Van Rhyn Guest House

Van Rhyn Guest House

Van Riebeeck Street, Vanrhynsdorp 8170 South Africa

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4.0
#2 of 3 B&Bs in Vanrhynsdorp
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Situated in the tranquil village of Vanrhynsdorp, the Van Rhyn Guest House offers traditional West Coast hospitality and service. An ideal place to spend a few days exploring the surrounding area and discovering the richness and diversity of the West Coast, "Knersvlakte", Hantam Karoo, Namaqualand and its people. Victorian in style, the house was originally built in 1916 and still retains much of its original character and charm. We, your hosts Ernest and Herbert and our staff, invite you to make yourselves at home and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our lodgings. Besides offering warm hospitality and friendly service, our aim is to ensure that your stay will prove to be a memorable one.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Iron
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Van Riebeeck Street, Vanrhynsdorp 8170 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 36 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
262.5 km
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1 Attraction
within 10 kilometers
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Danie W S wrote a review Sept 2016
Bellville, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed over for the third time in the Van Rhyn Guest House in Vanrhynsdorp as the first stopover of our three week holiday trip.

Guesthouse owner welcomed us with open arms, explained all the “in’s and out’s” of the establishment, took us on a guided tour and explain the availability of the coffee/TV -, dining-, sitting rooms, etc. We were invited to use these facilities and the coffee was FREE. We were taken to our respective rooms where everything was explained in detail.

The rooms were adequately equipped and the bed and bedding was outstanding. The toilet/shower was clean and soap/shampoos and a variety of towels was available for use.

On our request for supper were adhered to with a smile and we were even requested what we want. Needless to say. The supper was served on time with style.

Our room was well equipped with all the required needs. After a nightcap on the stoop, we retired and had a very good rest.

The breakfast in the dining room the next morning was to cheer for. The variety was amazing and the service throughout was excellent. The food was well prepared and good tasting that left the pallet with that taste of total satisfaction.
We left the establishment with a satisfied feeling and will definitely recommend the Van Rhyn Guest House to anybody that want a “platteland” experience.

Definitely worth a visit and is highly recommended...
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Date of stay: June 2016
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cobusTheunissen wrote a review Mar 2016
Theunissen
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I did the red line trip and say at VAN RHYN for a night. it was cold that night. the room was well equipped. en suit bathroom. the place is very interesting with a little garden as you come out of the room.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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coetzer_family wrote a review Sept 2015
Stellenbosch, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed in van rhyn guest house en route to augrabies for a road trip. we stayed in a 4 bed family room, whick was very neat. the owners was friendly, and their lovely dog gigi stole our hearts.
pity that the hot water ran out after just one shower in the morning, and the rest of us had to shower in cold water... luckily it was not in winter, so we survived!
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Response from HerbyHowe, Owner at Van Rhyn Guest House
Responded 03 Oct 2015
Dear Coetzer_family Many thanks for the review. I must apologise for the lack of sufficient hot water - in the rush of a full house I forgot to turn on the second geyser which supplies your room with hot water, and if my memory doesn't fail me you also had to put up with a dreadful noise when the hot water tap was opened in the shower. Thank you for bringing it to my attention - it has now been sorted out. I hope your discomfort will mean you do not visit again - hopefully we can make it up to you. Kind regards Herbert
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GaryBay wrote a review Jun 2015
Cape Town, South Africa
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We did not feel welcome and we're not offered any assistance
Told to come and go around side entrance as they do not give front door keys
Says licensed but could not get a drink
Worst bed in years we could not sleep
No coffee or tea in rooms
No fridge
No soap or shampoo
Room was very noisy on main room
Never ever going back here again
Only good thing was lateens given to us for load shedding
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Karen B wrote a review Sept 2013
Newcastle, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in an outside room, traffic on N7 a bit noisy, decor can do with an update. Good shower and comfortable stay, very good breakfast. Host helpful and dinner at the caravan park was great! Book early!!
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Kevin S wrote a review Oct 2012
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A strange place. It is an old farmhouse, and with additions and extensions over its years, it seems to comprise of a collection of rooms around an inner courtyard. Decoration and furniture is from a similar varied period so adds to the slightly quirky ambience of the place, but all in a comfortable way. Big comfortable beds, spotlessly clean bedclothes. Tea and coffee offered in one of the sitting rooms. Breakfast was the usual buffet for juices and cereals with your choice for the cooked breakfast which was all very fresh and tasty.
For dinner they booked us a table at a restaurant, ZAR, at a local campsite. Nice enough place with very reasonably good priced food. Beware, the portions were huge, you won’t need starter and won’t have room for dessert.
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Date of stay: September 2012
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Maureen H wrote a review Sept 2011
Mid Illovo
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent service in a very homely atmosphere, we felt at home and will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2011
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John W wrote a review Aug 2011
Kleinmond South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great experience enjoted our stay immensely and will certainly be back for another visit. The food was out of this world and enjoyed by us all.
Thanks to Herbert and Ernest.
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Date of stay: August 2011
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Jos de Villiers wrote a review Sept 2019
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were well received by our hosts at this oldish but very neat and clean Guest House.
Rooms are spacious and clean with all the required comforts for a pleasant stay. Close to restaurants.
Situated on the main entrance road to town but traffic did not disturb.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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CultjaVultja wrote a review Oct 2018
Cape Point, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Well if you need cheap ,this is it. The breakfast is OK but overpriced an add on to the base fee. The water was hot but the bed was so hard Im still trying to recover a week later. The décor looks like it hasn't been redone since the 70's but like I said, if you want cheap it is an option and it is clean and has safe parking.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Theunissen571 contributions47 helpful votes
tri world wide web.vanrhyngh.coza ; telephone and fax +27(27) 2191429; po/box 43' Vanrhynsdorop 8170
SteveForestg wrote a tip Jul 2018
Cape Town, South Africa45 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Old school rooms attached to the main house are great."
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Danie W S wrote a tip Sept 2016
Bellville, South Africa78 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely worth a visit and is highly recommended..."
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MrsH28 wrote a tip Oct 2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa123 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good"
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Danie W S wrote a tip Sept 2015
Bellville, South Africa78 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely worth a visit and is highly recommended..."
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AlanWCape wrote a tip Oct 2013
Cape Town Central, South Africa189 contributions96 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not all rooms have double beds so specify if this is what you want WE did not experience noise but some rooms on other side of house were noisy according to other reviews so pick carefully"
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PRICE RANGE
R 719 - R 737 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeVanrhynsdorp
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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