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“charming and beautifully restored old building”
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Mai's Guest Lodge
Ranked #2 of 20 Prince Albert B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vienna, Austria
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“charming and beautifully restored old building”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

we stayed there only 1 night on our trip to oudtshoorn, but it was a very nice experience to meet Mai who made our stay very comfortable

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

Just happened to chance upon Mai's. What a wonderfull experience. Great host, quaint quirky room, fantastic atmosphere, great breakfast. Best towels ever.
Overall unbeatable value.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kent, UK
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

Mai brings Irish charm, warmth, and friendliness to this perfectly situated guest house. Our room was spacious and full of character, with a lovely en suite. We were at the front of the house, but could not hear any noise from the road. The guest house has lovely breakfast areas which look out over the garden, and the breakfast was great.
Mai booked our evening meal in a local restaurant, and even recommended her favourite dishes. Will definitely return to Mai's if we are anywhere in the locality.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

Mai is a great host and offers a really tremedous service. Great spacious rooms with lots of attention to detail. Fantastic breakfast!

  • Stayed December 2009
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 11, 2009

Mai brings quirky irish charm to an equally quiry little town that was one of our highlights of SA. She's got some huge and interesting rooms with lots of character that are really clean and the linen, the linen is amazing! Lovely attention to detail.

Breakfast is great and the staff are really efficient. Two points to note - there are lots of cats around (so if you don't like em, don't stay here), she lets people smoke in the house which we didn't really like, and the rooms at the front are on the main high road so you'll hear the cars quite early.

All in all, we had a great stay and mai was brilliant hooking us up with a FANTASTIC evening meal at the Gallery Cafe. Didn't try the pool.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Hermanus
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Reviewed November 20, 2009

Cannot recommend Mai's B & B too highly. Great accommodation, wonderful breakfast and, best of all, charming, friendly, lovely hostess.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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nottinghamhire uk
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Reviewed November 15, 2009

This is a hidden gem. Such a warm welcome and genuine kindness is rare to find. Information on everything you need to know about the area is provided by Mai. Unique accomodation wonderful breakfast. Unexpected find!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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