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The Crown Guesthouse

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16 Kroon Avenue Panorama, Bethlehem 9701 South Africa
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#2 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Bethlehem
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A unique setting of culture and gracious living; the ideal base to further explore the many splendours of the eastern Free State.Regal comfort - suites are en-suite, plush carpeted, air conditioned, and elegantly decorated with exquisite ethnic objects d'art, paintings and a fine collection of black and white photography. Suites are privately accessed from an attractive landscaped garden featuring works by various South African sculptures.Signature breakfasts are included. Gourmet dinners served on request. The Crown is opposite the air field and walking distance from the Casino and Dihlabeng Shopping Mall. The Crown is enroute to Clarens - a mere 28 km further.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Soundproof rooms
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Grade: 39 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 10 km
2Attractionswithin 10 km
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Adelevanschalkwyk wrote a review Dec 2020
Stellenbosch, South Africa43 contributions17 helpful votes
Well located, easy to find, safe parking, very nice cooked dinner. Comfortable bed = good sleep and all you need when not at home. I enjoyed the conversation at breakfast with the host on all their travels and the beautiful coffee table book.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Anita Henning, Owner at The Crown Guesthouse
Responded 13 Dec 2020
Thank you kindly Adele. Hope to see you again in future. ☺️
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kedibonelegoabe wrote a review Sep 2020
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Treatment/ service poor, Boarding school set-up. Not having a good way to talk to clients.Should the landlord lady continue like that, they'll definately lose clients. She's not a business person, not friendly at all. The Oupa is friendly & knows how to interact with clients. Clients should be served, if you can't serve them don't turn it to be their problem. Hire staff to do that on your behalf. Understand your clients schedule as a guesthouse, you're not a hotel even hotels engage with clients & try to meet each other half way. Customer relations is really needed there.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Anita Henning, Owner at The Crown Guesthouse
Responded 08 Sep 2020
Oh, how terribly disappointed I am in this vindictive review - I am flabergasted, since there was never opportunity for us to talk and I sent all notifications via text message. Could it perhaps be because you smoked in the room and I reminded you of the Valet fine and to please not smoke, or is it because you asked me to serve you your food in your room, which is not part of the service we offer? We also do not have the staff to do that - you do recall that we are still in lockdown and have sceleton staff. Apart from that, we are not a hotel and do not offer room service. You also reported me to your agents after you smoked in the room, accusing me of being rude and that you wanted to check out, a request they declined after clearing the issues with me. Instead of being insulting, maybe take the time, sit back and reconsider what you are accusing me of. We had a friendly chat in the mornings and I went to great lengths serving your a great meal every day - for twelve nights you never had the same meal. And your collegue, when I asked him about the food, said 10/10. Oh well, some you win others you lose and I am sorry we have lost you as guests.
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JD Smith wrote a review Feb 2020
Kimberley, South Africa39 contributions4 helpful votes
This is 1 of those places where you have to remind yourself that you are not at your own house. Peace and tranquility reigns supreme here. The herb garden, the layout of the place coupled with the friendliness of the elderly couple whose place it is and the staff, makes this place count among the best guesthouses I've visited thus far. The quality of the food served here is superb. I'll go back there anytime. If you intend staying over in Bethlehem, Free State this is the place to be. It is situated right across the road from the shopping mall and a mere 3.4km from the parkrun if you're into running the 5km race once a week. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from thecrownza, Owner at The Crown Guesthouse
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Haha, when you mentioned "Parkrun" I immediately realized who you are - you're the guy that overslept and did not make it to the Parkrun in time! But it is good to know that you rested well - that is important. You have been a lovely guest and we sure hope to have you back. And thank you for your kind words. Take care.
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346patricka wrote a review Oct 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The room was beautiful and I slept very well, woke up to a delicious breakfast. The service was fantastic despite us arriving very late. I would recommend staying here if you are in the area. There is wifi and dstv
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from thecrownza, Owner at The Crown Guesthouse
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Thank you! Good to hear - this is what we strive for, :)
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dawnearl wrote a review Sep 2019
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
What a lovely stop over: highly recommend. We felt safe and nourished and enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast. Nothing seemed too much trouble and the staff were friendly and efficient: we would go back and also do recommend this and a perfect stop over.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from thecrownza, Owner at The Crown Guesthouse
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Thanks Dawn - we hope to see you again. Please send me details of your guest house in Salt Rock. We'd love to stop by some time. Thank you for being so appreciative - being a host yourself, you know what that means..... Take care Anita
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US$74 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateBethlehem
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Crown Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Crown Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary (1.0 km) and Bethlehem Museum (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Crown Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Crown Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Crown Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Crown Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wooden Spoon Restaurant, Cafe Al Fresco, and Ocean Basket Bethlehem.
Does The Crown Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Crown Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Crown Guesthouse?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Crown Guesthouse offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Crown Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is The Crown Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.