The John Bauer Pottery Studio and B&B

The John Bauer Pottery Studio and B&B

The John Bauer Pottery Studio and B&B
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4.0 of 5 bubblesApr 2017
After an extensive search taking into consideration affordability, proximity and reviews, we decided to stay at John Bauers place for the visit to family in Claremont. Rowen, Johns wife called us early on our arrival morning to make sure all was in order and also to let us know that we could drop off our luggage and collect the key even though booking in was only from 15:00 even though we were arriving in Claremont at about 11:00. On arrival, we were met by a smiling, bubbly Rowen who told us that the room was ready and we could use it already without any problems. She also told us about the many things to do in the area, the benefits of the various public transport systems and a general huge welcome to Cape Town. The room we had booked was with kitchenette and own bathroom facility. Everything was as per the advertising on the web site. All we needed was at hand and we never had cause to ask either John or Rowen for an extra this or more of that. John and Rowen made sure that we felt as if we were part of the family but were also in no way invasive. Yes, there is the quirky front door but honestly it made it feel as if you were staying in a real home from home and sometimes the quirks make the place unique, as does John and Rowen make the place unique. The 24/7 wifi access is also a fantastic extra for the guests and I used it almost every day to check out places to go, the routes to travel and what was on where. The only item that I feel could be included in the environment is TV. There were a few evenings when we would have enjoyed relaxing after our days’ outings and just watch something on TV. Increase the pricing to cover it and I know that I would not mind that little extra. Overall, John and Rowens place is a winner and we will definitely be returning there when we next come down to visit.

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Melanie G
Wilderness, South Africa8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Have stayed here several times and are never disappointed. Favourite is the Queen Room...light and spacious. Fridges in the rooms would be welcomed but the owners have at least put a small communal fridge in the corridor.
Written 20 February 2020
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TonyBosman
Johannesburg, South Africa84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
After an extensive search taking into consideration affordability, proximity and reviews, we decided to stay at John Bauers place for the visit to family in Claremont. Rowen, Johns wife called us early on our arrival morning to make sure all was in order and also to let us know that we could drop off our luggage and collect the key even though booking in was only from 15:00 even though we were arriving in Claremont at about 11:00.

On arrival, we were met by a smiling, bubbly Rowen who told us that the room was ready and we could use it already without any problems. She also told us about the many things to do in the area, the benefits of the various public transport systems and a general huge welcome to Cape Town.

The room we had booked was with kitchenette and own bathroom facility. Everything was as per the advertising on the web site. All we needed was at hand and we never had cause to ask either John or Rowen for an extra this or more of that. John and Rowen made sure that we felt as if we were part of the family but were also in no way invasive.
Yes, there is the quirky front door but honestly it made it feel as if you were staying in a real home from home and sometimes the quirks make the place unique, as does John and Rowen make the place unique.

The 24/7 wifi access is also a fantastic extra for the guests and I used it almost every day to check out places to go, the routes to travel and what was on where.

The only item that I feel could be included in the environment is TV. There were a few evenings when we would have enjoyed relaxing after our days’ outings and just watch something on TV. Increase the pricing to cover it and I know that I would not mind that little extra.

Overall, John and Rowens place is a winner and we will definitely be returning there when we next come down to visit.
Written 4 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Adam Alexander Author
Johannesburg, South Africa56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
I booked a room for 3 - myself, my wife, and our 19 year old daughter. The photos on the website show inviting double beds, a place where you can sit in a lounge-like environment, and some basic comforts. Nowhere did it say that we had booked a sparse room with nothing but two bunk beds. I'm 50 years old, and well beyond squatting, camping, and bunk beds. The other misleading information was that the booking said I had booked the "Family Room with shared bathroom". I assumed my family would be sharing one bathroom. No way - when we got there we discovered that we would be sharing the bathroom with the the entire guesthouse. Needless to say I was angered at the misleading information. The owners refused to refund me saying "the information was all on the website". I strongly disagree. There's no lounge, no common areas to relax except for a table outside in the sun, no lounge, and my all time favorite, the shared bathroom. heaven help everyone of the entire gust house goes out for a curry on the same night, I shudder to think. If you're 16, backpacking, and have not yet developed standards, this place is ideal. For everyone else, avoid if possible.
Written 5 January 2017
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Takomoto
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
An interesting potter thats is talented and has a lot of to tell as show. He shows his pottery that he makes and they are all very interesting to look at.
Go for a visit when you are in Cape Town he lives and works from his studio in the Souther area of Cape Town. Takes about 10-20 minutes with car from Cape Town Central depending of traffic.
Written 27 January 2015
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