Buiten Verwagten Guest House

Buiten Verwagten Guest House

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4.5
#4 of 30 guest houses in Graaff-Reinet
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
This Karoo Victorian-style home, in the shade of Jacaranda trees, was built in 1840 by a transport carrier and is now a national monument. Buiten Verwagten has a reputation of providing luxurious modern comfort. Peet and Cheré invite you to enjoy their heritage home set in a formal Victorian garden nestled in the heart of historical Graaff-Reinet. Together with two luxurious rooms in the main house, there are three self-catering garden suites, with air-conditioning, for those who value their privacy and independence. Buiten Verwagten has a reputation for excellent unobtrusive service, which includes a buffet breakfast. For added pleasure, there is a lapa at the main pool area where you can relax, enjoying the beautiful garden that surrounds this gracious house.For your peace of mind off-street parking is available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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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
Classic
Romantic
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans

Location

58 Bourke Street, Graaff-Reinet 6280 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Port Elizabeth Airport
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madelenef2020 wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very neat, clean and tidy.
Host was so awesome and I felt at home staying here.
Rooms are stylefully decorated and the cleanliness and quality of linen as well comfort of quality beds was really amazing!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2020
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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esthertruter wrote a review May 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I always stay at Buitenverwagten, as it really feels like home.
The warm welcome and great hospitality of Lizel is always making me feel special and welcome.
The rooms are each unique and beautiful with special touches of an artist.
Breakfast is the best and just what you need to get your day started.
Definitely the best place to stay in Graaff Reinet!!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2021
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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822veed wrote a review Mar 2020
Stanger, South Africa2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hosts are very helpful. Check-in/check-out is quick and the breakfast is worth eating and very well presented. Rooms very comfortable.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ryannl8 wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands96 contributions60 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on our way to the Cape. We were offered the Rose room, the last room available for it was fully booked. The room was much smaller than advertised on the internet and was situated on the parking lot. One small window looking out on the shed and parking lot. Unfortunately the room was packed with furniture too so you couldn’t move easily. Everything was there and worked but still had the feeling I am paying too much for what I get. Nice and friendly service, nice garden and pool. Good breakfast but still feel uncomfortable. I would have expected that they would have told on the internet that this room was not 4 star but less comfortable and that they would have adjusted the price to a lower level. The fact that the room is smaller than advertised is not ok and should be adjusted. So the place is ok but don’t go for the Rose room
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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amilla949562 wrote a review Feb 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely, home away from home guest house. We had a stopover en route to Stellenbosch and we’re made to feel most welcome and at home. The breakfast was a perfect start to our day with many options to choose from. Thank you!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ColinD wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Often we may think "old" is "bad"; mostly that is wrong.
We can never have newer if we don't have older...
Buiten Verwagten is a glorious home from a time past; solid walls, high ceilings, yellow wood floors, French windows - history is in each element.
The staff are homely and welcoming too!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Peter F wrote a review Jan 2021
Pretoria, South Africa177 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were well looked after from the moment we arrived with bookings made by Lizelle at recommended restaurants.Our unit had two rooms with an air conditioner in the main bedroom and direct access to the patio and swimming pool. Breakfast were delicious and service excellent.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The external rooms lead directly to the patio
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Streamkt wrote a review Dec 2020
Johannesburg1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful home full of history, lovely homely and beautifully decorated rooms, warm welcomes, delicious breakfast with such a lively and funny chat with the owner... she’s a true comedian! We throughly enjoyed our over night stay. Thank you
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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shirleymarais wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa22 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Buiten Verwagten will be our first port of call in Graaff Reinet from now on. I hope they will be around for a long time, because it really is the ideal place for a short stay. The rooms are beautiful, with their high ceilings, lovely beds, elegant period finishes and all the amenities you might need. The gardens and swimming pool area are perfect for relaxation. The owners/managers do a superb job. They are excellent hosts. No complaints (except maybe blackout curtains for the rooms with street-front windows?)
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2021
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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VanessaVdH wrote a review Mar 2021
Stellenbosch, South Africa9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Buiten Verwagten in the main house for one night. It was a beautifully decorated room with very high ceilings. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The host is very friendly and helpful, and serves a delicious breakfast. The old vine in the garden is really impressive. We can recommend staying here.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2021
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Buiten Verwagten Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Dutch Reformed Church, Groot Kerk (0.3 km), The Reinet House (0.4 km), and Hester Rupert Art Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Our Yard Restaurant, Hello You Restaurant, and Camdeboo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Buiten Verwagten Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Graaff-Reinet.
Are pets allowed at Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Buiten Verwagten Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reinet Antiques (0.4 km) and St James the Great Anglican Church (0.3 km).
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