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“Home from home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sleeping Beauty Guest House

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Sleeping Beauty Guest House
Ranked #3 of 8 Riversdale B&B and Inns
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Home from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Over the last 10 years we have been regular visitors at this lovely old Victorian guest house as we have travelled from Durban to Cape Town or return. Monica and Jinje are no longer wonderful hosts but close friends. Perfect for an overnight stay or an ideal base to explore the surrounding area - Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 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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Thank Colpep
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed at this old parsonage for just one night in March but were highly imoressed with our choice. There is a lot of history in the building and the gardens are lovely. The rooms are big and airy, the beds comfy and the breakfast gives a good start to the day. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed March 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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Thank Steve1205
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We broke our journey on the Garden Route at this beautiful old parsonage located in Riversdale under the shadows of the Sleep Beauty mountain. Tranquil accomodation with a huge rear garden where we were served afternoon tea on arrival by the convivial hosts Monica and Jinger The house is steeped in history with large spacious rooms with high ceilings. Very friendly welcome, excellent service and breakfast. Would definetly make return visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank Mick D
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Charming old rectory in a quiet part of town. Lovely gardens with great views of the Sleeping Beauty Mountain, and an intriguing labyrinth. Caring and attentive owner/hosts ensure a very comfortable and relaxed stay. Newly completed self-catering wing will suit families and backpackers. At just over 3 hours drive from Cape Town this is a very attractive and convenient stopover for tourists on their way to the Garden Route. We will return.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have stunning views over the back garden towards the mountains
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Libby M
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

After a long drive this was a wonderful dinner bed and breakfast experience for us. We had an enormous room overlooking a beautiful garden which stretches back a long way with adjacent gardens housing horses. The rooms are comfortable and have everything you will need, it is an old house which is charming and it has a slightly old fashioned feel which is part of it's charm.
The owners Monica and Jinger are really delightful hosts and we enjoyed their company and a very good supper and breakfast prepared by Monica, there are plenty of paintings and drawings on the walls and lovely views front and back of the house to the mountains, there are plenty of birds visiting the garden and friendly dogs in the house, all in all a memorable and happy experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 Anne T
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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

We wanted to break up our trip travelling up the garden route from Cape Town to Plettenberg bay and needed a half way stop over. Perfect find! Sleeping beauty offered exactly what we were looking for - comfortable accomodation in beautiful tranquil surroundings and warm friendly service. The rooms were larger than average and beds very comfortable. Had a hearty breakfast in the morning and the friendly hosts Monica and Jinger gave us plenty of useful information about the area.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ron M
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forres
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

Monica and Jinja were excellent hosts for our overnight stay in Riversdale. We enjoyed a lovely meal, modestly priced at their table. A really enjoyable evening. They live in a charming authentically period house with lovely gardens.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Additional Information about Sleeping Beauty Guest House

Property: Sleeping Beauty Guest House
Address: 3 Long Street | P.O. Box 413, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riversdale
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Riversdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sleeping Beauty Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restored Victorian parsonage with all amenities, set in a beautiful country garden. Our guest house is on the edge of town backing onto the Vette river ensuring peace and tranquility. You will enjoy the personal attention of the owners and experience country hospitality of a bygone era. ... more   less 
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