfortable queen-sized bed, windows out onto the back courtyard with pond and water-lillies plus an extra single bed (comes in handy for families with children).
The house has a cute little garden in the back, a patio overgrown with vines (and gorgeously sweet grapes), where a delicious breakfast (all sorts of eggs with or without bacon/tomato/sausages/mushrooms, toast, home-made jams and jummy home-baked muesli) is served, as well as a refreshing small pool with sun loungers in the back of the house.
There are a couple of restaurants just meters down the road and local arts/crafts and antiques shops within easy walking distance. Although the guest house is on the main road - not only is Prince Albert a quaint little town with hardly any traffic, the house is nice and quiet and we highly recommend them.
Mai and her staff are very friendly and warm-hearted and made us enjoy our stay even more!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

Mai's B&B is just lovely. Exactly what you'd want from a b&b - comfy bed, spacious room, , plunge pool for the scorching Karoo heat and a super tasty brekkie complete with homemade jams and chutneys. The best thing about Mai's is Mai! She's epitomises the best of Irish hospitality in the Karoo! Follow her suggestions for dinner, sundowners and things to do in the area. Warning: Mai has lots of cats, so probably not the best place if you're allergic.

Room Tip: Choose an outside room near the pool
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mai's Guest Lodge

Address: 81 Church Street, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert Municipality > Prince Albert
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Prince Albert
Price Range: $73 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mai’s Guest Lodge offers four comfortable, air-conditioned, double bedrooms, each with a bathroom-en-suite (with shower). Three rooms have an additional single bed and the family room has bunk beds. Mai serves a hearty, cooked breakfast on the terrace or in the sunny dining room. There's a comfortable lounge, shady patios, a sheltered swimming pool and the peace of a village lifestyle. Mai’s has a three star rating from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. ... more   less 
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