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Tradouw Guest House
Ranked #1 of 6 Barrydale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Laid back and relaxing”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great guest house in lovely town. Owners Leon and Dennis are very friendly and attentive. Rooms are comfortable and garden beautiful. Breakfast is superb, served in lovely vine covered courtyard. Barrydale is a lovely stop over point if you are travelling on the R62 and the Tradouw Guest House a must.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Have you ever visited a beautiful house in a beautiful place and thought just for a moment how wonderful it would be to live there? Well be prepared to be bowled over by this wonderful character filled house, great hospitality, and beautiful scenery. Leon and Dennis make it all seem effortless as they welcome you to this wonderful house. You can feel yourself relaxing as you walk in the garden in the early morning sunshine, watching the chickens being released into the garden after their night in the chicken coop before heading off for a wonderful breakfast under the vine in the courtyard garden (that's you not the chickens).
Looking to make a return visit as soon as possible!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

An incredibly peaceful and tranquil guesthouse with such friendly and helpful hosts. There are beautiful natural pools to swim in close by and some good places to hike. We had the friendliest reception from Leon who pointed us the right direction for things to do. Breakfast was lovely, the garden looked and smelled amazing and you'd be hard pushed to find a better place to spend a few days. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robertson, South Africa
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Once again, I got to stay in Leon and Dennis' old-world guesthouse in Barrydale. This charming and uber friendly place is a perfect stop to enjoy the Karoo. The historical house has basic, comfortable rooms that bring back memories of family road trips. Leon and Dennis treat their guests with ease and friendliness so that you always feel welcome and 'at home'. Lovely breakfasts with great coffee, tea in a teapot, sugar in a sugar bowl and jam in glass jars show attention to detail and great service.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

I continue to be both delighted & amazed at the high quality of the B&B accommodation in this beautiful country. Tradouw Guest House is way up there at the top of the tree.

We stayed here for the first 2 nights of our latest SA vacation, having driven straight here after landing at 07.00 hrs at CPT. We received a warm welcome from Leon & were shown to our delightful room overlooking the huge & beautiful rear garden. We were soon relaxing on the sun chairs & watching with amusement as the chickens went about their daily routine.

In the evening, while we were waiting for Dennis to cook our delicious evening meal, we were entertained by Leon over a few glasses of wine in the cute little bar. We were also introduced to Delphine.

After a delicious breakfast served in the beautiful covered garden, we spent a relaxing morning in this beautiful Karoo town before exploring the magnificent Tradouw Pass. This is highly recommended.

In the evening before dinner at Clarke's, we were again entertained by Leon over a couple of cold ones. Leon really is a delightful & friendly host.

All too soon we were on our way along Route 62 towards Knysna. Thanks to Leon, Dennis & Delphine for such a wonderfully happy start to our holiday. We'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is a small gem in Barrydale: comfortable rooms, a shady courtyard, extensive gardens (shared with the chickens), friendly hosts and excellent breakfasts all at a good price, make the Tradouw Guesthouse a no-brainer whether you're on route elsewhere or using Barrydale as a base for exploring the Little Karoo. I

Room Tip: If you'd like a slightly larger room, ask for one of the 'garden rooms'.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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48 reviews
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Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there for only one night in January 2013. The place is lovely decorated with simple but nice rooms. The room was clean and the place is run by very professional friendly hosts. Breakfast was good as well. Also we were provided with an awesome tip for dinner: the blue bistro which lies within walking distance of 10 minutes. I think I had the best steak of my life there.
Sitting in the lovely garden of tradouws with a gin-tonic and wine after dinner will be unforgotten.
If you are looking for a high-class luxury stay you are definitely wrong here but if you are just looking for a nice, clean, simple stay with very friendly surrounding you will be absolutely right in that place. We really enjoyed the stay there and will surely come back once we're in the area of barrydale again. Nothing to complain about here.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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