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Tradouw Guest House
Ranked #1 of 6 Barrydale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 17, 2012

This must be my very favourite hotel ever! Totally unexpected motel style B & B in the lovely sleepy but simultaneously funky village of Barrydale in the Klein Karoo.Leon and Dennis are the warmest of hosts, without being in any way intrusive. We have stayed here twice & by the end of our second stay they felt like old friends.The bar, the outside dining area, the rooms are all quirky & utterly unlike anywhere else. You simply have to experience this place. And incredibly good value especially by European standards, but also when compared to other SA B & Bs.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Thanks Leon and Denis for a wonderful evening. Cocktails, supper, more cocktails, bar tours, more cocktails! The comfortable bed helped the hangover. You have a wonderful spot, both in the guest house and the village. We will be spending more than one night there in the future- thanks again.

Room Tip: Back rooms are right on the garden- and the chickens!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

We liked the very special and charming atmosphere of the guest house and felt very much at home. Lively and interesting hosts, nice room with comfortable bed.
Good breakfast and homecooked dinner.
We had a good time!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

We spent a day at the Tradouw Guest House in Barrydale recently (April 2012) and had a great time. Dennis and Leon are very good hosts, serving us a fantastic dinner and a great breakfast the following morning. The guest house is charming and the rooms are comfortable. You have to visit with the silk hens in the backyard, and with Priscilla the pig across the street.

We also had fun at the Blue Bistro, a pub just down the street. Barrydale is a lovely village and a great place to stop along Route 62.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

What a gem of a place!! Thank you Leon and Denis for a short but memorable stay at your guest house!
Whenever we are in the area we will definitely pull in for a longer stay!!
Service/food/attitude fantastic!
Regards.. Jimmy Parsons.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

A delightful location with wonderful hosts. Don't miss out on this gem in the Western Cape. The town is charming as is the guest house. Rustic, comfortable rooms, satisfying breakfast in the beautiful enclosed garden and homecooked dinners. The hosts are really great and nothing is too much for them. In the local area there are some good hot water springs and don't forget to check out the gallery which makes beautiful household objects from recycled material - a couple of items are said to have made it to the White House in Washington DC.
If you want a stay away from it all - and be looked after do visit. After all it's only a three hour drive from Cape Town with some varied and great scenery on the way - don't miss the Tradouw Pass especially now that the road has been upgraded.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

Wow, what a great place to stay! We stayed at Tradouw guesthouse in Dec 2010. It is such a lovely guesthouse.

This small and independent guesthouse has bags of character and charm. The owners are fantastic, very friendly and welcoming, Leon provided us with loads of information about the area.

Our room was very nice. It was in keeping with the guesthouse, clean and looked out on to the garden.

There is a great little bar and the breakfast was fantastic, served outside in the beautiful garden.

I would highly recommend this guesthouse, I have travelled a lot and visited some amazing places but this guesthouse has always stuck in my mind.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank ZoeA19
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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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