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The Longhouse
Ranked #5 of 10 Clanwilliam B&B and Inns
Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“This is it!!!! Look no further!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

We landed in Clanwillam homeless and with no reservation. After chatting with the woman at the tourism info center we headed out with three recommendation. Our first stop was the Longhouse. Upon entering the charming, clean and inviting inn, we were hooked. The inn owner Ilse took us under her wing and gave us wonderful suggestions for our time in the area. after 2 days, we were hooked and stayed two more days. One day was just relaxing by the pool and enjoying the beautiful grounds. Food was great, and the inn is located such that we could walk to town. We hope to visit again next year!

Room Tip: all were very nice
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jonathan N
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Davis, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

This guesthouse is in a beautiful building in the heart of Clanwilliam. It is an easy walk to the center of town and very close to the site of the annual garden show. The owner is very kind and delightful to talk with; the staff are very helpful and nice, as well. Breakfast is excellent and served in an attractive dining room. Our room was large and extremely comfortable. I would gladly stay here again if I were in Clanwilliam.

Room Tip: The end room is large and lovely; all the rooms face the terrace.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 828SusanK828
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London, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We spent a very agreeable night at the Longhouse as part of a trip up the Wet Coast. Our room was spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. There was a lovely garden and a small swimming pool just steps away from our bedroom door. The breakfast was delicious - everything fresh and well prepared. We enjoyed meeting the owner and her team - the service was warm, welcoming and personal.

Room Tip: The rooms at each end of the Longhouse could be quieter - but the place is very calm anyway
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lilywall
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Ilse S, Manager at The Longhouse, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review! We have now added a patio and flower beds under the willow tree for a really quiet corner in the garden ....
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Ile-de-France, France
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194 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Really nice bedrooms in an old house.
In 2 days we've never seen ou hosts but the the staff was really friendly and the breakfast delicious.
You can also cook your diner in the kitchen or make a braai near the pool.

Room Tip: You can cook your diner in the kitchen or make a braai.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lekikidu92
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed here for the first of a three night trip, it was a great place. Very friendly owner, who welcomed us. She recommended a lovely restaurant were she also booked a table for us. After we had arrived we filled in a short sheet for breakfast the following morning, we were the only people staying at the lodge that night, but there was still a full buffet prepared for us along with English breakfast, coffee and tea. When we left the owner Ilse gave us plenty of suggestions of what to do in the area and where to go next as we hadn't decided on what to do. We were there in August and saw lots of beautiful wild flowers in just the places she told us to go. She also suggested a lunch place and winery which we also visited over the weekend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gustav R
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We checked into The Longhouse BB in Clanwilliam and had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Ilse. Rooms are lovely, spacious and comfortable. Spacious bathroom, air-con and decent size in-room fridge. Breakfast cards to pre-order breakfast for the next day. Lovely dining area where we are working in right now. Ilse is a wonderful human being and passionate about her craft and the community she lives in. I'll be back for more!

Room Tip: Rooms are all the same, overlooking the pool and walking distance from city centre and nearby restau...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tesproos
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Additional Information about The Longhouse

Property: The Longhouse
Address: 3 Park Street, Clanwilliam 8135, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Clanwilliam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Clanwilliam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Longhouse is situated just off the main street, 5 minutes walk to the nearest restaurants. One of the three oldest surviving houses, built around 1810, with beautiful antiques and comfortable beds. Lovely garden, friendly staff ...and we serve a great breakfast! ... more   less 

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