Cottonwood Guesthouse

Cottonwood Guesthouse

124 Waverley Road Dan Pienaar, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
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4.5
#6 of 106 guest houses in Bloemfontein
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
Cottonwood Guesthouse offers luxurious and comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in five spacious en-suite rooms which are serviced on a daily basis. The guesthouse is ideally suited for business travelers, families and couples. All our rooms is fitted with air-conditioning, full DSTV on a flat screen TV, free WiFi and a small kitchenette complete with a microwave oven, kettle, toaster, basic cutlery and crockery and bar fridge. All our rooms has a separate, private entrance with a private, small outside seating area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Patio
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

124 Waverley Road Dan Pienaar, Bloemfontein 9301 South Africa
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wjohn516875 wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at many guesthouses around South Africa due to my job, and Cottonwood is up there amongst the best. Any further trips to Bloemfontein I will not use any other guesthouse. the amenities, the comfort, the professional approach make it the automatic choice.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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N Neethling wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All I can say is " worth your money" all inclusive, felt like a holiday inn.
This is one of the best places we as a family enjoyed in a long time.
Mini bar, sanitized rooms, very neat and clean. Friendly management.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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TN Nord wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New owners really made an effort. Hospitality in spades and awesome family rooms. Tv in the family suite is bigger than my house's. Feels like you are staying with family with little thoughtful touches such as lindts on the bed, complementary slipper,filter coffee, and a fully stocked snack minibar in the room. The food was great.Owners also take personal requests to heart, and nothing seems to much to handle. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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AdelsK wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town82 contributions30 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Its a nice spot but could be better. On arrival a woman hurriedly handed us the keys but didnt explain anything to us. Nothing about facilities etc. We were left to figure things out. Room was comfortable but I think needs a good deep clean. Carpets felt dirty and utensils in cupboard was dirty. The wifi is a bit unstable but ok for the most part.

Its located in a good and convenient area so thats a huge bonus. On our second night the neighbors threw a really loud party until midnight (not the guesthouse owners fault) but it was a dampener considering we were wanting an early night ahead of a long drive.

The gardens are really well maintained and there is a great swimming pool. Pity there are no loungers so we can to plonk our stuff on the grass. Also no way to order drinks at the pool. We asked for pool towels - all shapes and sizes of towels arrived, almost like someone dug them out from a lost property box. Felt a bit strange.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Noeline Kemp, Owner at Cottonwood Guesthouse
Responded 21 Dec 2020
Thank you for your response. We will pay more attention to your comments about our facility.
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tntuli392146 wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay was okay. The rooms are carpeted so a bit harsh on the nose if you have allergies. The Staff/ Management was extremely unprofessional, charged incorrect amount, when i called and pointed out to her she told me it was her weekend off and she would speak to me in the week. Very unfriendly tone and always seems agitated. To date i have been promised a refund which i have not received 2 weeks later and my messages and calls are not being answered. Their reason for not refunding me is that they cannot do internet transfers and are waiting for the bank to give them access.
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Date of stay: February 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from COTTONWOOD GUESTHOUSE OASIS, Guest Services / Front Office at Cottonwood Guesthouse
Responded 25 May 2023
Good day. Thank you for taking the time to rate and leaving a comment. We are sorry about the carpet, we are currently busy on maintenance and renovating. Cottonwood changed bank accounts from Standard bank to FNB during that time. I am truly sorry you felt that way hopefully in the future you will enjoy staying with us.🌿
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150johan wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room and breakfast room is beautiful and the parking is very secure. However I will never return as one of the sheets on the bed was terribly soiled which makes me suspect that the linen was not washed at all. Dinner of rice, potato and chicken was overwhelming and tasteless. I suggest that the owners should rather go for quality than quantity. Breakfast - the scrambled eggs were rubbery and the croissants were still frozen inside.
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Date of stay: January 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Kyla Jamneck, Owner at Cottonwood Guesthouse
Responded 17 Mar 2022
I am very sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience and hope you will accept my sincerest apologies. We have our dinners catered in and also found the quality to be a major issue and have since stopped making use of their services so that it isn’t a problem again in the future. Our linen is also cleaned professionally by a completely seperate company and the matter will be taken up with them. We are committed to providing our guests with only the best service and I can assure you this is not a regular occurrence. We value our guests opinions and welcome all types of critique as we believe this is the only way to better ourselves. I therefore would like to thank you for bringing this to my attention, and giving me the chance to amend the problem. Once again, my humblest apologies. Kind Regards
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anitafrancis_meyer wrote a review May 2022
Jeffreys Bay3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very relaxing and most comfortable stay at Cottonwood Guest House the end of April 2022. The hosts, Jacques and Lize-Mari were very friendly and accommodating. They even allowed us to invite two elderly guests for breakfast and extended the breakfast time to accommodate the elderly ladies. We were amazed at the warmth and friendliness of the owners as well as the cleaning staff. Very neat accommodation, grounds very neat and secure, attention to detail, even slippers in the room to use after a shower. Private Courtyard in front of Room is a plus point. Breakfast were very, very tasty and full mansize breakfast. We will definitely return and can really recommend this Guest House without hesitating. Jacques and Lize-Mari, once again thank you for your hospitality and kindness. Regards Francis Family
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mercia Lawak, General Manager at Cottonwood Guesthouse
Responded 02 May 2022
Hi Anita, Cottonwood staff would like to extend our gratitude for your review and the great stay and experience we could provide for you and your guests. I am glad we provided you and your guest with a great experience. Thank you again for choosing us to accommodate you and your family. Thank you. Kind Regards
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riaan643 wrote a review Mar 2024
Vaalwater, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was GREAT !! Thank you very much to Anton for being a great and helpful host. Service was excellent and the room was very neat and clean.

I will stay there again and recommend to family and friends any time.

The price is GREAT and it is really value for money !!

I also appreciated the secure parking seeing that I had equipment on my vehicle's roof.

Being Pet friendly was another huge PLUS for us !!

Thank you again Anton !!

Regards

Riaan
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nthabeleng Nkoko wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found a home in Bloemfontein. I have been there twice with my husband. It is in a good location, in a quite area that is near a mall. The rooms are clean and fresh, lovely themed decor.

Beautiful service and amenties. The owners and staff are very kind. Nice complimentary coffee and rusks, and the chocolates too... We enjoyed the high speed WIFI connection in the comfort of the room. The patio area is lovely with a neat and blooming garden. The wooden partitions give good privacy with a rustic feel, we enjoyed the seating area under the stars . The braai facilities are available and one can enjoy a social time over BBQ.

The owners have done a great job with renovating the place, but the sound between walls needs some attention as we could hear our neighbour speaking from their room.

We had nice fresh breakfast with a view of the beautiful garden. We finally found a home in Bloemfontein after trying several places of accommodation. Highly recommended, as the place is also safe for tourists.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kyla Jamneck, Owner at Cottonwood Guesthouse
Responded 17 Mar 2022
Hello. THANK YOU ! for the fantastic review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Our biggest priority is our guests and their satisfaction. Needless to say, we are ecstatic that we met that mark! Kind folks like you make our job a pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Maryke Loubser wrote a review Jun 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cottonwood Guest House is definitely the only place that I would stay when visiting Bloemfontein, and I visit every 3 months! All facilities are available that you need. The rooms are super neat and comfortable with everything you need. The staff is excellent and professional and make sure you are comfortable and at home. Food is always fresh and really tasty. I would highly recommend them to anyone who ever visits Bloemfontein. Best guesthouse I've ever been to and I travel a lot. 5 star for sure!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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JuletaHirner wrote a tip Jan 2021
Western Cape, South Africa6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are private with your own little garden or courtyard . they areall very charming ."
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sixcrazybabies wrote a tip Jan 2018
Sandton, South Africa71 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"family room with shared bath is great!"
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Koena S wrote a tip Sept 2017
Polokwane, South Africa15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to shopping centres"
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Kassie En Liese... K wrote a tip Jun 2017
Stilbaai, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family unit is perfect for a family of four"
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335lebreton wrote a tip Mar 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa71 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Willow Leaf (Cottage 4) is at the back of the property away from the street. It is very private."
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PRICE RANGE
R 682 - R 774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateBloemfontein
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cottonwood Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Ziel Deli (1.1 km) and Soetdoring Nature Reserve (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Margaritas Seafood & Steaks, Kerdoni's Bays Village, and The Blue Gem.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cottonwood Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cottonwood Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Cottonwood Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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