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Onse Rus Guest House
Ranked #6 of 20 Prince Albert B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Lovely authentic Karoo feel - historic, thatched house in main road. Our suite was spacious, clean and simply but comfortably furnished, with self catering facilities. It had both an outside entrance which it shared with one other unit, and a door leading into the lovely central garden area with pool. Owner Lisa was warm and very welcoming. We felt at home immediately.. (being offered traditional milktart and tea in the garden as we arrived helped!). Service was great and breakfast was beautifully presented, generous and delicious. Would suit those wanting to be close to the hub of things. We were In Prince Albert for an art festival so it was a perfect base.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Want a lovely find. We had to do a lot of extra driving to come to Prince Albert during our 3-week drive of South Africa but it was worth it. And the Onse Rus was a lovely part of it. Charming, HUGE room. Lovely service. Very enjoyable breakfast. Good value. Cold in the winter, but that was normal. Loved it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

We felt like being in a place long gone. Great athmosphere, tranquil, with a superb garden, where they will serve you dinner from a nearby first class restaurant. You should arrive in time to enjoy the pool and the garden. Away from the routine path, you find the true athmosphere of Africa. It's also suitable for wheelchairbound people like me, Lisa will improve the access even more. Dieter

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 10, 2011

We booked one night - friendly service & welcome, but the room smelled like a combination of mildew and thatch and we knew we would not sleep well (we are quite well-travelled but not super-fussy). With no other rooms available we moved to the lovely Dennehof and were much happier [-]. The owner of Onse Rus handled the change very graciously, for which we were grateful. There was no off-street parking available at Onse Rus and it faces onto the main street so could be noisy.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

We had a lovely stay with Gail at Onse Rus. Her breakfasts are fabulous and were enjoyed by the whole family. We had interleading rooms, which are both spacious, but kept the fans on at night to drive away mosquitoes. The rooms had limited wardrobe space but this was ok as our stay was short. We had the place 2 ourselves for the first 2 nights and loved the pool as temperatures were 35 degrees and above, during our visit.

We loved visiting the wine farm, sampling the beautiful nectarines and figs that are grown in the area and most of all the historical tour of the town, at dusk, provided by one of the local tour guide who is also one of the school teachers. She injected the tourwith humorous anecdotes and this meant that we had to go and visit the museum the next day to see some of the items that she had mentioned.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

What a little gem! Lisa and her team welcomed us and we fell in love with this charming guesthouse. Lisa's taste in decorating the rooms is evident and the decor really adds to the style and comfort. The little added extras made it so memorable. It was lovely to escape the heat of the Karoo in the shade of the gazebo by the pool - the chocolate cake was a cherry on top. We love Prince Albert: the spirit of the people and the other-wordly feeling of tranquility. But we would never stay anywhere other than Onse Rus.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2011

Onserus - what a stunning place to stay. We stayed there for 5 nights including Christmas with my daughter who is 3, my husband and my parents in law. I could not ask for a better place to have stayed. The breakfast every morning was awesome and Jana truly made the experience memorable. Lisa was very helpful in booking us dinners at all the stunning local restaurants and helping us to see Prince Albert and the surrounds. The pool was great on those hot Karoo days and we had a wonderful time in Prince overall. I will definitely stay here again without question (and I am very fussy). I fell in love with Prince Albert and Onserus.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Address: 47 Church Street, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Prince Albert Municipality > Prince Albert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Prince Albert
Price Range: $78 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Onse Rus Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will immediately feel at home as you slow down to the relaxed pace of country life and take time to experience simple beauty, the attention to detail, the small unexplained things, the dogs the cat the ducks and the horses - the odd shaped rooms - the garden with quirky stone men - the warm and inviting lounge leading onto a large shaded garden with swimming pool, bedrooms with French doors and shutters opening into the garden - the harshness of the Karoo that gives you grace in the evening and gentleness in the morning. Our guest accommodation and facilities are separate from our own, affording our guests a level of privacy not normally associated with a guesthouse. We accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) and guests are most welcome to use the Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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