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The Secret Garden Guesthouse

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#10 of 20 guest houses in Montagu
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We are situated in the centre of an historic town, within walking distance of restaurants, pubs and museums. The house was built in the 19th century, and is furnished with antique and tasteful furniture, and has a large and beautiful garden.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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Room features
Desk
Seating area
Clothes rack
Iron
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Afrikaans
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Sue O wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions5 helpful votes
Large and extremely comfortable double room with access to wonderful garden. Larry and Rosa were fantastic hosts who invited us to have a drink with them. Montagu is a quaint little town, with good restaurants, perfect for access to the springs.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Moritz wrote a review Nov 2019
Germany3 contributions
Unfortunately we stayed only one night at the guesthouse. It is located in a nice and quiet street. The room was decorated with careful details and provided everything we need. Larry took great care of us and served us a delicious breakfast. In the back of the house is a stunning garden which you would not expect. The Profil pictures don’t even beginn to capture the quiet atmosphere and beautiful garden to relax and enjoy.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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BruceandSally wrote a review Aug 2019
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful historic house in fabulous Montagu. The bedroom was spacious and beautifully furnished. Comfortable king sized bed, small fridge, good bathroom and a bookcase full of wonderful books. The garden extends for ever and is filled with beautiful plants and lots of birds. Larry and Rosa are excellent hosts and will give you all the local information you need. The Secret Garden is situated in the heart of the town and everything is just a short walk away. We loved our stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Esther L wrote a review May 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for only one night stop-over in lovely Montagu and really enjoyed our stay: beautiful room and stunning garden woth pool in a perfect location. Great breakfast was a bonus and the hosts were very friendly and attentive. We would definitely stop again! Thoroughly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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BeccaByo wrote a review Apr 2019
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The Room was large and kitted with a library, a tv, a refreshments stand as well as a fridge. The guesthouse itself is beautiful and clearly historic. The garden at the back is surprisingly large and comes with a beautiful swimming pool. The hosts were very helpful and made our stay pleasant.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dez d wrote a review Mar 2019
Claremont, South Africa10 contributions5 helpful votes
The room was huuuge and amazing. Floor to ceiling windows and a library with a vast array of titles. The hosts were super friendly, helpful and accommodating. The garden and pool are breathtaking with amazing views. Ideally located a few meters away from the Brewery 😁
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Quest43046066625 wrote a review Feb 2019
Roodepoort, South Africa1 contribution
The guesthouse has a beautiful first impression. The interior is well and substantially furnished with quality period furniture of excellent taste, and done with obvious great personal touch. All in all a lovely place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pete0709 wrote a review Feb 2019
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
We only stayed one night as we were touring round the area but i would happily stay here for the entire holiday. We were met at the door by Rosa who showed us to our room and couldn't have been more helpful. There are only two rooms to let so it is really like staying as a friend in their house rather than being a paying guest. We sat outside in the garden with a complimentary beer and wine before going a nearby restaurant that Rosa and Larry recommended which was spot on. Breakfast was fresh and tasty. We would definitely return here.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Riki1502 wrote a review Jan 2019
George, South Africa120 contributions27 helpful votes
I'll try to be brief. Larry and Rosa are fantastic hosts. The room is spacious and elegant and has all the amenities one would need. My husband enjoyed a splash in the pool while I walked around the garden, which is straight from a fairy tale and full of surprises. We enjoyed a local brew with our hosts when we bumped into them at a restaurant. They were very informative about the area and where we could have dinner and breakfast. It is obvious that they take great pride in their establishment and their town. We loved staying there.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Room Tip: We stayed in the ground floor suite, which is nice and close to the pool and has a lovely view of...
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Response from thesecretgarden2016, Owner at The Secret Garden Guesthouse
Responded 02 Feb 2019
Hi Riki Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled that you and Nico enjoyed your stay with us; we so enjoyed hosting you both and chatting at the restaurant was an extra bonus! Kind regards Larry and Rosa
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863nicolag wrote a review Nov 2018
65 contributions40 helpful votes
An absolutely lovely guest house! Very spacious room, beautiful garden and pool, very welcoming hosts. Breakfast was prepared for 6:15 each morning as I had to cycle at 6:45. They allowed me a late checkout as I only finished my ride on the last day at 1:30. It was blissfully quiet and perfectly located - already booked for next year!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Secret Garden Guesthouse
What are some of the property amenities at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a seating area.
Is parking available at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Secret Garden Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Afrikaans.