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“5 star accommodation for a B&B price”
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62 Granite Close Exterior
Deluxe Studio Bedroom
Deluxe Studio X/L Double bed
Deluxe Studio Kitchenette
Deluxe Studio her Bathroom
Deluxe Studio his Bathroom
Deluxe Studio Patio with sea views
Superior Apartment open plan Lounge
Superior Apartment Kitchen
Superior Apartment Bedroom
Superior Apartment Bathroom
Superior Apartment 2nd Bedroom
Superior Apartment 2nd Bathroom
Superior Patio view
Studio Apartment open plan room
Studio Apartment Bed
Studio Apartment Kitchen
Studio Apartment Bathroom
Luxury Apartment Lounge
Luxury Apartment kitchen & open plan lounge
Luxury Apartment Kitchen
Luxury Apartment Bedroom
Luxury Apartment Bathroom
Luxury Apartment complete Bedroom
Luxury Apartment Bathroom
Luxury Apartment patio
Luxury Apartment lounge & patio area
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Somerset West, Western Cape

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eatGuru
London
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“5 star accommodation for a B&B price”
Reviewed January 22, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed at Vrede Self Catering for Christmas 2012 and enjoyed every minute of it.

The accommodation is very modern, well-equipped and professionally run. The location is great too: it was less that 30 minutes drive from the airport situated in a stunning eco-estate in Somerset West.

Our unit was one of the smaller ones, so we didn't have a pool. Maggie (the owner) was very accommodating: she invited us to use her pool at any time during our stay. She was very friendly, but not overbearing in any way. She made us feel like we were at home!

Even though we only had the small unit we wanted for nothing. It was fully air conditioned, very clean, comfortable and spacious. Everything you could think of was there. Maggie had thought of everything!

I normally prefer to stay in well-appointed hotels since "self-catering" or "B&B" conjures up images of a little old lady who constantly wants to chat and have you "pet her cat". Maggie managed to change my mind very quickly, and I'd far prefer staying here again to any of the hotels in the nearby vicinity.

I'd recommend this if you want a stylish, well-appointed place to stay that can accommodate anything from two to eight people (there's several units available in the same estate) in luxury. It's also very close to the wine routes, Cape Town, Table Mountain, etc.

Best of all: it was very reasonably priced. I'd happily recommend this to anyone I know.

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Liked best: The owner's friendly, accommodating manner and her attention to detail
Liked least: There was nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kayley S
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Maggie more than a hostess, better than a friend”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We were met by Maggie and made to feel welcome by her warm smile and charisma.

Our expectations were met over and above. As it was Christmas season, a tree awaited us with prezzies, crackers and lots of warmth and love.

Our daughter developed an ear infection, and being holiday season, most chemists were closed. However, Maggie whipped us off in her car and soon we were back home with all the necessary medication and Kayley was back on the mend.

I also had some friends come over, and we got stuck in a traffic jam, so we were late in meeting with them, when we finally arrived back to our gorgeous little haven. Maggie had welcomed our guests, and made them feel so at home in our absense.

Maggie was so much more than just a hostess, she has become part of our family.

Thank you for your hospitality, and we will most certainly be visiting your beautiful home again. In a nutshell, it was a home from home experience.

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Liked best: View, accomadation, our hostess, too much to mention
Liked least: Kayley ear infection
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Flatrate
Deutschland
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed January 18, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

Our apartment at Vrede was spacious, very clean and excellent equipped. We have enjoyed our stay very much. Magnificent views over False Bay and the the friendliest host in South Afrika.

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Liked best: Wunderbare Aussicht, komfortabel eingerichtet und tolle Gastgeberin.
Liked least: Dass wir wieder nach Hause fliegen mussten.
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Elaine C
Wiltshire, UK
1 review
“Beautiful House in Stunning Location”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 for a stay in November 2012

We stayed at Vrede Self Catering with our grown-up children so the house was fully occupied but plenty of room and space for us all group of 7 the service was excellent we had everything there we needed and after a day out travelling through the vine yards or visiting Table Mountain we looked forward to returning to watching the beautiful sun-sets at this stunning location. We also visited Hermanus and was lucky enough to see the whales still in the bay the boat trip is a must ! We drove the coast roads and just stopped off at lots of beaches along the way so many places to visit

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Liked best: House Location
Liked least: Nothing not to like!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Borries-Z...
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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“Relaxing, Peaceful, Great View - Great Value!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

My wife, baby and extended family stayed at the Vrede Self Catering main unit during our December 2012 holiday and it was more that what we expected. Magie went out of her way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The property was easily accessible, secure, clean and catered to all our needs. The kids had a lot of place to play, swim and relax. Free internet and a full satelite TV service makes it a great stay.
It is a great lock-up and stay self catering unit. The Somerset-West location made the eastern part of the Western-Cape a joy to explore.

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Liked best: Everything - it was more than what we expected it to be.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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GNenhanga
1 review
“First class service and facilities well thought of and laid out.”
Reviewed December 22, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

Best self catering place i now know. Maggie, the owner very charming and friendly. Our stay at Vrede was awesome!!!

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MyburghB
Namibia
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best in town”
Reviewed December 19, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

This is easily the best establishment we've ever stayed at. The owner is the friendliest host and nothing is spared to ensure guests have a 5 star experience when staying at Vrede. The spacious flat is fitted with anything you can think of to make your stay as luxurious and comfortable as possible. You can also enjoy walks on the tranquil estate with the most beautiful views. I will recommend Vrede as the most serene and luxurious self-catering experience, still close to amenities and shops.

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Traveling group: Couples
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