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The Milner

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#2 of 17 guest houses in Grahamstown
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Welcome to The Milner, your Grahamstown “home away from home.” The Milner aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at The Milner, visitors can check out Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery and Guesthouse (1.3 mi), which is a popular Grahamstown attraction.

In addition, while staying at The Milner guests have access to sun umbrellas, outdoor furniture, and beach chairs, and you can stay connected with free wifi. You can also enjoy a pool and a lounge while staying at The Milner. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at The Milner.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Twing Sushi, which is an Asian restaurant that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Best of all, The Milner makes it easy to experience many great Grahamstown attractions like 1820 Settlers National Monument and Elizabeth Salt Monument, which are some popular monuments and statues.

The Milner puts the best of Grahamstown at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Golf course
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Manicure
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Ironing service
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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Craiggil wrote a review Apr 2023
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
We visited for my son's graduation and must say that the Milner is an oasis in what has become a rather neglected town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Milner and would definitely do a visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 15 May 2023
Dear Craig, Thank you for your review of The Milner and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our little oasis! We certainly hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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Majolide wrote a review Feb 2023
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The place is beautiful, the rooms have nice big beds. The staff is friendly, but they were not available at some point we did not know who to ask when we needed help. However, I enjoyed my stay at the Milner.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 04 Apr 2023
Dear Majolide, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our manager lives on site and is always available to assist our guests. We do apologise for not receiving assistance when you needed! We do hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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Colin wrote a review Jan 2023
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The Milner in Grahamstown is an absolute gem,perhaps the best guesthouse I have had the pleasure of staying at The friendly staff, facilities, food and superb rooms were of the highest standard I would highly recommend a stay at the Milner and would suggest a stay longer than one night
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 23 Jan 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review and this makes us very proud to be working for The Oyster Collection! We do hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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jversp236315 wrote a review Dec 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Amazing guest house , nicely decorated and very friendly and helpful staff .Great breakfast and a big choice of beverages at the honesty bar. Will recommend this place to everyone . Next time will try to stay 2 nights and discover this little town a bit more. Unfortunately this time i was only passing true
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 28 Dec 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for this lovely review of your stay with us and we do hope to welcome you back again! Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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barhamw2022 wrote a review Dec 2022
Cranbrook, United Kingdom1 contribution
I simply could not fault any aspect of this magnificent guest house. Most highly recommended. Fabulous bedroom, extensive sitting area, large garden and excellent breakfasts. Easy secure parking. Very helpful and kind staff.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 02 Dec 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We do hope to welcome you back! Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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Tracy M wrote a review Sept 2022
New Zealand93 contributions15 helpful votes
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I was thrilled with my stay at The Milner and felt it was definitely good value for the money paid. The property is beautiful and well situated with quality furnishings and amenities. The staff is very hospitable and obliging (albeit a bit noisy at times) and I felt well looked after and comfortable.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The property is a 6 minute walk from the closest shop and bottle store and the rooms have small...
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Responded 27 Sept 2022
Dear Tracy, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our warm hospitality. We note your mention of our staff being noisy at times and will address this. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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Cindy S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Beautiful guesthouse that symbolizes the towns art and cultural feel but in a very elegant way. The rooms were very spacious and clean with all the necessities. The staff is very friendly and gave us impeccable service.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 12 Sept 2022
Dear Guest, Thanks for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to welcome you back. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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dtswidi wrote a review Aug 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The stay was great. The room was clean and spacious, there was a kitchen in my room as well as a great TV with full dstv channels. The Guest house also had a library which was very helpful in terms of preparing for my meetings. Breakfast was great.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Guest, Thanks for this wonderful review of your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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birdsong2022 wrote a review Aug 2022
Margaret River, Australia1 contribution
Perfect accommodation for activities at St Andrew’s college. Monica is awesome. The house is well appointed with lots of interesting memorabilia, and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. No where better in Grahamstown.
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Responded 09 Aug 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review of your stay with us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your Milner Guesthouse experience. Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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Chas P wrote a review Jul 2022
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2 nights at this conveniently positioned b&b for St Andrews was superb. Great service, beautiful room and a very good breakfast. Rooms are spacious and there are beautiful gardens and a pool where one can spend the day.
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Dear Chas, Thanks for this wonderful review of your stay with us and we do hope to welcome you back! Kind regards, The Oyster Collection Team
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R 1,845 - R 2,210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Milner
Which popular attractions are close to The Milner?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral of St Michael and St George (0.7 km), Brothers Safaris (1.1 km), and St Patrick's Catholic Church (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Milner?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Milner?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Milner?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Milner?
Conveniently located restaurants include Major Fraser's Craft Bar & Eatery, The Rat & Parrot, and The Barista.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Milner?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Milner?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.