Fairview Homestead

Fairview Homestead

36 Stander Street, George 6529 South Africa
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#2 of 27 B&Bs in George
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Experience hospitality in a unique and authentic (circa 1861) Cape Georgian historical home. Philda is responsible for the running of the Guest House and Desmond is the gardener and plant collector (when not in the garden, still working as a medical doctor) We have a large kitchen garden, a small orchard and keep our own chickens. Do consider staying a few days: George is the hub of golf in the Garden Route with many of South Africa's top courses within a 60km radius. We can organize a guided tour of the garden Route wine route, paragliding, bungee jumping, game drives to Bottelierskop Game Reserve and trips to the Seal Island and/or Shark cage diving in Mossel Bay...
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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
Historic Hotel
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

36 Stander Street, George 6529 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 46 out of 100
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George Airport
Plettenberg Airport
79.9 km
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aullri242667 wrote a review Jan 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful House and Garden, nice big room, comfortable bed, room tastefully decorated, matching the historical character of the building, small pantry kitchen to prepare snacks and have your own breakfast on the front terrace (if you do not book breakfast at the Guesthouse which will be served on a nice terrace facing the garden). Very nice owner. Grocery stores and shops and restaurants of George very nearby. Only ten minutes drive to Wilderness Beach.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jakkie R wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was wonderful staying at Fairview Homestead again, with it’s absolutely beautiful garden. Our room was very spacious and comfortable, Philda was very helpful and gave us all the information we needed for eating out and what activities we could safely do around George. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Neil A wrote a review Feb 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with the lovely host, Philda, for one night while in George on business and we'll definitely be back!

Her house is nothing short of amazing with style, attention to detail and fairly priced.

Nothing was too much trouble during our stay and we have never come across such a well stocked room with everything from a microwave to crockery and from an iron to a proper coffee maker.

The accommodation is ultra stylish and comfortable, has a lovely view of the garden with access to the pool and is totally secure with security gates.

Philda cooked a lovely breakfast and we were made to feel very welcome

We'll be back for a longer visit in the future, for sure
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Ask for the room nearest the car park - it's simply stunning with your own private entrance...
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Natalie N wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The rudest and most arrogant guesthouse owner I have ever had the displeasure of talking with. We called to say we could only make it two hours after check in, due to unforseen circumstances beyond our control. We even offered to get a family member to collect the room key on our behalf, but were told that it did not suit her. Despite the fact that she took our booking money, she cancelled our booking while we were on our way to the venue. We (my husband, myself and our 2 toddlers) were left without accommodation on the evening of New Years day. With night approaching, we had to phone around for two hours and eventually found a place, the only place in Knysna with a vacancy. I do not care how wonderful the place is (and it does look wonderful), someone with that attitude doesn't deserve business, particularly in the hospitality industry. I will never recommend this place to anyone, unless of course the ownership changes.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Philda B, Owner at Fairview Homestead
Responded 13 Jan 2020
You spoke to the manager and not the owner. A change of ownership is not on the cards – thanks to the kindest and most competent manager that any guesthouse owner could ever dream of. Both Thereasa and I are people-pleasers and we do care deeply about Fairview and our guests. And we are sorry that you could not stay with us on the first of January. You did not arrange in advance for additional parking for your trailer- we have one parking bay per room and two extra parking spots - which were already occupied. Check-in is from 3 to 7 pm, outside these hours by prior arrangement. You returned Thereasa’s call 15 minutes before 7 pm. You mention in this review that you would have arrived 2 hours after check-in closes. Google maps give the travel time from P.E. to George as 3 hours and 40 minutes. The issue was not giving the key to someone else - Thereasa was concerned that such a late arrival would disturb other guests. It was correct for her to mark the booking as a no-show on Booking.com. I do hope you will contact me again should you need accommodation in George.
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Kardoesie wrote a review May 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This historic, heritage manor in George, is the perfect oasis to escape to. Philda is an excellent hostess. The rooms are elegant yet comfortable. We loved our beautiful en-suite bedroom: Fresh flowers, small touches and attention to detail. The quality linen, mattress and towels ensured a blissed and blessed in-room experience. Wi-Fi is available, even during load shedding. We explored the beautiful garden created by Desmond. Ideal for an enjoyable sojourn.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tuckerclan wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was spacious, immaculate and beautifully appointed. Breakfasts were delicious and our hosts went out of their way to ensure our comfort. Lush gardens, impressive Outeniquas, fabulous hosts. We can not recommend Fairview more highly.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Robyn K wrote a review Sept 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently spent a night at Fairview Homestead and left feeling so welcomed and at ease with Philda. The room was lovely overlooking the beautiful garden of herbs, flowers and roses. After a good rest in the comfortable bed we were treated to a super breakfast with eggs freshly collected from her hens and avocados from the tree in the garden. We will certainly visit again when next in George.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Erika M wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful and tranquil place in the heart of George.
Immediately one feels at home and relaxed. We were met by Theresa who went out of her way to make our stay as comfortable as possible, we enjoyed every moment!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lorraine F wrote a review May 2021
Sedgefield
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommended! Philda is a gracious hostess who makes a mean omelette for breakfast! Her home is beautiful and relaxing. Enjoyed our stay and will most certainly return. The gardens surrounding the homestead are a delight.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ken M wrote a review Nov 2022
Guernsey, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first stay at Fairview Homestead as our friends who also ran a similar business recently retired. The room we stayed in (No 2) was comfortable with a high ceiling. Breakfast was good and there is a large prize winning garden.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Neil A wrote a tip Feb 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the room nearest the car park - it's simply stunning with your own private entrance and gives a nice breeze."
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Explorer80808 wrote a tip Nov 2018
Stellenbosch, South Africa151 contributions70 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"ground floor rooms rtight next to front door and close to parking (could be noisy but not far to carry luggage)"
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Lois L wrote a tip Nov 2017
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loved our room - ground floor with French doors direct to front balcony"
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Andrearothner wrote a tip May 2017
George, South Africa98 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let the host assist you for what is the best for your needs"
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Carton61 wrote a tip Nov 2012
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room outside very private. There is no fitness centre and I did not have room service so couldn't rate this."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,331 - R 1,367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairview Homestead
Which popular attractions are close to Fairview Homestead?
Nearby attractions include Outeniqua Transport Museum (0.7 km), Outeniqua Pass (1.0 km), and Dutch Reformed Mother Church (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairview Homestead?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Fairview Homestead?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fairview Homestead?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairview Homestead?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairview Homestead?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bayleaf Cafe, Root Café @ Paddagat, and Phad Thai Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairview Homestead?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fairview Homestead have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairview Homestead offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fairview Homestead located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of George.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairview Homestead?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fairview Homestead?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
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