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“mai's is the best in the karoo”
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Mai's Guest Lodge
Ranked #2 of 20 Prince Albert B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“mai's is the best in the karoo”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

We spent 4 days in Prince Albert recently and staying at Mai's was the best experience of our 3 week trip. Mai is warm and friendly with loads of great info on the area. She took us to a spot just outside town to witness the awesome Karoo sunset, accompanied by the best Prince Albert cheese & wine. Her rooms are very comfy and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were epic... the most delicious ever experienced at a B&B!! Thanks Mai, we will be back as soon as we can.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We had a fantastic few days in beautiful Prince Albert. Mai is very cheerful, warm and welcoming and was always happy to answer our questions and make reservations at resturants etc. The house and gardens are beautiful and all the rooms are tastefully deorated with private bathrooms attached... And the breakfasts are absolutely delicious- the best we had during our 2 week trip! I would also really recommend going on a walk with the storyteller Ailsa (details on Mai's website). Ailsa has so much knowledge about the history and families of Prince Albert (including the ghosts!) and tells a great story. Thanks Mai for a making our time in Prine Albert so special.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

We stayed with Mai at the end of April and it was like staying with friends, It's such a beautiful house. We had a family room (there was only two of us but if you had kids they would love the bump beds), the room was large, clean and had a very homey feel to it. Such a comfortable bed, didn't want to leave it.
It's in the perfect location, walking distance to everything.
Mai herself is so lovely and we went away thinking we knew her for ages, you could sit there and talk to her for ages. A really lovely friendly lady.
Breakfast was good, freshly cooked up and it's nice to chat to the other guests as well.
I would highly recommend staying here if you are in Prince Albert.

Thanks so much Mai

Nicola & Richard (Ireland)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Second visit to Prince Albert and second time staying at Mai's. What a superb hostess Mai is. So very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. All the little things that make a stay comfortable are there, and the breakfasts are great. Mai, thanks for making our stay so special, you come highly recommended!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bonnievale
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Had a wonderful time at Mai's!
We arrived late - but that was not a problem for Mai! What a warm welcome we received after a long trip. Great hospitality. Nice homey feeling. Thank you Mai! Will definately recommend it!

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Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed with Mai while my house in Prince Albert was being renovated, it was a wonderful experience, Mai is such a welcoming warm person, the rooms are great, beds so comfortable, and the breakfast divine. I have since recommended friends to stay with Mai, and like me, they fell in love with her and her B&B as well. Therese Droste

Stayed May 2011
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Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

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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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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