Bain's House

Bain's House

80 Schroder Street Kalahari, Upington 8801 South Africa

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4.0
#6 of 18 B&Bs in Upington
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
At AG Bain’s House tranquility meets timeless elegance. The moment you enter the guest house through the big double doors you are greeted by an unexpected sight of an indoor waterfall and fishpond. As the guests book in, fish inquisitively pop up for greetings. Immediately you feel at home. Even more so, if your hostess shows you all the treasures to make you stay comfortable – the cozy lounge with the big fire place where you can sample our local wines, the verandah and the magical garden. The lounge leads onto an exquisite long verandah with a reed ceiling. Sipping you first cup of coffee on the verandah, you have a view over the lush garden with a black swimming pool and the Orange River valley where the fish eagles circle the skies. Only 1km from CBD AG Bain’s House offer you peace of mind with a secure parking area. Our location makes your visit to Upington one of comfort, peace and quiet. Airport transfers, tourist maps, traveler information are available from you hostess. Upington is strategically situated for visits to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Augrabies Falls National Park and Witsand Nature Reserve. Other interests in Upington is the grave of Scotty Smith, our own Robin Hood, the steam train at the Railway station, the avenue of Palm trees on the Island, Kanon Island, an agriculture centre, sunset cruises on the river, and a wine tasting and buying experience at the Orange River Wine Cellars – the second largest in the world. This is also a land of contrasts with various scenic attractions and 4x4 trails for four-wheel drive enthusiast. Come and enjoy the clear starlit night skies which create a magical atmosphere not to be missed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Patio
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Foot bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

80 Schroder Street Kalahari, Upington 8801 South Africa
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Joanna B wrote a review Oct 2015
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Upington en route to the Richtersveld for a cycle tour. I would rate this guest house between average and above average ... the room was big and clean and the bed comfortable, but it was a little stark and lacking in character. The breakfast was very average. We were given very limited free wifi and I think at the rate there should be free wifi (at the very least).
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Date of stay: September 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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peterborian wrote a review Aug 2015
cambridgeshire uk
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here one night on our way to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and can highly recommend Bain's House. Our room was large and very comfortable. There is ample secure parking available.

The owner and her son were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They really know how to run a business. It is very rare to find accommodation where everything is spot on but everything is at Bain's House.

We had dinner and breakfast at the property and both were delicious. Before dinner we did some bird watching in the grounds and we enjoyed the view of the river whilst enjoying a glass of wine.

After dinner, a fire was lit in the elegantly furnished lounge, which was welcome as it was quite chilly outside.

Bains House is very near Pick N Pay and Checkers for stocking up on supplies if visiting Kgalagadi. Note that the sale of alcohol is banned in shops on Sundays in the Northern Cape but the shops open at 8am on Monday morning if you want to purchase beer and wine before entering Kgalagadi. There is a very good liquor store opposite Pick N Pay.

I award Bain's House 10 out of 10. Our stay was worth every penny.
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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meerkat123 wrote a review Oct 2005
Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Small, but very comfortable guesthouse in Upington; with 3 rooms, garden with pool overlooking Orange River; refurbished in 2005. Abel Jacobs, the host and chef, made my 3-night stay absolutely enjoyable!

Will come again!

Upington, 80 Schroeder Str.

For more info and pics visit my homepage: http://www.pangolin.li/travel_sites/RSA_Namibia_Sep05/UTN_Nama_main.html
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CyberDawg wrote a review Jun 2016
Pensacola, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here while on a self-fly safari from Johannesburg to Namibia. The staff picked us up from Uppington Airport, helped us select a nice place for dinner, and gave us a very pleasant stay. The grounds are well kept.
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Date of stay: May 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leigh R wrote a review Mar 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The lady (Maria) who assisted me was super friendly and very pleasant.
I'd give the room I stayed in a 5,5/10....reasons being: it was a bit too close to the main road so I could clearly hear cars all night. Bathrooms were neat, but quite old fashioned (not in a trendy way either) The tv's placing in the top left corner of bedroom made it very uncomfortable to watch any tv.
On the plus side, staff were exceptionally friendly, breakfast was excellent and my stay was pleasant.
I may try a different B&B on my next trip purely for trying something new, and NOT because I was that unhappy with Bains House.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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nelmarguerite wrote a review Jul 2014
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful place with excellent service. The rooms are clean, neat and finely decorated. It provides all the amenities a traveler may need to feel at home. The house even has an interesting history!
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Trevor S wrote a review Mar 2017
Retford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paul and Marie were extremely helpful and the rooms were comfortable. Good garden and veranda to relax on. Excellent breakfasts and a swimming pool to use. We had no car but Paul drove us to restaurants which was very useful.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Goument wrote a review Jan 2017
Scottburgh, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I arrived mid afternoon and was greeted by a very hospitable hostess. We were show around the guest house and given a room with a view of the gardens and river in the distance. The old style rooms reminded my hubby of his childhood they were very big and spacious. The room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable. We sat on the deck waiting for the rain to stop before taking a short walk to a restaurant. The whole guest house and garden have a mystical appearance. We would go back again if in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Silkbridge wrote a review Dec 2016
Überlingen, Germany
2.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived in the afternoon, there was nobody in the lodge to open the gate.We waited half an hour at nearly 40 degrees!! We called their number, but nobody picked up the phone.Finally we asked a neighbour what to do and he called the owner.After another ten minutes a man arrived, let us in, gave us the key and informed us very shortly about breakfast and the room.No wifi password from him. He told us, that he was taking a break and it seems he wanted to leave asap! We sent a mail to this lodge one week before arrival to ask, if they can arrange appointments for us at a heardresser on the next day...but nothing was arranged!We are totally disappointed about this "service"and we are wondering, that the owner is managing this lodge in this way,
because there is a strong competition with more than 200 B&Bs in Upington...and we
choose this bad one.Fortunately just for one night and never again!Some more points, which we must complain:
Wifi very limited, not working at the pool
Not one sunlounger to stretch the legs
Honestybar(offered in the information book in the room!)"filled"with just one bottle of sweet white wine and a half bottle of Rosewine, nothing more!!
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Date of stay: December 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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magrietengel wrote a review Mar 2016
Pretoria, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This guesthouse is located near, but not on, the Gariep River. It has a lovely stoep where you can sit and have a partial view of the river. The breakfast was good and the staff very friendly, helpful and accommodating. My colleague was quite happy with his room, but I got a room with only a tiny window - dark unless you left the door open. I would not recommend this particular room (number 5). There is free wifi if you ask to be put on the system, but that seemed to work only in the main building, while our rooms were on the street away from the main house.
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Date of stay: February 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Just not room 5.
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magrietengel wrote a tip Mar 2016
Pretoria, South Africa62 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just not room 5."
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PRICE RANGE
R 718 - R 1,059 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorthern CapeUpington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bain's House
Which popular attractions are close to Bain's House?
Nearby attractions include The Murray House (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bain's House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bain's House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bain's House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bain's House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bain's House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Zest, Desert Wolf Spur Steak Ranch, and O'Hagans Irish Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bain's House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bain's House have airport transportation?
Yes, Bain's House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bain's House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Upington.
Are pets allowed at Bain's House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bain's House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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