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20 reviews
Patio ideal for sundowners with views of the mountains
Proudly South African luxury Charlotte Rhys toiletries
View of nature reserve from our road
View of Helderberg mountain from outside our gate
View of nature reserve from our road
View of nature reserve from our road
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Somerset West, Western Cape

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1960bt
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
“A really comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting.”
Reviewed July 24, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

I really enjoyed my extended two month stay at Alfie's cottage. Really a comfortable cottage with beautiful views of the nature reserve. A truly tranquil setting. The hosts, Jen & Charlie are really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend the cottage.

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Management Response
Jul 25, 2017
Thanks for the feedback Brian. You were such a relaxed and easy guest we loved having you here to stay.
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Marc D
1 review
“Back to nature”
Reviewed May 8, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Most enjoyable stay. We used to live in the neighbourhood many years ago, so it was sort of being back home.
The cottage is very centrally located but a car is essential.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 12, 2017
Thanks Marc and Michele for your review. We loved having you to stay and was so special seeing you relive your memories of the area.
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Kari K
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Really nice place to stay longer”
Reviewed February 8, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Me with my wife spend three weeks Alfie Cottage. The accommodation was brilliant for us. Our hosteess Jen and our host Charlie were really nice and helpful. In no case, can not forget about the housekeeper Melody, she was invaluable to us. Greetings from the cold in Finland, Kari and Fluffy.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 8, 2017
Thank you so much for the lovely review. Melody has read it too and says thank you so much for the kind words - it means so much that her efforts are appreciated. We hope to see you again - sending some sunshine your way!
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chrisnab2...
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
“A home away from Home”
Reviewed October 28, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I stayed at Alfie's cottage for 3 months while i waited for my move to come down to Cape Town. Typically it wasn't a vacation, but it sure felt like one. Waking up every morning at the foot of the nature reserve, surrounded by the most beautiful mountains, was a blessing.

Jen, the owner, went out of her way to make my stay as comfortable and as memorable as possible. The cottage was neat, fully equip and had a warm homey feel to it. (the bed might even be better than my own one).

On the lonely nights, Abby (the family's dog) would keep me company.

I was actually sad when the 3 months had past and i had to be on my way. I arrived there as a guest, but left feeling like family.

Jen, Charlie, Chloe,Tom and Melody, thank you for making my first 3 months in CT warm and welcoming. I couldn't ask for better, and will recommend you to anyone!
you guys are awesome!!

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Liked best: The homeyness and the beautiful surroundings
Liked least: that i had to leave
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RQuicke
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Host made our trip magic”
Reviewed April 8, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

Looked after brilliantly in safe and beautiful surroundings. Very good advice on trips from the owner who lives next door. Maid service every day kept us and the cottage spotless. Anything we needed provided instantly. So much to see and do within minutes of this cottage

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers
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Jennifer...
1 review
“Exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed February 2, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

I can only echo what the reviews have already said. I must add how much we appreciated the free use of the swimming pool at Erinvale spa. We never encountered anyone else there-our own private pool in fact and only a few minutes from the cottage. Thank you Jen, Charlie, Melody and Abbey and we will be back next year!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 3, 2016
Thank you Jennifer and John - we loved having you to stay. We are so glad you made use of the Erinvale Spa pool too which is a real value add for our guests.
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5455Gull
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“wonderful place!”
Reviewed November 27, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We spent 3 nights at Alfie's cottage and had a lovely time there. The owners Jen and Charles and the housekeeper Melody were all so helpful and so welcoming. There are lots of thoughtful extras which make it a really lovely place to spend a few days. We will definitely go there again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 3, 2015
Thanks Tina - we loved having you and Mike to stay and look forward to having you visit us again in the future.
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