The Rosendal Country Retreat

The Rosendal Country Retreat

5 Anna Maria Johanna Street, Rosendal 9720 South Africa
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5.0
#1 of 2 B&Bs in Rosendal
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Beautiful self-catering country getaway in the Eastern Free State,
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Free parking
Hot bath
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Air conditioning
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Charming

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5 Anna Maria Johanna Street, Rosendal 9720 South Africa
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Bloemfontein Intl Airport
172.4 km
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Carel D wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful, relaxing stay at the Rosendal Country Retreat recently. The cleanliness and size of the room as well as the attention to detail - fresh bread with jam at arrival, various types of coffees ( including decaf ) as well as hand sanitizer and insect repellant in the room was impressive. Thank you for a delightful stay, we thoroughly enjoyed the serene setting. An improvement will be to add wi-fi for the rooms as well as reception in this location is quite poor.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Elize K wrote a review Oct 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a family group of 25 people enjoying the Free State splendor, staying at The Rosendal Retreat. Spacious rooms and a lovely communal lounge area was a winner. Though the rooms are equipped for limited self-catering, it is not at this stage ideal for self-catering for a big group, which limits the group to have to visit the local restaurants all the time, which is a bit costly if you are staying for a whole long week end. Oh, and make sure to use the hot tub, quite a unique experience with a lovely view! Overall, definitely to be recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Zeeni151 wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect location to relax and rejuvenate. We booked the winter special and it was excellent value for money. Lots of extra touches in the rooms which made us feel so welcome like bread on arrival, milk and water daily, ground coffee beans and a plunger, etc. The hot tub is a highlight and can be used even in the midst of winter. There is a wonderful new restaurant called Glas within walking distance and many more quaint restaurants in town. The Holkrans sunset experience was a highlight.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Climber44766547248 wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If it weren't for the potholes on the road, I would probably make my way from Johannesburg to this retreat every weekend, the sunset experience was something of dreams. It was truly unforgettable, Bonni was such a lovely host and we absolutely loved the hot tub, already missing it and cannot wait to return. Although there isn't a restaurant, the ones nearby are lovely, we were there for 5 nights so awe tried all 3. The neighbourhood is sooo warm and accommodating. Just make sure you eat by 8pm or get a take away as restaurants close at 3, 5 or 8. Self catering is best. The place itself is sooo lovely, the furniture is all new and really well decorated, truly a must visit.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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RiaanJnr wrote a review Dec 2022
Bloemfontein, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. It was peaceful and quiet. The hot tub was genuinely nice in the evening, and we weren't disturbed at all. Our rooms were cleaned while we were away for the day, and we enjoyed the little baked bread we received a lot. I would recommend them if you were looking for a quiet and restful getaway. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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biancah972024 wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we visited The Rosendal Country Retreat for the first time, we immediately fell in love. The sense of peace you feel as you step out of your car is indescribable. We were greeted by friendly faces and immediately felt so at home! The rooms are absolutely beautiful, comfy and cosy – and the extra touch of freshly baked bread with farm butter and homemade jam in our room on arrival were the cherry on top!

That afternoon, the team had the woodfired hot tub ready for us, so we enjoyed sunset views overlooking the mountains! This is something that every visitor should do if given the opportunity.. It was the perfect way to end off the day! We got a chance to explore the town, meet the very friendly locals and enjoy all of the little charms that the town has to offer.

Rosendal brings us such joy, peace and happiness. The hospitality at the retreat is amazing – a big shout-out to both Marius and Bonnie! Our experience wouldn’t have been the same without them!

We ended up booking the venue for our wedding after our visit, because it is everything we had dreamed of for our big day! We can’t wait for many more visits to Rosendal and we are counting down the days to our wedding so that we can share this little slice of paradise with our loved ones!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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serimoo wrote a review Dec 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this as a last minute getaway, to attend the cherry festival in Ficksburg and from the moment we arrived we wished we had longer to stay. The setting is beautiful and the surroundings are tranquil. The booking was a seamless process and we were guided with directions and instructions from Bonni all the way. The rooms are big and spacious and beautifully decorated. My daughter loved her bunk beds and devoured her fresh bread that awaited her. Vouchers were provided for breakfast at the local restuarants and the food there was fantastic with fresh sourdough and they even catered for a vegan. My only con is that the bedsheet on the main bed was not clean, which was rectified when I brought it to Bonni's attention and the towels are not changed on a daily basis. If only the roads from Johannesburg were better (Full of potholes!!!!!) we would go more often.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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N860XWvanessah wrote a review May 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An absolute gem in the Eastern Free State. This is the place where you find rest for your soul from the city rush and recharge on clean crisp fresh air, peace, tranquity, beauty, good food and friendly people. What a beautify Retreat. The extra little touches of bath salts, candles and of course the complimentary home baked bread, butter and jam on our arival as an absolute treat. We will most certainly be back and next time it will be for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Q1421UJmark wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Rosendal Country Retreat is a perfect spot for a weekend getaway. If you are wanting to escape the hustle and the bustle of city life, then this is the ideal venue. The rooms and the setting is gorgeous. It a beautiful gem hidden away in the Free State and is truly worth visiting. We went as a couple, but their rooms are also capable of accommodating a small family. We will be going back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sunshine29885118224 wrote a review May 2024
Angola
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a delightful stay at the Rosendal. The refreshing country air and cooler evening temps meant we could go strolling around the little town. The local population were friendly and welcoming and the cafes and restaurants on offer locally did not disappoint. We self-catered and ate out in equal measure.
The room we stayed in was absolutely heavenly, with homemade beauty products that were absolutely divine. The peace and quiet was just what we needed for a rejuvenating weekend, as was the deep bath tub and comfortable bed.
Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, providing advice about local walking tracks and attractions and setting us up with a braai for our evening meals.
I hope you will enjoy your time at the Rosendal as much as we did!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Roam25814055060 wrote a tip 14 Jun
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The roads leading to this beautiful place are not the greatest."
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Go46349938176 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The road leading to the retreat is in bad condition, so be careful. Hopefully this will be fixed soon."
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Wally G wrote a tip Apr 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The roads to Rosendal are full of potholes just drive slowly and enjoy the adventure"
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Bomi wrote a tip Jun 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be careful on the last stretch of road heading into the town, there are a lot of potholes."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rosendal Country Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to The Rosendal Country Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Rosendal Tennis Club (0.5 km).
Is parking available at The Rosendal Country Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rosendal Country Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Benjamin's, Yolla's, and Die Kos-Huis.
Is The Rosendal Country Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Rosendal.