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Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse

119 Hornbill Street, St Lucia 3936 South Africa
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#10 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in St Lucia
Travellers' Choice
Unique design: poetic architecture, serene atmosphere, pure quality, maximum convenience challenges for an unforgettable visit. The most exclusive newly build guesthouse in St. Lucia is totally different regarding architecture and exclusivity. Minimalistic with a warm atmosphere. Big luxury rooms (50m2 each), a fantastic view into the garden and Wetlands Park with all the birds and animals, the silence, a beautiful large swimming pool and warm Dutch hospitality.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German and 1 more
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Venture40527872400 wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
Great experience with fantastic hosts everything was clean tidy and well kept. The rooms were big and the beds were comfortable. The view onto deck and pool are great for having coffee. Breakfast was 5 star. Will definitely recommend to all.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Dieter Schmid wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed there for 2 nights over the Easter weekend. We can highly recommend this unique 5 star guest house. The architecture is amazing and modern, the rooms are enormous and the breakfast was fantastic. The garden and pool is breathtaking and the hosts are extremely friendly and helpful. One of the best guest houses we have ever had the pleasure of staying at.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hans van de wijgert, Owner at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Responded 07 Apr 2021
Thank you Yogini and Dieter for the nice words about the guesthouse and the personal compliments. I really enjoyed having you as guests and hope to see you again. Greetings, Olga
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Tshego Grace wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
Stayed at Serene Estate over the long weekend. I am completely in awe of every minute that was spent there. Putting aside the incredible green sceneries, clean and modern architecture with pops of color, spacious rooms and delightful breakfast I truly believe the warmth of the place comes from the host Olga; she was welcoming and informative. Serene Estate is the perfect shortleft holiday gateway. I hope to be back again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Olga Bilderbeek, Owner at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Responded 26 Mar 2021
Thank you so much. In this period of Corona we need positive and lovely people and you were one of them. Olga
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GEOJozi wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
There wasn’t much not to love about Serene Estate: the generously proportioned rooms; comfy bed; scrumptious, ample breakfast; informative and helpful hosts; inviting pool; tranquil park surroundings... While we did a fair bit of exploring in the iSimangaliso Wetlands, we could equally have spent all our time at the Estate. Hope to be back. (Shakabarker Tours provide an excellent, intimate lake cruise experience.)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from hans van de wijgert, Owner at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Responded 04 Mar 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review. The choice of the words used fits perfectly with Serene-estate. We really hope to see you back again. Olga + Hans
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rcraig469314 wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Had a 5 night stay at Serene Estate over the recent Heritage Day long weekend, and what a pleasure. Its a piece of heavenly tranquility and modern class that made the 7 hour road trip from Joburg worth it. The location is perfect - fronting directly onto the lush green parkland on a quiet street away from the busy main road through St Lucia, but close enough that its a 10 minute walk to any of the restaurants in town. The rooms are very spacious, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Bed was super comfy and bathroom had double basins and a great shower. Best feature, though, was the view from the patio outside the room - we watched duikers, bushbuck, crested guinea-fowl, tons of birds and cute bush-babies, while sitting and having a glass of wine. Wonderful! Breakfast was a feast. Fresh fruit, Juice, yogurts, cereals, cold meats and cheeses, a generous bread basket (great croissants!) and eggs to order. Nice coffee, too. Enough to get us through till dinner while we explored the park up to Cape Vidal or lazed on the main beach at St Lucia Olga was a perfect hostess, and I can wholeheartedly recommend Serene estate. It really lives up to its name!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Olga Bilderbeek, Owner at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Responded 09 Oct 2020
Thank you for this fantastic review. I also enjoyed having you as guests in our guesthouse. We certainly hope that we will see you again in St Lucia. Regard, Olga
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalSt Lucia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include St Lucia Beach (1.2 km), Amala Massage & Gifts (0.4 km), and Cape Vidal Lighthouse (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Braza, Reef and Dune, and KAUAI St Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of St Lucia.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Serene-estate Boutique Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Veyane Cultural Village (4.7 km).