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“Where else but with Denis and Leon?? Hospitality at it`s greatest!!”

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Tradouw Guest House
Ranked #1 of 6 Barrydale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2011

What can I say?? If you have not been there, you have not yet experienced the best service ever. The warmest fireplace in winter and the coolest river in summer.

I go at least 3 times a year. Valentines being one, my birthday is the other, then just another time because I can. As it is almost time for my birthday again, I will be packing my bags next weekend to go again. Denis makes the bestest Tomato and Cheese sandwich (according to a 20 year old girl - my daughter) I think it is the best place to be and have been going for 10 years almost. I hope there will be another ten more. Pack your bags if you want a real relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Make it a week. You will not be sorry.

Dawn & Jon

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  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

We have only stayed one night in the causy guestgouse but it was worth to stay here and to enjoy the wonderful garden and surroundings of the guesthouse. You feel a little bit like in the 60ies with all the decoration in the rooms and the music playing. you can relax in the garden together with a dog, cats, chicken and a lot of birds passing by. The breakfat was perfect nd served under a nice tree outside in the garden. The place is very safe and you can feel free and relaxed. The hosts are very friendly and want you to enjoy.
Perfect stay (we loved Barrydale much more than Montegu)..

Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2010

We booked Tradouw Guesthouse at the last minute along our tour of the Garden Route and Route 62 and it was our favourite stopover. The town of Barrydale is so beautiful and quaint as was the accommodation. Our hosts Leon and Denis made us feel at home with their personalised service and delicious homemade food. The old fashioned country style Tradouw Guesthouse in Barrydale is a must stopover along Route 62. Excellent value!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2010

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at Tradouw Guesthouse our rooms were lovely and opened out onto a beautiful garden. The hosts were so accomodating, friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and served in a lovely courtyard! The Tradouw guesthouse is unique, a great place to stay and I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2010

Just outside of Barrydale our car broke down, we could turn the car around and by running it downhill we made Barrydale our car finally stopped just in front of this B&B. Although it was not by choice, we had a great stay at this guesthouse! The next time we will surely we come around if in the neighborhood. We were warmly welcomed and well we were not sure if we would stay depending on what the car rental company arranged, we got a great pot of coffee. In the night we were changing cars and everything was possible to arrange with them.

So a great stay on a less pleasant moment, we will remember the beautiful garden en space of the B&B and we would surely advice anyone who wants to stay here to do so!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2010

This B&B has real character. The owners, Leon and Dennis, are very hospitable and kind. The decor is wonderfully done with loads of music items from old albums and sheet music. At breakfast the cereal is served in the old original metal cans dating from the 20's and 30's. There is a great garden/yard as well as a special garden and meditation area they own across the street.

Staying in a place like this is what real traveling is about. You will learn so much more about South Africa staying in such a place as this. They also have a licensed bar on the premises. There are quite a few restaurants in the town as well.

This place was the last night of our trip to the Cape area and it was a great ending to a fabulous trip to South Africa.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 2, 2009

Tradouw Guesthouse is a truly wonderful rustic gem of a place in the small and peaceful village of Barrydale. Leon and Denis proved to be fantastic hosts with the best hospitality we received throughout our 2 week holiday along Cape Town, the Garden Route and Route 62. We stayed in a cosy room overlooking a sublime garden. The breakfast is served in the charming courtyard which we enjoyed immensely. We were lucky to join Leon and Denis at a new restaurant. They immediately put us at ease with their down to earth and friendly hospitality. It made quite a refreshing change from other places we stayed at on our holiday. There is alsointernet access available, which proved very helpful for us. This restful place exudes great charm and is outstanding value for money in my opinion. I cannot recommend this place enough. If you want to relax and wind down, Barrydale is perfect and I would definitely return to stay at Tradouw Guesthouse. Thanks Leon and Denis! P.S. say hi to Priscilla Queen of the Karoo for us :o)

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tradouw Guest House

Address: 46 Van Riebeeck Street, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Barrydale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Barrydale
Price Range: $48 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tradouw Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tradouw Guest House offers value for money comfortable rustic private and quiet en-suite bedrooms for overnight or longer stays. Quoted rates are for bed only with full breakfast optional, thereby giving guests the choice of not having breakfast should they wish to sleep in late, or enjoy breakfast at one of the many restaurants in Barrydale. The building, dates back to the late 1800s and was once the local trading store in the town. Situated in the charming village of Barrydale just off the now famous Route 62. There are 6 bedrooms outside the main house, four with a small bathroom with shower opening onto a vine covered courtyard and two larger queen bedded rooms with private patio and en suite shower facilities opening onto a large private landscaped Garden with abundant bird life. There is a Guest Lounge with open fire place and various board games.Listen to music from Leons extensive collection of Classical, Opera, Broadway musicals and his all time favorite French singer Jacques Brel. Relax, unwind or go for a walk through our large extended indigenous gardens across the road from the guesthouse meet our family of sheep and cows and take a stroll down to the to the river. Spend some time in Barrydale and experience the Little Karoo. ... more   less 

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